I thought I would be a little different this month and provide you with an insight into titles that are forthcoming. I have already described in some depth our upcoming books, Numen Yeye, by Biola Olatunde, and Unlikely Hero, by Geraldine Fitzsimmons. They will appear soon, and we look forward to them.
What will also appear over the next several months are:
Loria, by Jesse McMinn. This book is the first of a heroic fantasy series, set in the world of Loria, which has many facets that reminds one of Earth, but also much that is different. What makes this story refreshing is the humor and world building gone into the book, adding spice to a story about a man who is transported from the mundane living of Earth, to excitement and adventure in a world full of magic.
Blood Sabers is the sequel to We Were Legends, by our prolific author MF Burbaugh. This book unbalances the reader, as the story is set quite a time after the events of the first book, and takes twists and turns in plot that surprises - and delights. A worthy sequel indeed, and full of Burbaugh's sense of humor, and dare I say it, touch of sauciness.
Brumbies in the Snow, by author Paula Boer and illustrator Rowena Evans, is the sequel to Brumbies, second in a series of 5 horse adventures for children. This is wonderful reading for children (and those who are children at heart), as well as those who are 'horse crazy' (like what my daughter is fast becoming).
Kings of Under-Castle, by debut IFWG author Michael B Fletcher, has written a wonderful set of short fantasy fiction bundled into this anthology, starring the roguish Pickel and Weasle, rather unsavory (and yet funny, almost delightful at times) men who live beneath the King's castle and parasitically live off what is thrown (or flushed) away. Very funny, and wonderfully adventurous.
Paper Magic, by writer and illustrator Jeffery Doherty (who has illustrated some of our upcoming novels) has produced a magical children's book that isn't just a joyous read, but lifts the spirit - it is a story about a young girl whose legs don't work, who is given a magical gift. I will say no more.
The Andromedans, by Elizabeth Lang, last of the scifi trilogy of The Empire. Something we all are looking forward to read, and congratulations to Elizabeth for not just producing a highly professional body of work, but also on her tireless marketing efforts.
Books that we hope will come over the next few months include:
Golden Spinner, a rework of the children's book formerly called Whirlwind, due to legal reasons, but also improved on a number of fronts (while we were at it).
The Adventures of Ursus the Bear, by Jack Eason and wonderfully illustrated by Frances Hutt. This is an amazingly long children's story project and we hope that it can be tied together by end of 2012, but it may roll into early next year.
As you can see we have a lot on our plate, but you will also note that it is one hell of a list (you should see our 2013 list!) We are so proud of the work of those talented people who have chosen us as publishers.