Indie Review: Summer of the Cicadas by Chelsea Catherine

Indie Review: Summer of the Cicadas by Chelsea Catherine A Slow Burn Everything about Jessica “Jess” is a slow burn. From the way she yearns for Natasha to the lingering scent of death that she can’t escape. Jess smolders in the fire pit of life where she encounters a chorus of cicadas that threatens to […]

Interview: Jamie Harrison. Author of The Center of Everything.

By V. Jolene Miller Meet Jamie Harrison, daughter of a poet/novelist, author of several books, and a woman who didn’t dream of growing up to be a writer. What?Thankfully, Jamie resisted a nonwriting life and recently completed her newest novel, The Center of Everything. Polly, the main character, lives an idyllic life in Montana until […]

What Makes a Book Cover Great?

There’s an old saying, which I’m sure you’ve all heard a million times before: “Never judge a book by its cover.” However, as we wander through bookstores and absentmindedly browse, that’s exactly what we do. A cover acts as the first impression that a potential buyer will have of a book – it can leave […]

Small Press Reviews: Behind the Scenes of Behind the Lens

By Hannah Cook, editorial intern with Orange Hat Publishing | Ten16 Press It’s a given that any novel starring a photojournalist must have a cover worthy of the character. It may come as a surprise, then, that rather than using an actual photo, designers opted for a graphically designed cover for Behind the Lens, the […]