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Queen’s Ferry Press to Publish Kathleen Hughes’ Second Novel

You Can Walk Home to be published by Queen’s Ferry Press in 2017

Plano, TX—May 12, 2015 Queen’s Ferry Press, an independent publisher providing a venue for fine literary fiction, announced it will publish Kathleen Hughes’ novel You Can Walk Home.

“I’m so pleased that my second novel, You Can Walk Home, will join the Queen’s Ferry list,” Hughes said.  “Queen’s Ferry is a press of serious and imaginative writers with a commitment to honed, evocative, and purposeful language.  I feel lucky now to join them.”

You Can Walk Home is the story of a family in a small coastal Rhode Island town.  During a fight on a snowy drive home from school one evening, the mother orders her 16-year-old daughter out of the car to walk the last mile.  This punishment does not produce the desired effect.  Told from the perspective of the younger sister, who is in the car that night and is her sister’s confidante, and from the mother, You Can Walk Home is a story about girls and women, parents and children, faith, and how much we can and cannot hold on to the ones we love. You Can Walk Home will release in June, 2017.

About the Author:

Kathleen Hughes
Kathleen Hughes

Kathleen Hughes is the author of Dear Mrs. Lindbergh (WW Norton 2003).  She has won awards from MTV, the New England and Rhode Island Press Associations, the Sewanee Writer’s Conference, and the Vermont Studio Center.  A graduate of Yale University, the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and the MGH Institute of Health Professions, Hughes is a pediatric nurse practitioner in Rhode Island, where she lives with her family.

Founded in 2011 as an independent publisher, Queen’s Ferry Press specializes in literary fiction. The press currently releases 6–12 titles a year, many from debut authors, and is the publisher of Shadows of Men, the 2013 recipient of the TIL Steven Turner Award for Best Work of First Fiction. For book updates please contact Kevin Wehmueller, Marketing & Publicity of Queen’s Ferry Press, or visit www.queensferrypress.com.

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WHEN THINGS WERE GREEN, A Novel by Sion Dayson, to be Published by Queen’s Ferry Press

Sion Dayson novel to be published by Queen’s Ferry Press in 2017

Plano, TX—May 8, 2015 Queen’s Ferry Press, an independent publisher providing a venue for fine literary fiction, announced it will publish Sion Dayson’s novel When Things Were Green.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining Queen’s Ferry Press. Independent publishers are vital and QFP is such an energetic champion of literary fiction. I am grateful to have found a wonderful home for my first novel,” Dayson said.

When Things Were Green will release in April, 2017.

About the Author:

Sion Dayson
Sion Dayson

Sion Dayson is an American writer living in Paris, France. Her work has appeared in The Writer, The Rumpus, Hunger Mountain, Utne Reader, The Wall Street Journal, Courrier International, Numero Cinq and several anthologies, including Strangers in Paris, among other venues. She’s been a writer-in-residence at the Kerouac House and awarded a grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. Sion holds an MFA in Fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is at work on her second book.

Founded in 2011 as an independent publisher, Queen’s Ferry Press specializes in literary fiction. The press currently releases 6–12 titles a year, many from debut authors, and is the publisher of Shadows of Men, the 2013 recipient of the TIL Steven Turner Award for Best Work of First Fiction. For book updates please contact Kevin Wehmueller, Marketing & Publicity of Queen’s Ferry Press, or visit www.queensferrypress.com.

 

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QFP Will Publish Novel By Jen Michalski

The Summer She Was Under Water is set to release in August 2016.

Plano, TX—February 18, 2015 Queen’s Ferry Press, an independent publisher providing a venue for fine literary fiction, announced it will publish Jen Michalski’s novel The Summer She Was Under Water.

About the announcement, Michalski said, “I am so thrilled to be an author with Queens Ferry Press and it’s esteemed catalog of writers–Jerry Gabriel, Ethel Rohan, James Magruder, Heather Fowler, Aaron Burch, Frankie Rollins, and others, whose work I’ve loved and championed over the years. I’ve always admired the press’ beautifully bound books and the engaging, haunting, work contained within their pages. I’m excited that my first written novel, so near and dear to my heart (isn’t your first always?) will be released by one of favorite publishers in the world.”

