JournalStone Publishing Announces Signing of Author Glen Krisch to a three book apocalyptic series, The Brother’s Keeper Trilogy, with book 1, Arkadium Rising set to be published in December, 2014.

SAN FRANCISCO, September 16, 2013 – JournalStone Publishing (JSP) President, Christopher C. Payne is pleased to announce the signing of a contract with author Glen Krisch, to publish a three book series titled, The Brother’s Keeper.  Book, 1, Arkadium Rising, is set to be published in December 2014, Book 2 to follow in 2015, with Book 3 concluding the trilogy set for a 2016 release date.

About the novel, Arkadium Rising: Jason and Marcus Grant are brothers who have traveled quite different paths. Jason is a hardworking journalist trying to make a name for himself.  Marcus, a former neo-Nazi and a sometime drug addict, has joined a religious cult that is as old as the bible itself.  This cult, the Arkadium, comes out of hiding, unleashing a plot to bring down modern civilization in the space of a single afternoon.  They want to turn back time ten thousand years and they don’t care who gets hurt in the process. Marcus is an established leader in the Arkadium. In a time when the written word has been banned, Marcus forces Jason to secretly record the history that unfolds after the apocalypse. Book One of the trilogy chronicles the fall of modern man.

About the Author: Glen Krisch’s novels include The Nightmare Within, Where Darkness Dwells, Nothing Lasting, and Arkadium Rising (Brother’s Keeper Book One). His short fiction has appeared in publications across three continents for the last decade. Besides writing and reading, he enjoys spending time with his wife, romance author Sarah Krisch, his three boys, simple living, and ultra-running. He enjoys talking to his readers. Feel free to stop by his website to see what he’s up to: www.glenkrisch.wordpress.com

JournalStone Publishing is a dynamic publishing house, focusing in the Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror genres in both the adult and young adult markets. JSP also owns and operates the Hellnotes website, offering daily news and reviews of interest to genre readers and fans, and Dark Discoveries Magazine, a slick, full color, internationally-distributed quarterly magazine.  We publish in multiple book formats and market our authors on a global level. We are also active with numerous major writer’s groups, including the Horror Writers Association (HWA), and produce a monthly newsletter with a large circulation.

 

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For further information –  415-763-7323 (415-763-READ)

Contact:           Christopher C. Payne, President JournalStone Publishing

Email:              christophercpayne@journalstone.com

Website:           http://journalstone.com

Editor vs. Reviewer

As a writer, I often don different hats: novelist, short-story writer, poet, critic, reviewer, editor.

Occasionally—and frustratingly—the hats collide when one function strays over into another. For example, I am the Senior Publications Editor at JournalStone Publications, which means that when working with a manuscript, I need to be alert to anything that impedes the flow of the narrative while simultaneously remaining as true as possible to the words and rhythms of that most marvelous of creatures, the author.

I am also a reviewer for my own site, Collings Notes (michaelrcollings.blogspot.com), for Hellnotes (hellnotes.com) and for Dark Discoveries. When I wear that hat, I am responsible for assessing the effectiveness of narrative, taking into account as many elements of writing as possible.

Once in a while, however, I find these two hats at odds with each other. I recently read a novel that had compelling characters; a well-constructed story; a clear setting; and a distinct beginning, middle, and end—in a nutshell, the author had conceived of an intriguing story, structured it imaginatively and interestingly, and told it well.

Or almost well.

By the time I finished the novel, I was frustrated.

The reviewer in me wanted to conclude that this was a strong story that deserved an equally strong review. The editor in me, however, balked.

The problem rested, not with the story per se, but with the words used to tell it. At the level of editing—correcting grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax that might otherwise create distractions and derail the story—there were so many problems that they eventually took over. The story as story dissipated and finally disappeared.

In this instance, the problems dealt primarily with punctuation, with the all-too-common sense among many authors and editors alike that little things like commas and hyphens really don’t matter that much. If you want a pause in a sentence, throw in a comma, regardless of how that actually changes meaning. Or, if you wish, just leave such trivialities out altogether.

At the moment, there are two popular memes on the social networks, designed to remind people that punctuation counts.

One is a sentence that reads:

I enjoy cooking

my pets

and my family.

Writing the words on a single line reveals the essential problem: “I enjoy cooking my pets and my family”—a truly horrific meal in progress, presumably. The solution to the problem: two small commas: “I enjoy cooking, my pets, and my family”—three creditable activities although, one hopes, listed in reverse order of importance.

