Devil’s Party Press is looking for submissions for the 2021-2022 publishing year, and beyond. Currently we are interested in three genres of full-length novels (which, by definition, are fiction), horror, crime, and sci-fi. Head on over to our submissions page for more information, and happy writing!
The first thing you need to know is that in this house, Black lives and Brown lives and LGBTQ lives matter.
And so in this house, in this publishing company, there is no hate. And we reject the presidential notion that there are good people on both sides of a race-bashing incident. There are not.
Black lives matter.
It does not mean that any other lives do not matter. That is a spurious argument designed only to stop attention being paid to the inherent racism present in this country. All lives matter, but we need to work on making sure that, in the USA, they matter equally, and are treated equally. Currently, sadly, they are not. The slogan “Black lives matter” is important to help us all realize we need to work on bringing Black lives up to the same standard as White lives.
As a nation, we all, all of us, have to stop killing people, or allowing people to be killed, simply because of the color of their skin. We have to stop giving them extra jail time because of the color of their skin. We Whites have to stop denying we have privilege, and have to stop using our privilege to only lift ourselves. We can’t keep almost half of Americans down, and hope that, at the same time, America itself can rise.
ALL lives, all humans matter equally. All people are beautiful and worthwhile. This is our value.
The United States can do nothing but fail as long as it treats half of its people unfairly. And Dave and Dianne will vote, as we always do, against anyone who does not agree.
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Two stories, one serious, one funny, one night only, and in your living room! Ambard and Crandell will magically appear in your house, read to you, and hang around after for a Q&A session where you can ask that burning question, “Where do you get your ideas?”
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Devil’s Party Press is looking for submissions for the 2021-2022 publishing year, and beyond. Currently we are interested in three genres of full-length novels (which, by definition, are fiction), horror, crime, and sci fi. Head on over to our submission page for more information, and happy writing!
Winner of 2017 ARTS GRANT in Delaware and first winner of the lauded Xeric grant for graphic novels, David Yurkovich is not just a great writer, he’s also co-founder and head “get-er-done” for Devil’s Party Press. Those of you who know David know that his writing is just as intriguing and off-beat as he is. GLASS ONION is no exception.
How much would you sacrifice in the name of loyalty? Otis Oppenheimer never once asked himself this question.
He should have.
GLASS ONION takes Oppenheimer around the world and to the edge of his doom in a search for a mysterious ancient artifact with reputed mystical powers. If you liked Raiders of the Lost Ark, or The Red Violin you will love GLASS ONION.
AS FOR YOU….Well, you are FANTASTIC! We are so grateful that you read our books and support our authors that we want to get a book to you, without you having to touch anything that anyone else has touched, for free!
This Covid19 is a son-of-a-gun, and we wish we could stop it in its tracks. In some small way we hope this book will help distract you from the news and the worries and the boredom it has brought to all of us.
We hope you feel well, we hope you feel loved, and we hope Oppenheimer keeps you on the edge of your seat!
Love Di and Dave
PS. Amazon only lets us give the book away for free for 5 days, meaning this opportunity ends on 5/1 so get yours today!
You can download this book for free this week on Kindle by clicking the link above.
This is one of our best sellers. The stories are relatable and compelling. It begins with a poem that I absolutely love because I feel that it is so fresh and surprising in its romance. And, with the pandemic the world is currently going through, how appropriate is the theme?
In addition to the free Kindle book, contact us and we can send you a coupon to get you a discount on the paperback version.
The legendary Casey Stengel with Stan Charnofsky (center) and his brother Hal Charnofsky at Yankee Stadium in 1953.
Who is Stan Charnofsky anyway?
Talk to Stan today, and baseball may occasionally creep into a conversation, such as his encounters with Rod Dedeaux, Casey Stengel and Mickey Mantle.
Stan and his twin brother Hal were stars for Dedeaux — the legendary USC baseball coach who won 11 national titles — in the early 1950s. They made such an impression while playing for the Trojans that in 2009, the twins were on the USC Athletic Hall of Fame ballot together.
Stan Charnofsky had quite the teacher in Dedeaux, a man some consider the greatest coach in college baseball history.
“He was a classic psychologist as a baseball coach, and I tried to copy that,” Stan said. “Rod would say, ‘Hal, you never make a bad throw to your brother to make a double play. You can’t ever. That’s a mental mistake.’ Then he’d come to me and say, ‘Your brother’s going to make bad throws, and you have to make the double play no matter where the throw is. You can never drop that ball. It’s a mental mistake.’”
Stan often gets asked about one particular USC game. The Trojans played the New York Yankees in an exhibition game in 1951, and Mantle, then 19 years old, hit a mammoth home run. In baseball folklore, it was one of the most amazing home runs ever hit, with those who were there estimating it traveled 600 feet or more.
Stan played second base that game.
“A guy called me and asked me about it, and I told him nobody hits the ball 600 feet,” Stan said. “It might have gone 500 feet, which is a massive home run. Or 520 maybe. It went over my head, and it went into the football field on the other side of the fence.”
The Yankees were in the Charnofsky twins’ future. After USC, they signed with the Bronx Bombers and began their professional careers in 1952 with the club’s minor league affiliate in Binghamton, N.Y. The next season, Stan and Hal were given a look by the big league club at Yankee Stadium. They didn’t make the roster, but Stan Charnofsky has a nice memory from his five days almost being a Yankee.
“I have a picture of [Baseball Hall of Fame manager] Casey Stengel, my brother and me. Casey’s scratching his head,” Stan Charnofsky said. “What would he do if he had to tell us apart?”
Psychology later became Stan’s passion, and he began teaching it in fall 1961 at Cal State Northridge. Stan is both a licensed psychologist and published author in the field; it defines much of who he is, and who he is includes being the longest-serving tenured professor at CSUN, where he was also inducted into the Matador Hall of Fame in 2016 for coaching baseball.
But even all those accomplishments were not enough for Stan. He has also written many novels, three for his amateur detective Charlotte.
As part of our “rewards for being a stay-at-home-hero” program, Devil’s Party Press will give away the Kindle version of Charlotte beginning today and lasting for 5 days.
If you need a discount code for a paperback copy instead, contact us @davidyurkovich
Later in the month Stan will read from the book, LIVE IN YOUR LIVING ROOM, and take your questions about murder, Charlotte, psychology, baseball, anything!
Pick up the free Kindle version of Charlotte, or one of Stan’s other books, HERE.