New Releases - july 2018


Black Rose Writing in the News

  • July 15, 2018 - Joe Siple is our SUMMER featured author (The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride). 
  • July 15, 2018 - Kind Nepenthe (Brockmeyer) featured by BOOKBUB - Horror. 
  • July 13, 2018 - Brian Kaufman's The Fat Ladys' Low, Sad Song selected as Kirkus Indie Best Books for September 2018 (only 4-6 chosen).
  • July 3, 2018 - Westwood One’s The Jim Bohannon Show features author Andy Cowan (Banging Your Head...). 
  • July 1, 2018 - Pierre Francois by Lori Ann Stephens selected by Indie Editors to be featured in Kirkus Reviews 7/1 Issue.
  • June 27, 2018 - Black Rose Writing partner Draft2Digital adds Bibliotheca for library distribution, increased discovery!
  • June 10, 2018 - On Straight Men...“Thurston (Wolf Warriors) has created a spellbinding treatise on terror and pain.” –PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY
  • May 26, 2018 - Brian Engles, author of Wildball, feature and interview in the Cape Code Times.
  • May 22, 2018 - Heather Christie's What the Valley Knows wins best Young Adult Fiction at the National Indie Excellence Awards.

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Featured Author

Joe Siple is a television sportscaster turned novelist and voiceover professional. He has voiced commercials for television and radio, and done in-house work for a wide variety of corporations. His debut novel, The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride, was named 2018 "Book of the Year" by the Maxy Awards and is an Amazon Bestseller, climbing as high as #20 on the Coming of Age Fiction chart. His follow-up novel, The Town with No Roads, is scheduled to release in February, 2019. Learn more by visiting

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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What the Valley Knows

by Heather Christie

Millington Valley is a quintessential small Pennsylvania town: families go back generations. Football rules. Kids drink while adults look the other way. High school is a whirlwind of aspiration and rivalry, friendship and jealousy.  When smart and pretty Molly Hanover moves to town and attracts the attention of the football team’s hero,  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>