The second meme is similar but even shorter: “Let’s eat kids.” Again, a rather carnivorous, not to say cannibalistic intent worthy of Jonathan Swift at his most satirical. Add a comma, and we get: “Let’s eat, kids.” An entirely different statement.

As I thought about the problem, I came up with six words that, depending on how one punctuates them, are capable of several meanings:

He watched the grandmother eating bear.

Surface level, as punctuated—a man is watching an elderly woman consuming the flesh of a bear. Perhaps from a historical novel, perhaps from a novel about survival in the wilderness, but either way, perfectly acceptable.

Add a comma, however, and the meaning shifts:

He watched the grandmother, eating bear.

Now the man, whoever he is, is contentedly observing the elderly woman while he chows down on his evening meal of bear steak. Same words; different action.

To ring yet another change, delete the comma and add…a hyphen:

He watched the grandmother-eating bear.

By indicating that grandmother and bear are connected as a two-part adjective, the sentence now asserts that the man is hot on the trail of a man-eating (or grandmother-eating) carnivore and, having located it, is watching it…presumably prefatory to killing it.

[By the way, the possibilities of ambiguity and misunderstanding increase if homonyms come into play: bare instead of bear—something that SpellCheck won’t pick up.]

Granted, these sentences are contrived. In novel after novel, story after story, however, it is fairly easy to find parallel structures that—through the positioning of a comma or a hyphen, or the lack of same—assert a meaning wildly at odds with the tone and movement of the story.

“But the context will make it clear,” some will say, impatient at what appears to them as nitpicking.

True. It will.

But in the period, however brief, between initially reading such a sentence and fitting it into the context of the story, there is necessarily a pause, a break, a moment’s hesitation that for that instant fractures the story. And enough of those small moments, enough of those uneasy junctures, and there is the danger that the reader will not only back up sufficiently to put the sentence into context but will back out of the story completely.

That is a danger no writer should be willing to risk.

JournalStone Publishing Announces – Limbus, Inc. will be stocked on the shelves of Barnes & Noble bookstores.

JournalStone Publishing Announces - Limbus, Inc. will be stocked on the shelves of

 Barnes & Noble bookstores.

SAN FRANCISCO, September 8, 2013 – JournalStone Publishing (JSP) President, Christopher C. Payne is pleased to announce that Limbus, Inc., the collaborative anthology featuring five authors (Jonathan Maberry, Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Joseph Nassise, Brett J. Talley and Anne C. Petty – Editor) and the obscure corporate entity of Limbus, Inc. will be stocked in select Barnes & Noble bookstores.  “We are very pleased with our progress here at JournalStone as we continuing moving forward, establishing a footprint in the larger brick and mortar marketplace.” – Christopher C. Payne

About the novel: Are you laid off, downsized, undersized? Call us. We employ. 1-800-555-0606 How lucky do you feel? So reads the business card from LIMBUS, INC., a shadowy employment agency that operates at the edge of the normal world. LIMBUS’s employees are just as suspicious and ephemeral as the motives of the company, if indeed it could be called a company in the ordinary sense of the word. In this shared-world anthology, five heavy hitters from the dark worlds of horror, fantasy, and scifi pool their warped takes on the shadow organization that offers employment of the most unusual kind to those on the fringes of society. One thing’s for sure – you’ll never think the same way again about the fine print on your next employment application!

How can you help: Head over to your nearest Barnes & Noble bookstore and buy a copy of Limbus, Inc.  If they don’t have a copy, ask them to bring one in, or possibly stock the book at that particular store.  If they do have some copies on hand, ask them to drop it on the front shelf.  Bring some focus on it.  Whatever you can do to help bring attention to Limbus, Inc. in Barnes & Noble is very much appreciated.  Thanks!

JournalStone Publishing is a dynamic publishing house, focusing in the Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror genres in both the adult and young adult markets. JSP also owns and operates the Hellnotes website, offering daily news and reviews of interest to genre readers and fans, and Dark Discoveries Magazine, a slick, full color, internationally-distributed quarterly magazine.  We publish in multiple book formats and market our authors on a global level. We are also active with numerous major writer’s groups, including the Horror Writers Association (HWA), and produce a monthly newsletter with a large circulation.

