New Releases - February 2018


Black Rose Writing in the News

  • February 16, 2018 - Meg Lelvis' Blind Eye praised heavily by Kirkus Reviews"More than a straight-up police procedural..."
  • February 15, 2018 - Kirkus Reviews calls Jeremy Cutler and the Torch of Time, "...a fresh and lively clique of magic-wielding teens."
  • February 10, 2018 - K-Town Confidential selected by Indie Editors to be featured in Kirkus Reviews February 2018 issue!
  • January 28, 2018 - Making Lemonade by Muriel Pritchett, "A breezy read that centers on wish fulfillment." - Kirkus Reviews
  • January 11, 2018 - Black Rose Writing partners with AI Superpower STORYFIT.
  • January 4, 2018 - Listen to Brian Engles (Wildball) and Lauren Wolk on NPR Radio Cape, Coast & Islands
  • January 2, 2018 - Black Rose Writing adds another great author, Joe Siple - Five Wishes book trailer
  • January 1, 2018 - Black Rose Writing WINTER featured author, Heather Christie, What the Valley Knows
  • December 27, 2017 - "An enjoyable zigzagging plot," - Kirkus Reviews on K-Town Confidential. 

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Featured Author

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Heather Christie grew up in rural Pennsylvania and, at age seventeen, took off for New York City in hopes of movie stardom. Flash forward several decades, a couple degrees, a bunch of cats, two kids and one husband later, she's back in Pennsylvania writing her heart out and chasing dreams again. Kirkus Reviews calls her debut novel, What The Valley Knows, “A taut, compelling family tale.” Follow Heather’s blog at

Editor's Picks

The Tracker

by John Hunt

Taylor is being hunted. A sinister shadow trails him playing a game of hide and seek. If Taylor is caught, a cruel death awaits him. There are rules for this game. To break them would mean dire consequences for Taylor and anyone close to him. Taylor must outwit and outlast the fiend for forty-eight hours. 

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by Alysia Helming

With her unusual violet hazel eyes hidden behind heavy glasses, American teenager Helene Crawford is the kind of student that always has an answer; yet, she doesn’t seem to fit in anywhere. One fateful day, life as she knows it comes to a grinding halt. There was a fire. Her mother is gone. But something is not right... Read more>

Pierre Francois

by Lori Stephens

Ten-year-old Pierre François—otherwise known as Pierre the Fantastic Flying Fish and Pierre the Genius Brain—is an expert at signing his school papers with original names. He’s also good at extolling the greatness of France, using weird words like “extolling,” dissecting owl vomit, and avoiding The Stinky Chair in math class. What he’s not good at is a foolproof bladder. Accidents happen, although this is Top Secret information. So when it’s time for the entire fifth grade to go to Adventure Camp... Read more>

The Ice Maiden

by B.D. Smith

A serial killer is abducting, torturing, and murdering young women in a small community in central Maine. Seeming to select his victims at random, he acts out the rituals of the Spanish Inquisition before committing their bodies to the sacred waters of nearby Sebec Lake. Anne Quinn, an investigator for the Piscataquis County... Read more>