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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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Water Dragon Publishing Welcomes Author Jo Miles

Jo Miles

We are excited to announce that we have signed an agreement with author Joanna Miles to publish their story, “Choose Your Truth”, as part of our Dragon Gems short fiction program. Jo Miles writes optimistic science fiction and fantasy. Their short fiction has appeared in numerous places, including Lightspeed, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Analog, and Fireside. Jo is a graduate of the Viable Paradise and Taos Toolbox writers’ workshops, and their story “The Longest Season in the Garden of the Tea Fish” in Strange Horizons was nominated for a WSFA Small Press Award. Jo lives in Maryland,...

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New Short Fiction: “Gift of Silence” by Alfred Smith

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of "Gift of Silence" by Alfred Smith. Mara’s son is at the center of her burning city and his song out of control. She may not be able to save them both. Available now in digital editions from most online booksellers, "Gift of Silence" is the newest release in our Dragon Gems short fiction collection.

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New Audio Edition: “Songs of a Dead Forest” by Travis Wade Beaty

Songs of a Dead Forest

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of the audio edition of "Songs of a Dead Forest" written by Travis Wade Beaty and read by Jenn Broda. A beleaguered dryad in search of safe harbor in a land ravaged by an invasive fungus finds herself at odds with a young dryad who wields the blasphemous magic of men.The two of them must find a way to work together before a vicious sorcerer hunts them down and puts an end to them both. The audio edition of "Songs of a Dead Forest" is available now from Audible, Amazon, and Apple...

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Meet Our Authors at Rhode Island ComicCon 2022

Meet our authors at Rhode Island ComicCon 2022 on November 4, 2022 through November 6, 2022 in the Dealers Room at the Water Dragon Publishing table (Table 1638) in the Upper Concourse of the Amica Pavillion. Steven D. Brewer Steven D. Brewer is the author of the "Revin's Heart" series and, from the "Truck Stop at the Center of the Galaxy", Better Angels. Steven currently teaches scientific writing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. L.A. Jacob L. A. Jacob has been writing since she could hold a pencil and draw a straight line. She is the author of the "Grimaulkin",...

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New Book Release: “The Future’s So Bright”

We are thrilled to announce the release of our latest anthology, The Future's So Bright! Out of the darkness of the present comes the light of the days ahead … From all the good things provided by advanced AI to the innocence of discovering new worlds, join our authors as they present uplifting stories of science fiction and fantasy. Featuring stories by Kevin David Anderson, Maureen Bowden, Steven D. Brewer, Nels Challinor, Regina Clarke, Stephen C. Curro, Jetse de Vries, Nestor Delfino, Gail Ann Gibbs, Henry Herz, Gwen C. Katz, Brandon Ketchum, Julia LaFond, R. Jean Mathieu, Syn McDonald, Christopher Muscato, Alfred Smith, A.M. Weald, and David Wright. The Future's So Bright is available now in hardcover, trade paperback, and digital editions.

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Water Dragon Publishing Welcomes Author Susan McDonough-Wachtman

Susan McDonough-Wachtman

We are excited to announce that we have signed an agreement with author Susan McDonough-Wachtman to publish a new edition of her novel, Snail’s Pace. Susan has been writing since grade school. She has tried her hand at children's stories, short stories, romances, historicals, essays, fantasies, mysteries, science fiction, numerous letters to the editor, and a blog. Susan has been a burger tosser, customer service rep, ad taker, curriculum developer, parent, teacher, reader, and gardener. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with one cat and one husband. Most recently, “Mother, May I” was accepted for the Halloween edition of Tales...

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Meet Author Vanessa MacLaren-Wray at Octocon 2022

Meet our author Vanessa MacLaren-Wray at Octocon 2022 at a variety of panel discussions on October 15, 2022 and October 16, 2022. Vanessa MacLaren-Wray Vanessa MacLaren-Wray is the author of All That Was Asked, Parrish Blue, and, from the "Truck Stop at the Center of the Galaxy", Coke Machine and The Smugglers. Vanessa writes stories and poems, makes robots and photographs, and works towards a more climate-safe energy paradigm. Panels Saturday, October 15, 2022: 5:00am PDT / 13:00 IST – Writing Through the Dark Times Saturday, October 15, 2022: 6:30am PDT / 14:30 IST – Octocon Showcase: Orbital Tidy Towns...

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New Short Fiction: “Crossing the Streams” by Steven D. Brewer

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of "Crossing the Streams", the fourth story in the "Revin's Heart" series, by Steven D. Brewer. Revin and the Professor must go undercover to investigate a mysterious device that has the power to generate storms and may threaten their very existence. But securing the information and getting out alive may be trickier than they bargained for. Available now in digital and trade paperback editions from most online booksellers, "Crossing the Streams" is the newest release in our Dragon Gems short fiction collection.

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