Blaisdell Press is me, David Dyer-Bennet, working with my wife Pamela to make our books available even when traditional publishers are uncooperative.
We have 4 books available for order so far, see below.
Our general plan is to make the books available in hardcopy, Kindle, and epub ebook formats through most of the major ebook sales channels. Some smaller works may be published electronically only.
We’re trying to avoid being available on only one platform or through one retailer; with at least some success. We’ve also been able to avoid DRM on the electronic editions.
We have released a photo book by David Dyer-Bennet, documenting the fascinating things people painted on the plywood (and OSB) panels put up over windows in the aftermath of killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police.
As soon as the updates work their way through the servers, The Dubious Hills and Juniper, Gentian, and Rosemary are on post-Christmas and pre-release sale in all formats (links with the books below).
Did I say “pre-release”? Oh, yes, that’s the other news; sometime quite soon, we hope still in 2017, we will be releasing Owlswater and Other Stories, which collects Pamela’s non-Liavek short fiction, that being “Owlswater” (the story of Shan’s expedition to find Melanie), the short-story version of “Juniper, Gentian, and Rosemary” (which doesn’t contain any astronomy or Giant Ants), and “This Fair Gift” (an Arthurian court ballad cast in terms of patenting magical garments). This comes to about 140 pages and 45,000 words, a small book.
Pamela Dean is the author of The Secret Country trilogy (The Secret Country, The Hidden Land, and The Whim of the Dragon); Tam Lin; The Dubious Hills; Juniper, Gentian, and Rosemary; and a handful of short stories. She was born in the Midwest of the USA, and aside from a few aberrant periods spent in upstate New York and Massachusetts, she has stubbornly remained there. She attended Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, which in a somewhat altered state is the setting for her novel Tam Lin. She lives in a cluttered duplex in Minneapolis with her chosen family, about fifteen thousand books, and a variable number of cats. She enjoys hiking, gardening, cooking, reading, being a part of local science-fiction fandom, and attending the theater. She understands that writers are supposed to have colorful careers, but on the whole she prefers as quiet a life as the family and the cats will permit.
Her most recent book is Points of Departure with Patricia C. Wrede, from Diversion Books. This is a collection of Pamela and Patricia’s connected stories from the shared world of Liavek, originally published in the 1980’s and 1990’s, with some new material written especially for this edition.
Blaisdell Press Editions
The Dubious Hills
Juniper, Gentian, and Rosemary
First Blaisdell Press edition February 2016
Blaisdell Press V1.2 May 2016 correct minor formatting issues
Words Over Windows
Photos by David Dyer-Bennet of the words and art on plywood (and OSB) panels put up over windows in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police.
First Blaisdell Press edition August 2020.