For Immediate Release
February 4, 2013
Seventh Star Press Proudly Announces Selah Janel as Newest Member of Its Author Family
Seventh Star Press is proud to announce the addition of Selah Janel to its author family with an exciting four book, cross-genre series called The Kingdom City Chronicles. With its unique blend of humor, urban fantasy, horror, fantasy, and iconic figures from folk tales and legends, The Kingdom City Chronicles will appeal to a wide range of speculative fiction readers.
The first novel of The Kingdom City Chronicles, Olde School, is projected for a Fall 2013 release window. Subsequent titles will follow at a pace of one per year.
In The Kingdom City Chronicles, readers can look forward to a lot of familiar fantasy creatures and ideas, although those latter two elements will be turned completely on their heads! Kingdom City is a fantasy world caught between tradition and modernization. All the characters are trapped between past history and progression.
Readers will encounter trolls and princesses, dwarves and magical creatures, but they will be seen in a whole new light. Some renowned fairy-tale and folk story characters will make appearances, but readers will see the real story behind the legends. If fantasy characters can be caught in their own version of urban fantasy, where their world is the “real” and “urban” world, then Kingdom City and the surrounding areas is where it happens!
“I’ve wanted to work with Seventh Star Press first, because they produce amazing series that feature new variations on the fantasy, horror, and sci-fi genres,” Selah commented. ”Seventh Star Press genuinely loves the genres they publish. Then also because of the huge sense of community they have. Every Seventh Star author I’ve met always has great things to say about everyone else, and it’s wonderful to be part of a group that thinks like that.”
Joshua H. Leet will be working with Selah as the editor for The Kingdom City Chronicles . Interior illustrations and cover art from SSP’s award-winning artists will be featured in all versions of Olde School and subsequent titles, from a special limited hardcover edition to the trade paperback and eBook editions.
A Midwest girl at heart and in residence, Selah Janel is fueled by a love of ideas, stories, and the potential of magic hiding in the mundane. She mostly writes fantasy and horror, but is known to stray into other genres if the idea beckons. She is the author of several short e-books with Mocha Memoirs Press and No Boundaries Press. Her first novel, the urban fantasy story In the Red, blends dark fantasy with fairy tale themes and rock n’ roll. Her work has also been included in The MacGuffin, The Realm Beyond, Stories for Children Magazine, and several upcoming anthologies. She’s also worked as a performer, puppeteer, and in costume design and construction.
“Selah’s got more energy than a high-end nuclear reactor running at full capacity,” fellow SSP author Stephen Zimmer remarked. ”As a writer, she’s got a wonderful range, in that she could thrive in any sub genre of speculative fiction. Add to that an iron work ethic, generous nature towards authors and readers alike, and a rock star flair, and you’ve got a real literary force to be reckoned with!”
Contact: C.C. James
Public Relations, Seventh Star Press
ccjames (at) seventhstarpress.com
Seventh Star Press is a small press publisher of speculative fiction located in Lexington Kentucky