Every once in a while we get to work with an artist who is creating an illustration of a new character. This is a collaborative process involving the artist, the author, Thinking Ink, and a graphic designer. It’s fun and exciting to see a character come to life in this way.
Here’s a sneak peak at the initial sketch by Ivreese Tong for the character Izy from The Hereafter Bytes by Vincent Scott. This sketch will become a full color illustration to go with a flash fiction story from Vincent that we’ll be publishing on a postcard. That’s our Flashcard format—flash fiction paired with art on a postcard that you can send in the mail.
This project started out as a stretch reward for our Kickstarter backers, but it’s turning out so well, that after the backers get their rewards, we’re going to keep stocking postcards and they’ll be available for purchase.
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.
Thinking Ink Press is happy to announce our newest book, Beyond the Fence: A Short Collection of Stories by Marilyn Horn. The stories in Beyond the Fence explore worlds both ordinary and extraordinary with characters who haunt the imagination. Marilyn Horn’s short fiction has appeared in many literary journals and her story “Don’t Mind the Vet” was nominated for a Best in the Net award.
Presented in our new Snapbook line—the Thinking Ink take on chapbooks—Beyond the Fence fills its short format with rich, dense stories:
- Return of the Son
- Don’t Mind the Vet
- So Many Shoes
- A Big Gift
- Soul Mate
- Monster on the Loose
- The Dolphin and the Healer King
- Beyond the Fence
Beyond the Fence: A Short Collection of Stories features original cover art by Sandi Billingsley. It is available in a print edition through booksellers and through Thinking Ink Press. Ebook editions are forthcoming.
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