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Better than Chocolate: Fixing the Future

The selections this week include all YA books set in the future that involve the dangers of medical tampering. Three of the four societies are post-apocalyptic. It’s easy to draw the conclusion that forceful changes to improve the human body will have disastrous consequences. In Delirium by Lauren Oliver, love has been labeled a disease,… Continue reading Better than Chocolate: Fixing the Future

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Golden Skies author, Juan Zapata, joins U.S. Army Reserves

For those of you who have been waiting for book 2 of Juan Zapata's New Order Trilogy, we have an announcement! Juan has joined the United States Army Reserves and will be leaving for training later this month. Therefore, Ethereal Horizons has been postponed until Summer 2020. We are proud of Juan and his commitment to serving… Continue reading Golden Skies author, Juan Zapata, joins U.S. Army Reserves

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Golden Skies Media Roundup

Since its release, Golden Skies has received some great media attention, buzz from Zapata's Hispanic community, his university, and fans across the globe. Here are a few of the highlights: Nashville Noticias interview with Veronica Salcedo https://www.facebook.com/VeroSalcedoperiodista/videos/2111492322199546/ Latino News interview with Norma Guevara Philippe WHNT 19 News, article, Huntsville, AL WAFF 48 News, TV interview,… Continue reading Golden Skies Media Roundup

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Platform Dwellers Launch Party

The official Book Launch of Platform Dwellers was held in New Orleans at Blue Cypress Books on Oak Street May 30th from 6 to 8 pm. Platform Dwellers sold out, thanks to a wonderful community of dancers, artists, musicians, and passersby who stopped in to explore the world of Platforms. Katarina read a brief excerpt, did not… Continue reading Platform Dwellers Launch Party

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Cover Reveal: Golden Skies

Mortal Kombat + Red Rising + Star Wars = Golden Skies We're thrilled to reveal the cover for Golden Skies by Juan Zapata! It's such a unique and fun book, so we wanted a cover that evoked more of the feeling of the story rather than an actual event in the book. With its intense… Continue reading Cover Reveal: Golden Skies

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Daughter 4254 Pre-launch Tour and Party

Utah and Idaho welcomed Leigh Statham as she kicked off the tour for her newest novel, Daughter 4254, by visiting numerous middle and high schools, the historic Provo library, and the Grand Teton Barnes and Noble. Here's a recap of her adventures: Leigh is a natural at working the crowds, and since she's so passionate… Continue reading Daughter 4254 Pre-launch Tour and Party

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Narcosis Room by Jennifer Bardsley

When you get a book pitched to you as Total Recall meets Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies, you squeal with delight then hold your breath and hope it lives up to the expectation. When you finish that same book in a day and can't wait to beg the author to enter into a relationship with you, you know you've struck… Continue reading Narcosis Room by Jennifer Bardsley

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The Game of the Name by Darby Karchut

What’s in a name? Well, a lot, actually. The perfect names expand your imaginary universe and can help establish your characters and their world right from the get-go, which is a big ol’ bucket of help when writing a short story. Here are five things to think about when choosing names for your characters: Respect… Continue reading The Game of the Name by Darby Karchut

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Abe Titterman and the Key to the Universe by Patrick Scalisi

When we first read Abe Titterman and the Key to the Universe, we thought: “this is amazing. What do we do with it?” With a geriatric main character in a science-fiction world and a wild plot that was both hilarious and brilliant, it was hard to pass up, but we couldn’t picture a niche for… Continue reading Abe Titterman and the Key to the Universe by Patrick Scalisi

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Daughter 4254 Preorder Offer

Preorder a print copy of Daughter 4254 by Leigh Statham to receive an exclusive book swag giveaway! Giveaway includes: pencil pouch, 2 buttons (design/character will vary), bookmark, coloring doodle notepad, music note pencil, stacking colored pencil, and bookplate sticker, signed by the author.  Daughter 4254 available November 7, 2017! Preorder now from Amazon | Barnes &… Continue reading Daughter 4254 Preorder Offer