Ho-Ho-Holiday Party tonight on Facebook!

Amika Press invites you to an online holiday party to chat with our authors and enter giveaways to win prizes. If you love books—whether your favorite genre is mystery/crime, thriller, historical fiction, contemporary fiction, short fiction, memoir, or nonfiction—this event is for you!

Participating authors include Michael Antman, Robert Boone, Pat CamalliereRuth Hull Chatlien, novelistMatt Hader: Author Page, Charles H.C. Kim (Peace Breathing Book), Laurie LevyJohn ManosC.M. Martello, Peter Nolan, Floyd SullivanKen Zurski, author.

5:00 Ken Zurski, history
5:15 Pat Camalliere, historical mystery
5:30 Bob Boone, short fiction
5:45 Matt Hader, mystery
6:00 Ruth Hull Chatlien, historical fiction
6:15 Laurie Levy, literary fiction
6:30 John Manos, crime
6:45 Charles H.C. Kim, spirituality
7:00 Floyd Sullivan, historical fiction
7:15 Michael Antman, literary fiction
7:30 Peter Nolan, political nonfiction
7:45 C. M. Martello, crime

Justice Perverted featured at Chicago Public Library

Justice PervertedWilliam Crawford will be featured at an event at Harold Washington Library on Thursday 21 April at 6pm. His book, Justice Perverted: How The Innocence Project at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism Sent an Innocent Man to Prison, will be thoroughly discussed by the author. You can find more information at the CPL website here; the library notes that seating is limited. Crawford’s event is also being discussed at The Barbershop by Dennis Byrne.

Pat Camalliere featured in TribLocal

The Mystery at Sag Bridge by Pat CamalliereCheck out the Downers Grove TribLocal for an article on Pat Camalliere and her debut novel, The Mystery at Sag Bridge.

Pat is reading and signing books tonight at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 W Madison St in Forest Park, 7–9 pm. She’ll also be at the Frugal Muse Bookstore, 7511 Lemont Rd in Darien, this Saturday from 10 am–2 pm. Hope to see you there!

Blog Tours: Bone Box & Jesusita

Jay Amberg and Ronald L Ruiz are going on tour! The Bone Box tour, hosted by Partners in Crime, is 1–30 November. Jesusita runs 2–20 November, hosted by iRead. Click the respective covers for tour stop schedules. We hope you come along for new reviews, interviews and guest posts by these prolific Amika authors!

Bone Box by Jay Amberg. Cover illustration by John Cowlin.Jesusita by Ronald L. Ruiz

Check out Amika’s associates!

Darlene's Silver Streak and The Bradford Model T GirlsFriend of Amika Press, John G Butte, has recently published his first book! Darlene’s Silver Streak and The Bradford Model T Girls is a fun and fascinating historical retelling of Illinois girls’ adventures across the country, their correspondence with Henry Ford, and how their Model T, the Silver Streak, finally came home to present-day Central Illinois. Both book & car are set to be featured at the Peoria Riverfront Museum; go to John’s website for more details.

Also included in Amika’s associates are titles by Bob Glassman, Natasha Tarpley, Dan Paschen and Bryan Meeker. Check them all out here!

Smashwords promotion, Bouchercon 2015

Click here for the full post from the Smashwords blog. Includes Amika authors Jay AmbergPat Camalliere and Ronald L Ruiz.

Two hundred and fifty Smashwords authors will be featured this week at Bouchercon 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Bouchercon, now in its 46th year, is the world’s largest mystery convention.  It’s expected to draw 1,500 readers, writers, publishers, editors, agents, booksellers and other lovers of crime fiction.

Included in the conference registration bags will be a Smashwords thumb drive. On that drive will be 430 ebooks from 250 Smashwords authors. The drive features breakout indies, New York Times bestsellers, USA Today bestsellers, hybrid authors that publish both indie and traditionally, and future breakout authors.