After a winter of slowing down to take care of family obligations, High Hill is again running full steam ahead. At the end of 2013 we completed several projects we're very proud of. We released the third book in Dusty Richards' Frank Brothers Series, Brackeen's Law.
But before the ink was even dry on this wonderful novel, Dusty finished the fourth book from this series, Texas. Watch for it soon, its official release date is April 25th, but we have a feeling we'll have some of these available even sooner.
Below is a rough proof of the cover, a neat design by Casey Cowan.
High Hill Press also made a decision this year to change the format for books in our children's division, SkyHigh Tales. Last November we released this larger version of Brenda Brinkley's popular book, Albert's Happy Thanksgiving. We're also reformatting Brenda's second book, Cleveland Turns Green, and we'll have a brand new Brinkley book, Frank Meets Friday, out by mid-summer of 2014. Brenda is a busy author.
Between High Hill and Cactus Country, we have ten books coming out over the next eight months. Dusty's Texas, as well as Thom Nicholson's haunting book, Revenge of the Soiled Dove. We also have a wonderful drama detailing the gray clouds that formed over two families living in the Tennessee Valley before and during the Civil War by David Kirkland, and a book by a new author we met last year, Scott Amsbaugh. Scott has written a beautiful traditional western so full of action and wonderfully written prose, we're sure it will become a best seller. We have two memoirs, a short story collection, a neat little paranormal novel, another great mystery, a book about two rascal poodles, titled Poodlums, and an interesting fantasy novel, titled Final Gate, by a young author, Alda Yuan. We're especially thrilled about Alda's book because it has been translated to Chinese and is already a big hit in China.
In December of 2013, we finished a short story collection, gathered and edited by Brett Cogburn, titled Rough Country. This book contains stories from the best writers working in the western genre today.
That's enough for now, but within the next few days we'll list other titles and covers we have recently finished or have in the works. We're planning interviews with authors, author photos so you can see what your favorite writer looks like, and will post some interesting Q&As we've been working on. And later this month we're starting a weekly column here on the blog with writing tips. We are pleased with what we accomplished in 2013, and are excited about what we expect to be a banner year in 2014. And as always, thanks for supporting us.