Teabreak reading

Mon 21 Mar 2011 - Filed under: Not a Journal., , | Leave a Comment| Posted by: Gavin

Solitaire has been out a month or so (er, two!) and people, they like it. It’s a truism that a reprint is only a reprint for those who’ve read it, which was one of the reasons we wanted to bring this awesome book back in print. Nice to see the print book is getting out there (prrof? bloggity reviews: one, two, three, four!)—it’s not all ebooks all the time.

To celebrate the publication, there’s a lovely big interview with Kelley Eskridge at the Lambda Literary Review. Kelley, she is one smart cookie:

If we don’t see ourselves reflected in the stories around us… well, that’s just one more way of being made marginal, invisible. On a particular level, culture is story, and if we aren’t in the stories, then we sure as hell aren’t in the culture either.

That’s what it’s all about. And since you have the cup of tea already in hand, how about another interview, this time at the Daily Monocle:

Alright to start things off, how about a fun question? Can you describe yourself in three words or less?
Resistant to limitations.
And now I must take more words to explain, or risk being labeled snarky and uncooperative (which certainly describe me in moments, but not, I hope, in general). I have spent so much time trying to expand – in my life, in my work – that I find it hard to be reductive, even in jest. In my house, I am known as the Option Queen.

You saw it there first

Tue 26 Jan 2010 - Filed under: Not a Journal., , , , | 2 Comments| Posted by: Gavin

kelleyeskridge.comWhere? There!

It’s time we announced some of the books we have lined up for 2010 (and ’11) — we’re going to be hard to keep up, we’re moving so fast, shining so bright. (Now, where are my slippers?)

First up (although not in calendric order): a reprint of Solitaire by fabby writer and editor Kelley Eskridge, a novel we really enjoyed when it first came out which we jumped at the chance to reprint. Who else likes it? One of our favorite people:

Solitaire brilliantly explores…the dubious boundary between ‘virtual reality’ and the act of imagination—all in the ageless story of a bright, risky kid trying to find out who she is and where her freedom lies.”
—Ursula K. Le Guin

and, me!

Solitaire is coming your way in January 2011: a year away—which seems like tomorrow in publishing terms. Better get on that cover and see what Kelley likes!

We’ve just signed up a bunch of books, more later. (It’s time for tea, you know.)