This week is one of national celebration for our Canadian and American readers and we don’t mind celebrating with stellar savings on seven issues this week. Only ten weeks remain in our year of celebration, so let week 26 commence with a bang as we raise a glass to friends, flags, and fireworks!
24th – 28th June 2019
Monday: Melissa Mary Duncan, Issue 1, 5, 12 & Allaigna’s Song: Overture
Fantasy artist and illustrator Melissa Mary Duncan lives in New Westminster, BC, with her husband, author dvs Duncan. An avid historic re-enactor, neo-Edwardian, and wishful thinker, Melissa has a passion for life, learning, and the creative process. She has had numerous solo exhibitions and her art has found homes in private collections from Japan to Great Britain. Her book, Faye—the Art of Melissa Mary Duncan, was released in 2013 and is available for sale through her website along with her 2019 calendar. Melissa was our frst cover artist. Her paintings The Beer Fairy, Fondly Remembered Magic, and The Storyteller have graced the covers of Pulp Literature and she is the cover artist for Allaigna’s Song: Overture from Pulp Literature Press as well.
Tuesday: Michael Patrick Eltrich, Issue 4
Michael is a writer and an architect who, through his essays, short stories and longer works, explores the ways in which lives are forever changed by love, war and travel. His book-length project, “The Wars I Fought”, is a recollection of his experiences as a 21-year-old infantryman in Quang Ngai province, Viet Nam, and his return there forty years later, hoping to find peace among people who, like him, have led lives marked by the desolate savagery of war. Michael lives in Denver with Capt. Blackie and Chloë, whose amazing feats have never been seen on Facebook or Youtube. His poem ‘Autumnal Equinox’ was a runner-up in our inaugural Magpie Award for Poetry in 2014.
Wednesday: Michael Kamakana, Issue 19, Advent
Michael Kamakana is a Calgary-based novelist with a talent for storytelling that holds readers rapt. He is a prolifc writer who works almost non-stop to get his work out of his head and into print. His first novel Advent was excerpted in Issue 19 last year, and made its way into the world as a full novel in early 2019.
Thursday: Michael G Ryan, Issue 11
Michael G Ryan has been an editor for over 25 years, beginning with the National Council of Teachers of English and currently as Publisher for Skull Island, an imprint of Privateer Press. After decades of writing short stories and novels, only to bottom-drawer as many as seven novels for some future time, he’s finally begun to submit them for consideration.
Friday: Michelle Barker, Issue 18
Michelle Barker is an award-winning author whose works include a poetry chapbook, a YA fantasy novel, and a picture book. Michelle also works as an editor and workshop leader. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. When she isn’t writing, Michelle does totally normal things like triathlons for fun, sailing, and traveling the world. Her story ‘MVP’ was the winner of the 2017 SiWC Storyteller’s Award.