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Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night Sells 1,000 E-books in One Week!

Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night—the latest release in Akashic’s Kaylie Jones Books imprint, and one of Publishers Weekly‘s Best Summer Books of 2014—has sold one thousand e-books in just one week. We’re thrilled for debut novelist Barbara J. Taylor’s success!


Katia D. Ulysse: Three Vignettes

To celebrate the release of Katia D. Ulysse’s Drifting, we’re very pleased to feature a guest post from Katia on her writing process, her inspiration, and three additional fiction vignettes that are not found in her debut collection.

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“Mama and Papa Find a Way” by Suzon George

Mama and Papa’s love was magic! Their first kiss was magic. Their wedding kiss was magic. The kiss that made Mimi was magic.

One snowy morning, Papa and Mama shared a good morning kiss that turned magical. Their hearts and other parts warmed. Pajamas were shed. Heat built. Suddenly . . .


“Lost” by Cezarija Abartis

Elizabeth heard the door bang and footsteps clatter in the kitchen. She was relieved that it was not her daughter’s gait. This was another teenager. A girl holding a gun. Dear God, where did these children get these weapons? What possessed them? . . .

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“Where There’s Smoke” by Siobhan Lyons

Stella and Chris were arguing again—something about the television. They made me want to pick it up and just throw it out the window onto the street, Led Zeppelin–style . . .

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