 

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For further information –  415-763-7323 (415-763-READ)

Contact:           Christopher C. Payne, President JournalStone Publishing

Email:              christophercpayne@journalstone.com

Website:           http://journalstone.com

JournalStone Publishing Announces Signing of Award-Winning New York Times bestselling Authors, David Liss, Robert Jackson Bennett, Joe McKinney, Rhodi Hawk and Hank Schwaeble to a multi-era novel peeling away the layers of a hundred-year mystery: CENTURY.

SAN FRANCISCO, August 19, 2013 – JournalStone Publishing (JSP) President, Christopher C. Payne is pleased to announce the signing of a contract with award winning and New York Times bestselling authors, David Liss, Robert Jackson Bennett, Joe McKinney, Rhodi Hawk and Hank Schwaeble, to publish a collaborative novel Century, developed and written by the five members of the Candlelight Writers Group.  The novel is set to be published August, 2014

About the novel: In the summer of 2014, be prepared for the mystery of the Century. Five award-winning authors take you through an epic span of supernatural noir, a full hundred years of webbed conspiracy, from the tenement slums of turn-of-the-century New York, to the dawn of talking celluloid in Hollywood, through the hard-boiled streets of Houston in the age of Sputnik, past a seemingly lone act of history-changing violence during the Reagan Administration, all the way to the here and now of today and the inner workings of the powerful machinery at the end of every string.  One novel.  Five authors.  Five eras.  One… CENTURY.

About the Authors: David Liss is the author six novels, most recently The Devil’s Company. He is the bestselling author of five previous novels: A Conspiracy of Paper, winner of the 2000 Edgar Award for Best First Novel, The Coffee Trader, A Spectacle of Corruption, The Ethical Assassin and The Whiskey Rebels. Robert Jackson Bennett is the Edgar Award and Shirley Jackson award-winning author of Mr. Shivers and The Company Man.  Joe McKinney is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of several novels, including the four part Dead World series, Quarantined and Inheritance.  Rhodi Hawk is the International Thriller Writers Association Scholarship Award-winning author of A Twisted Ladder and The Tangled Bridge.  Hank Schwaeble is the multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Damnable and Diabolical.

JournalStone Publishing is a dynamic publishing house, focusing in the Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror genres in both the adult and young adult markets. JSP also owns and operates the Hellnotes website, offering daily news and reviews of interest to genre readers and fans, and Dark Discoveries Magazine, a slick, full color, internationally-distributed quarterly magazine.  We publish in multiple book formats and market our authors on a global level. We are also active with numerous major writer’s groups, including the Horror Writers Association (HWA), and produce a monthly newsletter with a large circulation.

 

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For further information –  415-763-7323 (415-763-READ)

Contact:           Christopher C. Payne, President JournalStone Publishing

Email:              christophercpayne@journalstone.com

Website:           http://journalstone.com

JournalStone Publishing & Dark Discoveries Magazine Announce Signing of Model/Singer/Songwriter, Leah Jung, to Contract for New Magazine Column

SAN FRANCISCO, August 30, 2013 – JournalStone Publishing (JSP) President, Christopher C. Payne and Dark Discoveries Magazine Managing Editor, James Beach, are pleased to announce the signing of Leah Jung, and for the publication of a new, regular column in Dark Discoveries focused on the tattoo culture, Leah Jung and interviews with her friends, as they travel the globe.  The column/interviews will begin with issue #25, to be released on October 31, 2013, and recurring thereafter in succeeding issues.

Leah Jung is a professional singer/songwriter, model, actress, and writer, currently residing in Brooklyn, New York; she travels regularly. In addition to being one of the world’s most recognizable women used in media that targets tattoo culture, boasting over 30 magazine covers, she also sings and writes professionally. Leah currently pens a regular column for Ink Style Magazine, and has had her writing published in numerous other magazines and blogs. Her background in all things horror has, so far, been only personal. But this personal interest goes back so many years, she may as well have been watching Rosemary’s Baby while still in the womb. Insisting on being Dracula for Halloween at age three, running late for elementary school due to cemetery explorations, and calling “Dead Alive” her favorite movie since before she should have been allowed to watch it, Leah feels that her place with Dark Discoveries fits as snug as an Iron Maiden.  For more of Leah, visit http://leahjung.com

JournalStone Publishing is a dynamic publishing house, focusing in the Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror genres in both the adult and young adult markets. JSP also owns and operates the Hellnotes website, offering daily news and reviews of interest to genre readers and fans, and Dark Discoveries Magazine, a slick, full color, distinguished and internationally distributed quarterly magazine.  We publish in multiple book formats and market our authors on a global level. We are also active with numerous major writer’s groups, including the Horror Writers Association (HWA), and produce a monthly newsletter with a large circulation. 

