Friday, April 10, 2015

More News

Last week I posted about developments at Five Directions Press, but our fellow-cooperative Triskele Books has news, too. For starters, just in time for Easter, it released a no-calorie treat, A Time and a Place: seven award-winning novels by seven different authors, packed into one gorgeous box. Seven journeys through time and place to:
  • Ancient Palmyra, fighting alongside a warrior queen (The Rise of Zenobia by Jane Dixon-Smith);
  • Modern-day Anglesey, trailing a psychopath (Crimson Shore by Gillian Hamer);
  • World War II France, to join la RĂ©sistance and fall in love with the enemy (Wolfsangel by Liza Perrat);
  • Coventry, during the 1980s melting pot of racial tensions (Ghost Town by Catriona Troth);
  • Charleville and the incredible adventures of a lost manuscript (Delirium: The Rimbaud Delusion by Barbara Scott-Emmett);
  • Post-apocalyptic Wales, surviving with a rat pack (Rats by JW Hicks); and
  • Contemporary Zurich, where everyone has a secret  (Behind Closed Doors by JJ Marsh).

As of April 3, 2015, the books are available to order from (The link goes to the US store. If you want the UK store, click on the Triskele link at the top of the page.) A box of delights for less than the price of a large Easter egg. I’ve read a number of the individual books and enjoyed them all, so this is really a great deal.

But that’s not all. On April 17, 2015, Triskele is also organizing the 2015 Indie Author Fair at Foyles Bookshop, the big independent bookstore in the Charing Cross area of London. And in preparation, Triskele is hosting a Rafflecopter: forty different ebooks, paperbacks, or swag bag prizes. To sign up, go to the Triskele blog. But don’t wait, as you have less than a week to enter. And if you happen to be in London on April 17 (I wish I could be!), do stop by Foyles and see the Author Fair for yourself.


The last piece of news has to do with New Books in Historical Fiction, which posted two new interviews yesterday, neither of them by me. Our own is Libbie Hawker’s interview with George Stein about Sing before Breakfast: A Novel of Gettysburg, which went live almost to the minute of the 150th anniversary of General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House. But we also had our first cross-post, in which Siobhan Mukerji, the host of New Books in Law, interviews Sally Cabot Gunning about the legal issues associated with her Satucket Trilogy, a series of historical novels set in eighteenth-century America. Meanwhile, having polished off Laurie R. King’s delectable Dreaming Spies (no. 13 in her series featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes), the sequel to Garment of Shadows, I am gearing up for Erika Johansen’s Queen of the Tearling, to get her on the air (if all goes well) just in time for the release of her sequel, Invasion of the Tearling. Stay tuned!

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