Goodreads giveaways in August

We’re giving away 1500 ebooks! Fifteen titles, 100 copies each; here’s the complete list.

Katie, Bar the Door

120 Days

Across Unstill Waters

Baby Moses


Dialogues of a Crime

Everything Solid has a Shadow

The Healer’s Daughters

Malachy's Gloriam cover
Malachy’s Gloriam

The Mystery at Mount Forest Island

Peace Breathing

Pushing the River

Stand Up For Bastards

The Story of My Universe and Other Stories

The Women's Center by Michele Fitzpatrick. Cover design & photography by Western Road Designs.
The Women’s Center

Stand Up For Bastards NOW ON SALE

“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 Read an excerpt here!

Pushing the River interview on WGN Radio with Rick Kogan — Barbara Monier

Take a listen to Rick Kogan’s interview of me about my novel PUSHING THE RIVER. I joined Rick’s iconic “After Hours” radio show from the cozy warmth of my Chicago home on a frigid January night, and we covered a whole lot of ground. I’ve known Rick Kogan for more than thirty years, but […]

via Pushing the River interview on WGN Radio with Rick Kogan — barbara monier

Great new review of Blood Moon: A Captive’s Tale

Great new review of Blood Moon: A Captive’s Tale. Read on below.

John Sloan's Reviews

Chatlien, Ruth. Blood Moon: A Captive’s Tale. Amika, Northfield Illinois, 2017. F;6/17.

This is a lovely thing. It’s in the Endurance and Violence genre but it’s about good feminism. My idea of it, anyway. The main character is a strong truth-seeking self-critical woman, temperamental, maker of mistakes, but true to herself and a mother-bear when her children need her. There is no feminism as it’s usually served up or fawning false apology for Europeans overrunning indigenous people. This author had something much bigger in mind.

The scene is mid-19th century Minnesota. White settlers are gathered in small administrative villages apparently as overseers of Sioux and other Indian tribes. Sarah (who existed and wrote a memoir on which the book is based) with a toddler girl and five-year-old boy is married to the local doctor John Wakefield. They live in a comfortable house that they have decorated, she is kind and…

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