The Gods have Spoken . . . Ravenstone imprint expands

Turnstone Press is delighted to announce the expansion of its Ravenstone imprint to include speculative fiction and Urban Fantasy.


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

Ginther’s urban fantasy titled Thunder Road (2012) and 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. After a deific attack, main character Ted Callan discovers he has been left with the powers of the gods. Once an ordinary Albertan -- Ted must now learn to live with powers only ever dramatized in Wagnerian Operas.

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.

By turns whimsical, thrilling, hilarious and touching, 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 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.

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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