Sunday I spent a couple of hours talking to my oldest friend. She is exactly three months younger than I am and we’ve been like sisters our whole lives. We live on opposite coasts, so our main communication these days is very long phone conversations a few times a...read more
I love spies. I have since I was a kid. In the mid-1960s I loved equally the blunt and brainy Harriet the Spy and the coolly calculating John Drake, hero of the TV show Secret Agent (Danger Man in the UK). The person I really wished to emulate, though, was Emma Peel....read more
By Gwyneth Gibby, guest blog. Spring has sprung! Allyson’s daffodils, ready to burst into bloom a week ago, now bob gently in the breeze with all their sunny yellow glory. Mine, on the other hand, although right next door and planted on the same weekend, are still...read more
The daffodils my husband planted this winter are just about ready to pop open and reveal their buttery yellow heads, and I must tell you, I’m more than ready for spring this year. Part of the reason is the new crop of book projects we’ll be releasing. I already told...read more
My daughter, Nola, is determined to catch a Leprechaun. She builds a new trap every year. I’ve included a photo of this year’s version. Needless to say, she never catches one, but she finds “evidence” of their visit every year.
The irony: I don’t plant that evidence. This year, the evidence was in the front yard. She decided the leprechauns left some green ties in our yard. Now, those ties have been there since before she was born, but she never noticed them. Ah, the power of wishful thinking.
Obviously, I know she’s never going to catch a leprechaun. But I won’t discourage her from believing she will (even if I have to spend $40 on craft supplies). I firmly believe everyone needs a little magic in their lives.
So does Kristine Grayson.
Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s Retrieval Artist novels are dangerous ones for me to work on. Dangerous, because of the amount of time it takes me to do anything with them.
You see, they are so compelling that I get sucked into the narrative and can lose vast parts of my day reading. It happens every time. The books are that good.
And obviously, I’m not alone in thinking that. This series is extremely popular with fans and reviewers alike.
And now it’s on sale in ebook for a limited time.
On Feb. 28, we released the first issue of Pulphouse Fiction Magazine, Year Two (that’s Issue #5, for the record). It’s the Winter Issue for this quarterly magazine, and like all Pulphouse issues, it has some spectacularly creative stories.
Of particular note is Robert Jeschonek’s story, “Offensive in Every Possible Way.” This one was hell on our staff because we had to figure out how to format (and we had different issues in the epub and paperback versions) it while still maintaining the author’s voice (which takes Planet Bob to a whole new level). But the story is consummately Pulphouse. It’s a unique (and I don’t use that word lightly) must-read.
For those of you who supported our Pulphouse Kickstarter in 2017 (again, thank you!), you might remember we had three books we promised as stretch goals.
Well, now that we have a year of Pulphouse under our belts, we’re ready to publish the first of those books. And we started with a compilation of reader’s favorites, called—in true Pulphouse style—You Really Liked That?
Pulphouse editor Dean Wesley Smith has spent the past year keeping track of reader comments to put this book together.
As promised in my blog two weeks ago, WMG has released a new edition of A Dangerous Road by Kris Nelscott featuring a reader’s guide and book discussion questions.
This is by popular demand. Kris has been getting inquiries for years about this kind of edition, because A Dangerous Road—the first book in the Smokey Dalton series—is perfect for book clubs and reader groups to discuss.
But writing discussion questions is a particular skill. One I don’t have any experience doing. Fortunately, multi-talented associate publisher Gwyneth Gibby does possess such experience.
She wrote the questions and I designed a whole new cover for this edition.
If you’ve never read A Dangerous Road, this is a great time to start.
February 1 marks the start of Black History Month and to kick it off, the Google Doodle featured African-American abolitionist and American women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth.
Seeing that Doodle nudged something in my memory. I seemed to remember that Kristine Kathryn Rusch might have written a story about her. (And this is one of the many reasons WMG keeps me around—with almost 700 titles, I’m usually the only one who can recall such things.)
Turns out I was right. It’s an alternative history story called “The Arrival of Truth.”