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Sentinel Peak COVER REVEAL!

The day has arrived for the reveal of Sentinel Peak by Jay Chalk! The cover, done by the talented Jenny Eickbush, is perfect for the alien-themed mystery. If you follow our social media channels, a special discount code will be beamed into your inbox for following @inksmithpublishing on Instagram and liking our Cover Reveal photo! Remember to do both to get that discount off our pre-order sale launching September 15!

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Jay Chalk Joins Ink Smith Publishing!

Jay Chalk has joined the Ink Smith Publishing family with his new novel, Sentinel Peak! His previous novel, Revolution 2050was published with Dancing Lemur Press, a dystopian novel that challenges its characters to decide between staying loyal to what they know, and fighting for freedom.

A long-haul trucker at one time, Jay now lives in East Texas and is a twenty-two year veteran high school teacher of U.S. Government and History.  When he’s not teaching, writing, or playing the guitar, he’s flying.

Sentinel Peak is a fast-paced mystery with a legendary origin spanning decades, and space. When an alien reconnaissance spacecraft crash landed in Arizona Territory in 1853, the crash site was only briefly investigated by local tribes. It left the ship, and its survivors to fade into legend.

Fast-forward 100 years later, and Daniel McKntyre finds himself haunted by strange dreams of his great-grandfather and a mysterious place known as Sentinel Peak. While rekindling an old flame with Anna, the mother of his child, the dreams become more vivid. The more time he spends around Anna the more he realizes she may have some connection to his dreams.

As he digs deeper, he finds that Anna’s history is much more expansive than he thought.

Lightyears away, 143 year-old Ason mMyer, commander of the starship freighter Mnaerias, has received a distress signal from the downed starship on earth.  Ason recognizes the signal as that of the Halaena, a vessel that had mysteriously disappeared with his father.  Ignoring protocol, he decides to take it upon himself to investigate.

As these two move closer together, Dan finds himself caught up in a government investigation and intergalactic mystery that spans decades.  He realizes there’s only one thing left for him to do: go with Anna to Sentinel Peak to uncover what’s behind it all.

 

Pre-Orders and our Cover Reveal for Sentinel Peak begin soon! Make sure to keep updated by following our blog and our social media channels.

Angela Glennon on her debut novel, Wait for It!

AL Glennon1Wait for It, a contemporary young-adult novel with fantasy elements by new Ink Smith author, A.L. Glennon. In Wait for It, three teens take the journey of an afterlifetime, traveling to Hell and back, looking for meaning in great art, bakery-fresh éclairs, and, of course, their relationships with each other.

For Glennon, writing a story is easy and fun. “Rewriting and revising it, though, are torture! I stress over every word and punctuation mark,” she said. She started writing poems and stories in the first grade and has been writing on and off ever since. For Glennon, it’s not an interest, it’s an obsession.

While writing Wait for It, Glennon said one thing she learned was that you have to trust your characters to take you where you need to go next. Even if those characters are leading you straight to Hell, like her characters Martin, Zeke, and Zelda!

Writing is not an easy feat, and writer’s in the past have told us that if they could go back and change something about the book they would. But not Glennon. “Perhaps in hindsight I’ll feel differently, but after all the years of editing, tweaking, adding, and deleting, I think I’d like to leave it just as it is now, thank you very much.”

Inspiration comes from many places, but Glennon thinks it all leads back to one. “Love. I might even go so far to argue that love inspires everything humans create.” But Glennon isn’t just a romantic, she’s got a little bite!

When asked about her writing style, Glennon asked, “Could sarcasm be considered a style?” We think so! She noted that she tries not to take herself or her fictional friends too seriously, even when writing about serious subjects. Her light, flowing words in Wait for It can attest to that—but Glennon still manages to make you feel what her characters are feeling without drowning you in every emotion.

If there is any takeaway to her novel, Glennon wants readers to know that everyone deserves a second chance, “Or in Zeke’s case, sixty chance[s]!”

And if you’re an aspiring writer, Glennon has some advice too. “Just keep writing! Enjoy the process and the time you get to spend alone with your characters in those precious weeks/months/years before you let anyone else meet them.”

Glennon’s debut novel with Ink Smith Publishing, Wait for It, is due out Summer 2019.  Make sure to keep an eye out, the cover reveal is coming! And with it, an opportunity to win a signed copy!

“Thank you so much for taking this journey with Marin, Zeke, and Zelda! (And me!)” Make sure to follow A.L. Glennon on Twitter @ALGlennonAuthor for updates on her book Wait for It!.

 

Cover Reveal: Five Corners: The Marked Ones by Cathi Shaw

Ink Smith Publishing’s February Release now has an official cover! 

I am proud to release to you, the cover for: 

Five Corners: The Marked Ones

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Here is a little bit about The Marked Ones:

By: Cathi Shaw

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult

Release Date: February 6th 2014

Growing up in a sleepy village untouched by distant wars and political conflicts, it was easy for Thia, Mina and Kiara to forget such horrors existed in the Five Corners. That is until the dead child is found; a child that bears the same strange birthmark that all three sisters possess. A Mark their mother had always told them was unique to the girls.

Kiara’s suspicions grow as their Inn is soon overrun with outsiders from all walks of life. Strangers, soldiers and Elders who all seem to know more about what is happening than the girls do.

After Mina barely survives an attack in the forest, the sisters are faced with a shattering secret their mother has kept from them for years. As danger closes in around them, the sisters are forced from their home and must put their trust in the hands of strangers.  With more questions than answers, Kiara finds herself separated from everyone she loves and reliant on an Outlander who has spent too much time in army. She doesn’t trust Caedmon but she needs him if she has any hope of being reunited with her sisters and learning what the Mark might mean.

Cover Reveal: The Coat By Evelyn Allen Harper

Ink Smith Publishing’s January release: The Coat 

Here is the official cover! 

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Release Date: January 9th 2014

Author: Evelyn Allen Harper

Genre: Crime Drama, Humor

 

Susan Cook, a residential real estate agent, has no reason to believe that her customer, Charles Holiday, is anything but an ordinary buyer. She finds out that he is neither ordinary nor a buyer when he shows up at her house along with the paid killers who are pursuing him. A wild ride in her car gets them to Charles’s safe house where he has a small plane. When Susan wishes that she had grabbed a warmer coat, Charles presents her with a huge fur-lined fur coat that had been given to him as a gag prize at a golf tournament.

The small plane crashes. Charles and Susan and the fur coat manage to escape the wreckage before it explodes. Charles, who sustains a head injury in the crash, claims his name is not Charles, but Ryan, a famous professional golfer. He remembers nothing of Charles and he thinks Susan is a groupie, albeit an old one.

Stranded on a marijuana farm, the coat is the only protection the two have from the elements. However, it does not protect Ryan from his pursuers.

 

Evelyn Allen Harper’s other books include:

THE ACCIDENTAL MYSTERY SERIES

 AND SO TO SLEEP

AND SO TO DREAM

THE WRATH OF GRAPES

AND SO TO LOVE

AND SO IT GOES

THE WRATH OF WINTER

 

The official page:

http://ink-smith.com/product/the-coat/