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Athena's Daughters is a collection of short speculative fiction by some of the industry's best female authors.
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Now's The Time!

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For those of you who were holding out until the end to go out and back the Kickstarter for our MONSTERS! anthology, that time is here!

We currently have about 4 days left until it's all over.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/103879051/monsters-the-anthology

MONSTERS is an anthology featuring illustrations by David Montgomery and stories by Aaron Allston, Michael A. Stackpole, Timothy Zahn, Janine K. Spendlove, Bryan Young, Kelly Swails, Maxwell Alexander Drake, Dylan Birtolo, Tracy Chowdhury, Aaron Rosenberg, Ronald T. Garner, Jennifer Brozek ...and others.

While you’ll find plenty of traditional horror stories in this anthology, you’ll also find that many of our authors decided to approach the genre in a different manner.

A Greek hero faces the brute strength of a cyclops with only his wit - but is he really a hero, and is the cyclops really a brute?

A demon who can only curse people if doing so will make them happy. If his nature is to curse, how can he solve his dilemma?

You'll find stories like these and more in the pages of MONSTERS. We've used this anthology to ask some intriguing questions.

What would the traditional horror story look like told from the monster’s point of view? What is the relationship between monster and victim? Is the monster really the monster, and is the victim really the victim?

So please go take a look at MONSTERS by clicking on this link or the image above.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/103879051/monsters-the-anthology

Kickstarter's Featured Publishing Project

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We're so excited to be able to say that our MONSTERS Anthology is Kickstarter's Featured Publishing Project today!

There are ac couple of levels of recognition that the Kickstarter staff can give a project. They can make it a staff pick, which is awesome and brings a lot of visibility. Even a step above that, though, is to make it a Featured Project. This designation means that any time someone clicks on the Publishing category, our project will appear at the top of the page.

Thanks so much to good folks at Kickstarter for highlighting what we think is a really cool project.

If you haven't had a chance to get over to the MONSTERS Anthology page today, please take this opportunity to go check it out and see what the buzz is all about:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/103879051/monsters-the-anthology

Our MONSTERS Anthology is LIVE!

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We're excited to announce that the latest project from Silence in the Library, MONSTERS!, is live. MONSTERS! is an anthology featuring illustrations by David Montgomery and stories by Aaron Allston, Gail Z. Martin, Michael A. Stackpole, Timothy Zahn, Janine K. Spendlove, Bryan Young, Kelly Swails, Maxwell Alexander Drake, Bradley Beaulieu, Dylan Birtolo, Tracy Chowdhury, Aaron Rosenberg, Ron Garner, Jennifer Brozek ...and others.

While you’ll find plenty of traditional horror stories in this anthology, you’ll also find that many of our authors decided to approach the genre in a different manner.

A Greek hero faces the brute strength of a cyclops with only his wit - but is he really a hero, and is the cyclops really a brute?

A demon who can only curse people if doing so will make them happy. If his nature is to curse, how can he solve his dilemma?

You'll find stories like these and more in the pages of MONSTERS! We've used this anthology to ask some intriguing questions.

What would the traditional horror story look like told from the monster’s point of view? What is the relationship between monster and victim? Is the monster really the monster, and is the victim really the victim?

So please go take a look at MONSTERS! by clicking on this link or the image above. It'll haunt you if you don't.

Only 38 Hours Left on Our Current Project!

Posted by Silence in the Library Publishing (Creator)
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This is it!

We're entering the final hours of our Kickstarter for Pride and Prejudice Illustrated by Janet Lee.

Most of of you will know Janet Lee's work from her Eisner Award winning graphic novel Return of the Dapper Men or from the Marvel Classics comics Emma and Northanger Abbey. Silence in the Library has teamed with Janet to produce a truly beautiful and collectible illustrated edition of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

This book will feature beautiful illustrations:

And classic bindings:

Our goal is to make the book as accessible as possible, and to that end we have created a wide range of editions that will fit any budget.

With less than 36 hours left to go, we're at about 75% funding. This project means a lot to everyone involved, and we'd love to see it pass the goal line before funding ends. Please go take a look at the project by clicking on this link (or by clicking on the project image at the top of the page).

If Jane Austen is not your cup of tea, there's a good chance that someone you know would love it. We'd really appreciate it if you could spread the word. Whether through social media, word of mouth, or pony express, however you can aid us in letting people know about the project will be a huge help.

Thanks so much for your time and your willingness to help us get the word out about this project.

Ron Garner, Silence in the Library

A REALLY Cool Project

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As you know, we love directing your attention to really cool Kickstarter projects from other creators. This one is one of our favorites, as it combines so many of the things we love most: great illustrations, great stories, and a dedication to diversity.

FRESH ROMANCE is a brand new, monthly, all-digital romance comics magazine. 

The first issue features sundry stories ranging from a clandestine, queer high school love affair to an impeccably researched and illustrated Regency-era romance. In addition to three forward-looking romances, each issue of FRESH ROMANCE delivers a relationship advice column by a quartet of divorced writers, behind-the-scenes art coverage, and a fashion report. Their goal is to bring avid comics readers and those new to comics together to enjoy the romance genre.

With talented creators on board like Kate Leth and Arielle Jovellanos with Amanda Scurti, Sarah Vaughn and Sarah Winifred Searle, and Sarah Kuhn and Sally Jane Thompson with Savanna Ganucheau, FRESH ROMANCE forges a new future for romance comics with modern characters, stories and a wide array of genres. 

And they're only about $5000 away from a stretch goal that adds a story by Gail Simone illustrated by Rafaela Herrera!

We love everything about this project, and would love to see them reach all of their stretch goals. Please go out and take a look at it. Like now. Here's the link (you can also get to it by clicking on the image above).

Our Current Project - Pride & Prejudice Illustrated by Janet Lee

While you're at it, don't forget to go out and take a look at our current project - a beautiful new edition of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice illustrated by Eisner Award winner Janet Lee (Return of the Dapper Men). With 21 days left, we're just over the half-way mark to our goal, and we'd love to shoot past that so that we can start adding more of Janet's illustrations to what is already going to be an awesome collection of images! 

To get to the project, click on this link or the image above.

Thanks so much for your time and consideration.

Ron Garner, Silence in the Library Publishing