Dragonstairs Press (owned and operated by Marianne Porter) is now offering its first publications for sale. At the moment, five items are available for purchase: Four of them are the mini-chapbook adventures of Darger & Surplus which were published in a limited edition of100 signed-and-numbered copies each, most of which I gave away as promotions for my novel Dancing With Bears over the past four months. There's also the chapbook reprint of A Midwinter's Tale, issued in an edition of approximately fifty, most of which were sent to friends as Christmas cards.
Part of Dragonstairs' business plan is to start small and very limited, so I don't think the remaining copies will last long.
But Marianne has bigger plans on the horizon! Working with talented local artist Adam Cusack, she's currently putting together Sam the Asteroid: One Swell Children's Story. The working blurb for which is:
Black Humor For Small Children!
I wrote this story for my son Sean over a quarter-century ago and read it to him while he was sitting on my knee. At the end, he laughed and laughed. So the humor is appropriate for at least one child.
You can find the Dragonstairs Press website here.
And while I'm away . . .
I'm on the road again! But I'll be back in time for my Saturday appearance at The Spiral Bookcase, 110 Cotton Street, Philadelphia, just off of Main Street in Manayunk. Three to five p.m. It ought to be great fun.
So if you have the opportunity to miss it . . . by all means don't.
Above: A sample page from Sam the Asteroid. Pretty cool, eh?