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New book Your Writing Matters Is Now Available

We’re happy to announce that Your Writing Matters: 34 Quick Essays to Get Unstuck and Stay Inspired by creativity expert Keiko O’Leary is now available where books are sold!

The cover of 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 author.

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

What readers are saying:

This is a book of welcome—which means that it’s a book of openings, the kind of openings that every writer needs to be inspired and connected—to the world, to themselves, to their fellow writers, to their stories … and to all of the mysteries that touch us as creators.

‘You deserve to create what’s in you to create,’ writes Keiko O’Leary. Yes. This book radiates yes. It radiates awakening.

—Grant Faulkner, Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month

A beautifully written meditation on the writer’s life. The minute I started reading this, I thought, ‘Oh, I’m home!’ This book speaks to the writer in me, not the published person in me. I can’t speak highly enough about this book.

—Julie A. Fast, bestselling author of Getting it Done When You’re Depressed

If you want to write but feel intimidated, or you start writing but get discouraged, or even if you already write a lot but would like some encouragement and celebration—this book is for you.

—C. Borst, author of Soldiers in Grey

Keiko’s book inspired me to start working on a novel that I had been wanting to write.

—Erin Garcia, author, educator

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.

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Sci Fi Book Launch Party – Replay

In case you missed it, here’s the replay of our launch party for The Hereafter Bytes by Vincent Scott and Luna’s Lament by David Colby.

You can get the books here:
The Hereafter Bytes
Luna’s Lament – The Lunar Cycle, Book 3

And case you wanted to start The Lunar Cycle from the beginning:
Debris Dreams – The Lunar Cycle, Book 1

New Charity Steampunk Anthology, Some Time Later

We are excited to announce our next charity steampunk anthology, Some Time Later: Fantastic Voyages in Alternate Worlds, available soon through booksellers in print and ebook editions and at Clockwork Alchemy 2017.

Created by returning anthology editors AJ Sikes, BJ Sikes, and Dover Whitecliff, Some Time Later includes two new stories each from fifteen authors including Harry Turtledove, Kirsten Weiss, Anthony Francis, David L. Drake and Katherine L. Morse, Sharon E. Cathcart, T.E. MacArthur, and more. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be donated to public libraries.

Join us on a journey through time and genre:

  • Take a tour of Jolly Olde London, where madness may (or may not) prevail and things can get hairy after dark!
  • Take an airship to the ancient city of Atlantis!
  • Battle demons! Match wits with mystics! Try to resist the seductive power of chocolate or the magic of tiny mushrooms!
  • Maybe even steal a treasure from a dragon!

So put the kettle on, pour a strong cuppa, and curl up on the couch for a rollicking good read with Some Time Later.

To order a copy of Some Time Later that you can pick up at Clockwork Alchemy, contact anthony@ThinkingInkPress.com.

Ebook Giveaway!

We’re about to release the ebook of Sibling Rivalry by Anthony Francis, but first we want to give you a free copy of the PDF edition as a thank-you for joining our mailing list.
cover of Sibling Rivalry by Anthony Francis
Book Description:
Artificial intelligence. AI. The spark that brings about the robot apocalypse. In fiction, AIs always have weaknesses: they’re vulnerable to logical paradoxes, back door viruses and pesky EMP blasts. Real AIs would have no such comforting limitations: deft at parsing speech, clever at closing their own loopholes, and secured in military-hardened housings, a true general artificial intelligence would prove a difficult challenge to defeat … even to its own designer.

Written by a PhD in artificial intelligence, “Sibling Rivalry” tells the story of the Nicole AI system, the most advanced artificial intelligence ever created … until today. Confronted with a newer, better sibling designed to replace her, Nicole decides that instead of becoming an obsolete brain in a box, she’d rather become an unstoppable killer. With his team, and perhaps the entire building, dead, Nicole’s designer is trapped in a battle of wits with his own creation. Attempt after attempt fails, and with his oxygen running out, Nicole’s designer finds himself running a deadly race with Nicole … to see who can stop whose weak heart first.

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Debris Dreams, Young Adult Science Fiction, Coming Soon

Lunar Cycle logo with title "Debris Dreams"

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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Book Launch Party for Beyond the Fence and Sibling Rivalry

two book covers: Sibling Rivalry and Beyond the Fence
We’re having a book launch party for our new Snapbook line featuring Beyond the Fence by Marilyn Horn and Sibling Rivalry by Anthony Francis! Snapbooks—the Thinking Ink Press take on chapbooks—are short books packed with page-turning stories. Join us at Kaleid Gallery in San Jose on Friday, June 24, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Marilyn and Anthony will read their work, and Keiko O’Leary will demonstrate and teach the art of hand-folding Instant Books from a single sheet of paper. You can also check out beautiful, original cover art created by local artist Sandi Billingsley for Thinking Ink Press.

Details in List Form

What: Launch party for Beyond the Fence and Sibling Rivalry
When: Friday, June 24, 2016, from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: Kaleid Gallery
88 South Fourth Street, San Jose, CA, 95112, USA
TEL: +1-408- 947-1785
Parking: Kaleid is located in downtown San Jose, on the street level of the Fourth Street parking garage (near the King Library). Garage parking costs $5 after 6:00 p.m. Street parking can be hard to find, but is free after 6:00 p.m.
What Do I Need to Do?: Come to the party and bring friends!

More about the Snapbooks

Praise for Beyond the Fence
“The stories in Marilyn Horn’s Beyond the Fence are strange. But the strangeness is just one of their charms, for by the time we’re exiting the stories, the strange has come to seem familiar—even ordinary. This is a testament to Horn’s powers as a storyteller. She creates worlds in which talking dolphins and soul DNA and attic monsters are both astonishing and commonplace.
This book is a pleasure all the way through.”
—Charles Rafferty, Director of MFA Program, Albertus Magnus College

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About Sibling Rivalry
Written by a PhD in artificial intelligence, “Sibling Rivalry” tells the story of the Nicole AI system, the most advanced artificial intelligence ever created … until today. Confronted with a newer, better sibling designed to replace her, Nicole decides that instead of becoming an obsolete brain in a box, she’d rather become an unstoppable killer. With his team, and perhaps the entire building, dead, Nicole’s designer is trapped in a battle of wits with his own creation. Attempt after attempt fails, and with his oxygen running out, Nicole’s designer finds himself running a deadly race with Nicole … to see who can stop whose weak heart first.

“Sibling Rivalry” was Epic award-winning author Anthony Francis’s first publication, appearing in The Leading Edge magazine in 1995. Thinking Ink Press is proud to bring this classic science fiction story back into print in Snapbook and e-book form.

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We look forward to seeing you at Kaleid on June 24!