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Some favorite books for autumn reading…

Outstanding titles for your consideration and enjoyment. Now that the tyranny of summer has passed, it’s time to enjoy the emerging fall season with these great reads. Closing Doors by TA Pratt is the final installment of the wildly popular Marla Mason series. Monsters, … Continue reading

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Breaking In the New Intern and Moving Forward

It has admittedly been a challenging year while breaking in our new intern Jack. New titles have slowed and we’ve not made it to many events this past year. That said, however, I’m happy to announce that we have a … Continue reading

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Closing Doors – Marla Mason – Coming Soon!

Marla Mason has been a runaway, an apprentice sorcerer, a magical mercenary, ruler of a city’s supernatural society, an exile, an occult detective, and a freelance monster hunter — and now, in her final adventure, she’s the god of Death, … Continue reading

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The One That Got Away is right here!

The One That Got Away — a new collection by Timothy C. Lockley We’re super-pleased to announce the latest from Timothy Lockley, his sixth collection is chock full of all of the gags, jokes, puns, and delightful drawings we have come … Continue reading

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Call for Submissions – Gaming Books

Do you write games or write about them? We’re interested in you. The Merry Blacksmith Press is looking for books with a gaming theme to them–RPGs, strategy, board games, game development, and game history. This is a call for mostly … Continue reading

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Readercon 2016!

We’re at Readercon again this year–Quincy, Massachusetts this time with a new hotel and a larger dealers room! We’ll have two tables stocked with books just for you including our newest release, Everybody Dies Tomorrow by Matt Howarth–a zombie apocalypse … Continue reading

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On Bud Webster…

We are deeply saddened and devastated to learn of the passing of Bud Webster. Bud had been ill for a while, and had moved into hospice care, but no amount of foreknowledge really prepares one for reality. There are a … Continue reading

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Queen of Nothing is here!

New from TA Pratt, creator of Marla Mason and author of Bride of Death and Lady of Misrule. When a vile spirit awakens in the underworld, only sorcerer (and part-time death god) Marla Mason can save the world from devastation. From … Continue reading

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It Was the Bottom of the Fifth…

O yez, o yez! A brand spanking new volume (our fifth!) of thigh-slappingly hilarious cartoons from the master of wordplay, Timothy C. Lockley! You’ve seen his work before in On Facebook… Everybody Knows You’re a Dog and When Cliches Collide. … Continue reading

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Summerland by Rory O’Brien now available!

Gilded Age Newport… Millionaires and robber barons come to spend the season in their opulent mansions while their wives throw lavish balls and gossip over afternoon tea. In 1893, the toast of the town is a spirit-medium—just returned from Europe—who … Continue reading

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