February events and fun!

There’s a lot of stuff clustered around Valentine’s Day this year.

  • Sunday, February 9th – Catherine Lundoff will be teaching “Breaking Out of the Slush Pile” online at Hidden Timber Books. Only a couple of days left to sign up for this!
  • February 10th-14th – Emily L. Byrne’s Medusa’s Touch will be on sale for the I Heart Lesfic Valentine’s Day sale.
  • Saturday-Sunday, February 15th-16th, Minneapolis – We’ll be tabling at 13 Gears Steampunk again this year! Look for our booth with local author Patrick Marsh.
  • Tuesday, February 18th, 8-10PM, Minneapolis – Emily L. Byrne will be reading from her science fiction and fantasy erotica at the Not So Silent Planet Gets Sexy Show at Strike Theater.

Hope to see you at a few of these!

Best birthday week ever!

It’s been an amazing week! First, Out of This World got a lovely new review, then we had a terrific and well-attended birthday party at the delightful new Minneapolis bookstore, The Irreverent Bookworm, THEN Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space) got picked for the American Library Association’s Over the Rainbow List, recommended LGBTQ for adult readers! When I say that books by Marlon James, Olivia Waite and  Carmen Maria Machado are also on the list, you can see why I’d be very, very excited about it!

And if you’re looking for print editions of Scourge and our other titles, you can find them at The Irreverent Bookworm, as well as DreamHaven Books, Cream & Amber, Charis Books and More, A Room of One’s Own and Read It Again Books. Plus the usual places like Amazon and B&N and the less usual places like bookstores around the world. 😀

Birthday Celebration!

3rd Birthday CelebrationMinneapolis, MN. Saturday, January 25th, 2-5PM. Join us at the Irreverent Bookworm, Minneapolis’ newest bookstore, for an afternoon of fun, munchies, book sales and giveaways to celebrate our birthday! If you’re not local or you can’t make it, don’t worry. There will be an online drawing for newsletter subscribers so make sure you’re signed up by January 15th, if you’re not already a subscriber.

Acclaimed local artist Elise Matthesen is making a piece for our prize drawing. But you have to show up to be entered! See you there!

Upcoming sales and news

End of year book sales!

We’re participating in the overlapping IHeartLesfic Holiday Mega Sale (12/26/19-12/29/19) and the Smashwords End of Year Sale (12/26-1/1/20). Because of the time needed to get the sale prices on all global platforms and how different platforms match pricing, you may start seeing some sale prices today (12/23) and more tomorrow before the official start date of 12/26/19. We will start sales direct from our website tomorrow (12/24). Please enjoy and pick up some fun reads for your holiday season!

Wishing all of you a wonderful Hanukkah, Festivus, Christmas, Yule and/or a pleasant holiday week, however or whatever you may be celebrating! Thank you all so much for supporting Queen of Swords Press and our authors!

Stay tuned for our 3rd birthday celebration in January! We’ll be having a birthday party at The Irreverent Bookworm bookstore in Minneapolis on 1/25/19 from 2-5PM as well as an online celebration and prize drawing!


Upcoming December events!

Full month ahead!

We’ll also have Catherine Lundoff’s Silver Moon and all three Emily L. Byrne titles on sale for the I Heart Lesfic December Lesfic Mega Sale (12/26-/12/30); books will be on sale on this site as well as on Amazon. We’ll be participating in the Smashwords end of year sale as well (waiting on dates) and a different set of titles (TBD) will be on sale for that one. Stay tuned! And sign up for our newsletter so you don’t miss a thing!


New Bundle and upcoming events and sales

Are you an ebook bundle shopper? Guess what? We have a new bundle up at our store on DriveThruFiction! Get Scourge, Murder, Wireless and Unfinished Business for $10! Our books will also be included in the Black Friday sale days on the site, so please stay tuned if it’s one of the places where you shop for books.

Check out our new Events page for all our upcoming events – we’ll be at a bunch of different festivals and pop-ups in December.

And all of Emily L. Byrne’s titles and Silver Moon by Catherine Lundoff will be included in the end of December I Heart Lesfic sale! Stay tuned for details!



Upcoming events for November!

Publisher Catherine Lundoff will be speaking to the Ampersand Club in Minneapolis about small press publishing in general and Queen of Swords Press in particular on Thursday, November 7th. This event is members only, but do check the club out if you live in Minnesota and are interested in books, book publishing, book collecting, etc.

Catherine will also be speaking about being a small press publisher in Madison, Wisconsin on November 14th at A Room of One’s Own Books. Come hear her! This is open to everyone.

Great new interview with Alex Acks

The Colorado Sun did a great new interview with Alex and featured an excerpt from Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures last week. Read the interview here and the excerpt here.

“Unfinished Business” is Here! Plus, a preview of October events!

Unfinished Business: Tales of the Dark Fantastic by Catherine Lundoff is here! It’s available in print and ebook and you can buy it direct from us, as well as a bunch of other places, including Target and DreamHaven Books.

October is chock-full of events! Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly newsletter this month too, since it’s time for our quarterly book drawing. And if you’re in Minneapolis or St. Paul or Atlanta or even beyond in October, be sure and check out the following:

Hope to see you at one or more of these! Happy October!


Unexpected distribution news! Newsletter! Misc!

So in addition to being available for preorder at the usual places (Smashwords, Amazon, iTunes, Kobo, IndieBound, Scribd), our forthcoming (10/1) title Unfinished Business: Tales of the Dark Fantastic by Catherine Lundoff, is available for preorder at…Target. This is a first for us and kinda cool. If you’re a Target shopper, please consider adding a book; if we sell a few of them, maybe they’ll add our other titles!

Are you signed up for our monthly newsletter yet? Keep up with all our news! Get entered in book drawings! It’s both fun and short! Sign up here on our website.

Speaking of events, we’ve got lots of things coming up this month (and more next month):

  • September 20th – Quatrefoil Library, 7PM, Minneapolis. Catherine Lundoff will be amongst the authors reading from Queer Voices: Poetry, Prose and Pride
  • September 21st – St. Cloud Pride in the Park,11-4PM, St. Cloud, MN. We’ll have a table and will be selling books!
  • September 28th – Murder, Steamships and Tea! Bingley’s Tea Salon, Minneapolis, 2-4PM. Author Michael Merriam and I will be reading steampunk tales. And there’ll be tea and munchies!

And don’t forget our publisher’s Patreon! New serial novel chapter posting this month!