The Second IWSG Anthology Focuses on Lost Heroes

 May 2, 2017 Can a fallen hero find redemption? The twelve stories in the Insecure Writer’s Support Group anthology all center on the difficulties of a hero who has lost his way. After the success of the first anthology, Parallels: Felix Was Here, the organization put out the call for fantasy short stories fitting the theme of hero lost. After selecting the top entries, they were sent to a panel of agents and authors for final selection. Hero Lost: Mysteries of Death and Life showcases the most powerful and moving examples of a lost hero, spanning every fantasy genre.

Hero Lost
Mysteries of Death and Life

An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology

 Can a lost hero find redemption?

 What if Death himself wanted to die? Can deliverance be found on a bloody battlefield? Could the gift of silvering become a prison for those who possessed it? Will an ancient warrior be forever the caretaker of a house of mystery?

 Delving into the depths of the tortured hero, twelve authors explore the realms of fantasy in this enthralling and thought-provoking collection. Featuring the talents of Jen Chandler, L. Nahay, Renee Cheung, Roland Yeomans, Elizabeth Seckman, Olga Godim, Yvonne Ventresca, Ellen Jacobson, Sean McLachlan, Erika Beebe, Tyrean Martinson, and Sarah Foster.

 Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these twelve tales will take you into the heart of heroes who have fallen from grace. Join the journey and discover a hero’s redemption!

 In this marvelous collection of speculative fiction, we journey through twelve wonderfully written tales to find out if the tortured hero can be redeemed. - Christine Rains, author

 The authors have done us a favour by all being darned good at their craft. Recommended for fantasy fans. - Gordon Long, author

 Founded by author Alex J. Cavanaugh, the Insecure Writer’s Support Group offers support for writers and authors alike. It provides an online database, articles and tips, a monthly blog posting, a Facebook group, and a monthly newsletter.

Hero Lost: Mysteries of Death and Life is available May 2, 2017 online, retail, and in all eBook formats. Published by Freedom Fox Press, a division of Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C., P.O. Box 383, Pikeville, NC 27863-0383. Trade paperback $14.95 ISBN 978-1-939844-36-1, eBook $4.99 ISBN 978-1-939844-37-8, Fantasy (FIC009000)   



IPPY Silver Medalist Finally Sees eBook Launch

4/18/17 - Author Joylene Nowell Butler won the IPPY Silver Medal with Broken But Not Dead. Once only available in print, the book receives a fresh new cover and title for readers to enjoy. Maski: Broken But Not Dead is the prequel to Butler’s 2016 release, Mâtowak: Woman Who Cries. Set in Canada, the story deals with Native American prejudice and a woman pushed to the edge by an abductor and stalker.

To the Breaking Point...

When Brendell Meshango resigns from her university professor position and retreats to her isolated cabin to repair her psyche, she is confronted by a masked intruder. His racial comments lead her to believe she is the solitary victim of a hate crime.

However, is all as it appears? After two bizarre days, the intruder mysteriously disappears but continues to play mind games with her. Taught by her mother to distrust the mainstream-based power structures, and with her stalker possibly linked to a high level of government, Brendell conceals the incident from the police. But will her silence keep her safe?

Then her beloved daughter, Zoë, is threatened and Brendell takes matters into her own hands. To save Zoë, Brendell searches for the stalker and confronts not just a depraved madman but her own fears and prejudices.

“A psychological thriller filled with suspense, action and drama...” - John Bell, 93.1CFIS-FM: Prince George, BC

“Riveting and beautifully written. You won't be able to set it down.” Judith S. Avila, author

Joylene, Métis, is the author of Dead Witness, Broken But Not Dead, and Break Time. She and her husband and their two cats reside in Canada for the summers and Nayarit for the winters. They believe life should be an adventure.

Maski: Broken But Not Dead is available April 18, 2017 in all eBook formats. Published Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C., Thriller/Psychological, eBook $4.99 ISBN 9781939844385,