We are delighted to announce the pending publication (Fall 2021) of How Mother Rat Invented the World!

“A long time ago, before the sun, the moon, the stars—even before the Earth and sky existed—Mother Rat lived in the workshop.” 

The opening line of Mother Rat tells of a workshop that exists outside space and time, but to Mother Rat, it is simply home, a home she shares with her three children, her friend Blue Jay, and the Old Man and Old Woman. For a long time—although since time did not yet exist, we cannot say how long—the Old Man and Woman have struggled to create a universe. In spite of all their knowledge of physics and mathematics, all their effort and skill, something is always missing from their creations—until this very practical pack rat shows them the importance of imagination, chance, and love in creating a world we can share.

To learn more about Mother Rat, visit her web site . . .

Also, we will be publishing Swarm: Metamorphosis this winter or early spring of 2022. This fantasy begins when Astrid Lund inherits five seemingly ordinary cats with one extraordinary ability, an ability that transports Astrid into the time of the cats origin—the Homeric Bronze Age. There, she learns that her animals at the center of a three thousand year old struggle between a deadly enchantress and an insane demigod who is determined to use the animals for his own terrifying purposes. It is a struggle Astrid must resolve if she is to protect her animals and return home. To learn more, visit the Swarm website.

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