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Water Dragon Publishing Welcomes Author J. Scott Coatsworth

We are excited to announce that we have signed an agreement with author J. Scott Coatsworth to publish his “Tharassas Cycle” trilogy. J. Scott Coatsworth writes stories that subvert expectations, that seek to transform traditional science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary worlds into something new and unexpected. His writing, whether romance or genre fiction (or a little bit of both), brings a queer energy to his stories, infusing them with love, beauty and power and making them soar. He imagines a world that could be and, in the process, maybe changes the world that is, just a little. A Rainbow Award-winning...

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Putting a New Shine on Dragon Gems

Dragon Gems

As we reported back in March 2022, we experienced, quite literally, an overwhelming response to our Dragon Gems short fiction program. The number of submissions that we have received in only two months far, far, far exceeded our expectations … and our resources to manage them. We received many terrific stories, and we would love to publish so many of them, but our limited resources for now only allow us to publish one new story each month. So, after much discussion and consideration, we have developed a new strategy for our Dragon Gems short fiction program as we plan ahead...

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New Short Fiction: “Songs of a Dead Forest” by Travis Wade Beaty

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of "Songs of a Dead Forest" by Travis Wade Beaty. 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. Available now in digital editions from most online booksellers, "Songs of a Dead Forest" is the newest release in our Dragon Gems short fiction collection.

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Water Dragon Publishing Welcomes Author Travis Wade Beaty

We are excited to announce that we have signed an agreement with author Travis Wade Beaty to publish his story, "Songs of a Dead Forest", as part of our Dragon Gems short fiction program. Travis has been a professional actor, Spider-Man at children’s birthday parties, an inventory specialist of fine and rare wine, and a teacher, but his favorite job by far is being a stay-at-home dad to twin girls, two cats, and a dog. His stories have appeared in Zombies Need Brains’ NOIR anthology, Metaphorosis Magazine, Metastellar, and elsewhere. Travis grew up in Indiana, and after spending a good...

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Water Dragon Publishing Welcomes Author Diane De Pisa

We are excited to announce that we have signed an agreement with author Diane De Pisa to publish her novel, Xarbo. Diane’s grief-and-relief memoir, Love of Finished Years, was published in 2021 from Wipf & Stock. Her prior publications include three articles on Black Elk Speaks, twenty poems in journals, a retrospective on Berkeley in the sixties, and a satirical novel, As Sour Grapes Ripen, condensed and serialized in the Berkeley Times. She has won recognition for both prose and poetry, including a Poetry Society of America’s award for “Bird Tracks: A Pantoum”, and grand prize for a short story,...

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Water Dragon Publishing Welcomes Author E. Chris Ambrose

We are excited to announce that we have signed an agreement with author E. Chris Ambrose to publish her fantasy novel, A Wreck of Dragons. Chris Ambrose writes adventure novels inspired by research subjects like medieval surgery, ancient clockworks, and Byzantine mechanical wonders. Published works include Drakemaster (Guardbridge 2022), The Dark Apostle series (DAW), and the “Bone Guard” archaeological thrillers. Her next adventure will be interactive superhero novel Skystrike: Wings of Justice, for Choice of Games. While researching her books, she learned how to hunt with a falcon, clear a building of possible assailants, and pull traction on a broken...

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Meet Our Authors at BayCon 2022

Meet our authors at the Bay Area Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention at a variety of panel discussions and in the Dealers Room on July 1, 2022 through July 4, 2022. The Dealers Room will be open to the general public. However, due to BayCon's Health Policy, anyone who wants to shop there must check in with registration and provide proof of vaccination. Masking at all times will also be required. Jay Hartlove Jay Hartlove is the author of The Insane God, Mermaid Steel, and the "Goddess Rising" series. Jay is also the playwright, director and producer of The Mirror’s...

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New Short Fiction: “Storm Clouds Gather” by Steven D. Brewer

Storm Clouds Gather

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of "Storm Clouds Gather", the third story in the "Revin's Heart" series, by Steven D. Brewer. After the Queen of Belleriand encounters an etheric anomaly that threatens the airship, Revin is abducted. But by whom? And why? Revin must use all of his newly-acquired skills as a pirate — and more — in order to survive. Available now in digital editions (and soon in trade paperback) from most online booksellers, "Storm Clouds Gather" is the newest release in our Dragon Gems short fiction collection.

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Water Dragon Publishing Welcomes Author Laurence Raphael Brothers

We are excited to announce that we have signed an agreement with author Laurence Raphael Brothers to publish his novel, The World’s Shattered Shell. Laurence Raphael Brothers is a writer and a technologist with five patents and a background in AI and Internet R&D. He has published over 40 short stories in such magazines as Nature, PodCastle, and Galaxy's Edge. His noir urban fantasy novellas The Demons of Wall Street, The Demons of the Square Mile, and The Demons of Chiyoda are available from Mirror World Publishing. To learn more about the works and world of Laurence Raphael Brothers, you...

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New Audio Edition: “Grey Mother Mountain” by Elyse Russell

We are pleased to announce the release of the audio edition of "Grey Mother Mountain" written by Elyse Russell and read by Jenn Broda. When her village is destroyed, an elderly woman seeks help from the last remaining dragon to get revenge. Together, these two elderly females vow to rain vengeance down upon their enemies in a storm that will bring an entire city to its ruin. The audio edition of "Grey Mother Mountain" is available now from Audible, Amazon, and Apple Books.

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