SING IN THE MORNING, CRY AT NIGHT now available as audiobook!

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SING IN THE MORNING, CRY AT NIGHT by Barbara J. Taylor is now available as an audiobook  — just in time for the holidays!

The audiobook, available at both Audible and Amazon, is narrated by actor and writer Tavia Gilbert, who worked hard bringing to life the novel’s varied languages and scenes with singing.

An audiobook is a perfect holiday gift for family members or friends with a long commute or who like to listen to books at the gym while working out!

 

Huffington Post interviewed Jason Carney about STARVE THE VULTURE

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With only one month left until STARVE THE VULTURE is officially released, author Jason Carney sat down to talk with Loren Kleinman from the Huffington Post in an interview about how he came up with the unique name for the memoir, overcoming the cycle of abuse, and how poetry ultimately saved him.

STARVE THE VULTURE has been described as: “A lyrical, mesmerizing debut from Jason Carney who overcomes his own racism, homophobia, drug addiction, and harrowing brushes with death to find redemption and unlikely fame on the national performance poetry circuit. Woven into Carney’s path to recovery is a powerful family story, depicting the roots of prejudice and dysfunction through several generations.”

Interested in getting a copy? Check out STARVE THE VULTURE in Akashic’s Catalog of Books.

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‘Colgate Scene’ recognized author Laurie Loewenstein as notable alumni

Colgate University recently included an excerpt from Laurie Loewenstein’s UNMENTIONABLES in the Colgate Scene, a publication which recognized alumni who have gone on to write books featuring a strong sense of place. It shared selections from several alumni books along with an author discussion of how they were inspired by real places in their lives.

“To Midwesterners like myself, it is a place of great beauty; of distant horizons where the sky bleaches to white, where windbreaks of catalpas hem farm fields, where the courthouse is ornately fluted. But it is also a place of contradictions, where politeness and conformity glide above deep currents of emotion and sentiment. Where we are both insiders and outsiders — fertile ground in which to explore the true nature of community.”

Read the feature from the Colgate Scene here.

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Marlon James profiled in The New York Times for A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS

Author Marlon James was profiled by Larry Rohter from The New York Times, only a week after his novel A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS was reviewed by Michiko Kakutani who described him as a “prodigious talent who has produced a novel that is epic in every sense of that word: sweeping, mythic, over the top, colossal and dizzyingly complex.”

The novel revolves around the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in 1976 and includes characters based on real-life CIA agents, criminals, Jamaican politicians, and exiles.

As James’s former mentor in the Creative Writing Program at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, imprint founder Kaylie Jones was also interviewed by Rohter for the piece. She said: “What leaped out at me right away was that he was a phenomenally visual writer with a lyrical, magical voice. I was shocked that nobody had picked up this guy.”

The hardcover of A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS is available for purchase on Thursday, October 2.

Read the full article in The Times.

First Trailer Shoot

On set of the trailer shoot for FoamersKaylie Jones and her daughter

look on as Rob Thomas is transformed into a monstrous foamer.

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Thank you to Joe Bomba for taking the photos,

Tom Borthwick for bringing this all together, and

Markie Dennebaum and his crew at TwentyFiveEight Studios

 in Scranton, PA, who made this incredible day possible.

To see more photos from the shoot click here