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Have you met Kelsey Ferrara?

Kelsey Ferrara, Editorial Novella Intern – Ink Smith Publishing

Kelsey has had an unwavering love of reading and writing ever since she was very young. She dreams of one day becoming a published author and has tackled a number of literary projects in order to improve her writing. Kelsey graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A. in English and a minor in Professional Writing. This minor allowed her to focus on Multimedia Communications which emphasized coding and digital writing methods. While attending this beautiful college, she also wrote for the campus newspaper and contributed regular columns to the food section. Outside of school, she worked as an editor for a number of different publications including The Fox Magazine and Vocalady Magazine. She is currently working on Shelli Frew’s sci-fi, time traveling novel Time Sailors while interning with Ink Smith Publishing.

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Book Release!

The much-anticipated release of Just How Long is a Lifetime has arrived! You can find the book for purchase on amazon and on our website! Remember, the best gift you can give an author is your review. So, after your read this romantic, time-spanning love affair, leave a review for our debut author D.A. Sciortino!

About the book:just-how-long-is-a-lifetime

When Luisa, a young girl in nineteenth-century Sicily, falls in love with Giovanni, she is destined for heartache. Luisa’s father has plans for her – to marry the heir of the vineyard that both Luisa’s and Giovanni’s families work on. Avoiding trouble, Giovanni’s father decides to leave the vineyard after the young couple is caught together.

Following her father’s orders, Luisa marries the heir, Lorenzo, and together they build a family. But fate leads Giovanni back to the vineyard, this time working for Luisa’s husband. All too soon, Lorenzo learns of their past and jealousy sets the barn on fire.

While Giovanni perishes in the flames, Luisa remains unharmed – and extraordinarily, eternally 32. As her family ages around her, Luisa is forced to adapt to each new decade, the mystery of the fire burning in the back of her mind. Will Luisa finally find the answers to a happy ending, or is time against her even when things start to fall into place?

 

About the author: 
D. A. Sciortino works and lives on Long Island, NY with her husband and three children. Her first novel, Just How Long is a Lifetime? was inspired by her interest in science fiction. It’s always been her dream to write a story about subjects that are close to her heart, like tradition and family.

 

New Release Coming Soon!

Are you ready for romance? Are you ready for the unexplainable? D.A. Sciortino’s debut novel is almost here! Make sure to check back next week for the cover reveal of Just How Long Is A Lifetime?

About the Book: 

When Luisa, a young girl in nineteenth-century Sicily, falls in love with Giovanni, she is destined for heartache. Luisa’s father has plans for her – to marry the heir of the vineyard that both Luisa’s and Giovanni’s families work on. Avoiding trouble, Giovanni’s father decides to leave the vineyard after the young couple is caught together.

Following her father’s orders, Luisa marries the heir, Lorenzo, and together they build a family. But fate leads Giovanni back to the vineyard, this time working for Luisa’s husband. All too soon, Lorenzo learns of their past and jealousy sets the barn on fire.

While Giovanni perishes in the flames, Luisa remains unharmed – and extraordinarily, eternally 32. As her family ages around her, Luisa is forced to adapt to each new decade, the mystery of the fire burning in the back of her mind. Will Luisa finally find the answers to a happy ending, or is time against her even when things start to fall into place?

Star Pack by Dawn Napier

Keep an eye out for our upcoming novel Star Pack by Dawn Napier, hitting the shelves December 2016! 

star-pack-cover

The hunters have reached the stars, with the help of a remarkable mineral called the leap gem. Across the galaxy they travel, collecting scientific wisdom and harnessing the natural resources of the worlds they discover. When they discover a distant planet with gravity and oxygen similar to their own, it looks like a world ready-made for conquest. Mirra, the youngest star captain in history and possibly the most ambitious, leads her pack to the surface with the expectation of mastering and owning this new world.

She names it Otsanda, the She-Wolf.

But there are a few surprises waiting for her and her crew. The first is that the world is already inhabited by intelligent creatures, making it unfit for colonization, to Mirra’s bitter disappointment.

The second is that the two-legged inhabitants bear a striking resemblance to the Garou hunters themselves. The resemblance is so close, in fact, that the science officers wonder if the two species could be related. But that’s impossible.

The third surprise is that the natives seem to know all about the hunters. They scare each other with stories about them, about their moonlit curse and their bloodthirsty past.

They call them “werewolves.”

Meet S.A. Check

SA CheckS.A. Check is a Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Comic Book writer living in Southwestern Pennsylvania with his E.R. nurse wife and tween daughter, enjoying all the small dramas that come his way. He earned his degree in English / Writing from Penn State University and has been writing all his life.

He’s a featured author at Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday, written feature articles for Bleeding Cool Magazine, and has had his short stories appear in print and digital forms, such as the Hazard Yet Forward charity anthology. His first novel, Welcome To GreenGrass, was released in 2013, being reviewed as “Men in Black meet interplanetary Columbo”. His latest novel, Maxx Fragg,V.P.I. is a dark urban fantasy published by Ink Smith Publishing in September of 2015, receiving strong early reviews. “This book has the perfect blend of casual sci-fi, horror, and humor to entertain hardcore genre fans and everyone in between.”

Upcoming projects include writing for a new Three Stooges comic series and The Pink Panther for American Mythology comics starting this April. He’s also finished his first middle grade novel, which he hopes to release soon.

His work has been featured on various websites such as Horror Novel Reviews, Book Goodies, Locus Online, SFReader, Metal Life, Bleeding Cool, Scoop, Paranormal News, Inveterate Media Junkies, and Horror World.

He can be found at his website www.SACheck.com , his profile page over at Ink Smith Publishing, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, or shoot him a tweet @S_A_Check. Come visit him at the 2016 Stooge Con in Trevose, PA April 1-3, where he’ll be promoting his work and participating in panels.

Submissions are closing for the year!

If you haven’t heard yet, Ink Smith Publishing will be closing on July 1st 2014. Submissions will remain close till January 2015 (tentatively). 

We noticed a few submissions do not follow our guidelines. To make this easier, we have created a submission form. Fill it out and press submit. Now fewer books and authors will be rejected for failing to follow guidelines! 

We accept all genres except for Romance novels and strong politic novels. We look forward to reading your submission! 

Getting Ready For Condor 21

I am looking forward to making the 2 hour trip to San Diego this weekend. Not only is the city one of my favorite to visit, but we are participating in our first non-book fair convention.

Condor 21 does have plenty of events and activities scheduled for book lovers and writers.

I think I finished working on our hand outs and freebies… I think…

We will have:

  • Bookmarks
  • Catalogs,
  • Books ACTUALLY there for sale. You don’t have to order from our mobile store unless we run out.
  • We will have a book tote for sale
  • Information on our book club
  • Opportunities to participate in street team events to earn points

 

If you are wondering what I mean about points, head on over to our new book club and sign up today!

bookclub.ink-smith.com

 

Condor 21

This March Ink Smith Publishing will be a vendor at Condor 21 which takes place in San Diego, California on March 21st-23rd 2014. This is an excellent Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror convention. You can come visit us along with all the other vendors there in the dealer room. There will be classes such as writing classes, Hogwarts classes and more. It’s a really great event. For more information check out there website. http://www.condorcon.org/html/mainmenu.html

Join our Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1466476136899785/