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The Big List of Small Press!


For any of you that know me, know that I’m a huge fan of small press! I’ve found a lot of joy in publishing with small press, and these companies amaze me with the mark they are making in the publishing world today . 

They are each different in their own way. I know for me, with the type of books I write, there are only a handful that I will sub to (that work for me), so you will have to find what’s best for you. I’m not going to take the time to list what they are looking for—I’ll let you go to their websites and do the research—but I will provide the link. Small press can be difficult to research and find, so I hope this list is helpful. If you’d like to add a publisher to this list, let me know! 

The Parliament House (My publisher!) 

Aethon Books (My publisher!)

CamCat Books (My publisher!) 

Wise Wolf Books 

Sword and Silk Books

Red Adept Publishing

City Owl Press

Owl Hollow Press

Carina Press


Immortal Works

Severn River Publishing

Winding Road Stories 


North Star Editions 

Jollyfish Press

Quirk Books 


Cedar Grove Books

Mirror World Publishing 

Wild Blue Press


Underland Press

Catstone Books 

Riverdale Avenue Books 

Pandamoon Pub

TCK Publishing 

Ghost Orchid Press 

Rockhill Publishing 

Haunt Publishing 

Silver Shamrock Pub

Turner Publishing 

Counterpoint Press

Camel Press

Tiny Fox Press

Unnamed Press

Tupelo Press

Red Hen Press

Autumn House Press

Wild Rose Press

Wordfire Press

Black Rose Pub

Coffee House Press

Switchback Books

Dzanc Books

Hawthorne Books 

Melville House 

The Permanent Press

IG Publishing 

Black Balloon Pub

Bellevue Literary 

City Lights Press

Feral House

Gray Wolf Press

Black Opal Books 

Clash Books 

The Feminist Press

Kensington Publishing Corp 

Rising Action 

Rose Metal Press

Soho Press

Split Lip Press

Tin House

Touchpoint Press

Encircle Pub

Regal House Publishing

Fitzroy Books

Speaking Volumes

Riptide Pub


Shadow Dragon Press

Champagne Books

Evernight Teen

Future House Publishing 

Cedar Fort 


Uproar Books

Midnight Tide 

Riptide Publishing

Anaiah Press

Shadow Spark Pub

Belle Books

Oceanview Publishing

Ninestar Press

Spencerhill Press

Tanglewood Press

Shadow Mountain

Baen Books

Literary Wanderlust

Dancing Lemur Press

Kids Can Press

Totally Entwined 

Sands Press

Talos Press

Tell-tale Publishing

BHC Press

Inspired Quill 

Plump Press

Running Wild Press

Polis Books 

Albert Whitman & Co


Holiday House

Alan Squire Publishing 

Page St Publishing 

Sky Pony Press

Annick Press

Black Bed Sheet Books 

Blue Moon Publishers 

The Story Plant 

Creative Texts 

Improbable Press 

Nobrow Press 

Propertius Press 

Penny Candy Press 

Hogs Back Press

Cursed Dragon Ship Publishing 

Wyldblood Press 

Erewhon Books 

Thinklings Books 

Feather Proof Books 

Quill and Crow Publishing 

Monster Ivy Publishing 

Young Dragons Press

Shellville Press

Happy Submitting!!! 

Audiobook for The Redpoint Crux!!!!

The audiobook for THE REDPOINT CRUX just dropped!! It’s SO much fun! It’s weird to have these fun little moments after years of hardship... 😭🩰👻🔪🧗‍♀️✨ 

To support me, here’s the link: Click here 

Love you guys!!! 

The Redpoint Crux Blurbs!!!

I'm so delighted to share two of my recent blurbs for The Redpoint Crux!!!One is from Evelyn Skye, New York Times bestselling author of The Crown’s Game, and the next is from Wendy Higgins, New York Times Bestselling Author.  I've posted the blurbs below!!!

Aren't they lovely??? I'm so excited for June 9th and it'll be out in the world!!! If any of you would like to share and promote, that would mean the world to me! Thank you!

Add on Goodreads: Here 
PreOrder Link: Here 

Thanks guys!!! Hope you are all wonderful! 

The Redpoint Crux COVER REVEAL!!!

I'm so happy to post my cover reveal of THE REDPOINT CRUX!!!

This book means a lot to me. It's gone through so much. From signing with my first agent, to going on submission. To signing it with another agent, and going on submission again. I finally submitted to publishers, and signed a deal with The Parliament House. I've loved working with them!

This book holds many pieces of me. From ballet. To rock climbing. To a haunted theater. All my favorite things!

Here's the blurb:

When Megan Van Helsburg gets kicked off the U.S.A. Climbing Team, she has no choice but to return home and leave her climbing career behind. With no coach, no money, and no prospects, she joins the corps de ballet determined to improve her strength and agility. 
But the ballet theater is in dire straits. Not only do a series of murders break loose, but the ballerinas are becoming deathly thin and brain-dead. As Megan investigates, she meets Bellamy, a tortured young man who lives beneath the depths of the theater. Megan falls hard and fast for Bellamy, who becomes her mentor, but something is off about him. 
It isn't until the company announces they're doing Giselle for the fall performance that Megan realizes the parallels between the ghost story and the lives around her. Megan must find a way to not only save her climbing career, but stop the murders and dying girls before she too, is numbered among the dead.

And without further ado: 

Here it is!!!!

I hope you love it. 

And please, please, PLEASE will you add on Goodreads? It would mean a lot to me!!! Here's the link: Goodreads. 

Thank you so much for visiting! 


The Year Of Lightning!!!

Once upon a time… there was a nerdy writer girl who didn't have any friends on twitter:

Nerdy scared girl.

