Hello everybody and a happy Sunday to all! Smugglivus is now done and we are resuming regular programming!
In Case You Missed It:
We had a lot of cool things happening last week including:
- Celebrating ten years of The Book Smugglers with a recap of the past ten years and of our best moments from 2017;
- Announcing all of our plans for 2018
- Releasing a new monthly column: Women to Read by A.C. Wise
- Releasing a new anthology: Gods and Monsters, collecting all the Gods and Monsters short stories we published last year
And finally, and we are super excited about it, WE HAVE A BRAND NEW LOOK and A BRAND NEW HEADER! We are so happy about it and immensely thankful to our Kickstarter backers for making it possible! THANK YOU!
(If you are reading this by email, make sure to come over and visit us!)
Upcoming event at Books Are Magic book store:
We are delighted to invite you all to an event we are hosting at Books Are Magic in Brooklyn on February 2 starting at 7:30pm:
About the event:
Ten years ago, Ana Grilo and Thea James formed Book Smugglers, a blog celebrating all things SFF. Since then, they’ve formed Book Smugglers Publishing, an independent digital-first publisher of SFF fiction and nonfiction.
Join the Book Smugglers as they lead a conversation about complex female characters in science fiction fantasy with authors Susan Jane Bigelow, Catherine Faris King, A.E Ash, and fantasy illustrator, Reiko Murakami.
About the Panelists:
A.E. Ash is a writer, nerd, gamer, mooncalf but not a baker or candlestick maker (and nobody said anything about butcher). She writes speculative poetry and fiction because why not make good use of an over-active imagination? Ash lives in the Midwest with her super-rad husband and her lazy cats who do nothing at all to help her on the path to world domination. You can find her on Twitter at @AEAshWrites or on her blog, www.aeashwrites.com.
Catherine Faris King is a novelist living in Los Angeles, California. She enjoys travel, fantasy, the ocean, and figuring out her place as a bisexual Arab-and-Irish American. Her debut novel The Ninety-Ninth Bride is coming out from Book Smugglers Publishing in 2018.
Susan Jane Bigelow is the author of nine books, including the Extrahumans series and the forthcoming Grayline Sisters series, both from Book Smugglers Publishing. She is also the author of over a dozen published short stories, which can be found in Lightspeed Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Apex Magazine, among others. She lives in Connecticut with her wife and cats.
Reiko Murakami, also known as Raqmo, is a U.S. based fantasy illustrator. Her work focuses on depicting emotions through surreal abstraction on a subject. Her art has been published in Spectrum, Infected by Art, ArtOrder Invitational: The Journal, Exposé, 2D Artist and many others.
Check out the event’s page on Facebook and join us if you can!
And that’s it from us today! As usual we remain…
~your friendly neighborhood book smugglers