Rereleasing Twelve Hours Later: A Steampunk Charity Anthology

Back by popular demand, Thinking Ink Press is republishing the out-of-print steampunk charity anthology Twelve Hours Later: 24 Tales of Myth and Mystery. The brainchild of the Treehouse Writers, fifteen talented authors, artists, and poets, Twelve Hours Later was released at Clockwork Alchemy 2015 and features pairs of stories set within the same day.

Myth! Mystery! Intrigue! Dirigibles!

Support public libraries and explore the world of steampunk fiction. Twelve Hours Later, 24 Tales of Myth and Mystery will thrill you with round-the-world and round-the-clock adventure, weaving lore from ancient Egypt, Greece, Japan, and more into a steampunk tapestry!

  • A devoted nursemaid braves mythical Japanese spirits to save a child’s life
  • Daredevil adventurers tangle with a Chinese demon called the Lord of Death
  • A lady archaeologist battles thieves for possession of Egyptian hieroglyphs

Linked pairs of stories, set 12 hours apart, fill a 24-hour day with a whirlwind of steam, legends, spycraft, and the occasional forest demon!

Half the proceeds of the anthology will be donated to nonprofit organizations that support literacy, including the San Jose Library System. As you indulge your literary senses, you’re also helping to promote literacy!

Twelve Hours Later will be released on Friday, March 24th, and is available for preorder on Amazon. So get a copy and find out what happens … Twelve Hours Later!

The Authors of Twelve Hours Later

Sharon E. Cathcart

Lillian Csernica

Steve DeWinter

David L. Drake and Katherine L. Morse

Anthony Francis

T.E. MacArthur

Vicki Rorke

AJ Sikes and BJ Sikes

Janice Thompson

Elizabeth Watasin

Kirsten Weiss

Dover Whitecliff

 

“The Case of the Large Box of Books”: A Drake & McTrowell Mystery

That’s right, folks, the steampunk charity anthology Twelve Hours Later is soon returning to bookstore shelves! If you want it first, drop by the  Drake and McTrowell booth at the Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention! Check out this wonderful skit in which they investigate the arrival of a mysterious box of books filled with myth, mystery, intrigue, and dirigibles!

Small Surprises, an Instant Book by Lita Kurth

drawing of a lizard bride looking at a brownieWe’re happy to announce that we have published our newest Instant Book, Small Surprises by Flash Fiction Forum co-founder Lita Kurth. Small Surprises includes two flash fiction stories, “The Bride” and “Life Is a Mystery.”

Instant Books are limited edition miniature books with complete stories inside. Folded from a single sheet of paper, they fit in the palm of your hand, but they’re sturdy enough to read and share.

Thinking Ink Press member Anthony Francis created the cover art for Small Surprises, and Instant Book designer Keiko O’Leary created the book layout. She selected the typography and paper, and hand-folded each book.

Small Surprises will be available for sale at the next Flash Fiction Forum on March 8 at 7:00 p.m. at SJ/Works Gallery, 365 S. Market St. in San Jose, CA.

You can also buy copies by contacting keiko@thinkinginkpress.com.
animated gif of turning pages of Small Surprises Instant Book

Hip, Hop, Hooray for Our First Picture Book!

We’re  happy to announce our first picture book, Hip, Hop, Hooray for Brooklynn Bunny! by Jill Harold and Betsy Miller.

This upbeat story is about Brooklynn, a little bunny who loves to hop. Brooklynn wears a brace at night, but she is determined to learn how to hop rope in time for the Hippity Hop Games. Armed with hop rope rhymes and a can-do attitude, Brooklynn shows that persistence pays off and can be a lot of fun.

Hip, Hop, Hooray for Brooklynn Bunny! will be available in print, ebook, and audiobook editions in March 2017.

Enter the Lunar Cycle

We’re excited to announce that Debris Dreams by David Colby is now available! Debris  Dreams is the first book in the Lunar Cycle trilogy. In this intelligent, action-packed sci-fi novel, we meet Drusilla Zhao, a sixteen-year old Spacer. Orphaned by a terrorist attack, and cut off from her girlfriend on Earth, Dru is forced to become a soldier fighting in the lethal vacuum of space.

debris-dreams-800-cover-reveal-and-promotionalPublishers Weekly calls Debris Dreams “Appealingly reminiscent of an updated Heinlein juvenile, it’s a story of wartime bravery, principles and self-sacrifice.”

Author David Colby combines hard science details with page-turning action and a diverse cast of characters for a unique science fiction experience that you won’t soon forget. Enter the Lunar Cycle with Book 1, Debris Dreams. Book 2, Shattered Sky is coming soon in 2017.

Would you like to review Debris Dreams? Drop us a line at editorial@thinkinginkpress.com.