The Hereafter Bytes is in the 2022 Pride StoryBundle!

Happy Pride, friends! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

We’re so excited that this year’s Pride StoryBundle includes the funny sci-fi novel The Hereafter Bytes by Vincent Scott, along with 14 other excellent queer SF/F books! You can also choose to donate part of your payment to Rainbow Railroad, which helps LGBTQ+ people escape persecution and violence.

Whether or not you’ve already read & enjoyed The Hereafter Bytes, now’s your chance to check out even more SF/F books with queer characters & themes, carefully curated by Catherine Lundoff and Melissa Scott.

The covers of the 15 SF/F novels featured in the 2022 Pride StoryBundle. Lord of the White Hell by Ginn Hale.
We're Here edited by C.L. Clark & series editor Charles Payseur.
The Adventure of the Incognita Countess by Cynthia Ward.
Sanctuary by Andi C. Buchanan.
The Language of Roses by Heather Rose Jones. 
Unfettered Hexes edited by dave ring.
The Adventure of the Dux Bellorum by Cynthia Ward.
It Gets Even Better edited by Isabela Oliveira and Jed Sabin.
The Hereafter Bytes by Vincent Scott.
Water Horse by Melissa Scott.
Friends For Robots by Merc Fenn Wolfmoor.
The Sea of Stars by Nicole Kimberling.
Foxhunt by Rem Wigmore.
Pangs by Jerry L. Wheeler.
Depart, Depart! by Sim Kern.

Go to storybundle.com/pride to get them now

If you’re not familiar with how StoryBundle works, here’s a quick overview:

  1. Support five awesome authors by paying however much you think their work is worth.
  2. If you pay at least $20, you unlock another ten bonus books, including The Hereafter Bytes, for a total of fifteen books!
  3. Read on just about any tablet, ereader, laptop, or even your smartphone.

This StoryBundle will be available through the whole month of June in honor of Pride, and then it’ll be gone forever. Don’t miss out!

Coming Soon for Writers

Your Writing Matters: 34 Quick Essays to Get Unstuck and Stay Inspired, by Keiko O'Leary. "A beautifully written meditation on the writer's life." says Julie A. Fast, bestselling authorWe are pleased to announce we’re publishing the book Your Writing Matters: 34 Quick Essays to Get Unstuck and Stay Inspired by creativity expert Keiko O’Leary.

What you write can change someone’s life.

In this engaging collection of short essays for writers, Keiko O’Leary explores what it means to live life as a writer, offers encouragement and inspiration, and suggests practical techniques to cultivate your writing life. Drawing on her experience as a writer, writing group leader, and workshop instructor, Keiko writes about topics such as:

MOTIVATION: “You deserve to create what’s in you to create.”
CREATIVITY: Your personal geography is a wellspring of memoir and poetry, and a source of authentic detail for fiction.”
LEGACY: “Through your writing, you help people experience meaning, not only in what you write, but also in their own lives.”

Whether you have years of experience or are just starting out, these essays will support you on your writing journey.

Keiko O’Leary helps writers see the big picture while taking meaningful action today. She is a writer, editor, artist, and speaker. A leader in San José, California’s literary community, Keiko teaches workshops and organizes the long-standing writing group Write to the End. She writes short pieces, including poetry, flash fiction, and essays.

Your Writing Matters will be available in paperback and ebook editions on August 9, 2022.

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New Clubfoot Resources

We’re happy to announce two new clubfoot resources!

Beyond Boots ‘n’ Bars: A Journal for Clubfoot Parents is a guided journal to help parents understand the basics of clubfoot treatment and sort out their thoughts and emotions during the first year of their baby’s clubfoot treatment. Available May 2, 2022.

Bunny Fun Coloring Book For Kids: Let’s Play features bunny characters from the picture book Hip, Hop, Hooray for Brooklyn! plus some new animal friends and lots of new active play scenes. Available May 10, 2022.

Perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners, Let’s Play includes:

  • Active play scenes such as skating, climbing, and running
  • Coloring pages for serial casting and brace wear from the Brooklynn story book
  • Simple activity pages with dot to dot, matching, and mazes

These fun coloring pages celebrate the joy of movement and active play!

Beyond Boots ’n’ Bars cover reveal

Here is the gorgeous cover of our forthcoming guided journal Beyond Boots ’n’ Bars: A Journal for Clubfoot Parents by Betsy Miller. Our cover designer Caroline Sanney came up with a number of concepts and this is the one that received the most positive response from clubfoot parents. We love how it turned out!

Beyond Boots 'n' Bars: A Journal for Clubfoot Parents book cover

Since this book was funded through a Kickstarter campaign, we’re also ordering the extra rewards that some backers chose. Copies of the picture book Hip, Hop, Hooray for Brooklynn and our Beyond Boots ’n’ Bars mugs arrived in December and the tote bags came in this week. Don’t they look nice?

Picture of the Hip, Hop, Hooray for Brooklynn book and Beyond Boots 'n' Bars mugs
Beyond Boots 'n' Bars tote bags

Now we’re finalizing the book design for the Beyond Boots ’n’ Bars interior pages and working on a coloring book with Brooklynn and her friends and family.

If you’re interested in clubfoot resources, fill in the form below. You’ll get news and free coloring pages by email.

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Beyond Boots ’n’ Bars is Funded

The Beyond Boots ‘n’ Bars Kickstarter campaign has reached its funding goal! Thank you, wonderful backers and everyone who helped spread the word! We’re so happy to be able to bring this journal to parents of babies with clubfoot!

Since the Kickstarter will continue through Fri, Oct 15, we’re unlocking the Bunny Fun Coloring Book for Kids, featuring characters from the picture book Hip, Hop, Hooray for Brooklynn! This means you can preorder the coloring book during the Kickstarter campaign.

  • If you already chose a reward tier with one or more paperback books, you can get the coloring book as an add-on. Click the Add-on button for your reward tier.
  • We opened a new reward tier that lets you get the Beyond Boots ‘n’ Bars journal & the Bunny Fun Coloring Book for Kids!  If you haven’t backed yet, you can choose this tier to get both books.

You can support the campaign and preorder the journal and coloring book until Friday, Oct 15 at 5 pm Pacific time, when the Kickstarter ends. Click here to go to the Kickstarter!

Our Kickstarter is live for Beyond Boots ‘n’ Bars: A Journal for Clubfoot Parents

We just launched a new Kickstarter campaign for Beyond Boots ‘n’ Bars: A Journal for Clubfoot Parents.

Beyond Boots ‘n’ Bars is a guided journal to help parents understand the basics of clubfoot treatment and sort out their thoughts and emotions during the first year of their baby’s clubfoot treatment.  We love to publish specialty books like these that are difficult to place with a large publishing house and hope you’ll help us make it happen!

Kickstarter campaigns are all or nothing, so backers won’t get charged anything unless we reach our funding goal to cover the costs of publishing Beyond Boots ‘n’ Bars and donating some books to nonprofits or clubfoot treatment facilities.

Please share to spread the word or back our campaign. Click HERE to go to the Kickstarter campaign.

Later Series Steampunk ebook deal at Drive Thru Fiction

Our three Later series steampunk anthologies are now available as an ebook bundle at Drive Thru Fiction!

Save $3 and get all three anthologies in all three popular formats: epub, Kindle and PDF.

Visit Drive Thru Fiction for this deal: http://bit.ly/TheLaterAnthologies