October Newsletter

New Releases



A Perfect Life and Other Stories by Elaine Burnes

(GusGus Press) Call it happily ever after or a perfect life, it’s a universal destination we all hope to reach. From North America’s highest mountain to that quirky town at the end of the hook of Cape Cod and well past the stars beyond, Elaine explores the hopes and fears that drive us all.


Right Out of Nowhere by Laurie Salzler

(Bink Books) Roni Oatman belongs to a crew that conducts Search and Rescue Operations for the Forestry Service deep in the Bitterroot Mountains of Idaho. They save lost people, but Roni is a bit lost herself.


under the influence by cat mac

(GusGus Press) cat mac’s first collection of poetry, set in Vancouver, B.C. and Mexico, is about a poet growing up in the sixties, grows up in a dysfunctional family, who gets out from under negative influences, comes out as a lesbian, and becomes a healthy, happy poet-singer-songwriter.


The Urn Carrier by Chris Convissor

(Bink Books YA) Nineteen-year-old Tessa is suddenly tasked with spreading her great aunt’s ashes all over the US and Canada so the rest of her relatives can receive their inheritance.




Haunting Muses edited by Doreen Perrine

(GusGus Press) In this collection of lesbian stories, ghosts, be they actual or the metaphorical ghosts of memories, aren’t necessarily evil and hauntings may or may not be bad.


Hindsight by Jody Klaire

(Bink Books) The fourth book in the Above & Beyond series. The lock is the key. General Ursula Frei goes missing and the Criminal Investigations Group is thrown into turmoil. Can Aeron and Renee get Frei to safety and keep her past’s secrets hidden? Or will the truth mean she loses the freedom she fought so hard to have all these years?


Live Love Lacrosse by Barbara L. Clanton

(Dragonfeather Books) Addie Coleburn, fresh out of the sixth grade, is spending the summer at her grandmother’s house in Syracuse with her mother and brother. Kimi Takahashi, a girl who lives up the street, invites Addie to go to the park and play lacrosse.


The River’s Edge by Tina Sears

(Bink Books YA) Forced to spend the summer of 1976 with relatives, Chris Morgan faces many challenges. Surrounded by the danger of the river and the shadows of her family’s past, Chris realizes her carefree childhood is ending.


The Sacred Beasts by Bev Jafek

(Bink Books) Ruth, a brilliant zoologist and geologist and Sylvie, a young French artist travel to Spain’s Costa Brava and then on to Barcelona—Ruth filtering the world through her feminist political and zoological/environmental perspective, and Sylvie capturing the world around her with a vivid, penetrating artist eye.


Worn Masks by Phyllis Carito

(GusGus Press) Set in the late twentieth century, Mary Grace, an independent and solitary woman in her late forties, is drawn back into her mother’s life and death, and a journey that impacts her life as an estranged daughter.

Bedazzled Ink in the News


The Book of the Mandolin Player (Bink Books) by Anne Britting Oleson has a review on centralmaine.com. Anne Britting Oleson has also been selected to participate in the 2016 Amtrak Writers Residency Program.


The Urn Carrier (Bink Books) by Chris Convissor is featured in “On the Road, Again: New YA Road Trip Novels | SLJ Spotlight” in the September 2016 issue of School Library Journal.


Meital Yaniv’s Spectrum for an Untouchable (GusGus Press) has a review in the Huffington Post.

Tina Bio Photo

The River’s Edge (Bink BooksYA) by Tina Sears is one of YA and Kids Books Central Buzzworthy Books for Fall 2016.

Et cetera


Chris Convissor said, “Let them eat cake,” at the launch party for The Urn Carrier in Traverse City, Michigan.


C.D. Cain and Chris Convissor at the Decatur Book Festival in Decatur, Georgia.

October Events

[Cancelled due to Hurricane Matthew] If you’re in Orlando, Florida for Pride weekend, C.D. Cain will be signing copies of When It Raynes (Bink Books) and It Pours (Bink Books) at the Melissa Crispo concert starting 9:15 p.m. October 7th at the Copper Rocket Pub.

Celebrate Women’s Week in Provincetown with a Halloween treat of two book readings and signings for Haunting Muses (GusGus Press) The readings are on Thursday, October 13th at 2:00 p.m. and Friday October 14th at 11 p.m. at Art Market Provincetown, 432 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA. Attending authors are Lee Altomaro, Elaine Burnes, L.K. Early, Sacchi Green, Bonnie Morris, Doreen Perrine, and Pascal Scott.


Also on October 13th during Women’s Week in Provincetown, Doreen Perrine will be reading “Angel of Light,” her ghost story in Haunting Muses from  10:15-11:45 a.m. and Elaine Burnes will be reading from A Perfect Life and Other Stories (GusGus Press) and Wishbone (Bink Books) from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. during the GCLS event at the Sage Inn & Lounge.


At the same GCLS event Jody Klaire will be there through the magic of Skype, with the help of Velvet Lounger, who will read from Jody’s book, La Vie en Bleu at 2:45 p.m.


Book Signing. Chris Convissor will be signing copies of The Urn Carrier (Bink Books) from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. October 15th at the Horizon Bookstore, Traverse City, Michigan.


Book Launch. The Visitor Welcome Center in Los Angeles is hosting a launch party for Spectrum for an Untouchable (GusGus Press) by Meital Yaniv on October 23rd.