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Critter Notices

Critters is 22!

Yes, 21 years ago Critters was born. Wow! Thanks so much to all of you, who've made it such a resounding success!

Books from Critters!

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

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.

Space Travel for SF Writers

Hot off the presses from ReAnimus Press! Space Travel - A Science Fiction Writer's Guide— An indispensible tool for all SF writers that explains the science you need to help you make your fiction plausible. (Also via Amazon)

P&E Seeks New Caretaker

Unfortunately, much of the data on the P&E site has become stale and outdated, and needs a new caretaker with the time required to update the site. The listings are being removed until they can be updated by a new caretaker.

Note that the P&E/Critters Annual Readers Poll will run as usual in January.

If you are interested in taking the reins of P&E, and possess what's needed — at least 20hrs/week to volunteer, excellent investigative skills, in-depth knowledge of the publishing industry, ability to detect scams from not-scams, thick skin, good web site skills, good writing ability — please get in touch. Thanks for your interest!


I'm being interviewed live on public radio for Critters 20th birthday. For those who want to listen, it's on the 10am (Mountain time) show on Thursday, 11/19/16, on Colorado Public Radio - has streaming on the site or it's 90.1 FM in the Denver area. [Interview is done, you can listen on the site]

Free Web Sites

Free web sites for authors (and others) are available at

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!

Network speeding up

I'm switching the connection over to a new, shiny 10X faster network because of all the load. There might be bits of downtime as your boxes learn new addresses and things. Should be brief. Let me know of any prolonged outages you see.

Preditors & Editors Changeover

With the very sad passing of Dave Kuzminski, who ran P&E, I've taken over the P&E duties. Lots of what I hope are improvements; check it out at

Critters Server is Dying has been Replaced

See important details here in my blog. Let me know if you find anything that isn't working right. (Manuscripts are now available for this week, FYI.)

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 need help making ebooks from manuscripts or print copies—or finding great stuff to read—look no further! An ebook publisher started by your very own Critter Captain. (And with a 12% Affiliate program.) [More]








Preditors & Editors Poll results

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Standings for Romance Novels

1. Traitor Knight, Keith Willis, Champagne Book Group, [link][comments]

2. Wulf and the Bounty Hunter, Gail Koger, Loose Id, [link][comments]
3. Repeat: A Love Story For The Ages, A.J. Kohler, Lang Publishing, [link][comments]
4. Goodnight, Sweetheart, Heidi Renee Mason, Solstice, [link][comments]
5. Dragon Knight's Ring, Mary Morgan, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
5. A Kiss Under the Christmas LIghts, Peggy Jaeger, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
6. Lure of Obsession, Lisa Kessler, Lisa's Lair, [link][comments]
7. Jax, J. L. Perry, Hachette, [link][comments]
8. Wounded At Work, Mitzi Pool Bridges, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
9. Heart of The Mermaid: The Realmwalker Prophecy Book One), Aaron Speca and Patricia Laffoon, Thirteen Below Press, [link][comments]
10. Dragon Knight's Shield, Mary Morgan, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
10. Vampire Princess of New York, Susan Hanniford Crowley, Soul Mate Publishing, [link][comments]

