Meet Our Newest Author: Roger L. Liles!

Holly first discovered Roger at a read & critique where he read his first chapter aloud. Impressed by his work, she approached him, and I found the two of them at a table discussing his book shortly after. Roger ended up giving Holly a printed copy to take home. Apparently, Holly wasn't the only one who found it interesting. Later that night she found her boyfriend engrossed in the story, unable to put it down. We are beyond thrilled Roger has chosen to sign with us. He is a treasure. The personal life experience he has in the military, and the fact that he can use that experience in his writing, gives his story such depth. We can't wait for the release of his debut novel, The Berlin Tunnel

Meet Our Newest Author: Jen Petrovich!

When our illustrator, Dorene Uhrich, first showed me her "draft" work for a new children's book called Jen's Hens Make New Friends, I have to admit...I thought it was a photograph. I was a bit confused, because she's a great artist so I didn't know why she'd want to use pictures of hens in this new book. Then I looked closer. The "draft" was actually A PAINTING! *Mind Blown* The photograph-like PAINTING is below. You'll see what I mean... Needless to say, the story is adorable and we love Dorene's work, so this one was a no-brainer. Welcome to Acorn, Jen! By day, Jen Petrovich is a Chief Financial Officer at a legal services nonprofit in Southern California. The rest of her time is spent dee


It feels like our covers just keep getting better and BETTER! We are so excited to FINALLY get to reveal this one. We've been hording it in our Acorn Publishing vault-of-awesome. So here it is! You're welcome. CONGRATS GENE!!! DARK PARADISE by Gene Desrochers On sale: June 25, 2018 Genre: Caribbean Noir Murder Mystery Add it to your Goodreads shelf Boise Montague’s life in Los Angeles has fallen apart. After his wife dies, he returns to the tiny island where he grew up. Unfortunately, coming home doesn’t bring him the peace he’s looking for. Things have changed drastically since his last visit. The island has moved on and so have the people he once knew. When Boise tries to find the one frie

NEW RELEASE - Sammy's Flame by Sam Ashkenas

As mothers, Holly and I love releasing children's books. Not only is SAMMY'S FLAME colorful and beautifully illustrated, but the story is heartwarming and inspirational. We are so proud of this one. Congrats on your release, Sam & Dorene! The book is fantastic. Get your copy by clicking the link below! E-BOOK - PAPERBACK - HARDCOVER Sammy the dragon is a young competitive fire-breather. He becomes the town champion and is admired by both his friends and the adult dragons in his life. But when an evil witch feels threatened by Sammy's power and takes away his fire breath - everything changes. Will Sammy ever compete again? ​​

Meet Our Newest Author: Dot Caffrey!

Some people are memorable, and Dot Caffrey is one of those people. We've been attending the Southern California Writers' Conference for several years, and Dot has continually stood out. It could be her awesome hair, or the fact that she always makes us laugh, but we knew exactly who she was when she submitted to us and we were really excited to welcome her to Acorn. We're so happy to have you with us, Dot! Dot was born and raised in New York, mostly on Long Island. After high school, she moved to California and then did a three-year stint in the Navy before going to college and getting a Microbiology/Medical Technologist degree. According to her Dad, Dot's been a storyteller from the time s


It seems hard to believe but the sequel to MURDER ON THE LAKE OF FIRE will be out this August! We are so excited to be revealing the cover for MOURNING DOVE MYSTERIES Book 2! DEATH OPENS A WINDOW by Mikel J. Wilson On sale: August 15, 2018 Genre: Murder Mystery Still struggling with the consequences of his last case, Emory Rome must unravel the inexplicable death of a federal employee in a Knoxville high-rise. But while the cagey investigator is mired in a precarious pool of suspects – from an old mountain witch to the powerful Tennessee Valley Authority – he misses a greater danger creeping from the shadows. The ski mask man returns to reveal himself and his shocking end game.

NEW RELEASE - Reversed by Lois Letchford

It's hard not to be inspired by Lois and her story. As mothers, Holly and I instantly connected with it. We are so excited to finally share it with the world! Congrats on completing this amazing journey, Lois. You should be very proud. “He’s the worst child I’ve seen in 20 years of teaching.” Can a child’s fate be sealed by the age of seven? ​ Every parent has high hopes for their children. When Lois Letchford learns her son has been diagnosed with a low IQ at the end of grade one, she refuses to give up on his future. ​ After thorough testing, Nicholas proves to have no spatial awareness, limited concentration, and can only read ten words. Although discouraged, Lois knows things have to imp

Meet Our Newest Author: R. D. Kardon!

Good writers are easy to spot. When I read Robin's submission I knew after the first few pages she had talent. That was obvious. But for us, good writing is only half of the package. It's really important for Holly and I to work with people we like, people who share our passion. When we met Robin in person we instantly connected, and that sealed the deal. She was full of energy and smiles. We wanted her! Thankfully Robin didn't make us beg...too much ;) We're so happy she has joined our Acorn family! Robin's debut novel, FLYGIRL, takes readers behind the scenes in international corporate aviation where her main character, Tris, encounters harassment, discrimination and abuse as she integrat

Meet Our Newest Author: Teresa Harrison!

It's official! After approaching us in February of last year, Teresa Harrison worked hard to get her debut novel, MAIDEN, ready for publication. We are pleased to announce she signed with us at this year's Southern California Writers' Conference in San Diego. From the moment we met her, we knew we wanted to work with her. I mean... (you may not be able to see it in her picture, but...) she has sparkles in her hair! How awesome is that?! More importantly we loved the idea behind her novel. It just wasn't ready. Now that it is, we are so excited she is joining team Acorn! Welcome, Teresa!! Teresa Harrison grew up in Decatur, Illinois, and graduated from Eureka College with a BA in Speech and T

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