We have added a new option to our website for book clubs! If your book club is reading one of our books, contact us to request a virtual discussion with the author. We will do our best to accomodate your request. We can also provide book club discussion questions. To request CLICK HERE.
Early reviewers can still download Behind the Mask: An Anthology of Heroic Proportions on NetGalley through its release date!! This collection is getting some wonderful press, including a starred review from Kirkus. With 20 superhero stories (16 new and 4 reprints) by authors such as Kelly Link, Seanan McGuire, Carrie Vaughn, Cat Rambo, Lavie Tidhar, Sarah Pinsker, Keith Rosson, Kate Marshall & others.
With the recent acquisition of worldwide English rights to Seb Doubinsky’s Missing Signal, from Matt Bialer at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, 2018 is shaping up to be a fantastic year for Meerkat Press.
Missing Signal could be described as a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a government conspiracy. Agent Terrence Kovacs has worked so long at the Counter-Intel Department propagating fake UFO stories that he’s unsure where fact meets fiction when he is contacted by aliens.
Seb Doubinsky is a bilingual writer born in Paris in 1963. His novels, all set in a dystopian universe revolving around competing cities-states, have been published in the UK and in the USA. He currently lives with his family in Aarhus, Denmark, where he teaches at the university.
We are so excited that Behind the Mask received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews! This collection, with wonderful stories by Kelly Link, Seanan McGuire, Carrie Vaughn and others, releases 5/16/17. Read the full review. Learn more about the book here.
A momentous, readable collection, its sole downside being that there are only 20 superhero stories. -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Meerkat Press is excited to announce the acquisition of worldwide English rights to Tom Epperson’s new novel, Roberto to the Dark Tower Came, from Matt Bialer at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, for publication in May 2018. The novel is about a young left-wing South American journalist who receives an ominous phone call: leave the country in ten days, or die. Roberto has every intention of leaving, as soon as he follows a lead on a major story developing in the jungle. The book follows him on his perilous journey into the heart of darkness in pursuit of his story. Unknowingly, Roberto is headed toward a confrontation with an evil darker than he could possibly have imagined.
Tom Epperson is a native of Malvern, Arkansas. He received a B.A. in English from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and an M.A. in English from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, then headed west with his boyhood friend Billy Bob Thornton to pursue a career in show business. Epperson’s co-written the scripts for One False Move, A Family Thing, The Gift, A Gun, a Car, a Blonde, and Jayne Mansfield’s Car. His book The Kind One was nominated in 2009 for both the Edgar Award and the Barry Award for Best First Novel. His second novel, Sailor, was published in 2012. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Stefani, 3 pampered cats, and a frisky dog.
Meerkat Press is an Atlanta-based independent press committed to publishing irresistible, unforgettable prose and poetry. Our books range from literary to genre fiction with quality the common denominator.
Photo of Tom Epperson by Jilly Wendell
The waiting is over! We are excited to unveil the cover for The Year of the Knife, by G.D. Penman!
About The Year of the Knife – Sully is an agent of the British Empire who is not afraid to use her magic skills to crack a case. But she may need more than magic to track a serial killer across New Amsterdam and the American colonies, since the killer is controlling its victims’ bodies with a powerful magic of its own.
About G.D. Penman – G.D. Penman writes fantasy fiction. He lives in Scotland with his partner and children, some of whom are human. By day he is a writer for hire, by night he stares at the ceiling and makes up stories. He is a firm believer in the axiom that any story is made better by dragons. His beard has won an award. He is a time traveller, but only forward, and only slowly. Once upon a time he was the editor of Forgotten Worlds Magazine and Amphetamine Press. His short fiction can be found in Phantasmacore and Three Lobed Burning Eye. His literary criticism can be found online at BookWitty. If you have ever read a story with queer people and Kaiju, it was probably his.
Cover revealed: Kat Hausler’s, Retrograde. With stunning art by Laurel Hausler, we think it’s a winner 🙂
About Retrograde: On a warm summer day in Berlin, Helena Schmidt is hit by a truck while crossing the street. She awakens to the loving face of her husband, Joachim. In addition to a few broken bones, she realizes she can’t remember anything about the accident or even the last few years leading up to it. Retrograde amnesia the doctors call it and assure her that with time, she should regain her memory. At loose ends after another botched relationship, Joachim Schmidt doesn’t intend to lie to his estranged wife, Helena. But when he realizes that she doesn’t remember their separation, he can’t bring himself to tell her. So he does what any rational man would do: he takes her home and pretends they were never apart. As the lies accumulate, Helena senses something isn’t quite right—that her husband is hiding something. When the outside world encroaches, Helena must face an unsettling truth and decide what the past will mean for their future.
About Kat Hausler: Originally from Virginia, Kat Hausler is a graduate of New York University and holds an M.F.A. in Fiction from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she was the recipient of a Baumeister Fellowship. Her work has been published by 34th Parallel, Inkspill Magazine, All Things That Matter Press, Rozlyn Press, and BlazeVOX. Her novel Retrograde, which will be published by Meerkat Press in September 2017, was long-listed for the Mslexia Novel Competition. She works as a translator in Berlin.
One of our favorite sources for book reviews is NPR Books. So imagine our excitement to see a review by Jason Heller today: “Adolescence Isn’t The Only Horror In ‘The Mercy Of The Tide'” Be sure to check out the full review.
Rosson is a talent to be watched, and Riptide is one of the most immersive fictional settings in recent memory.
Stoked. Ecstatic. Delighted. Excited. Thrilled. Those are just a few words to describe how HAPPY we are that The Mercy of the Tide release day is finally here! Keith Rosson’s debut novel has been getting wonderful feedback from the press and consumers alike. We hope that you stop by your local bookstore or library and pick up a copy soon, or use the link below to buy now. We’ll be in Portland, Oregon on Saturday 2/25/17 for a book launch at Mother Foucault’s, where we’ll be giving away t-shirts and one signed masterpiece (our words) by the artist/author that just begs to be framed. Since unveiling the complete “masterpiece” would be a huge spoiler, we’ll just give you a peek for now.