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Oak Tree Press seeking mystery, romance, and crime fiction

June 19, 2017

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Oak Tree Press  is actively looking for great book projects. Mystery, intrigue, romance, paranormal, police procedural books are all on their wish list. Manuscripts must be complete and ready to go right into production. Based out of the Central Valley in California, Oak Tree Press is an independent publisher that has been in business for […]

Review: Dirt

June 1, 2017

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Dirt By Denise Orenstein Scholastic Press July 2017 224 pages Pippi Longstocking meets Black Beauty in this satisfying summer read. Eleven-year old Yonder lives with her dad in a little crooked house in Shelter, Vermont. When her mom died four years earlier her dad said, “We can choose to stop moving up that rocky path […]

No agent needed at Regal House Publishing

May 24, 2017

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Regal House Publishing is an independent press located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Their imprint Fitzroy Books publishes middle grade, young adult and new adult fiction. Pact Press is their social impact imprint featuring books that promote diversity, inclusion, and acceptance. Regal House offers an alternative to traditional publishing or self-publishing for literary fiction authors. They […]

Review: Fish Girl

May 17, 2017

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Fish Girl Written by Donna Jo Napoli & David Wiesner Illustrated by David Wiesner Clarion Books March 2017 192 pages Napoli and Wiesner team up for this graphic novel, which is a modern-day slant on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid.” Fish Girl is the main attraction at Ocean Wonders. Not just any boardwalk aquarium, […]

Third Flatiron wants sci-fi & fantasy shorts for anthology

May 9, 2017

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Third Flatiron Publishing is based in Boulder, Colorado, and Ayr, Scotland. They are looking for submissions to their slipstream anthology title “Strange Beasties.” Slipstream is a kind of fantastic or non-realistic fiction that crosses conventional genre boundaries between science fiction, fantasy, and literary fiction. Are you itching to invent your own odd literary devices or […]

Review: Then She Was Born

April 25, 2017

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Then She Was Born By Cristiano Gentili Translated by Lori Hetherington #HelpAfricanAlbinos January 2017 315 pages Born in a small village in Tanzania, the newborn girl is albino. Unlike the rest of the dark-skinned villagers, her skin is white due to lack of melanin. Her father is horrified and blames her mother who cruelly rejects […]

Review: Olivia the Spy

April 20, 2017

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Olivia the Spy By Ian Falconer Atheneum Books for Young Readers 1230 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020 April 2017 40 pages After a five-year absence from the literary stage Olivia, the usually flamboyant dancing pig makes a surreptitious return. In this episode, Olivia and her mother are having issues. Olivia is offended […]