Meet Our Newest Author - Sam Ashkenas!

We first came across Sam after she submitted her memoir, SLEEPING ON CONCRETE, for the Author's Circle Award. Immediately we recognized how talented and enthusiastic she was. She has since signed with us for her first children's book, SAMMY'S FLAME, about a dragon who loses the ability to breathe fire. Sam will be working with one of our favorite illustrators, Dorene Uhrich! We couldn't be more excited. Sam will also be re-releasing her novel, SLEEPING ON CONCRETE in 2018 through Acorn as well. Sam has loved children's picture book stories her whole life. As a young kid, she was diagnosed on the Autism spectrum, and understanding the plot of picture books was a huge milestone for her. She de

Meet Our Newest Author - Mandy Urena!

Holly and I met Mandy at the Southern California Writers' Conference. Her magnetic, energetic personality is hard to forget, so when she submitted her work months later, we immediately knew who she was. I remember hoping she'd publish with us. There is nothing more fun than working with an author who is talented, passionate, and excited. Mandy's novel, TOUCHY, FEELY, SQUEEZY: Musings of a Masseuse, will be released through Acorn in February of 2018. Many Urena went to a posh all-girls private school in England. She has a Masters in Human Relations and speaks 4 languages: English, French, Japanese and Spanish. She’s been a massage therapist for twenty years, an Air Force wife for twenty-three


As many of you know, it has been a long journey to find the perfect book cover for Choosing Hope. Holly rifled through about ten cover designs before she NEARLY decided to settle on one that was simply, good enough. Thankfully she had great encouragement and support, and her heart wouldn't let her accept anything but a design that she loved. THIS is that cover! WE LOVE IT TOO!! CHOOSING HOPE by Holly Kammier On sale: October 31, 2017 Pages: 331 Genre: Women's Fiction Thriller Add it to your Goodreads shelf "Choosing Hope is a harrowing story of passion and deceit, the things we do for love and the rabbit holes we tumble into chasing elusive fairy-tale endings. Dark around the edges with a s

Interview with SEASONS WITHIN author Lele Iturrioz

We are so excited to be releasing another book by Acorn author Lele Iturrioz. SPRING will be out on September 1, 2017. It is book #2 in her YA series, SEASONS WITHIN. Here's a little interview with the lovely Lele! Enjoy :) 1. Hi Lele! Tell us a little about yourself and your background? Hello! I’m the author of the YA fantasy series Season Within. I began working as a film producer but after finishing a screenwriting program in Los Angeles, I wound up returning to my first love… books! 2. What are your ambitions as a writer? My dream is to have at least six different series. I want to keep writing novels, scripts and to-do lists until the day I die! 3. What led you to write Season Within? D

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