Four Surprises Lift Firefallmedia’s 2018 Launch Schedule

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Firefall reveals four surprises in its 2018 UK/US publishing schedule.

Firefallmedia catalog cover with selected releases

“I see Firefallmedia as the penthouse of the real and imagined creating a new American idiom.” Robinson Joyce

- Wet Paint, White Men of America by Jon D’Arc: the waterfall life in Washington flows toward a new political party; fiction.

  • Angel’s Diamonds, piloting Alaska, by Wayne Pinger: A bush pilot balances the odds in the book of survival.
  • The Moss of Cree, a Scottish Childhood, by Mary C Gladstone: from wean to sophisticate in her own evolving voice: an adventure in growing up.
  • Ha Ha, as Far as the Eye Can See, an autobiography in novel form, detailing the loss of empire and estate from an author with a DFC and a famous military and literary lineage

Wet Paint launches on Washington’s birthday, February 22nd, Angel’s Diamonds on April 2, The Moss of Cree June 1, and Ha Ha is planned for November.

In Wet Paint, a White House photographer and his NASA wife plot future sentient life with the help of family and friends. Among the Washington elite are successful career professionals, who, failing in their dreams, seek to swing the pendulum skyward into a closed circle. At the same time, family itself is a colorful and ever-changing canvas that tells it own story. Jon D'Arc is one of many pseudonyms of a recognized poet-photographer and long-time Washington resident whose earlier novels On the Crest of Time (coy, mysterious, sexy - Booklist) and Don't Drink the Eye Drops, Dream Rider (jolting...a swift quirky tale - Publishers Weekly) suggest the range and focus of his narrative gifts. This novel is the 4th in The Mystery of Fortune Series, which posits a simple axiom: fortune is a mystery to itself, luring us into the arms of the unexpected. Yet, we decide our fate, even if it's unintended.

Angel’s Diamonds is special as well: The way a cowboy depended on his horse, the pilot counts on his plane, but it’s a more subtle beast, subject to sabotage, the FAA, and long distances between feeding stations. In this absorbing novel, Josh Browning, Claire, and their ex-police dog Angel carve out a life for themselves in search of new wealth in Fairbanks and beyond. Do diamonds exist in Alaska or are they a con from the lower 48? Josh’s life depends on finding out the full truth. Of course, diamonds come in many forms, as personal, as unreal possibilities, as loyal friends, and as crystals from cold volcanoes. WAYNE PINGER, the author, is a 24 year veteran of the Alaskan experience, with five at the Geophysical Institute there. He also had a non-licensed aerial photography and taxi service: Fly by Knight, Mining and Exploitation. This is his debut novel and the first of a trilogy: Angels in Alaska.

The Moss of Cree is the second in the Highland Sea series after Largie Castle: a rifled nest. Raised on a dairy farm, Mary picks the natural path when possible, through spiky settings and happier dangers. The non-fiction narrative takes us with her, into finding and freeing herself for a new and open future. As a descendant of an accomplished historic family, she learns quickly the intrigue of wider opportunity. This autobiography will be featured at the Wigtown Book Festival in Scotland in September.

A boutique publisher with both debut and established authors, Firefall is expanding it reach with simultaneous publication in the US and UK. A company catalog can be downloaded at firefallmedia.com, and the full release schedule explored. Run by Robinson Joyce and Kathryn Delappe, managing partners, as the penthouse of the real and imagined, creating a new world idiom: “We’ve applied for the trademark.”

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