May 2022

May flew by! We’re excited to be less than a month away from publication of Melanie McGee Bianchi’s short story collection The Ballad of Cherrystoke and Other Stories, available for pre-order here. If you are a lover of the short story, we promise it doesn’t get much better than this.

‘The complex, the quirky, and the sublime are interwoven with humor, love, and above all, grace, in contributing to a tradition of powerful storytelling. The landscape is steeped in the voices of the people.’

– Tony Robles, author of Cool Don’t Live Here No More – A Letter to San Francisco and Fingerprints of a Hunger Strike

For more Cherrystoke reviews click here, for Elizabeth’s conversation with Melanie click here, and to check out the book trailer click here. Click, click, click!

And there’s more! In July we’re releasing Robert R. Davis’s debut novel The Various Stages of a Garden Well-Kept, and it is also available for pre-order, with publication in mid-July. This is a heartwarming and quirky tale of three generations of the Kageorge family, as they navigate through life and unearth the family secret that unites them. Read Davis’ blog post here about the inspiration behind the story, and watch his talk with the real-life Frieda Kahlo the Cat (a major character) here.

Speaking of short stories, our second contest on the theme of Ink ends on June 30, so there is still plenty of time to enter. All pertinent details as to entry requirements and prizes can be found on this page.

In our efforts to become a continue our growth as a press, we now, thanks to the funding from the Charleston Area Alliance, have digital review copies of our books available on Edelweiss. Edelweiss is a popular book industry platform where publishers, reviewers, librarians, and bookshops can read, share, and review before publication. We’re just getting to grips with all the bells and whistles, but we’re glad to be there and see how much interest our titles are generating. Please tell the bookshops, librarians, and book influencers in your life that they can find us there. Our authors are now listed on Storygraph, as well as Goodreads, so if you’re a user of either (or both!) please give us a review.

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