About the Author:

Jen Michalski
Jen Michalski

Jen Michalski is the author of the novel The Tide King (Black Lawrence Press, 2013), the couplet of novellas Could You Be With Her Now (Dzanc Books 2013), and two collections of fiction (From Here, Aqueous Books 2014 and Close Encounters, So New 2007). She lives in Baltimore, where she runs the reading series Starts Here! and the journal jmww. In 2013 she was voted one of 50 Women to Watch by the Baltimore Sun and Best Author by Baltimore Magazine. You can find her at jenmichalski.com and https://twitter.com/MichalskiJen.

Founded in 2011 as an independent publisher, Queen’s Ferry Press specializes in literary fiction. The press currently releases 6–12 titles a year, many from debut authors, and is the publisher of Shadows of Men, the 2013 recipient of the TIL Steven Turner Award for Best Work of First Fiction. For book updates please contact Kevin Wehmueller, Marketing & Publicity of Queen’s Ferry Press, or visit www.queensferrypress.com.

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Media Contact: Kevin Wehmueller, Marketing & Publicity

kwehmueller@queensferrypress.com

Berit Ellingsen: After BENEATH THE LIQUID SKIN

firthFORTH author of Beneath The Liquid Skin, Berit Ellingsen, updates us on her most recent activity: from essays on gaming to the empty, frigid arctic, Ellingsen has continued to show both the range and precision displayed in her 2012 collection.

After Beneath the Liquid Skin came out, French author François Bon translated my novel The Empty City to French. The novel came out in French as Une ville vide in the summer of 2013, published by Publiemonde and Publienet.

In 2013 I wrote a novel with the working title Landscapes, Fragments (an excerpt, “Grains of Sand” is here). It’s a story about climate change and personal agency, and has been picked up by an American publisher. But I can’t say more about it before they make it official. I am, however, over the moon to see the novel come out, because it’s about issues that are very dear to me.

I completed the revisions of Landscapes Fragments, then began on a follow-up in early 2014, because there seemed to be more to the story. That novel is not fully revised yet, but close.

Last year I also wrote two essays for British lit mag Litro’s blog, one about a visit to the world’s northernmost abandoned town, and one about computer games and architecture. Both pieces were really fun to write and a nice change of pace after two novels in a row.

Those essays inspired a series of memoiristic fiction/hybrid genre-linked essays about gaming, games, people, and memory, one of which was published in Entropy Magazine. The essay series is currently in slush and may be expanded.

In 2014 I also completed some short stories, but fewer than the years before. One is scheduled to come out in Black Candies’ anthology Surveillance, edited by Ryan Bradford. The TOC for the anthology hasn’t been published yet, but previous Black Candies have included stories by Aaron Burch, Sarah Rose Etter, Zack Wentz etc.

Another of my more science-fiction’y stories, “Dancing on the Red Planet”, which was first published in the anthology Rocket Science, edited by Ian Sales, and nominated for the British Science Fiction Award in 2012, was reprinted in the anthology World SF 3, edited by Lavie Tidhar. This anthology was chosen as one of NPR’s Best Books of 2014, which was fantastic!

This coming spring my flash story about Cold War spies, “Sovetskoye Shampanskoye”, will be reprinted in W.W. Norton’s Flash Fiction International, which has an amazing line-up that includes Nobel laureate Czeslav Milosz, Kim Young-ha, and Ethel Rohan.

Another short story, “Boyfriend and Shark”, first published in Paul Jessup’s Coffinmouth, will be reprinted in The Humanity of Monsters, edited by Michael Matheson. This anthology features stories by well-known SFF writers such as Peter Watts, Yoon Ha Lee, Indrapramit Das, etc.

I also have in slush a long essay about last summer’s trip to the Arctic and am also working on a few short stories. My short stories since Beneath the Liquid Skin have had an apocalyptic theme to them, so that may be the foundation for a future collection. I would also like to explore the boundaries between fiction and nonfiction, and memoir and ekphrasis further.

But first and foremost, my new novel is out this year, and release details will be public as soon as they’re ready.

Berit EllingsenBerit Ellingsen is a Korean-Norwegian writer whose stories have appeared or will appear in SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, Metazen, decomP, Unstuck, and other literary journals. Her novel, The Empty City, is a story about silence. Berit’s short story collection, Beneath the Liquid Skin, was published by firthFORTH Books in November 2012. That year one of her stories was nominated for the Pushcart Prize and another for the British Science Fiction Award. Find out more at beritellingsen.com.