Third Person Press

Open Call for Novels

Third Person Press–the indie publishing house run by Sherry D. Ramsey, Julie A. Serroul and me–is now open for novel submissions from Atlantic Canadian writers. Click over to read our submission requirements and guidelines. We hope to keep receiving submissions on an on-going basis. However, if we get inundated, we will close until we catch up. Before submitting, please check… Read more →

Grey Area: 13 Ghost Stories

What is it about ghost stories? They have been around forever and are popular all over the world. My indie publishing house, Third Person Press, decided to put together a ghost story anthology because we get more ghost story submissions than any other kind, too many for our other anthologies where we like to have a nice mix of genre… Read more →

Nuanc Book Designs – “Eye Contact”

In October, I opened a shop of book cover art—Nuanc Book Designs—on Etsy. “Eye Contact,” pictured on the left, is the latest offering. Designing the covers for The Speculative Elements Series from Third Person Press and its upcoming ghost story anthology, Grey Area, has been a pleasure for me. Because I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback on them, it… Read more →

Unearthed from Third Person Press

Unearthed Reviewed

Derek Newman-Stille of Speculating Canada writes in his glowing and interesting review of Unearthed [Third Person Press]: Once again Third Person Press has illustrated the incredible speculative work of Cape Breton authors with the third instalment of their Speculative Elements Series: UnEarthed. In discussing the anthology, Derek says, The Earth theme serves as a great platform for the classic speculative… Read more →

An August Evening for Writers

I’ve been asked to read two short selections at this year’s August Sonata, an evening for writers and readers, organized by Douglas Arthur Brown. I’ll be reading from “Mud Pies” which was recently published in Unearthed, Volume 3 of the Speculative Elements Series. It’s a fun fantasy about a young woman who is overworked in her family’s magical healing business.… Read more →

A Tasty Sample of Three

Samplers give us a variety of tantalizing tastes or sights that inspire us to want more. In earlier times, samplers were pieces of needlework that a young woman sewed to practice or show off her competency in embroidery. This one, though not old, is appropriate for this post which is inspired by three things. It says: “Three things there are… Read more →

Power to the People

Have you heard the one about the publishing industry? A writer, an editor and a reader walk into an Establishment Pub[lishing] House. The affronted publisher asks, “What’s the story here?” The writer: “I’d like people to read what I’ve written.” The editor: “I’d like to edit fresh, original stories by real people rather than celebrities.” The reader: “I’d like to… Read more →