Wilmette at 150 is a collection of illuminating stories that feature and celebrate the people, places, and events that have shaped the village and created its unique character over the last century and a half. These stories present the grandeur of the lakefront, the turmoil of No Man’s Land, the devastation wrought by a Palm Sunday tornado, the beauty of a tree memorial built for blind Judge Kolman, the final moments of notorious gangster Baby Face Nelson, the inspirational visit by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to promote racial justice and unity, and much more.
“Stand Up For Bastards starts with fists flying and never lets up. Caleb Mason has created a modern Marlowe—sharp as a tack, at odds with the world, and unrelenting to the last word. An uppercut of a yarn!” —Nick Wootton, writer, NYPD Blue; showrunner, Scorpion, Golden Boy
Welcome to Caleb Mason, the newest Amika Press author. Caleb is a lawyer in Los Angeles and an incredible writer. His debut novel, Stand Up For Bastards, is now on sale through Amazon or AmikaPress.com. Read an excerpt here!
“Authentic… Wholly engrossing…one of the best books I’ve read this year… Very, very well done.” —Asher Syed
On this International Tolerance Day, Amika Press is proud to announce the publication of Baby Moses by John Cowlin. Though the novel is set in the American South in the 1950s, the story still resonates today.
Advanced reviews of Baby Moses have been fantastic. Read on for quotes and more about the book. We hope you enjoy our newest release. It is a stunner!
“A riveting page-turner… Compelling… Flows beautifully… It is absolute perfection… Brilliant.” —Lesley Jones
“Stunning… Realistic… Unforgettable… Intense and suspenseful… Superbly written… The characters are so real that I felt I knew them… Thrilling… Amazingly breathtaking!” —Susan Sewell
“An engrossing adventure, a series of social revelations, and a probe of one man’s…lasting search for justice over revenge.… A gem of a story.” —Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review
It’s the 1950s. The American South. And Moses is returning home. After years away, he’s visiting Miss Clio, the woman who found him as a baby in a basket on a creek mudbank.
Harve and Enos are a couple of hardscrabble losers making time at the local Grain & Feed. They need nineteen dollars to pay back the boys at the V.F.W. so they can get back in Friday night’s card game. They hatch a plan—grab a shotgun and rob a Black church during Sunday service. What they do know is that the plan is foolproof and that absolutely nothing can go wrong. What they don’t know is Moses—or what he has in his duffel.…
“BLINDING CONFUSION TOOK OVER, LEAVING A SIMPLE, VIVID REALIZATION: THREE YEARS AGO I MURDERED SOMEONE I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW.”
In seventeen powerful stories, Christopher Guerin pulls us into a multi-dimensional, ironic universe that slides seamlessly from a re-telling of Kafka’s Metamorphosis to the competitive politics and ego-driven amorality of symphony orchestras. These stories re-imagine Midwestern American lives in scenes ranging from dysfunctional realism to fantastical musings…