MILTON, DE, AUGUST 7, 2018 – Devil’s Party Press of Milton celebrated the release of its fourth literature anthology, Aurora, on Friday, August 3, with a live reading event and book signing at The Suburban Farmhouse in downtown Milton. “The Aurora book release party was our most successful book launch to date,” noted DPP publisher Dianne Pearce, who also oversees The Milton Workshop writing group. Pearce commented that, “Unlike our previous anthologies, which were largely limited to contributions by members of The Milton Workshop, we opened Aurora up to authors from across the globe who are over age 40 (since DPP specializes in publishing authors ages 40 and older). In addition to our wonderful Delaware authors, Aurora includes contributions from writers residing in Maryland, Chicago, and even the UK.”

Aurora contributors from Milton, Rehoboth, and Salisbury performed live readings from the anthology as well as other works. Milton percussionist David Downing provided music before and after the event. Readers included:

  • Aurelio Grisanty (who also provided the Aurora cover art)
  • Judith Speizer Crandell
  • Tara Elliott
  • William Crandell
  • Carrie Sz Keane
  • Linda Federman
  • TJ Lewes

The event included a brief open-mic session. DPP is hosting a follow-up reading event at The Suburban Farmhouse on Friday, September 7. This event will feature additional Aurora authors who were unable to perform at the inaugural launch. Rehoboth singer-songwriter David Ara is scheduled to perform at the event.

Aurora (ISBN 978-0-9996558-2-3) includes short fiction, poetry, and essays. The paperback retails for $9.99 US and is available locally at Browseabout Books of Rehoboth Beach and other select area vendors, as well as and More information:

PICTURED: Aurora book launch performers (clockwise from left): Percussionist David Downing, cover artist and author Aurelio Grisanty, authors Judith Speizer Crandell, Tara Elliott, William Crandell, Linda Federman, TJ Lewes, Betty Sur, and Carrie Sz Keane.



Founded in 2017, Devil’s Party Press LLC is an independent publishing house located in historic Milton, Delaware. DPP caters to readers seeking new and unique voices in fiction and specializes is publishing first-time authors over the age of forty. The company’s debut anthologies, Solstice and Halloween Party 2017, captured awards in the Delaware Press Association’s 2018 Communication Awards competition. Through September 15, 2018, DPP is accepting manuscript submissions for its upcoming literature anthology, Crime Time. DPP will publish its first full-length novel, One of the Madding Crowd by Milton’s David Dutton, in October.


Founded in 2017, The Suburban Farmhouse has quickly become a favorite haunt among Milton residents. From coffee and tea to energy drinks, from light snacks to complete dinner entrees, The Suburban Farmhouse is continuously evolving to meet the needs of a diverse customer base. Suburban also features unique hand-made items, free Wi-Fi service, and offers a variety of classes and events.


David Yurkovich
Devil’s Party Press

Kristen Heathcote-Latham
The Suburban Farmhouse