Fresh Reads!

Fresh Reads

Some of our contributors and favorite authors have new work out! Check it out: 

On her personal blog, The Prattle of Hastings,  Nicola reviews Jodi Meadows’ The Orphan Queen:

Jodi Meadows’ The Orphan Queen has everything I look for in a book: political intrigue, magic, supernatural threat, and kickass heroines.

Click here to read her full review. 

Esther Fishman reviewed Cherry Tree’s first issue which features work by our contributor Kate Gaskin:

I was most impressed by the work of Matthew Lippman and Kate Gaskin. Their poems seem to contain an emotional charge drawn from their respective life experiences, rendered in explosive language that jumps off the page. It is not always a comfortable feeling, but it makes for very exciting reading.

Click here to read the full review.

Kate also has new work appearing in Issue 9 of Kindred. Click here to pick up your copy.

Kyle reviews artist Jenna Bryan’s work on her personal blog, The Dusty Soul:

Spotlight artist, Jenna Bryan is this year’s Momentum subversive. As a skilled printmaker and sculptor, Bryan produces unique works that push the boundaries on aesthetics. Bryan refers to her artistic process as the Progress in Work, challenging the counterpart phrase Work in Progress, stating “I think it’s important to remember that the most progress is being made when the work is being put into it. Only at its active state is it progressing.”

Click here to read the full review. 

Contributor Jennifer Stewart Fueston’s essay “Apples and Honey” appeared on You Are Here:

I have never been much of a gardener, nor someone who relishes yard work and the natural rhythms of planting and harvesting. This is probably because in the first decade of my adult life I moved five times—in four different countries. Occasionally my apartments might have hosted a few pathetic geraniums, but both physically and metaphorically, those years were not ones in which I was “putting down roots.” I was a traveler and a missionary, perpetually single, and free of family demands.

Read the full essay here. 

We hear through the grapevine that Elysium author, Jennifer Marie Brissett is working on a new novel! In the meantime, check out her short story “A Song For You”:

Science fiction is the art of the future, yet we rarely come across a story that so cogently expresses the future of art as this one. Here, Jennifer Marie Brissett makes a real effort to imagine how beauty, and not just technology, will evolve along with our species. What does the music of tomorrow sound like, and can we still be moved by a song, even when it’s torn from the lips of a brokenhearted android?

Read the story here.

In other big news, Sabaa Tahir, author of An Ember in the Ashes will write a second book! We congratulate her and pat ourselves on the back for raising our voices, practically begging for a sequel. Here’s the news from Tahir herself:

But of all the awesomeness of the past few weeks, one moment stands out: when Penguin finalized a sequel for EMBER last week. The tour I went on was spectacular; the reviews both scary and great; the New York Times list simply mind-boggling. But the sequel….the sequel gave me my heart’s wish: to tell the story that I need to tell. To stay with characters who have become such a huge part of me.

Read The New York Times article about how An Ember in the Ashes’ success led to a sequel. 

Thanks for catching up with us!

– Allison




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