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 For further information –

 Contact:           Christopher C. Payne, President JournalStone Publishing

Email:              christophercpayne@journalstone.com

Website:           http://journalstone.com

Phone:             415-763-7323. (READ)

JournalStone Publishing Announces Signing of Bestselling Author, Jonathan Maberry, to Edit New Themed Anthology: Out of Tune

SAN FRANCISCO, August 14, 2013 – JournalStone Publishing (JSP) President, Christopher C. Payne is pleased to announce the signing of New York Times bestselling and multiple Bram Stoker Award® winning author, Jonathan Maberry, as editor for a new themed anthology titled Out of Tune.  The anthology’s theme is stories taken from folklore ballads— and will contain 100% new fiction from an all-star list of award-winning and bestselling contributors: Catherynne M. Valente, Christopher Golden, Davd Liss, Del Howison, Gary Braunbeck, Gregory Frost, Jack Ketchum, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Kelley Armstrong, Nancy Holder, Seanan McGuire, Steve Niles, David F. Kramer and Simon R. Green. The anticipated release date for the anthology is May of 2014.

About the Editor: Jonathan Maberry is a NY Times bestselling author, multiple Bram Stoker Award winner, and freelancer for Marvel Comics. His novels include EXTINCTION MACHINE, FLESH & BONE, GHOST ROAD BLUES, Dust & Decay, Patient Zero, The Wolfman, and many others include a new mystery-thriller YA series, WATCH OVER ME, scheduled to debut in 2014. His nonfiction books include ULTIMATE JUJUTSU, THE CRYPTOPEDIA, ZOMBIE CSU, and others. Jonathan’s award-winning teen novel, ROT & RUIN, is now in development for film. He was a featured expert on The History Channel special ZOMBIES: A LIVING HISTORY. Since 1978 he’s sold more than 1200 magazine feature articles, 3000 columns, two plays, greeting cards, song lyrics, and poetry. His comics include CAPTAIN AMERICA: HAIL HYDRA, DOOMWAR, MARVEL ZOMBIES RETURN and MARVEL UNIVERSE VS THE AVENGERS. Jonathan writes SCARY OUT THERE, a weekly blog for the Horror Writers Association that features interviews with the top names in young adult horror fiction. Jonathan is a columnist for Dark Discoveries, a Contributing Editor for The Big Thrill (the newsletter of the International Thriller Writers), and is a member of SFWA, IAMTW, MWA, SCBWI, SFWA and HWA, as well as a jurist for the Edgar and Stoker Awards. He teaches the Experimental Writing for Teens class, is the founder of the Writers Coffeehouse, and co-founder of The Liars Club. Jonathan lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with his wife, Sara Jo and a fierce little dog named Rosie. www.jonathanmaberry.com.

Visit his website at www.jonathanmaberry.com or find him on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, GoodReads, Library Thing, Shefari and Plaxo.

JournalStone Publishing is a dynamic publishing house, focusing in the Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror genres in both the adult and young adult markets. JSP also owns and operates the Hellnotes website, offering daily news and reviews of interest to genre readers and fans, and Dark Discoveries Magazine, a slick, full color, internationally-distributed quarterly magazine.  We publish in multiple book formats and market our authors on a global level. We are also active with numerous major writer’s groups, including the Horror Writers Association (HWA), and produce a monthly newsletter with a large circulation.

 

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For further information –

Contact:           Christopher C. Payne, President JournalStone Publishing

Email:              christophercpayne@journalstone.com

Website:           http://journalstone.com

Pone:               415-763-7323. (READ)

Dark Discoveries – Subscription Drive

Dark Discoveries, a quarterly (Spring: April 30th, Summer: July 31st, Autumn: October 31st and Winter: January 31st), 8×11/color glossy magazine (100 to 120 pages), has been in continuous publication for nearly a decade.  The magazine features some of the best content in the Horror/Dark Fantasy/Science Fiction genres, offering in-depth interviews, insightful articles, regular columns, fantastic artwork and outstanding short fiction. Past contributors and topics include: Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, The Twilight Zone, H.R. Giger, William F. Nolan, Ramsey Campbell, EC Comics, Joe R. Lansdale, Dan O’Bannon, Forrest J Ackerman, Graham Masterton, Brian Lumley, George Clayton Johnson, Dark Horse Comics, Brian Keene, Douglas Clegg, Joe Hill, J.K. Potter and many others.

