Stillpoint Author News: An Interview, A Preview, and Appearances

Stillpoint Digital Press authors are keeping very busy! In addition to multiple appearances, we’ve got news to share about a great interview, a chance to vote in a red-carpet award ceremony, and a sneak preview from a much-anticipated book!

Timepiece - now availableTimepiece author Heather Albano returned from last week’s Arisia conference in Boston, where she spoke on a number of game-related panels, read from her new book, signed copies, and held a giveaway for another!  Tired but happy, she informed us, “EVERYONE commented on how beautiful the cover was!” We think so too. 🙂

She’s also given an interview to award-winning fantasy author Heather Bryson, in which she talks about her inspiration in writing the Keeping Time books. Check it out!


Stillpoint/Prometheus: Law and the Heart coverThe Law & the Heart author Ken Schneyer (who wrote a lovely foreword to Timepiece) also had a great time at Arisia, reading from a new story and speaking on a range of topics ranging from “In Praise of Unlikeable Characters” to “How to Self-Edit That Hot, Steaming Pile of Cr@#.” The Providence, RI-based writer/teacher will also be back in Boston once again at next month’s Boskone 54 conference. He shared his schedule — do check him out and say hi! Besides being a terrific writer, Ken is a wonderful, thoughtful speaker and as knowledgable a fan of science fiction and fantasy as you will ever meet.

And yes, Ken: we love the cover of your book too.


Risuko (600)Risuko author David Kudler hasn’t had any appearances recently, but he’s been posting up a storm, including a piece about the recent women’s marches and a request for help filling out his ballot for this year’s SAG Awards.

Most exciting, he posted “The Cave,” a sneak peek at the second book in his Seasons of the Sword series, Bright Eyes!

Oh — and we are extremely fond of the Risuko cover as well.


About the Authors

Keeping Time Kickstarter - Heather AlbanoHeather Albano is a storyteller, history geek, and lover of both time-travel tropes and re-imaginings of older stories. You most likely know her from her game design work (which most recently included A Study In Steampunk, produced by Choice of Games, and contributions to TimeWatch and The Dracula Dossier, both published by Pelgrane Press)—but she writes non-interactive fiction too. Like the Keeping Time trilogy.

Read more at heatheralbano.com


Kenneth Schneyer forgot he wanted to be a writer for 25 years, until he was ambushed by a gang of plot bunnies in 2006. Since then, he has sold stories to many science fiction and fantasy magazines and anthologies, several of which can be found on Amazon. His novella “Selected Program Notes from the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer” has been nominated for a 2014 Nebula Award and a Theodore Sturgeon Award for best short science fiction.

Ken attended the Clarion Writers Workshop at UCSD in 2009, and joined the Cambridge Science Fiction Workshop in 2010. Mostly he writes science fiction and fantasy, but he’s been known to write crime stories, poetry, and anything else that strikes his fancy.

He was a theater major at Wesleyan and briefly a semiprofessional actor before attending law school at the University of Michigan. He teaches legal studies and humanities at Johnson & Wales University, and has published numerous articles on the constitutive rhetoric of legal texts.

Born in Detroit, he now lives in Rhode Island with one singer, one dancer, one actor, and something striped and fanged that he sometimes glimpses out of the corner of his eye. He’s interested in astronomy, history, politics, philosophy, presidential trivia, brain science, and practically everything else. He cooks better than most people you know. Follow Ken on his blog.


Keeping Time Kickstarter - David Kudler

David Kudler is an author, editor, and publisher. He lives just north of the Golden Gate Bridge with his wife, actor/teacher/author Maura Vaughn, their author-to-be daughters, and their (apparently) non-literary cats.

He is the founder, publisher, and editor-in-chief for Stillpoint Digital Press. Since 1999, he has overseen the publications program of the Joseph Campbell Foundation, for which he has edited three posthumous volumes of Campbell’s previously unpublished work (Pathways to Bliss, Myths of Light and Sake & Satori) and managed the publication of over seventy print, ebook, print, audio, and video titles, including the third edition of Campbell’s seminal Hero with a Thousand Faces. He is honored to serve as the vice-president for the Bay Area Independent Publisher’s Association (BAIPA).

In June, 2016, he released Risuko, his young-adult historical adventure novel. Set in sixteenth century Japan, Risuko follows the adventures of a young woman pulled into a plot that may reunite a war-torn Japan — or may destroy it. He is hard at work on Bright Eyes, the sequel.

You can follow David on Stillpoint Digital Presson the Risuko website, or writing about ebook creation on Joel Friedlander’s TheBookDesigner.com.

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