You could be forgiven for thinking that Crooked Cat exists purely to publish the STAC Mysteries. In fact they publish more than twenty authors (more if you count those who contributed to the FEAR anthologies) in a range of genres from crime and mystery through historical, to YA and fantasy.
One such is Michela O’Brien, whose second novel, Summer of Love is released today. Michela, a smashing Italian lady who now lives in Hampshire, is one of those authors who puts her heart and soul into her writing. A diehard Stone Roses fan, I’ll bet music plays a big role in the lives of her characters, too.
A couple of weeks back, we also saw the release of Shaman’s Drum, by Ailsa Abraham, the tale of a world where mainstream religion has been banned, and Jeff Gardnier’s Myopia, the story of common, but often overlooked bullying of boys who wear glasses. Looking ahead, we have Amy Elliot Smith’s A guide to Becoming Distinctly Average, Jane Bwye’s breath of Africa won’t be too long in arriving, and on the crime front Catriona King’s DCI Craig will be making his next appearance in the spring. Along with historical novels from Mark Patton and Cathie Dunn, and Maggei Secara’s fantasy trilogy, Crooked Cat’s profile is as varied as any you’ll find anywhere on the web.
And if I missed anyone from the Crooked Cat stable, apologies.
For the full range of titles, go to Crooked Cat’s online store.