Author Q&A: Exploring Oregon’s cemeteries

How does one become interested in cemeteries, of all things? In this Q&A, Johan Mathiesen, author of Mad as the Mist and Snow: Exploring Oregon Through Its Cemeteries, talks about his interest in cemeteries, how he went about researching this book, and where he himself wants to be buried… How did you come up with …

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“Out of Breath” ARCs are here!

It’s a very exciting day here at Ashland Creek Press HQ — we just received our Advance Review Copies of OUT OF BREATH, which will be released on Halloween. The photo doesn’t do it justice, but it’s such a creepily beautiful book — the cover is even more eerie in person. A paranormal YA novel …

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An eReader cheat sheet

It’s not easy keeping up with technology, as this Best Buy commercial humorously illustrates: [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZAAZ7iXN-o’]   Consider the eReader. If you’re in the market for one, you have to navigate a wide range of devices — from the Kindle to the Nook to the iPad. As publishers, we want our books to be available …

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Is YA fiction too dark?

We read with interest this Wall St. Journal article on young adult (YA) fiction about how (distressingly, for many parents) today’s YA fiction seems to be getting darker and darker. According to the selection in many bookstores, today’s avidly reading teens can find themselves “immersed in ugliness.” The part of the article that stands out …

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