Twenty Years

Twenty years ago today, I stayed up all night talking with my spouse about whether we could afford for me to quit the horrifyingly bad coffee shop job that I’d had for one day and instead write full-time.

We walked around Green Lake at dawn, and I dropped off my resignation letter at 6am. I haven’t quite written full-time during the twenty years since then, because I’ve also been parenting two kids, now sixteen and ten.

During the last twenty years, I’ve written: Continue reading “Twenty Years”

Now Available: Hell Moon & Zooscape Volume 1

The first novel in our space opera horror series — Hell Moon by Mary E. Lowd — and the first volume of our Zooscape anthologies had a spectacular launch earlier this month at Furvana!

You can order your own copies in e-book or paperback form online.  We’re also looking into dealing at a couple of upcoming conventions. Continue reading “Now Available: Hell Moon & Zooscape Volume 1”

Limited Kindle Release of Nexus Nine & The Necromouser

We’d like to announce a limited Kindle release of Mary E. Lowd’s books, Nexus Nine and The Necromouser and Other Magical Cats.  Both of these books are primarily published by FurPlanet, but since the Kindle market was going unserved, we’ve filled in.  Both books are already available in the Kindle store right now.

Each book has a shiny new cover for this limited release, but if you want physical copies, you’ll still need to get the FurPlanet editions.

We may have a few more releases like this coming up, so keep an eye out for them!  Also, don’t forget that Hell Moon (Xeno-Spectre, Book 1) is coming out this Friday (9/8/23)!

Announcing The Ancient Egg, Xeno-Spectre Book 2!

Now that the release of Hell Moon (Xeno-Spectre, Book 1) is imminent, we’d like to announce the release of its first sequel, The Ancient Egg (Xeno-Spectre, Book 2) by Mary E. Lowd.

Readers of this series won’t have long to wait between book 1 and 2, as The Ancient Egg will be released on January 1, 2024.  And it’s already available for pre-order on Kindle. Continue reading “Announcing The Ancient Egg, Xeno-Spectre Book 2!”

Double Announcement: new fantasy novella & partnership with Zoocape!

Now that our first book as a publishing press has been released (You’re Cordially Invited to Crossroads Station) and is receiving good reviews, we have two very exciting announcements to make about future releases…

Queen Hazel and Beloved Beverly

First of all, we will be releasing a fantasy novella by Mary E. Lowd this December called Queen Hazel and Beloved Beverly.  This book features a gorgeous, wraparound dust jacket as well as several interior illustrations. It is also the first book of Lowd’s to appear in hard cover.  Read the blurb below:

What if your favorite childhood video transported you to a real magical kingdom — and an old friend who never forgot you? Continue reading “Double Announcement: new fantasy novella & partnership with Zoocape!”

You’re Cordially Invited to Crossroads Station – AVAILABLE NOW!

You're Cordially Invited to Crossroads StationThe first book from our new publishing wing, Deep Sky Anchor Press, is out today!

Available now on Kindle or paperback!

You’re Cordially Invited to Crossroads Station is a cozy furry space opera novel that’s an indirect prequel to Mary E. Lowd’s Entangled Universe trilogy.

When an unexpected wedding invitation arrives, Anno packs her family up for a trip across the stars. Continue reading “You’re Cordially Invited to Crossroads Station – AVAILABLE NOW!”

Furvana 2023 Book Release!

This fall, Deep Sky Anchor Press will release its second book — Hell Moon by Mary E. Lowd!  You can pre-order it here.

This space opera horror novel is the first in a new trilogy from Lowd; the Xeno-Spectre trilogy features many of the same defining traits readers love about her other books — spaceships, animal-like aliens, rebellious AI, far future adventure, and queer found family.

The Xeno-Spectre trilogy is set in the same universe as Lowd’s Entangled Universe trilogy from Aethon Books.  However, it has a darker edge that will appeal to fans of the Alien franchise, Ghostbusters, and Jurassic Park.

Continue reading “Furvana 2023 Book Release!”

FIRST BOOK RELEASE!

This summer, Deep Sky Anchor Press will release its first book — You’re Cordially Invited to Crossroads Station by Mary E. Lowd!

This cozy space opera novel is an indirect prequel to Lowd’s Entangled Universe trilogy, and it’s a story not to be missed!

You're Cordially Invited to Crossroads Station

When an unexpected wedding invitation arrives, Anno packs her family up for a trip across the stars. Continue reading “FIRST BOOK RELEASE!”

Evoking Appropriate Emotion with AI Art

Back during the summer when I first got access to some of the AI art programs, I spent hours and hours putting together illustrations for as many of the upcoming Zooscape stories as I could manage.

Now that I’m approaching the April issue, and the programs have improved… Continue reading “Evoking Appropriate Emotion with AI Art”