NASHUA, N.H., April 30, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This summer, Aubade Publishing is scheduled to release three books: “Sadie in Love” (ISBN: 978-0984549412), a novel by Rochelle Distelheim; “Paricutin: The Miracle of Daniel Pulido” (ISBN: 978-0984549436), a novel by Jerome John Dobson; and “The Annotated Murder of One” (ISBN: 978-0984549450), a collection of poems by Jared Pearce. These three debut authors and their works were selected for publication in response to a call for manuscripts from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) in March 2017.
“We’re thrilled to work with these talented writers,” Joe Puckett, author and co-founder of Aubade Publishing, says. “We’re a niche publishing house that focuses on fantasy, gothic and historical fiction and poetry collections. We’re intimately familiar with these genres, and look for exceptional writing quality and artistic merit in our manuscripts. Each of these soon-to-be-published works exhibits these criteria.”
“Sadie in Love,” to be released on July 31, is set in 1913 in New York City, and provides a warmly comical and deliciously entertaining look at life on the city’s Lower East Side. Sadie Schuster, the main character, is a forty-something, plumpish, recently widowed, Jewish immigrant. She has a passion for crafting love knots for lonely, unwitting immigrants, while she unintentionally knits a tangled love knot of her own with a local ice peddler and the “Dance King of Riga, Latvia.” Comedy and chaos ensue.
Distelheim has won numerous writing awards — most recently, the 2017 Gival Press Competition for Short Story, as well as The Katharine Anne Porter Prize, The William Faulkner Gold Medal in Novel and more. Learn more at: https://rdistelheimauthor.com/.
“Paricutin: The Miracle of Daniel Pulido,” to be released on August 31, immediately draws readers into a gripping tale of survival, courage, hope and love. The story centers on a Mexican boy and a Nebraska girl who are bizarrely linked by a volcano, an earthquake and an odd poem. The story begins when 16-year-old Daniel has a premonition of the 1985 Mexico City earthquake — eight days later, he’s the sole survivor. What comes next demonstrates how life takes unexpected turns and results in unlikely outcomes.
Dobson began his writing career in the early 1960s when he joined his wife, Bridget, as head writer for the popular soap opera, “General Hospital.” The couple had multiple Emmy nominations for head writing “Guiding Light,” “As the World Turns” and their creation, “Santa Barbara.” Over two years, “Santa Barbara” was nominated for 27 Emmys, and won 11, both records at the time.
“The Annotated Murder of One,” to be released on September 7, is a poetry collection that spins lyrics from the Counting Crows’ song, “A Murder of One,” and weaves them into new directions and dimensions. The poems highlight memories, history, the future and the relationship between love and understanding. Vivid bird imagery is found throughout, in addition to ghosts, humor and other colorful images. Pearce’s poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, shortlisted for the Slate Roof and Blue Light Press competitions, and have won the BYU Studies Prize in Poetry.
Advance reading copies (ARC) for the novels are available for electronic review on NetGalley ( https://www.netgalley.com/ ) and paperback ARC copies can be requested from the publisher. The ARC for the poems will be available early May. Readers can listen to Pearce read 15 of his poems on Aubade’s website and on YouTube.
Each book will be published in paperback, e-book and Kindle formats; all three may be pre-ordered on Amazon.
“And, this is just the beginning of what’s in store for Aubade,” Puckett says. Aubade looks to incrementally expand to eight titles per year by 2021. A call for manuscripts for late summer 2019 publication is currently underway.