Dark Discoveries is launching a subscription drive, and with the drive we not only want to increase our current subscriber base, we also want to reward those individuals that have supported Dark Discoveries for the past several years.

Multi-award winning author, Lisa Morton, a long time HWA member and current Vice President of the HWA will be launching a new series this January, 2014.  Book one will be titled Netherworld.  For our current subscriber base (anyone with an active subscription as of October 31, 2013) we will be shipping a free ARC of Lisa’s Netherworld, included with the shipment of issue #25.  All you have to do to receive your free ARC of Netherworld, is ensure you have an active membership as of October 31, 2013.

But, don’t wait until the last minute to subscribe.  We also have some additional prizes to hand out.  We will have a drawing in the Months of August, September and October.  Each month, one subscriber will win a limited edition, autographed copy of Limbus, Inc.  Are you familiar with the book?  Take a look at this link and check it out.  It could be yours free, just for being a current subscriber, at the end of each month.  Sign up now and you will be included in the drawing for all three months.

Wow, is that it?  Could there be more?  Yes, there actually is more.  We will do the same drawing for the Only The Thunder Knows – East End Girls limited edition and also for the limited edition of Smog – Night of Eternal Baggage.  So, just by being a subscriber to DD you get the chance of winning one of three limited editions, every single month.  Are you interested in signing up yet?  Wait, that is not all.

In addition we will also being drawing a subscriber name, every single month, that will win, wait for it… a $50 Amazon gift card.  Holy moly, you could actually sign up for an annual subscription, and get it for FREE, and still have money left over.  It has to end, we can’t possibly do more, or can we.

Yes, we can.  We will also be giving away one free box of JS books.  Every book we have in stock.  Limited editions, paperbacks, whatever is on the shelves.  The entire current library that is in stock.  I can’t guarantee what that will be, but I can say it will be well over 30 books.  I will simply walk down the aisle and gab one of everything that is there, and ship it out. This drawing will be done at the end of October only.  A one time shot.  Anything and everything that is sitting on the shelf at that time.

Read the above carefully.  I can’t list all of these drawings again.  If you enjoy cash and or reading, this is a must for you.

The above contest is for annual or longer print subscriptions, with the exception of the Amazon gift card.  The Amazon gift card drawing is for everyone, including the e-book subscribers.  All of the above drawings will include international subscribers.

Let me know if you have any questions and tell your friends and family.  We want Dark Discoveries on the shelf of every horror fan between the ages of 13 and 126.  Sorry, if you are of the age of 127 or above it might be too risky to read some of the stories.

The purchasing option for annual subscriptions can be found at this link, at the bottom of the page for issue #24.  http://journal-store.com/fiction/dark-discoveries-issue-24/

JournalStone Publishing & Dark Discoveries Magazine Announce Signing of Author, Richard Dansky, to Contract for New Magazine Column

SAN FRANCISCO, August 3, 2013 – JournalStone Publishing (JSP) President, Christopher C. Payne and Dark Discoveries Magazine Managing Editor, James Beach, are pleased to announce the signing of author and longtime videogame writer, Richard Dansky, and for the publication of a new, regular column in Dark Discoveries focused on videogame reviews, news in the gaming industry, new hardware releases and what is driving gaming going forward.  The column will begin with issue #25, to be released on October 31, 2013, and recurring thereafter in succeeding issues.

Richard Dansky: The Central Clancy Writer for Red Storm/Ubisoft, Richard Dansky was named one of the top 20 game writers by Gamasutra in 2009. His credits include games from Rainbow Six 3 to the upcoming Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and has included work on franchises such as Far Cry, Ghost Recon, Might and Magic, and Driver. Richard is also a member of the advisory board for the Game Narrative Summit, and contributed to all 3 volumes of the IGDA Writers’ SIG series on writing for videogames. His most recent novel, VAPORWARE, is set in the world of videogame development, and is available from JournalStone.

JournalStone Publishing is a new and dynamic publishing house, focusing in the Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror genres in both the adult and young adult markets. JSP also owns and operates the Hellnotes website, offering daily news and reviews of interest to genre readers and fans, and Dark Discoveries Magazine, a slick, full color, distinguished and internationally distributed quarterly magazine.  We publish in multiple book formats and market our authors on a global level. We are also active with numerous major writer’s groups, including the Horror Writers Association (HWA), and produce a monthly newsletter with a large circulation.

