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New Short Fiction: “The True Son” by Vanessa MacLaren-Wray

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We are excited to announce the publication of "The True Son" by Vanessa MacLaren-Wray. As foster-son to the king, Corren’s technically a candidate for the kingship, a position filled only at the discretion of the matriarchs of Jeska. He doesn’t want the job — Corren’s goal in life is to be the best guardsman ever, become a senior commander, and serve at the word of his foster-brother Tymon. Unfortunately, there’s one more candidate: the king’s true-son, Yutek-en, who’s determined to claim the post. Yutek-en craves control. He relishes hurting people, and loves nothing more than being hated. No matter what,...

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Water Dragon Publishing Welcomes Author Nigel Williams

Nigel Williams

We are thrilled to announce that we have signed an agreement with author Nigel Williams to publish his debut novel, The Sideways Man. Nigel Williams was born in the middle of England and is a voracious reader, geek, and true crime buff. He began writing in later life to stave off the terror of encroaching middle age. He lives in Sheffield with his wife and two young children. When not reading or writing, he usually spends his life fixing the house or wondering where his spare time went. The Sideways Man, a dark fantasy thriller about a serial killer who...

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New Book Release: “Corporate Catharsis: The Work From Home Edition”

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We are thrilled to announce the release of our latest anthology, Corporate Catharsis: The Work From Home Edition! The pandemic came and the world changed. Lives have changed; work has changed. The boundaries between reality and fantasy have become as blurred as those between life and work.Corporate Catharsis: The Work From Home Edition explores the impact of the COVID pandemic on everyone's personal and professional lives through speculative fiction, featuring stories by Alicia Adams, Antaeus, Pauline Barmby, Steven D. Brewer, Dominick Cancilla, Adrienne Canino, Graham J. Darling, Derek Des Anges, Manny Frishberg, Alex Grehy, Jon Hansen, Alexa Kellow, Jack Nash,...

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New Short Fiction: “Business Cards” by Laureen Hudson

Business Cards (front cover)

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of "Business Cards" by Laureen Hudson. This story encompasses five jobs, four managers, and a shocking number of actual occurrences and people. And if you recognize yourself here, well … I'm sorry about what happened next, but I was on assignment … Available now in trade paperback and digital editions from most online booksellers, "Business Cards" is the newest release in our Dragon Gems short fiction collection.

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Water Dragon Publishing Welcomes Author Philip Brewer

Philip Brewer

We are excited to announce that we have signed an agreement with author Philip Brewer to publish his story, “A Classic Beginner's Mistake”, as part of our Dragon Gems short fiction program. Philip’s stories often involve genetic engineering and money — perhaps not surprising, as everyone else in his family is some sort of naturalist and he has a degree in economics. His work has appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Futurismic, Redstone Science Fiction, and Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. Philip’s story, “A Classic Beginner's Mistake”, is currently scheduled for publication in early 2023. We welcome Philip to our Water Dragon...

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New Short Fiction: “Way Crosser” by Mia Ram

Way Crosser (front cover)

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of "Way Crosser" by Mia Ram. After being thrown off-course by a savage storm, a crew of sailors find themselves enthralled by the mystery of a supernatural island and its graveyard of ships. Available now in trade paperback and digital editions from most online booksellers, "Way Crosser" is the newest release in our Dragon Gems short fiction collection.

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