But then she met a friend who was super nice and had the same writerly aspirations/interests as her. (Wanting to take over the universe by using orbital death rays, inventing cake vending machines, respect for evil overlords who executed rebels… yanno, the usual)

Yay Friends!

The two became great friends and even beta read for each other. The girl had beta read some scary books in her day, so she was relieved when her friend had real talent. 

The friends even went to fun conferences together and plotted how some day they would be successful authors and teach classes on world-building, perseverance, and how to turn normal words into slang by adding apostrophes. 

Aside from writing, these two friends were like-minded in other ways. Like how they felt about sports:

Or the questions about ninjas that kept them up at night:

Then something fabulous happened. The girl's friend signed a three-book-deal with Jolly Fish Press and she was SO happy she got to reveal his cover on her blog!!! 

Cue cover reveal:

Amazon Pre-order link

Ryan is holding a contest! If you want to participate, here are the rules:

How would you fight a lightning storm? In one paragraph, tell us exactly how youd do it, and dont hold back! Get as crazy/silly/stupid/super-tough as you want. The sky is literally the limit. Well pick a winner from each participating blog, and I will send each winner a package containing an awesome secret clue to the central mystery in THE YEAR OF LIGHTNING. 

Thank you, Ryan, for letting me be part of your cover reveal. You're a wonderful friend and I'm so excited for your success!!! 

Red. Head. Out. :) 

Don't. Give. Up.

I’ve been in one of those periods in life where I’ve been in a storm for so long, I wasn’t sure the clouds were ever going to clear. But I’ve experienced some moments this past week that have struck me deeper than anything has ever struck me before. I want to speak directly to you, because I know that you’ll all understand on some level what I’m talking about. 

We push. And cry. And push again. Obstacle upon obstacle finds itself in our path, and we find ourselves in a place where we can either stop, keep pushing, or find a way around the obstacle. But what if the obstacle is ourselves? What if the obstacle isn’t something that can be defeated overnight, or even in a few years, or ever? Sometimes obstacles are nothing tangible, nothing that anyone else can remove. Nothing but demon voices in our head telling us that we’re not capable of greatness. 

The fight is real. And the storms can last for years. But sometimes, there’s this little spark deep inside of us that won’t let us quit. It’s this little voice that TELLS us to hold on. That all isn’t lost, even though the tears won’t stop and we can’t see any light. 

But sometimes… there are moments where events unfold and suddenly you realize that the storm itself was a miracle. That the clouds that were covering you was only a way to help guide you to where you really needed to be. That the pain experienced was so absolutely necessary because we wouldn’t be able to create and become who we need to become without it.  

I really don’t want this post to be cheesy, but I love you. All of you. All of you who are reading this, even if you’re a person who doesn’t particularly like me very much. :) 

This past year has been difficult, with storms so intense that it’s been a struggle to find any kind of footing. Friendships have been gained. Friendships lost. Some people disappear during these difficult times, while others hold on and give you that hand you need to pull yourself out of the darkness. 

Writing this past year has been the most emotional thing I’ve ever been through. We each have “the one story” we have to tell. It might not be the best thing we ever write, but it’s the one that holds our heart—the one that is so us. And my journey with this story isn’t something I’ll talk about now, but as I’m only a couple chapters away from completing a piece of work that I’m finally proud of, I have to say that it was worth the years of struggle… even if nothing comes from it. To hold something in your hands that you’re proud of through and through is a feeling I’ve never experienced before—but it’s something I’m experiencing now.

I recently had one of my close friends have some huge success, and I look back to when she doubted herself. And having read her manuscript, I KNEW that it would make it—that it would be the one to secure a big publisher. I remember telling her to trust in that feeling… that feeling she first felt when she sat down to put the words on the page. That FEELING that floods into your whole being when you tap into that place where creativity happens. 

Sometimes all we have is that feeling—and it’s the only thing we have to push us forward. But it’s enough, if we allow it to be enough. It’s incredible what can happen in the darkness, if we just hold onto the little bits of light that we can find. I know we all have our own special story to tell, and all of our journeys are epic in their own way, but I’m pleading with you to keep going. Because time and time again, I keep learning that through each wave, no matter how big, we can emerge from it on the other side a stronger and better person. 

Red. Head. Out. 

A Day In The Life With WOVEN…

We all know books can change your life.

But they can also completely disrupt your life… unless you know how to function *while* reading them… especially one you can't put down…

My experience with WOVEN…
Mr. Woven and I spent a few hours practicing the piano together…
We also spent some time on the treadmill together…

I managed to write and read at the same time… 

My mad face when Mr. Woven beat me at Pictionary…

He even comforted me in the scary part of movies…

I've lost count with how many different positions I read in…

A day wouldn't be complete without watching the sunset together…

And big smiles all around with what a fantastic book WOVEN is!!!!!!

I'm so proud of David Powers King and Michael Jensen. I don't know Michael well (but I know he's wonderful!), and I consider David one of my most favorite friends. He's not only a talented writer, but he's one of the kindest, most genuine people I know. (He's also married to a gorgeous red head, which automatically gives him huge bonus points) :)

My review:

Woven is such a beautiful story!!! This book contains the kind of magic I’ve been missing in stories for a while. I love the uniqueness of the fantasy world… I was sucked in from the start and immersed completely with the plot and characters.  Pacing was great. Writing was beautiful. It’s the kind of story that is timeless---where it will easily hold its own in today’s crowded market and for years to come. Action, adventure, ghosts, magic, romance… I thoroughly enjoyed this!!!

Thanks, DPK for letting me be a part of your Woven tour, and I'm so excited to see more Woven success!!!!

Red. Head. Out. :)