A Is For Asteroids, Z Is For Zombies: The Book Trailer

One more week until Paul Lewis and Ken Lamug’s gory children’s book for adults hits stores, but the authors put together a fantastic sneak peek!

Pre-order the books now by clicking here.


The People Rise …

Happy Publication Day for The People Are Going To Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore by Jared Yates Sexton

The-People-Are-Going-to-Rise-–-galley-cover_FIN-without-ARC-stamp-275x413The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore is a firsthand account of the events that shaped the 2016 presidential election and the cultural forces that divided both parties and powered Donald Trump into the White House. Featuring in-the-field reports as well as deep analysis, Sexton’s book is not just the story of the most unexpected and divisive election in modern political history. It is also a sobering chronicle of our democracy’s political polarization–a result of our self-constructed, technologically assisted echo chambers.

Like the works of Hunter S. Thompson and Norman Mailer–books that have paved the way for important narratives that shape how we perceive not only the politics of our time but also our way of life–The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore is an instant classic, an authoritative depiction of a country struggling to make sense of itself.

“Sexton’s reporting provides a unique nuts-and-bolts look at the campaigns, and his eyewitness reports of the aggressive displays at Trump rallies are both terrifying and fascinating.” – Publisher’s Weekly

Available now from Counterpoint Press.

A Rave Review for “Ricky Graves”

unnamedWe couldn’t be happier about the first trade review for James Han Mattson‘s The Lost Prayers of Ricky Graves

Kirkus says:

“…Mattson expertly teases out the relationships between our real lives and our social media feeds, the faces we show to the world and the ones we must confront in the mirror. A moving debut about the intersections of rural queerness, the internet, and forgiveness.”

For the full review, click here: Ricky graves / Kirkus

Congrats James! The Lost Prayers of Ricky Graves will be be published by Little A on 12/1/2017. Pre Order Now: Ricky Graves / Amazon

Fall titles … It’s almost time …


It’s gonna be a busy fall for reading. Check out this selection of books coming out over the next few months. Which one will you read first?

The People are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore, by Jared Yates Sexton, 8/15/2017

Country Grit, by Scottie Jones, 9/5/2017

A is for Asteroids, Z is for Zombies, by Paul Lewis and Ken Lamug, 10/10/2017

This Book is Not for You, by Daniel Hoyt, 11/7/2017

The Art of Misdiagnosis, by Gayle Brandeis, 11/14/2017

The Lost Prayers of Ricky Graves, by James Han Mattson, 12/1/2017


Ira Levin’s Rosemary’s Baby  #booksweRreading


A masterpiece of spellbinding suspense, where evil wears the most innocent face of all…

Rosemary Woodhouse and her struggling actor husband Guy move into the Bramford, an old New York City apartment building with an ominous reputation and mostly elderly residents. Neighbors Roman and Minnie Castavet soon come nosing around to welcome the Woodhouses to the building, and despite Rosemary’s reservations about their eccentricity and the weird noises that she keeps hearing, her husband takes a special shine to them. Shortly after Guy lands a plum Broadway role, Rosemary becomes pregnant, and the Castavets start taking a special interest in her welfare. As the sickened Rosemary becomes increasingly isolated, she begins to suspect that the Castavets’ circle is not what it seems… (from the Publisher)

Why are we reading Rosemary’s Baby?

It never occurred to me to pick up Rosemary’s Baby and I always assumed the movie was the final word on a novel which wasn’t very successful.

You know what happens when you assume?

I picked up Rosemary’s Baby at Hub City Book Shop in Spartanburg, SC simply because it was recommended by a staff member in the shop. I’m so glad! This fiftieth anniversary edition has a fantastic foreword by David Morrell that illuminates the book’s importance at the time it was published, and now.

Critical Praise for Ira Levin’s Rosemary’s Baby

“Suspense is beautifully intertwined with everyday incidents; the delicate line between belief and disbelief is faultlessly drawn.”
– The New York Times

“A succession of solid and quite legitimate surprises. The suspense is admirably sustained.”
– The New Yorker

“A darkly brilliant tale of modern devilry that induces the reader to believe the unbelievable. I believed it and was altogether enthralled.”
– Truman Capote


Jacket art for Dzanc Fiction Prize 

As if winning the Dzanc Book Prize for Fiction wasn’t already the coolest thing ever, they went even further by awarding The Stuart Agency client Daniel A. Hoyt with a phenomenal cover designed by Steven Seighman

About This Book Is Not For You by Daniel A. Hoyt

Utilizing an innovative mash-up of genres, including pulp fiction, dark comedy, and metafiction, Hoyt’s novel charts the actions of a 19-year-old punk, who is set to help blow up a building but at the last minute, steals the dynamite instead. Though averting destruction, he inherits an entirely different brand of trouble, one that forces him to examine his own dark past: his history of violence, his abandonment as a baby, and his struggles with alcoholism.

Follow Daniel A. Hoyt on Twitter: @dan_hoyt