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Month: June, 2012

New Release: Percevale-I. The Ghosts of Time by Anne de Gandt- Currently Free!

Another intriguing tale by French author Anne de Gandt, whom I was privileged to interview, and whose other works V.I.T.R.I.O.L and Decades I’ve previously reviewed here on Flying With Red Haircrow.

Now, her work The Ghosts of Time is free at Smashwords for a limited time. Translated from French to English, the description for this short work of literary fiction written for older children or young adults can also be enjoyable to discerning adults.

Description: “Kings, Queens and Witches in sleeping castles can be full of surprises! An old name, some mysterious dreams… The heroine, helped by her friends Roiteleau & Croquignol, tries to find a hidden piece of her past. But sometimes the borderline between dream and reality is thin ….”

Take the opportunity to discover of an author you may not have read or even heard of, but who creates stories full of rich imagery made even more vivid by the exotic European flair and use of English in ways that continue to surprise and delight.

  • Published: June 10, 2012
  • Words: 13595 (approximate)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781476017853

About the Author:

Writer-photographer, Anne de Gandt creates worlds which mingle past and present, dream and reality. She invites you to journey across time, space, memory, identity and hope.

Écrivain-photographe, Anne de Gandt crée des univers où se mêlent passé et présent, rêve et réalité. Son travail est une invitation aux voyages, à travers le temps, l’espace, la mémoire, l’identité et l’espoir.

Anne’s website:

Now Available: “My Right Leg Is Tastier Than My Left” by Andrew John Rainnie, a Travelogue with a Twist!

Released June 3, 2012:

In 2011 screenwriter, filmmaker and journalist Andrew John Rainnie quit his life to follow his dream and travel the world. Relive the adventures as he charts this exciting and turbulent journey, often mixing his trademark blunt yet comedic opinions of the places he visits with deep personal insights into his past. What emerges is a poignant, poetic and often humorous insight into the lifestyle of a globetrotting aficionado, a mix between On the Road and An Idiot Abroad.

The 342 page book charts Rainnie’s adventures through South-East Asia, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, South American, North America and Canada. Each chapter opens with a photograph from the vast well collected during the author’s adventures. While many travelogues have been written, Rainnie speaks with a frank, often brutal manner, offering those who may be thinking of travelling solo a rare, unique insight into the physical and emotional difficulties faced alone on the open road, as well as the pleasures of escaping the daily rat race.

The book is available from  Amazon’s Kindle store, as well as on other eReader formats via  Smashwords for £0.77 / $0.99. The book should be available on Apple’s iBookstore in the near future.

To find out more about the author, or to contact him, please visit

About Andrew John Rainnie

Andrew hails from the town of Renfrew, Scotland. He studied English Literature and Film & TV at the University of Glasgow, as well as a postgraduate degree in Screenwriting at Bournemouth University.

In 2006 he moved to London to pursue a career in screenwriting and filmmaking, finding work as a freelance script consultant while continuing to write short and feature film scripts. A number of his short film scripts have been produced and screened across the world. He has directed two of his own scripts; Sugar (2008) and The Collector (2012). The latter, based on a short story by American author Jonathan Lethem, will be debuting at the London East End Film Festival in July 2012.

He has recently completed his first fictional novel, “Spirits of Vengeance: The Stone of Spirits”, which he hopes to publish in the near future.

About Smashwords

Founded in 2008, Smashwords operates the world’s leading ebook publishing and distribution platform serving authors, publishers, readers and retailers. Smashwords makes it free and easy for the world’s authors and publishers to instantly publish and distribute their books as multi-format ebooks. Smashwords puts authors and publishers in full control over the pricing, sampling and distribution of their works. Authors and publishers receive up to 85 percent of the net proceeds from sales of their works.

Smashwords has distribution relationships with leading online retailers such as Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Sony and Diesel eBooks, and leading mobile e-reading apps including Aldiko, Stanza, Kobo, FBReader and Word-Player, spanning all major mobile platforms including Android, Blackberry and iPhone. Privately held Smashwords is based in Los Gatos, California, and can be reached on the web at Visit the official Smashwords blog at


NOW AVAILABLE for PRE-ORDER from SIBLING RIVALRY PRESS Jane Cassady’s “For the Comfort of Automated Phrases”


For the Comfort of Automated Phrases
by Jane Cassady 

Author Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Featuring Cover Art by Amy Lawson
Release Date: July 17, 2012

$14.95; ISBN: 978-1937420-17-8
6 x 9 Perfect-Bound Paperback; 76 Pages 

Review Copies and Author Interviews Available
Publisher Telephone: (870) 723-6008
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For the Comfort of Automated Phrases is a bottle of wine on a blanket in the park. It’s a night on the couch with your girlfriend, your boyfriend … or both of them. It’s making soup for a friend with a sick child. It’s the beautiful unpretentious. At its heart, this is a book of love poems written starry-eyed to board games and geography, to pop culture and pop music, to nephews and cats and cities and singers. Cassady’s full-length debut is the poetic equivalent of a mix tape – one you’ll keep rewinding and replaying – one that could easily be the soundtrack to your life.


“In this dance, I’m running toward you.”  For the Comfort of Automated Phrases contains some of the best cautionary poetry since Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience. To live with an open heart is dangerous and she wants us to know the risks.”–Brendan Constantine, author of Birthday Girl with Possum

“Jane Cassady is the voice of the details that make life ducky, scary, and curious. For the Comfort of Automated Phrases fine tunes moments and fears to the point that they are at once deeply personal and completely universal. It’s a map of places so specifically everywhere, of people that everyone knows, of those deep worries of every heart. These poems read you like an open book.”–Shanny Jean Maney, author of I Love Science!


Jane Cassady probably wants to hug you. She writes “Poetic License Horoscopes” for Sibling Rivalry Press, The Legendary, and Critical Mass, the Philadelphia City Paper’s arts and culture blog. Her poems “In 1992,” “Almost Immediately,” “It Got Better” and “For the Comfort of Automated Phrases” can be heard on Indiefeed: Performance Poetry. She has been featured in decomP, The Ballard Street Poetry Journal, Lavender Review, and other journals. She has performed at such venues as LouderArts in New York City, Valley Contemporary Poets in Los Angeles, and The Encyclopedia Show in Chicago. She also writes a blog about happiness, love, and pop-culture called  The Serotonin Factory.


Located just outside of Little Rock, Arkansas, Sibling Rivalry Press develops, publishes, and promotes outlaw artistic talent. Our aim is to cultivate literary and poetic rock stars. We are also home to Assaracus, one of Library Journal‘s Best New Magazines.


Also from Sibling Rivalry Press: Tyler Gillespie’s Dirty Socks and Pine Needles: An SRP eBook Single. Says Franki Elliot, author of Piano Rats, “Gillespie elegantly uses his storytelling to weave his strange, off-kilter childhood memories into a collection of melancholic beauty. Gillespie’s stories are brave, honest, and seamlessly told with an innocence that has the ability to unlock the dark memories most have buried in their consciousness. There is no better talent than turning heartache into beauty.” Available from Amazon’s Kindle Store or in all eBook formats directly from Sibling Rivalry Press.

Sibling Rivalry Press welcomes a new Associate Editor, Seth Pennington, to the family. Seth is a rising senior at the University of Arkansas Little Rock where he majors in Creative Writing. We’re also excited to announce we’ll be the publishing home of two names familiar to Assaracus readers, Christopher Gaskins and Robert Siek, who will each publish a full-length book of poetry with SRP in 2013.