New Book Release: “Carnival Farm” by Lisa Jacob

Carnival Farm

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Carnival Farm by Lisa Jacob. Seagn Conway is tired of her veterinary practice — the same entitled pet parents, the same dogs and cats, maybe the occasional lizard or snake, now bore her to pieces. When a traveling carnival with a farm animal petting zoo comes to town, she discovers all the animals are depressed, malnourished, and neglected. Was it the right decision, she wonders, to give up everything she had for this ragtag collection of failing farm animals? Carnival Farm is available now in hardcover, trade paperback, and digital editions....

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New Book Release: “Still Life” by Paul Skenazy

Still Life

We are pleased to be able to announce the immediate availability of Still Life by Paul Skenazy. When his wife Edie dies, Will Moran abandons all he used to be, and do, to paint still life canvases of rocks and driftwood on the walls of his house. He’s never painted before, recognizes his paintings are awful, but returns each day to his struggles with light and shadow, color and object, boundary and perspective. Lost in his new obsession, Will avoids friends, gives away his furniture, and wanders the streets of his small coastal town late into the night. He eavesdrops...

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Paper Angel Press Welcomes Author Michael Thal

Michael Thal

We are extremely pleased to be able to announce that we have officially signed an agreement with author Michael Thal to publish his novel, The Lip Reader. Michael Thal is a freelance writer and author in Los Angeles, California. Michael began his career in public education, but due to a severe hearing loss, he left his tenured sixth grade teaching assignment to learn the writing craft. Michael has written over 80 articles for magazines like Highlights For Children, Fun for Kidz, Writer’s Digest, and San Diego Family Magazine. His novels include Goodbye Tchaikovsky, The Legend of Koolura, Koolura and the...

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New Book Release: “Smith: An Unauthorized Fictography” by Jory Post

Smith: An Unauthorized Fictography

We are pleased and honored to be able to announce the immediate availability of Smith: An Unauthorized Fictography by Jory Post. In a kaleidoscopic, episodic joy ride, Jory Post treats us to thirty interviews that may or may not be real, with an array of “ordinary” people who turn out to be anything but, all of them in conversation with an interviewer who is herself a mystery. As one encounter follows another, we realize that “Smith” is a convenient alias for a range of voices, including: a traveling nurse from Saipan, a Vietnam-war vet who lives in his truck, a...

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Paper Angel Press Welcomes Author Paul Skenazy

Paul Skenazy

We are extremely pleased to be able to announce that we have officially signed an agreement with author Paul Skenazy to publish his novel, Still Life. Paul Skenazy grew up in Chicago and studied at the University of Chicago and Stanford University. He taught literature and writing for thirty plus years at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Paul has published more than three hundred reviews of fiction and non-fiction for newspapers and magazines nationwide, and was twice nominated for the National Book Critics Circle award for reviewing. Paul's short novel, Temper CA (2019), won the 2018 Miami University Press...

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Presenting Our New Imprint: Water Dragon Publishing

Water Dragon Publishing

We are extremely excited to announce our new imprint, Water Dragon Publishing, dedicated to our fantasy and science fiction titles. Our books are now represented by these imprints:Paper Angel Press Mysteries Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Unruly Voices Self-Improvement Memoirs Poetry Water Dragon Publishing Science Fiction Fantasy Each imprint has its own website, Facebook page, Twitter feed, Instagram account, and YouTube channel. Whatever you like to read, we have a place where you can find it!

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New Book Release: “Costruendo il fratellino” (Building Baby Brother) by Steven Radecki (translated by Flavia Idà)

Costruendo il fratellino

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Italian edition of "Building Baby Brother" (Costruendo il fratellino) written by Steven Radecki and translated by Flavia Idà. Dapprima sembrava una buona idea … I figli cresceranno sempre, che ne siamo pronti o no. Una verità che ho imparato dall’essere genitore è che prima o poi i figli ti faranno domande difficili e forse anche scomode, alle quali si aspettano che tu abbia una risposta. È vero anche che spesso ci è difficile negare ai nostri figli le cose che più desiderano – come la libertà. It seemed like a...

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New Book Release: “Figli del tempo sbagliato” (Children of the Wrong Time) by Flavia Idà

Figli del tempo sbagliatoFigli del tempo sbagliato

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Italian edition of Children of the Wrong Time (Figli del tempo sbagliato) by Flavia Idà. “Potreste dire di essere stati amati dalle persone giuste, per i motivi giusti, nel modo giusto e al tempo giusto?” I cittadini della Generazione Avanti devono guadagnarsi il diritto di riprodursi, superando un estenuante tirocinio ideato al fine di sradicare l’infelicità umana causata dalle scelte fatte a caso. Michael Holmes e Nora Savins sono pronti ad affrontare il tirocinio; ciò che non sanno è che alcune cose al mondo nasceranno sempre da scelte fatte a...

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New Audio Edition Release: “Back to the Land in Silicon Valley” by Marlene Anne Bumgarner

We are pleased to announce the release of the audio edition Back to the Land in Silicon Valley by Marlene Anne Bumgarner. “We all worked together. Ate together. Sang together. Learned together. We had a good life. After living close to the natural cycles of the earth year after year, good and not good, we grew stronger and more resilient, learned to manage our occasional conflicts with tolerance and love.” When Marlene Bumgarner and her husband moved to a rural plot of land in 1973, she thought of herself as simply a young mother seeking an affordable and safe place...

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The Best Gift You Can Give an Author is a Review

During this holiday season, when you're looking for the perfect gift for that author friend or family member, here's something that will fit every budget: Leave a review. There are a lot of important business-related reasons why leaving reviews is important to a book and author's success. (We will discuss these in detail in another post.) The most important part: Leave a review. For authors and books, the two most important places to leave reviews are Amazon and Goodreads. You can even post the same review in both places! Did you know: You don't have to purchase the book on...

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