Everything Solid has a Shadow at Splash Magazines

“This is a wonderful read—it draws you in from the first moment, both because you care about the hero, and because you want to see what comes next.… But you are also seduced by the fine detail, the subtlety of the language, and the absolute romance. What is more, it’s a fiercely intelligent story: a smart man wrote it about a smart man involved in an absorbing, emotionally complex intellectual conundrum of the psyche.”

Great new review of Everything Solid has a Shadow at Splash magazines. Check it out here!

‘Unremembered’ Receives Award in International Book Contest

Ken Zurski’s Unremembered: Tales of the Nearly Famous & the Not Quite Forgotten has been recognized by Readers’ Favorite as one of the Top 5 “Non-Fiction-Adventure” books of 2019. The prestigious Readers’ Favorite Annual Book Award Contest showcases both independent and publication house books and features multiple winners in specific categories. According to information on the Readers’ […]

Read the full press release at ‘Unremembered’ Receives Award in International Book Contest — UNREMEMBERED

2019 Readers’ Favorite Awards, winners!


Congratulations to Barbara Monier and Ken Zurski for placing in the 2019 Readers’ Favorite Awards! Barbara has won a Bronze Medal in the highly competitive Fiction—Literary category. Ken gained an Honorable Mention in Non-Fiction—Adventure. Read the reviews on the Readers’ Favorite website (here and here). And pick up Pushing the River and Unremembered on Amazon or AmikaPress.com. Hooray!

Everything Solid has a Shadow RELAUNCH

Michael Antman’s Everything Solid has a Shadow has an exciting new cover, thanks to fantastic artist Anton Khodakovsky. Check it out, wow!

If you haven’t yet read this “hauntingly beautiful dream”, now is the perfect time! Here’s what reviewers are saying:

“In Michael Antman’s Everything Solid Has a Shadow, one man’s soul-searching journey to unearth the mysteries of his past and his present unfolds like a hauntingly beautiful dream from which you won’t want to wake.” —Randy Richardson, President, Chicago Writers Association

“Deeply touching” —Philadelphia Inquirer

“Emotionally satisfying” —Kirkus Reviews

“Four stars out of four” —Online Book Club

“A page-turner that also engages the reader in deep metaphysical exploration” —Building the Perfect Chicago Book Collection

“A literary joy” —Readers’ Favorite Five-Star Review

“Unique, original…unreservedly recommended” —Midwest Book Review

“Exceptional magic realism…beautiful” —Windy City Reviews

The Healer’s Daughters, first oracle—Jay Amberg, Author

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Oracles speak in the The Healer’s Daughters. Here is the first one:

False gods, all—though all be real. We dwell on this hill, now scarred and overrun. We reside by the once whispering river, now dammed. We inhabit the sacred grove—or what is left of it. Consecrated stray dogs lie among us with the once worshipped […]

The Healer’s Daughters, illustration 1, regional map—Jay Amberg, Author

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The Healer’s Daughters includes five original illustrations. To create these, I worked with Jonathan Smith, a teacher, artist, and writer living in İzmir, Turkey. Jonathan’s talent is immense and I am thankful for his contributions to the book. Here is the first illustration, showing the region around Bergama (and ancient Pergamon).