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Aurealis Magazine Reviews The attic Tragedy by J. Ashley-Smith

The Attic Tragedy by J. Ashley-Smith was reviewed in Aurealis Magazine. We loved the review and encourage you to get a copy of the magazine and preorder the book.

“A gorgeous, melancholy coming-of-age novella about girlhood and ghosts … Ashley-Smith expertly tinges his contemporary setting with Gothicism, nostalgia, and creeping dread. This eerie, ethereal tale marks Ashley-Smith as a writer to watch.”

Damien Lawardorn, Aurealis Magazine, #130
The Attic Tragedy

The Attic Tragedy

Sylvie never called them ghosts, but that’s what they were—not that George ever saw them herself. The new girl, Sylvie, is like a creature from another time, with her old-fashioned leather satchel, her white cotton gloves and her head in the clouds. George watches her drift around the edge of the school playing fields, guided by inaudible voices.

When George stands up for Sylvie, beating back Tommy Payne and his gang of thugs, it brings her close to the ethereal stranger; though not as close as George would have liked. In the attic of Sylvie’s father’s antique shop, George’s scars will sing and her longing will drive them both toward a tragedy as veiled and inevitable as Sylvie’s whispering ghosts.

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Ariadne, I Love You

Cover Reveal: Ariadne, I Love You by J. Ashley-Smith

We are seriously stoked to unveil the cover of J. Ashley-Smith’s upcoming ARIADNE, I LOVE YOU novella! Once again J. knows just how to reach in and leave scratches on a reader’s heart in this haunting and poignant tale. So enjoy the cover for now, and sign up for our newsletter to keep up with news of its release.

COMING JULY 20TH

ARIADNE, I LOVE YOU

J. Ashley-Smith

Jude is dragged out of Alt Country obscurity, out of the dismal loop of booze and sadness baths and the boundless, insatiable loneliness, to scrub up and fly to Australia for a last, desperate comeback tour. Hardly worth getting out of bed for—and he wouldn’t, if it weren’t for Coreen.

But Coreen is dead. And, worse than that, she’s married. Jude’s swan-song tour becomes instead a terminal descent, into the sordid past, into the meaning hidden in forgotten songs, into Coreen’s madness diary, there to waken something far worse than her ghost.

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Beast Heart

2020 Awards Shortlisters, Longlisters so far!

It is that time of the year and we are already blown away at the showing from our 2020 catalog! We have had Bram Stoker Award Nominee (VELOCITIES, Kathe Koja) & Prelim Ballot (THE ATTIC TRAGEDY, J. Ashley-Smith), BSFA Award Longlist (“THE ROAD TO WOOP WOOP”, Eugen Bacon), Locus Award Prelim Ballot (VELOCITIES, Kathe Koja & THE ROAD TO WOOP WOOP, Eugen Bacon), and Foreword Indies Best Book of the Year finalists (DEPRIVATION, Roy, Freirich; BEAST HEART, Kyle Richardson; ROAD SEVEN, Keith Rosson & THE ROAD TO WOOP WOOP, Eugen Bacon). We loved these books from the start and that’s why we published them, so it warms our heart to see these amazing authors’ babies getting the attention they deserve. We hope you’ll check them out if you haven’t already.

2020 Awards – Shortlisters & Longlisters

Previous Award Winners, Shortlisters, Longlisters

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The Road to Woop Woop & Other Stories
The Cipher
Road Seven
The Attic Tragedy
Velocities: Stories
Beast Heart
Deprivation

Into Bones Like Oil

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Into Bones Like Oil
Carpe Glitter

Claiming T-Mo

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Claiming T-Mo

Collision: Stories

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Collision: Stories

Missing Signal

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Missing Signal

Meet Me in the Strange

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Meet Me in the Strange

Smoke City

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Smoke City
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Ariadne, I Love You

2021 Releases from Meerkat Press

We are super excited to share our 2021 book schedule! We’ve got such a great lineup ranging from a prose-poetry speculative collection by Eugen Bacon and Dominique Hecq, a literary-leaning speculative fiction collection by Keith Rosson, a dark fantasy novel by J.S. Breukelaar, the next entry in Seb Doubinsky’s addictive City-States Cycle, a dark fantasy/horror novella by J. Ashley-Smith, and the final book in G.D. Penman’s Witch of Empire LGBT urban fantasy series.

We’ll be sharing more on each of these in the months to come and encourage you to check them out and preorder your copy today!


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