Fear the Trees? A Chat with Author Tara Campbell

I had the opportunity recently to chat with spec fic author Tara Campbell. I first encountered her two years ago, when I read her clever and fun scifi  flash fiction piece, “Happy Planet Nursery.” I liked it so much that I included it in the first anthology I edited for Spider Road Press, Up, Do: […]

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My Treat For You: A Free, Otherworldly Short Story

Happy Halloween! It’s one of my favorite holidays. Both sides of my family come from Ireland- so the Celtic holiday of Samhain and its roaring bonfires may still burn in my bones. To celebrate, I’m gifting you with my latest otherworldly tale. The bond between sisters is a common theme in my work, and you will […]

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Lucky & Tough: Gratitude & An Excerpt from "Kit-Cat Clock"

I can’t believe that we recently celebrated three years of publishing at Spider Road Press! It’s been challenging professionally (and, at times, financially), but it’s the best creative adventure I’ve taken so far. I love content editing and I’ve pushed myself to learn more about publishing and marketing. I’ve stared down the barrel of creating […]

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Celebrating Women Writers

As my wee son recovers from cleft palate surgery, I have not had time for much writing beyond a few poems. However, I have continued to make time to celebrate writing by and/or about strong women. That’s why I am so thrilled to recognize writers Andrea Barbosa, Mel Algood & Jennifer Leeper at the upcoming […]

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Guest Blog: Recommended Read by Kessika Johnson

  Looking for a book with a unique point of view? Allegorical or not, “Watership Down” is a literary adventure that you won’ forget. Here’s what Spider Road Press staffer Kessika loves about it: I decided to attend summer school after my junior year of college so my mom wouldn’t learn about my newly acquired […]

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Cheers to Creative Independence

Happy Independence Day, American friends! This is the weekend that we celebrate the courage, beauty and stubbornness of our great nation. Speaking of courage and stubbornness, it’s the perfect time to reflect on what creative freedom means. When you take a leap of faith (and finances or fundraising) to start your own literary project, be […]

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My Reward: Connecting With Talented Authors

Last weekend I was fortunate to represent Spider Road Press at the Small Press Panel at the fun & fantastical Comicpalooza here in Houston. We discussed how small presses help authors & what authors can realistically expect from them. As we discussed how we came to found or connect to the small press in our […]

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This Writing Mom Writes A Poem

I respect all women who write. But, before my adoption leave, I confess I didn’t really uderstand the communities, blogs, and social media groups about Moms Who Write. “Being a mom who writes must be hard,” I thought, “but being a teacher of kids who writes is hard, being a nurse who writes is hard-writing […]

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Graphic Novel Review: "Blacksad"

Philosophical Noir, Neo-Nazis & a Tough Feline Hero A graphic novel has to tell a damn good story to garner my attention. Until five years ago, the only graphic novel I really admired was the powerful Holocaust story Maus. Boy, was I missing out on a rich, diverse genre. Mystery fans, take note of Blacksad, […]

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