September 13, 2013
Seventh Star Press Proudly Welcomes AshleyRose Sullivan to Our Author Family!
The first series, Cape and Cowl, is a super hero fairy tale that brings to life the world of Awesome Jones. The series gets underway with the release of the first book, The Astonishing Adventures of Awesome Jones and Lona Chang, in early 2014.
Readers of the first book will discover that the only thing Awesome Jones wants is to be a super hero. Until he falls in love.
Despite his colorful name, Awesome Jones is a painfully average man who dreams of being a super hero, just like the ones who patrol his city. It’s been that way since he was a little boy, raised by his grandfather after his parents’ death.
The day Jones starts his new job as a file clerk at Akai Printing Company he meets secretary Lona Chang and everything changes. Lona sees something in Jones that no one ever has and the two quickly become inseparable. But when the perfect pair’s domestic bliss is threatened by a super-powered secret from the past, Awesome Jones has to make a choice. He must decide whether he should play it safe or find the strength to live up to his name and risk everything he’s come to love to save the day like he always dreamed.
Also to be published by Seventh Star Press is the cross-genre/alt-history YA series Quicksilver, which will debut in 2014 with the first book Silver Tongue, followed by Silver Coat, and then Silver Smith.
Silver Tongue introduces Claire, a daughter of Sky Clan, who carries the power of persuasion, a way with words that is more than just skillful; it's supernatural. When a dear friend's family is murdered, Claire must embark on a journey with her companions that will see them cross paths with a host of characters from both antiquity and literature, including Auguste Dupin, an idealistic P.T Barnum, and the mysterious, alluring William Frankenstein.
Claire's story is a mix of fantasy and fact, full of magic, monsters, and mystery on the Mighty Mississippi. Weaving together fantasy themes like loyalty and self-discovery with tropes from classical literature and an off-kilter American history, Silver Tongue promises to be a bright new addition to the speculative fiction realms!
On coming aboard Seventh Star Press, AshelyRose stated, "I'm so excited to be working with Seventh Star Press. I've been a fan for some time. Their consistently beautiful artwork, dedication to marketing and promoting their authors, and their connection to fans is second to none."
Born and raised in Appalachia, AshleyRose Sullivan now lives, writes, and paints in Los Angeles. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University. Her work has been published in places like Word Riot, The Medulla Review, and Scape: YA Zine.
She can be found at her website or her daily blog My Year Of Star Trek.
Seventh Star Press is a publisher of speculative fiction based in Lexington Kentucky. For further information on the press or the forthcoming AshleyRose Sullivan titles, please visit www.seventhstarpress.com