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The Mercy of the Tide Release Day!

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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.



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The Mercy of the Tide Sweepstakes!

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Week 1 Winner Announced – Kat Kunz
Week 2 Winner Announced – Shawn Porter
Week 3 Winner Announced – Erin Casey
Week 4 Winner Announced – Peter Shepherd

Congratulations to our winners!

Week 1 we’ll be giving away a first edition of The Mercy of the Tide, signed by the author. Weeks 2 thru 4, we’ll be giving away 3 gorgeous original illustrations of scenes from the book, signed by Author and artist, Keith Rosson. The two smaller illustrations are shown in the Sweepstakes banner, and the third more detailed larger illustration of Sheriff Dobbs is shown above left! Next drawing 2/6!

  • 1/30/17 – Paperback signed by the Author – KAT KUNZ
  • 2/6/17 – Small illustration (Trina & Sam) signed by the Artist – SHAWN PORTER
  • 2/13/17 – Small illustration (Deputy Hayslip) signed by the Artist – ERIN CASEY
  • 2/20/17 – Large illustration (Sheriff Dobbs) signed by the Artist – PETER SHEPHERD

Learn more about The Mercy of the Tide.


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Foreword Reviews 5/5 Hearts for The Mercy of the Tide

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A 5 out of 5 hearts Foreword Review of Keith Rosson’s The Mercy of the Tide has these Meerkats dancing for joy! It is just too cool when someone else feels as strongly about this book as we do.

An exquisitely honed, beautifully written novel. . . . Audiences will relish uncovering the mysterious goings-on that permeate a small town in Keith Rosson’s chilling The Mercy of the Tide.  –Foreword Reviews

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Meerkat Press to publish new YA fantasy by Leander Watts

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Meerkat Press is excited to announce the acquisition of worldwide English rights to Meet Me in the Strange, a contemporary YA fantasy by Leander Watts, from Christopher Schelling at Selectric Artists. The book is scheduled for release in March 2018.

In Meet Me in the Strange, Davi tries to help his new friend, Anna Z, escape a cruel and controlling brother, and the teens end up running away to follow the tour of their rock idol, the otherworldly Django Conn. The story is set in a weird and wonderful retro-futuristic city of glam-girls and glister-boys and a strange phenomenon that Anna Z calls the “Alien Drift.”

An avid musician, Leander Watts has played and sung for decades in a wide variety of bands. His interests range from garage rock to skronky jazz, from baroque organ to Appalachian gospel. The first rock concert he attended was David Bowie on the Diamond Dogs tour in 1974. He teaches writing and literature at the State University of New York at Geneseo (his alma mater). Leander Watts is the author of Stonecutter, Wild Ride to Heaven, Ten Thousand Charms, and Beautiful City of the Dead.



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We are excited to reveal the cover of Wings Unseen, Rebecca Gomez Farrell’s exciting YA/NA epic fantasy adventure!

Wings Unseen, coming August 2017

The Meduan and Lanserim ways of life are as compatible as oil and water. But when an invisible threat consumes both countries, leaving husks of human skin in its wake, Lansera’s Prince Janto and his fiancé, Serra, must learn to work together with Vesperi, a Meduan who possesses the only weapon that can save them.

Goodreads Giveaway – The Mercy of the Tide

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We are giving away ten print advance review copies of The Mercy of the Tide by Keith Rosson. Just follow the link below to enter! Giveaway ends 2/10/17!

Publishers Weekly Starred Review for The Mercy of the Tide:

. . . a striking first novel . . .  Rosson has a real gift for vivid description and for creating anguished characters who deserve a faint glimmer of hope. full review

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Publishers Weekly Starred Review – The Mercy of the Tide

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Publishers Weekly calls Keith Rosson’s The Mercy of the Tide, a “striking new novel” with a starred review in the latest issue of the publication. Read the full review online here. Needless to say these Meerkats are doing a #happydance! The book is available for pre-order now: BUY NOW

. . . Rosson has a real gift for vivid description and for creating anguished characters who deserve a faint glimmer of hope.



Behind the Mask Final Lineup Announced!

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The final lineup for Behind the Mask: A Superhero Anthology has been determined, and we are so excited to share it with you. We’ve got stories about heroes and villains and sidekicks-in-training, with action, heroics and, yes, Spandex of almost every shape, size and color. But what captivated us most in each of these stories was the depth of the characters. The collection, which follows extraordinary individuals as they face ordinary challenges—celebrates the superhero genre but manages to push its boundaries as well. So without further ado, here are the authors:

Kelly Link

Cat Rambo

Seanan McGuire

Lavie Tidhar

Carrie Vaughn

Sarah Pinsker

Kate Marshall

Michael Milne

Aimee Ogden

Nathan Crowder

Keith Rosson

Stuart Suffel

Jennifer Pullen

Matt Mikalatos

Patrick Flanagan

Ziggy Schutz

Keith Frady

Stephanie Lai

Chris Large

Adam R. Shannon



Meerkat Press to publish Smoke City by Keith Rosson

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Tricia Reeks, publisher at Meerkat Press, announced the acquisition of worldwide English language rights to Keith Rosson’s novel, Smoke City, from Christopher Schelling of Selectric Artists. This is the second of Keith’s books to be published by Meerkat and is set to release in January 2018.

In Smoke City, Marvin Deitz—record store owner, hospital volunteer, remorseful reincarnation of Joan of Arc’s executioner—heads to Los Angeles to ask forgiveness from a woman claiming to be Joan; he’s picked up hitchhiking by Mike Vale, a self-destructive alcoholic painter traveling to his ex-wife’s funeral, and as they move through a California landscape populated with “smokes” (ghostly apparitions that’ve inexplicably begun appearing throughout the southwestern US), each seeks absolution in their own way.

“Keith’s book is magical realism at its finest,” said Reeks, “with such deep and vivid characters, I found it impossible to put the book down.”

“It’s great to see that Meerkat’s continuing their trajectory of publishing genre-blurring work,” said Rosson, “and I’m very pleased that this novel is going to get released out into the world.”


Keith Rosson is the author of the novel The Mercy of the Tide, and his short fiction has appeared in Cream City Review, PANKDecember, The Nervous Breakdown, and more. He’s also the author of The Best of Intentions: The Avow Anthology, an omnibus collection of his long-running punk fanzine, Avow, as well as an illustrator and graphic designer, with clients that include Green Day, Against Me, the Goo Goo Dolls, and others.


Selectric Artists is an agency for literary and talent management, founded and run by Christopher Schelling in 2011. Selectric’s client list spans a wide range of fiction and nonfiction, including New York Times bestselling memoirist Augusten Burroughs (Lust & Wonder), YA novelists Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor & Park) and Cinda Williams Chima (Flamecaster) and musicians like New York-based pop-rock duo, the Skivvies.


Meerkat Press is an Atlanta-based independent press committed to publishing irresistible, unforgettable prose and poetry, ranging from literary to genre fiction. Visit them online at


Retrograde by Kat Hausler coming September 2017

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Meerkat Press is excited to announce we’ll be publishing Kat Hausler’s delightfully disturbing novel Retrograde in September 2017. The book explores a darker side of relationships—the barriers couples put up between each other, the lies they need to believe in, and the ones they can never forget.

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.