Ravenstone's Expansion to include Speculative Fiction a Success

Turnstone Press declares the 2012 expansion of its Ravenstone imprint to include speculative fiction and urban fantasy a success.


Turnstone Press imprint Ravenstone, known until now for its mysteries and thrillers, expanded in fall 2012 to include speculative fiction. Ravenstone released two new novels of speculative fiction and urban fanstasy to great acclaim with the talented up-and-coming fantasy writer, Chadwick Ginther, and the much-loved mystery-maven-turned-speculative-fictionista, Karen Dudley.

Karen and Chadwick hosted a Ravenstone Party at the World Fantasy Convention and appeared at Pure Speculation and the Sentry Box, among other events, during their mid-western Canadian author tour in fall 2012. Ravenstone's foray into speculative fiction has received national attention from the Quill & Quire and the National Post.

Chadwick Ginther’s urban fantasy titled Thunder Road (2012) and his forthcoming book Tombstone Blues (2013) launches a fantasy series set in Winnipeg. Driven by one of the grittiest soundtracks known to rock 'n roll, Ginther creates a world where the ancient gods of Norse mythology emerge from legend to wreak havoc among humans.

"Chadwick Ginther is a major new talent. His stunning debut novel grabs you by the throat and shakes you mercilessly; his prose is vivid and sharp and his are settings gritty and terrifyingly real. This is serious fantasy for grownups." —Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Triggers

Karen Dudley’s ingeniously original Food for the Gods (2012)and its sequel, Kraken Bake (2014), reinvent a classical hero, while bringing to life the crowded, throbbing streets of ancient Athens in a way that both honours the Greek myths and reinterprets them for a new generation of readers.

"Karen Dudley takes Greek mythology and gives it a wild spin. This giddy mashup of fantasy, mystery, comedy, cookbook, and self-help column is bawdy, inventive, and just plain fun."—Sharon Shinn, author of the Twelve Houses Series

Chadwick Ginther's story “First Light” appeared in the Summer 2011 issue of On Spec, the premier Canadian magazine of speculative fiction, and his reviews have appeared in Quill and Quire, Prairie Books NOW and The Winnipeg Review. In July of 2011 Chadwick Ginther was Aqua Books’ Emerging Writer-in-Residence. A bookseller for over 10 years, he lives and writes in Winnipeg. Read his author blog here.

Karen Dudley worked in field biology, paleo-environmental studies, and production art before turning to mystery and now speculative fiction writing. She has wriiten four environmental mysteries featuring biologist Robyn Devara. Born in France, Karen now lives in Winnipeg. Read her author blog here.

To request a review copy of Thunder Road by Chadwick Ginther or Food for the Gods by Karen Dudley, or to schedule an interview with these authors, please contact Turnstone Press.

Turnstone Press is one of Manitoba’s most respected independent literary presses, publishing quality fiction, non-fiction, and poetry for over 35 years. In 1998 Turnstone Press launched Ravenstone, an imprint of literary genre titles.

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