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Books from Critters!

Check out Books by Critters for books by your fellow Critterfolk, as well as my list of recommended books for writers.

New Book from a Critter Member

**NOW IN PRINT EDITION TOO!** Awesome new book, HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SPECULATIVE FICTION OPENINGS, from a Critter member who's unearthed a shard of The Secret to becoming a pro writer. Really good piece of work. "...if you're at all concerned about story openings, you'd be nuts not to read what Qualkinbush has to say." —Wil McCarthy, author of BLOOM and THE COLLAPSIUM

The Sigil Trilogy

If you're looking for an amazing, WOW! science fiction story, check out THE SIGIL TRILOGY. This is — literally — one of the best science fiction novels I've ever read.


I was interviewed live on public radio for Critters' birthday, for those who want to listen.

Free Web Sites

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ReAnimus Acquires Advent!

ReAnimus Press is pleased to announce the acquisition of the legendary Advent Publishers! Advent is now a subsidiary of ReAnimus Press, and we will continue to publish Advent's titles under the Advent name. Advent was founded in 1956 by Earl Kemp and others, and has published the likes of James Blish, Hal Clement, Robert Heinlein, Damon Knight, E.E. "Doc" Smith, and many others. Advent's high quality titles have won and been finalists for several Hugo Awards, such as The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy and Heinlein's Children. Watch this space for ebook and print editions of all of Advent's current titles!

Book Recommendation

THE SIGIL TRILOGY: The universe is dying from within... "Great stuff... Really enjoyed it." — SFWA Grandmaster Michael Moorcock

Announcing ReAnimus Press

If you're looking for great stuff to read from bestselling and award-winning authors—look no further! ReAnimus Press was founded by your very own Critter Captain. (And with a 12% Affiliate program.) [More]








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Standings for Children's Books

1. Walking Through Walls, Karen Cioffi, 4RV Publishing, [link][comments]

2. Bad Spelling, Marva Dasef, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]
3. Just The Thing To Be, Tracey M. Cox, Guardian Angel Publishing, [link][comments]
4. Philip and the Angel, John Paulaits, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
4. The Adventures of a Squirrel Named Peanut, Patricia Lieb, Twilight Times Books, [link][comments]
5. The Trouble with Tessa, Andrew and Patti Miller, DWB
5. The three sibling adventures, Erika Talbot, solstice publishing, [link]
6. Frankie's Perfect Home, Beverly Stowe McClure, Guardian Angel Publishg, [link][comments]
7. Gunther the Underwater Elephant, Ginger Nielson, 4RV Publishing, [link]
8. James Saves the Moon, Wendy Nystrom, Solstice Publishing, [link]
9. The Lost Secret of the Green Man, Tiffany Turner, Smashwords, [link][comments]
10. The Mystery of Whale House, Hendrik van Oordt, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
10. Betwixt and Between, Grace DeLuca, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]
10. Simon and the Gelfin, Jak Kelly, Bluewood Publishing, [link][comments]

11. Dreaming Thomas, Vincent Miskell, Amazon/Smashwords, [link]
11. Cowboy James, Mary Jean Kelso, Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc., [link][comments]
12. My Sister Is My Best Friend: A Trilingual Story, Nicole Weaver, Guardian Angel Publishing, [link]
12. Where is Salami?, Donna J. Shepherd, Guardian Angel Publishing, [link]
13. Horatio Humble Beats the Big D, Margot Finke, Guardian Angel Publishing, [link][comments]
13. 3 Fun Tales About Monsters, Kenneth W. Cain, Self, [link]
13. If I Were..., C.S. Fuqua, SynergEbooks, [link]
13. The Adventures of Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill: Mineral Mischief, Renee Hand, North Star Press, [link]
13. Patchwork Dog and Calico Cat, Greta Burroughs, CreateSpace, [link]

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