A word from the General Manager

John Yunker

Playwright, author of the environmental novel The Tourist Trail and co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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I was just doing a little inventory here at Ashland Creek Press HQ and thought I’d add a blog post about what’s new here at the press.

First, the human members of the staff had a big day at the recent Ashland Book and Author Festival — you can check out some photos here.

They’ve also been excited about the book buzz for the two novels published this spring and all the great reviews. Here are a few excerpts:

THE NAMES OF THINGS:

“The writing in The Names of Things is beautiful, hypnotic, and exacting…” — Huffington Post Books

“Wood weaves a wonderful tale here…In the end, satisfactorily Wood presents more questions than answers. He presents more in the journey, as only this particular narrator can perform it, than in any particular factual accuracy or resolution. The result is beautiful and haunting. I highly recommend reading this book.” —David S. Atkinson, The Lit Pub

FALLING INTO GREEN:
“Appealing…the aptly named Dr. Green and her friends are fresh enough to recycle.” —Publishers Weekly

“Fischer’s debut mystery introduces a fascinating topic—ecopsychology…” —Library Journal

“[Falling Into Green] is an eco-mystery set at a fast pace, punched through with staccato sentences, twisting plot, shifting landscape, and a mighty heroine for the 21st century.” —Huffington Post Books

And they’re also getting ready for three new books coming out this fall and winter…

Coming in September is Mindy Mejia’s THE DRAGON KEEPER — “a thriller of the rarest form—one that touches both the mind and the heart” (Mary Logue, author of the Claire Watkins mysteries).

In October, look for BALANCE OF FRAGILE THINGS by Olivia Chadha, whose “prose is equally gorgeous and precise, and always full of energy and movement” (John Vernon).

And, finally, stay tuned for THE GHOST RUNNER, the second book in the Lithia Trilogy, whose first book, Out of Breath, “blends genre tradition with West Coast environmentalism … the result feels fresh and original” (Kirkus Reviews). Booklist writes: “Combining mystery, romance, vampires, and strong vegan and environmental messages, [Out of Breath] will have readers of light paranormal novels running to the next book in Richmond’s trilogy.”

And that’s it from the General Manager’s office…at least for now. I’ll be back with periodic updates.

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Playwright, author of the environmental novel The Tourist Trail and co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

Latest posts by John Yunker (see all)