First Review of THE MAD KING

Our good friend Robin Burks, author of Madame Vampire and the Alex Grosjean Adventures, had some really amazing things to say about our upcoming Young Adult historical novel The Mad King by Rebekah Mabry. The Mad King will be release very soon! We can’t wait for you to read this debut novel, and we hope you love it as much as Robin did! While you wait for The Mad King, you should definitely visit Robin’s website and check out her titles!

The Mad King

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THE MAD KING — the debut teen novel by Rebekah Mabry.

A kingdom in chaos.
A broken family.
A prince on the run.
And a Mad King.

An alternate history set in medieval Portugal, THE MAD KING is a story about growing up, accepting truths, and realizing that family is not always defined by blood. Available soon from kOZMIC Press.

Dragon Con!

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Dragon Con 2021 takes place first weekend in September. Author / Owner R. Alan Siler will be appearing on a number of panels on topics as varied as Doctor Who, the Avengers, David Bowie, Neil Gaiman, 80s New Wave, and more. He’ll be promoting kOZMIC and all of our titles. Hope to see you there!

Full appearance schedule:

FRIDAY:
Star Trek Essays (11:30am)
Vengeance in Doctor Who (2:30pm)

SATURDAY:
British Literature: Adaptations and Gaiman (10:00am)
Classic Series Doctor Who (1:00pm)
Scary Monsters: Bowie and Horror (7:00pm)
Mrs. Peel, We’re Needed: The Other Avengers (10:00pm)

SUNDAY:
From OMD to Duran Duran: 40 Years of New Wave (4:00pm)

MONDAY:
Doctor Who and the Canon of Social Media (11:30am)

Book Talks / Signing

Had two great events at Hello Again Books in Cocoa, FL this past week! On Wednesday, June 2, I talked about the history of Doctor Who and featured not only my books, but the hot-off-the-press copies of Courtland Lewis’ Who Cares: My Life With Tom Baker. Then on Saturday, June 5, I did a Lucy Can’t Dance story time and dance party! Both events were super fun, and a big shout out to Amy and MerryBeth, the owners, for inviting me!

WHO CARES?

“I really liked the emotional connection Courtland established with readers in the book. The pacing is good too. I think his background in philosophy makes it more interesting than other books that are in this ouevre.” Author / Radio Host Rob Levy

“June 11, 2018 was a fairly typical summer day in western Kentucky: hot, muggy, and probably a few rain showers. The one big difference was that Tom Baker’s Doctor Who serial ‘Genesis of the Daleks’ was broadcast in local theaters. So, after enjoying a pleasant meal at a local restaurant, I sat down in the theater’s comfy recliners with a ‘sonic screwdriver’ and enjoyed the 40-foot-tall mass of curls and teeth that is Tom Baker. With glee in my heart, I thought to myself, ‘I’m going to write a book about Tom Baker.’”

As a young boy, Courtland Lewis’ television viewing revolved around cartoons, sitcoms, variety shows, and Jerry Lewis movies. But one evening he sat down on the linoleum floor of his grandparents’ home to watch a show—and a lead actor—that would captivate his imagination. Discovering Doctor Who stands out as a seminal moment in his life, one that stayed with him through early years of rebellion, romance and near-death experiences and helped him become who he is today: husband, father, teacher, mentor, adventurer, and explorer. Having written extensively on Doctor Who, Courtland turns his attention in Who Cares?: My Life With Tom Baker to the show‘s eccentric, electrifying star and the inspiration and influence he’s had on Courtland’s life.

To read more about Who Cares?: My Life With Tom Baker by Courtland D. Lewis, visit the book webpage!

LUCY in the Wild!

Very excited to see Lucy Can’t Dance on the big picture book display wall at Barnes & Noble – Perimeter in Atlanta! Thank you to the BN Perimeter team who ordered in copies and added them to this highly visible display. Copies will be arriving at Barnes & Noble – Mall of Georgia very soon as well! Doesn’t Lucy look super cool on the shelf next to Beyoncé?? Couldn’t ask for better placement than that! If you’re in the Atlanta area and haven’t picked up a copy of Lucy yet, please pay a visit to one of these two stores and grab a copy! Or check your local BN and see if they have copies! For more information about Lucy Can’t Dance, check out our kOZMIC Kids Page!

New Titles on the Horizon!

kOZMIC Press announces plans for three new titles to be released in 2021, two of which represent the first expansion of kOZMIC’s author stable. The first is a new biographical work by an established author and editor, followed by a teen historical novel set in Portugal, written by a first-time author. In addition, a third title is being added to the kOZMIC Classics line. Details on all these projects will be released in coming weeks.

11/13 – Lucy Story Time!

Are you ready for story time? Join us on our Facebook Page Friday morning, November 13, at 10am (Eastern) to see author R. Alan Siler read LUCY CAN’T DANCE (with illustrations by Stephanie Lane Jackson) to his adorable niece and nephew! If you miss it live, you can always access it on our Facebook Page at any time, and the video will be uploaded here as well.

Order LUCY here: https://tinyurl.com/y4t6p8zu