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A First Rate Starred Review for FIRST GRADE DROPOUT
First Grade Dropout
Audrey Vernick

It's a lovely starred review for Audrey Vernick's FIRST GRADE DROPOUT! Publishers Weekly thinks "readers will be won over" by the young narrator for his "self-awareness, timing, and raconteurship of a master monologist." They say "so effective is Vernick in conjuring the boy's blush-inducing, sweat-triggering embarrassment, readers young and old will probably find themselves flashing back to their own not-quite-forgotten moments of humiliation." Very true! Watch for FIRST GRADE DROPOUT on July 7th. Congratulations, Audrey!


The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch
Chris Barton

"Barton offers an immersive, engaging, and unflinching portrait of the difficulties of the Reconstruction era". ~ Publisher's Weekly, starred review. April release.

Hope and Other Luxuries: A Mother's Life with a Daughter's Anorexia
Clare Dunkle

Co-published with ELENA VANISHING, the memoir of her daughter, this is the story—told in brave, beautifully written, and unflinchingly honest prose—of one family's fight against a deadly disease. May release.

The Realism Challenge: Drawing and Painting Secrets from a Modern Master of Hyperrealism
Mark Crilley

Based on Crilley’s mega-popular “Realism Challenge” YouTube videos, The Realism Challenge contains thirty lessons demonstrating how to render mirror-like duplicates in the trompe l’oeil tradition of everything. May release.