David Bowles‘ Garza Twins series is an outstanding set of middle grade novels, set in our world where the mythology of central America is all too real. The protagonists – the shapeshifting twins Carol and Johnny – are Mexican-American, filling a much needed diversity gap in young teen reading. The first book of the series, The Smoking Mirror, won the prestigious ALA Belpré Honor, and is IFWG’s best selling book. Book 2, A Kingdom Beneath the Waves, has also received critical acclaim.
Next year we will be publishing Book 3, The Hidden City. We felt David’s many fans deserve a preview of this novel, so we have Chapter One reproduced below. We will soon reveal the cover.
“Okay, guys, that was my mom.” Carol leaned toward her monitor with a sad smile. “Time for bed, I guess.”
“What?” Jessica demanded from the Skype screen. “Dude, tomorrow is the last day of classes!”
“Exacto,” Itza agreed. “Piensa, güey—we’re not going to be at the same school anymore! Can’t she give you a little more time?”
Carol glanced at the little box where Nikki’s face stared out at her. The girl said nothing, but there was sadness all over her features.
IFWG Publishing is excited to announce the signing up of The Gate at Lake Drive, by Shaun Meeks. “This is a very important acquisition for IFWG Publishing, as we have been looking for a quality horror novel for some time, and this signing represents our first,” stated Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG Publishing.
This title will be released in 2015. Stay tuned for more information in coming months.
Shaun Meeks lives in Toronto, Ontario with his partner, Mina LaFleur, where they own and operate their own corset company, L’Atelier de LaFleur.
Shaun is a member of the HWA and has published more than 50 short stories. His most recent work has appeared in Midian Unmade: Tales of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed, Dark Moon Digest, Shrieks and Shivers from The Horror Zine, Zippered Flesh 2, Of Devils & Deviants and Fresh Fear. His short stories have been collected in At the Gates of Madness, Brother’s Ilk and Dark Reaches. His debut novel, Shutdown was released last year, as was his novelette Down on the Farm.
To find out more or to contact Shaun, visit www.shaunmeeks.com.
We are excited by the science fiction adventure novel, set in the Pacific Islands, The Pouakai, coming out in just a matter of a week or two. David Sperry knows the islands, as he lives in Hawaii, and is well travelled (being an airline pilot helps there). He also knows how to spin a yarn. Here’s the back cover blurb:
When pilot Mark Boone is attacked by an aggressive new species while flying across the Pacific, he is forced to crash land on a remote tropical island. Working to save those in his care, he learns what life alongside these creatures entails. The Pouakai’s expansion into Hawaii makes their invasion personal and Boonie must find out the truth about what they want and where they come from. Accompanying an expedition deep into the equatorial home of these destructive organisms, he knows time is running out. If his mission fails, human life on earth may never recover.
Sounds good? Steven Spielbergish. Michael Crichtonish.
Also, we have Jeffery Doherty on loan from IFWG Publishing Australia doing the cover – and what we have seen so far is spectacular!.
Stay tuned – the cover reveal will be next.