Category Archives: Book Acquisitions

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

 

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.
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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.

Debris Dreams, Young Adult Science Fiction, Coming Soon

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Thinking Ink Press is happy to announce that we will be publishing the young adult science fiction trilogy The Lunar Cycle by David Colby. We’re bringing Book 1, Debris Dreams, back into print and will subsequently publish Book 2, Shattered Sky , and Book 3, Luna’s Lament.

Debris Dreams begins in 2069 on a space station at the Earth-Sun Lagrange point L1.

Sixteen-year-old Drusilla Xao lives in the Hub, a space station used by the Chinese-American Alliance as a base to exploit the Moon’s resources.  Desperate to break free of the Alliance, a separatist group from the Moon destroys Earth’s space elevator. In a flash, Dru’s parents are dead and she is cut off from her girlfriend Sarah on Earth.

The Alliance declares war against the Moon, conscripting Dru and all the youth of the Hub. Dru is forced to become a soldier fighting in the lethal vacuum of space. Can she survive deadly space debris and terrorist attacks to find her way home to Sarah?

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Thirty Days Later: A New Steampunk Anthology

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Do you like steampunk and cliffhangers? Adventure and intrigue? Dragons and Sasquatches? Then you’ll like the forthcoming anthology Thirty Days Later, Steaming Forward: 30 Adventures in Time, featuring pairs of stories by favorite steampunk authors who have appeared at the Clockwork Alchemy steampunk convention!

Thinking Ink Press is proud to announce we will publish Thirty Days Later in time for Clockwork Alchemy this Memorial Day. Edited by AJ Sikes, BJ Sikes, and Dover Whitecliff, Thirty Days Later is the sequel to the steampunk anthology Twelve Hours Later: 24 Tales of Myth and Mystery, a charity anthology to promote California literacy programs, and Thinking Ink Press is proud to donate half the royalties of Thirty Days Later to promote literacy.

“The creators of Twelve Hours Later continue to promote literacy one sensational story at a time by donating a portion of their proceeds to literary charities, but no boring works with fluffy kittens here. Not a one! Where else can you find spycraft and sea serpents, cloud cities and ghosts, romance, witty banter, and worlds of wonder in one place? These are stories to relish and read under the covers into the wee hours of the morning. They’ve done it again-Full marks!”
Penelope Dreadfulle, Literary Reviewer for the Blackfriars Courant.

As Memorial Day approaches, look for further announcements here about the release date and release party of Thirty Days Later at Clockwork Alchemy, or click the button below to sign up for our 30DL mailing list!

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