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Award-winning steampunk fantasy gets thrilling 2nd book

Los Angeles, CA – After winning a First Place award in the OZMA Book Awards for Fantasy Fiction for his debut dieselpunk fantasy, “The Sightless City,” (July 20, 2021, Tiny Fox Press), Noah Lemelson is back with the newest, gripping continuation of his  steampunk-apocalyptic-noir trilogy, “The Lioness and the Rat Queen” (August 29, 2023, Tiny […]

What does it mean to be a NYT bestselling author?

For many authors, writing a book that becomes a bestseller is their dream goal. But what does it really take to become a bestselling author? In the most broad strokes, you’ll want to sell at least 5,000-10,000 books in a single week in order to be considered by any of the major bestseller lists. Unfortunately, […]

Tantalizing dark academia mixed with gothic fae lore

“A spell-binding mix of magic, myth, and mystery.” — Rory Power, New York Times bestselling author of “Wilder Girls” Stanford, CA – Ava Reid, author of the instant Indies and Sunday Times bestseller “Wolf and the Woodsman,” and the CALIBA Golden Poppy Octavia E. Butler Award-winning “Juniper and Thorn,” returns with her YA debut, “A […]

Retellings to examine for Sherlock Holmes day

I’m a big fan of all things Sherlock Holmes (the stories, the movies, the shows, the list goes on…), and I’ve recently jumped into reading some retellings of the famous detective’s tales. Which made me wonder just how many are out there? We put together a list of people’s favorites that have us intrigued: The […]

The twists keep coming: Author puts a new spin on an old classic in this highly anticipated domestic thriller

ONTARIO, Canada – For fans of “The Wife Between Us” by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, and “When You Find Me” by P. J. Vernon, Maggie Giles’ thrilling mystery, “Twisted” (Sept. 19, 2023, Rising Action Publishing Co.) will have readers questioning the motive behind the murders and how exactly one can be found guilty when […]

Riveting debut domestic suspense hones in on ubiquitous challenges of motherhood, female friendships

ONTARIO, Canada – A fresh take on belonging, obsession and schoolyard politics, debut author Heather Dixon brings a fresh perspective to domestic suspense in her exciting new novel, “Burlington” (Aug. 22, 2023, Rising Action Publishing Co.), perfect for fans of Celeste Ng and Liane Moriarty. Mae Roberts never thought she would fit in amongst the […]

Survivor of teen sexual abuse by teacher shares stunning story of healing, meditation, and repairing inner child

Boston, MA – After she is seduced into a sexual “romance” by her 8th-grade teacher, it takes years for Liz Kinchen to understand–and even identify–her abuse, and seek healing for the emotional isolation that underpins her adult relationships. Now Kinchen debuts a candid, moving memoir about reckoning with and healing from childhood trauma, in hopes […]

Award-winning Florida novelist brings the wacky, weird state to life in a charming and poignant love story

Lives intertwine around the search for stolen snakes and a missing man in novel Daytona Beach, FL–In award-winning Florida author Ginger Pinholster’s new novel ”Snakes of St. Augustine” (Regal House,  Sept. 12, 2023), stolen snakes and a missing person set off a chain of events ranging from thrilling to romantic to deeply poignant. The theft […]

May Authors Forward interview with Charles Salzberg and writers group

Welcome to our Authors Forward series, where our innovative and talented Books Forward authors interview other great, forward-thinking voices in the industry. May Authors Forward interview with Charles Salzberg: The Birth and Extra-Long Life of the Monday Night Zoom Boys Allow me to begin by outing myself: I actually enjoyed parts of the pandemic lockdown. […]