11. The Secret of Hillcrest House, Melanie Robertson-King, King Park Press, [link][comments]
11. Twilight Dreams, Amanda Ashley, Zebra, [link]
11. Risk, Dannika Dark, Dannika Dark, [link][comments]
12. Wrecked, Sarah Grimm, Sarah Grimm, [link][comments]
12. The Voices of Angels, Peggy Jaeger, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
13. Forbidden Footsteps, Cynthia B. Ainsworthe, Words and Passion Publishing, [link][comments]
13. Cowboy, Jas T. Ward, JTW Publishing, [link]
14. Crimson Bayou, Alizabeth Lynn, Burning Willow Press, [link]
14. Targeted for Murder, Elizabeth Goddard, Harlequin Books, [link][comments]
14. THE RELENTLESS BRIT, Sarina Rose, Rostek Publishing [comments]
15. Blood of Nyx, Druscilla Morgan and Roy C. Booth, Indie Authors Press, [link][comments]
16. The Billionaire and the Wild Man, Lucy Felthouse & Victoria Blisse, Evernight Publishing, [link]
16. My Guardian, Alanea Alder, Sacred Forest, [link][comments]
17. Blue Vision, Marie Lavender, Solstice Publishing, [link][comments]
17. The Christmas Letter, April Zyon, Evernight Publishing, [link][comments]
17. A Witch's Holiday Wedding, Tena Stetler, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
17. Curran Glen, Donna Foley Mabry, CreateSpace, [link]
17. Love is Silent, Icy Snow Blackstone, Class Act Books, [link]
18. Their Highland Trust, Cindy James, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
18. BIg Bad Dragon, Aeryn Jaden, Aeryn Jaden, [link][comments]
18. Never With A Rich Man, Tina Susedik, Soul Mate Publishing, [link]
18. Chase Me (Friend-Zone book 1), Rachael Tamayo, Solstice publishing, [link][comments]
18. Whirlwind Romance, M. S. Spencer, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
18. A Taming Season, Claire Gem, Erato Publishing, [link][comments]
19. Family Tree, Susan Wiggs, harper collins
19. Heart to Hart, Erin O'Quinn, New Dawn Press, [link][comments]
19. Mantled in Mist, Rory Ni Coileain, Riverdale Avenue Books, [link]
19. Dylan's Rock, Angela J. Maher, Angela J. Maher, [link]
19. Aden (New Mexico Stories #1), A.C. Katt, Decadent Publishing, [link]
19. The Emperor's Concubine, Killarney Sheffield, Books we Love [comments]
19. A Witch's Journey, Tena Stetler, The Wild Rose Press, [link]
20. Tuscany, Stephanie Payne Hurt, Solstice Publishing, [link]
20. Love So Deep, Kathleen Ball, Forever Home, [link]
20. For the Love of a Centaur, A.S. McGowan, [link]
20. Starfish Moon, Donna Kauffman, Zebra
20. Hunting for Spring, Katherine McIntyre, Loose Id, [link]
20. Blowing Smoke (SoulShares, #5), Rory Ni Coileain, Smashwords Edition, [link]
20. Easy Love: The Circle Begins, JQ Beron, Amazon Digital, [link]
21. forgetting jane, cj warrent, [link]
21. Paper Love, Aubrey Wynne, Plato Publishing, [link][comments]
21. Wildfire Hurricane (A Ryder Boys Novel) Volume 1, Amelia James, Limitless Publishing, LLC, [link]
21. Diamond in the Rough, Lori L. Robinett, Three Creeks Press, [link]
21. Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back, Joe Cosentino, NineStar Press, [link][comments]
21. A Heart in Conflict, Tricia McGill, Books We Love, [link]
21. Learning to Love Again, Jessa Stephens, Jessa Stephens, [link]
21. Allegiance of Honour, Nalini Singh, [link]
21. A Passionate Kiss, Sharon C Cooper, Sharon C Cooper, [link][comments]
21. Rage, Linda Burson, Class Act Books, [link][comments]
21. undertow, Rory Ni Coileain, Riverdale Avenue Books, [link]
21. The Mysterious Merriana, Carolyn Carey, self, [link]
21. Love Under Two Texans, Cara Covington, Siren Publishing, [link]
21. A Promised Heart, Rita Hestand, Smashwords., [link]
21. Snow Effect, Dena Garson, Dena Garson, [link][comments]
21. Seeking Bliss, Barbara Raffin, Plain Wrapper Publishing, [link]
21. The Quest, Olivia Gracey, Solstice, [link]
21. A Passionate Night, Candace Shaw, Candace Shaw, [link][comments]

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