OUR FIRST BLOG TOUR!!

Have you ever been on a blog tour?

Thanks to Great Escapes (GE), Stan’s book, Accident (and, in some cases his other book, Charlotte too) is going on tour!

If you would like to be a stop on the tour, you can sign up with GE here.

We are very curious to see how it goes. If you’re interested in your book going on tour someday, follow along.

Thanks so much for being interested in Charlotte Smart and her detective skills. 

Much Love~

Stan (and D&D)

SUPPORT THE PRESS & SUPPORT THE WRITER IN YOUR LIFE

Well, I was just thrilled as hell to buy a t-shirt to support my absolute favorite podcast, Rabbits (I mean, seriously People, Rabbits!!!), and Dave and I thought, why not add some swag to our company, and give people a way to show they love our authors’ books and stories?

All month long we’ll be adding fun little shirts and hats and surprises to our shop. Why not pick one up as a holiday present for your favorite DPP author, or, better yet, your favorite DPP fan, or, even better yet, your favorite reader who has never even heard of us, and, like my favorite podcast (Rabbits! People!) you just have to tell them about us and our amazing writers!

I believe in the people we publish here. And I thank you so much for helping DPP publish each and every one of them. One day we hope to be able to say “Yes” to twice as many as we do now. We can get there, with you.

Thank you for helping us do something meaningful. Thank you for helping us to keep doing what we love to do, championing those second-act authors. We love you~

Q: WHAT IS HOT, BUTTERED, AND HEADING STRAIGHT FOR YOU?

Um, yeah, that would be Instant Noodles, Volume 3, “Hot Buttered Holidays!”

It’s available December 1st.

Why, December, that’s months and months away.

It is almost Halloween, People.

Fall is whipping by us like high speed rail!

Are you ready for the cavalcade of holidays?

Great!

If not, you may want to linger a bit longer in the now distant summer!

Why not try a lovely little number form Instant NoodlesHot Fun in the Summertime,” like “Under Keel on Little Doe Lake,” by Robert Fleming, or “Cool Sweetness Comes Singing,” by Darrel Petska?

I’m gonna have a popsicle right now, and pretend it’s August.

SUPPORT THE PRESS & SUPPORT THE WRITER IN YOUR LIFE

Well, I was just thrilled as hell to buy a t-shirt to support my absolute favorite podcast, Rabbits (I mean, seriously People, Rabbits!!!), and Dave and I thought, why not add some swag to our company, and give people a way to show they love our authors’ books and stories?

All month long we’ll be adding fun little shirts and hats and surprises to our shop. Why not pick one up as a holiday present for your favorite DPP author, or, better yet, your favorite DPP fan, or, even better yet, your favorite reader who has never even heard of us, and, like my favorite podcast (Rabbits! People!) you just have to tell them about us and our amazing writers!

I believe in the people we publish here. And I thank you so much for helping DPP publish each and every one of them. One day we hope to be able to say “Yes” to twice as many as we do now. We can get there, with you.

Thank you for helping us do something meaningful. Thank you for helping us to keep doing what we love to do, championing those second-act authors. We love you~

HOT! BUTTERED! HOLIDAYS!

It’s almost deadline for our December issue of Instant Noodles!

I would love to have a submission from you! Looking for Art, Fiction, Poetry, Memoir!

Free to submit!

Free to read!

DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 30!

Rockin’ around the noodle pot…. at the holiday party stop

Everyone slurping crazily in the nude with Mom and Pop! (Now that would be weird!)

You can do better than that!

Send us your submissions now, ’cause it’s last call!

YOU OUGHTA BE IN VIDEOS

One of the hot new things in books are book trailers.
I am so lucky that my partner in crime, David Yurkovich, is able to create these for our publishing company.
If you’d like to see them, or see any of our past author reading events, you can view them on our YouTube page, along with a short video of my guinea pig ladies, which is in there for some reason involving silliness.

It is my absolute mission to help get writers who also happen to be over 40 get their work published, and I just love each and every one of you who is kind enough to review one of our books. You help people realize their dreams. You are the BEST!
Much love~
Dianne

HAVE YOU SEEN HALLOWEEN PARTY ’21?

Well this ain’t it.

Why not?

Because we’re having a cover reveal!

And if you’re local to slower lower Delaware, you might want to get in on it for a free copy:

Beginning Tuesday, August 17, Browseabout Books of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, will unveil a new portion of the Halloween Party ’21 cover on its Facebook page each week through early September. Facebook visitors who like, comment, or share the posts will be automatically entered to win one of several free copies of the collection with no purchase necessary. Selected entrants will be contacted to pick up their free copy at Browseabout after the contest ends. “Every year we are so excited to offer our customers new books from Devil’s Party Press and its sister company, Gravelight,” said Jessie Jones, author liaison at Browseabout. “We enjoy supporting this indie publishing company because we love the many unique titles they produce, and so do our readers. I think the cover reveal is going to be a lot of fun.”

Here at Gravelight Press we’re thrilled that Browseabout Books is partnering with us on the cover reveal and that they continue to champion our titles. We worked tirelessly to make Halloween Party ’21 extra special from cover to cover. In addition to the many creepy tales readers will find in this collection, award-winning book designer David Yurkovich tricked it out with an assortment of visual delights. 

The collection features original works by numerous award-winning authors including James GoodridgeR. David FulcherPhil Giunta, and Bernie Brown

Halloween Party ’21 will be available in e-pub format on September 9. It will be released in paperback format on September 13 with availability from Browseabout Books and other select retailers. 

BUT WAIT! Pre-orders available now!

Kindle/epub

Paperback

Discount on pre-orders too!

Get your scare on!

CHARLOTTE IN VIDEO

Charlotte is just about to be released. Are you interested in getting a free copy of the print book? Hit up Hawkshaw Press publisher@hawkshawpress.com .

If you like your mysteries cosy, then this one is for you!

As much as we love our wonderful authors like Stan, we love readers even more.

Our readers help us keep doing what we love to do here at DPP, publishing great and undiscovered writers.

Thank you for being a DPP reader, for each and any book you read, and for every time you’ve reviewed a book for us. You truly help our authors when you give of yourself in that way.

A special shout-out to Tina K and Diane A for the tips you left us in the tip jar. You have no idea how much that means to us! We can’t thank you enough! You are rockstars!

John Lewis Writing Awards

Complete Guidelines

Applicants must be emerging writers who are Black or African-American residents of Georgia for at least one year, or full-time students at a Georgia college or university at the time of application and on the date of the award. Writers who are eligible may apply annually but may only win the John Lewis award one time. There is no submission fee to enter. Applicants are ineligible if they are of relations to any of the Georgia Writers Association staff or board of directors. 

Writers may apply in only one genre and must submit the following:

  • A completed award application
  • An essay of at least 500 words as a concise description of work and goals as a writer. Please tell us what inspires or challenges your writing career.
  • Writing sample(s) of previously unpublished 10 pages to include fiction, non-fiction or poetry.

Submissions will be accepted from August 1-September 15, 2021 through Google Forms (link below)Winners will be announced at the 12th Annual Red Clay Writers (Virtual) Conference (November 13-14, 2021).

The Awards

Submissions will be reviewed anonymously; the winner in each genre will receive:

  • An award of $500
  • A scholarship to the next annual Red Clay Writers Conference
  • Invitation to present a writing project in a future GWA virtual program

APPLY

A great award to commemorate a great man. 🙂