Posts Tagged ‘literary’

New Release! The Color of LIfe, by Claudette Carrida Jeffrey

Posted on: July 1st, 2015 by Carrick Publishing 1 Comment

Hot off the Carrick Publishing presses!

We’re thrilled to bring you this exceptional literary novel by Claudette C. Jeffrey: The Color of Life.

Now available:

Kindle Edition
e-Pub Edition (Smashwords and their Premium Distributors)
Print Paperback Edition

The Color of Life is ‘coming-of-age’ at its finest. This second book in the Claire Soublet series gathers the thread of recent American history to spin the tale of Sera, a woman of color who ‘passes for white’ in New Orleans.

When 23 year-old Claire Soublet arrives in New York City to begin her new life, she has no idea that after only four days a situation will arise forcing her to return to New Orleans. Growing up mired in years of hardship and being abandoned by family through death and disinterest, she manages to scratch and claw her way out of that life. And, in the process, she earns a college education.

Back in New Orleans and not ready to succumb to her old way of life, she enlists the help of her high school friend. They devise a plan to, once again, get Claire out of her hometown. With their new-found relationship, they return to New York together.

Claudette Jeffrey - author photo
Claudette Carrida Jeffrey, a native New Orleanian, is a retired teacher who lives in Northern California. The Color of Life is her second installment in a four-book series.

Book one, A Brown Paper Bag and A Fine Tooth Comb (2012), begins the coming of age story of Claire Soublet, a young Creole of Color growing up in 1940s and 50s New Orleans.

Thirteen — the making of a great Crime anthology!

Posted on: August 23rd, 2013 by Carrick Publishing

THIRTEEN. An anthology of crime storiesOn September 1, Carrick Publishing will be pleased to release THIRTEEN, an anthology of Crime stories by the Mesdames of Mayhem.

But, you may ask, what goes into the creation of such a collection?

First, you need a project manager with a clear, realistic vision; one who can express ideas coherently. She must also possess the ability to excite others, motivating them to meet deadlines and strive for excellence.

Thank you, M.H. Callway, for sharing your creative energy!

Then, you need an outstanding group of authors. These people should ideally hail from various backgrounds, so as to offer a mix of literary ‘flavors’ that will entice readers and keep them interested throughout the book.

Our exceptional collection will include stories from 13 of Canada’s new and seasoned genre authors:

Catherine Astolfo
Rosemary Aubert
Jane Petersen Burfield
M.H. Callway
Melodie Campbell
Donna Carrick
Vicki Delany
Catherine Dunphy
Rosemary McCracken
D.J. McIntosh
Lynne Murphy
Joan O’Callaghan
Sylvia Maultash Warsh

Our gratitude goes out to each of these gifted contributors!

Third, you need a stunning cover. We thank Sara Carrick, graphic designer extraordinaire, for her brilliant work on Thirteen!

Next, you need a core team with unending drive and a passion for words. These people must be willing to put in the hours, toiling to ensure the finished product is one all contributors can be proud of.

You know who you are; thank you.

Finally, selling books is hard work. We’d like to take a moment to thank our own Joan O’Callaghan for her tireless research into the art of book promotion. Joan, your ideas have been invaluable as we rapidly approach our release date!

Donna Carrick — August 23, 2013

Mesdames of MayhemThirteen is an anthology of crime stories by the Mesdames of Mayhem, 13 Canadian Crime writers.
Kindle release: Sept. 1/13
Carrick Publishing
Print release: Oct. 15/13
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Carrick Publishing Presents… EFD1: Starship Goodwords, available Sept. 14/12

Posted on: September 15th, 2012 by Carrick Publishing

Ta da!

It is with great pride that we bring you the first in our series of ‘cross-genre’ anthologies, EFD1: Starship Goodwords, featuring more than 20 of today’s talented authors.

Now available at Amazon for your Kindle or Kindle App.

Compiled and edited by Donna and Alex Carrick, this collection includes: Mystery, Crime, Flash Fiction, Poetry, Literary, Paranormal, Science Fiction and Humor.

There’s something for every reader in this exceptional sampling.

Contributors by Genre:

Foreword, Donna Carrick
Crime Fiction, Catherine Astolfo, Family Recipe
Crime Fiction, Donna Carrick, Corner Store
Crime Fiction, Alexander Galant, Remember Me
Crime Fiction, Joan, O’Callaghan, Stooping to Conquer
Flash Fiction/Crime, M.H. Callway, Incompetence Kills
Flash Fiction/Crime, Sylvia Maultash Warsh, Family Values
Flash Fiction/Literary, Kathleen Bjoran, Giving Thanks
Flash Fiction/Literary/Humor, Melodie Campbell, The Battle of Beavercoat
Poetry, A.C. Cargill, Treasures in the Attic
Poetry, Rosalind Croucher, Dance
Poetry, Sheila Jeffries, Finding Calm
Poetry, Michael C. Slater, Murmur
Persuasive Article, Paulissa Kipp, Fostering Humanity Manifesto
Literary Fiction, Melanie Robertson-King, Cole’s Notes
Literary Fiction, Tracy L. Ward, Running Parallel
Paranormal/Fantasy, Susan M. Botich, The Minstrel’s Spell
Paranormal/Horror, Dayna Leigh Cheser, The Legend of Corkscrew Swamp
Paranormal/Horror, Troy Lambert, The Mighty Pen
Paranormal/Science Fiction/Humour, Ira Nayman, The Predator’s Prerogative
Humor/Fiction, Alex Carrick, My Wife and I Argue over our Travel Plans (Hey, I’m not Cheap but…)
Humor/Anecdote, John Thompson, “Oh, Okay, and the Good Soldier Schweik”