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For further information –

Contact:           Christopher C. Payne, President JournalStone Publishing

Email:              christophercpayne@journalstone.com

Website:           http://journalstone.com

Phone:             415-763-7323. (READ)

JournalStone Publishing Announces Signing of Award-Winning Author Hank Schwaeble to a four-book deal for novels three through six of the Jake Hatcher series

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2013 – JournalStone Publishing (JSP) President, Christopher C. Payne is pleased to announce the signing of a contract with award winning author, Hank Schwaeble, to publish his next four novels in the award winning Jake Hatcher series.

About the novels: The Angel of the Abyss, novel three in the Jake Hatcher series, is tentatively set for publication on Friday, June 13, 2014, and follows ex-special forces interrogator and demon-magnet Jake Hatcher, who has inherited millions after thwarting Valentine and the Carnates’ plan to open a portal to Hell. Finally able to be with the woman he loves, life—for anyone else—would seem charmed. But Hatcher’s good fortune came at a steep price; one that doesn’t merely haunt him, but dictates his every move. Ultimately, Hatcher must discover for himself what is real, and what isn’t, on whose side he should be fighting, and whether he can prevail in a potential battle of wit and wills with both a new contender for the throne of Hell and the being that has been its occupant since the dawn of Creation—the Crowned Ruler of all Demons, the Lord of all Damnation, the Great Deceiver… The Angel of the Abyss.  The additional three novels under contract will follow Jake Hatcher as he continues his hellish adventures.

About the Author: Hank Schwaeble is a thriller writer and attorney in Houston, Texas. His debut novel, DAMNABLE (Berkley/Jove 2009) won the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel. His second novel, DIABOLICAL (Berkley/Jove) was released in June, 2011. A graduate of the University of Florida and Vanderbilt Law School, Hank is also a former Air Force officer and special agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. He was a distinguished graduate from the Air Force Special Investigations Academy, graduated first in his class from the Defense Language Institute’s Japanese Language Course, and was an editor of the law review at Vanderbilt where he won four American Jurisprudence Awards. Hank is an active member of the Horror Writers Association and the International Thriller Writers Association and is married to fellow author Rhodi Hawk.

JournalStone Publishing is a new and dynamic publishing house, focusing in the Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror genres in both the adult and young adult markets. JSP also owns and operates the Hellnotes website, offering daily news and reviews of interest to genre readers and fans, and Dark Discoveries Magazine, a slick, full color, distinguished and internationally distributed quarterly magazine.  We publish in multiple book formats and market our authors on a global level. We are also active with numerous major writer’s groups, including the Horror Writers Association (HWA), and produce a monthly newsletter with a large circulation.

 

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For further information –

Contact:           Christopher C. Payne, President JournalStone Publishing

Email:              christophercpayne@journalstone.com

Website:           http://journalstone.com

JournalStone Publishing Announces Signing of Award Winning Author, John R. Little, to a four book deal

SAN FRANCISCO, June 25, 2013 – JournalStone Publishing (JSP) President, Christopher C. Payne is pleased to announce the signing of a contract with award winning author, John R. Little, for the publication of four novels – one per year – beginning in 2014.

About the novels: DarkNet (announced earlier this year) is a suspense/thriller about an abused woman in Seattle who decides she needs to take extreme action to save herself and her daughter from her violent husband.  The book is full of shocking twists that will surprise every reader and make them wonder what could possibly come next.  The additional three books will also fall into the suspense/thriller genre.

About the Author: John R. Little published his first short story in 1982 and hasn’t stopped since.  He’s published ten books so far and has many more ideas finding find their way to print.  John won the Bram Stoker award for Miranda in 2009 and was nominated two other times (The Memory Tree and Ursa Major).  His most recent books are Ursa Major and Scavenger Hunt (co-written with Fatima Monteiro), and a new collection of stories, Little by Little is coming soon.

JournalStone Publishing is a new and dynamic publishing house, focusing in the Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror genres in both the adult and young adult markets. JSP also owns and operates the Hellnotes website, offering daily news and reviews of interest to genre readers and fans, and Dark Discoveries Magazine, a slick, full color, distinguished and internationally distributed quarterly magazine.  We publish in multiple book formats and market our authors on a global level. We are also active with numerous major writer’s groups, including the Horror Writers Association (HWA), and produce a monthly newsletter with a large circulation.

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For further information –

Contact:           Christopher C. Payne, President JournalStone Publishing

Email:              christophercpayne@journalstone.com

Website:           http://journalstone.com

Phone:             415-763-7323. (READ)

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