Happy New Year from AWP!

80367398_10156568917196389_1550900823590961152_oHello fine readers. Happy New Year from us at Adventure Worlds Press!

Together, we managed to get through a tough year and we’ll keep striving forward in 2021! We hope you had some good moments that you can hold tightly. We sure did.

While we weren’t able to attend any events for the majority of 2020, we did manage to put our collective noses to the grind stone and get some down and dirty writing done.

Christian got several short stories published in a number of collections, wrote the first draft of a literary fiction novel, and continued to edit his latest horror book.

Brittni Brinn released her latest sci-fi novella, A Place That Used to Be, and finished the first draft on her new sci-fi novel.

Ben Van Dongen finished the first draft of his own sci-fi novel and is in the middle of editing the latest book in The Synthetic Albatross series, Break/Interrupt.

120108498_4451387658266981_1926075961421334201_oWe plan on having new books to share with you this year. While it may be some time until we can have physical release parties and get out to events across the province, we will continue to work and experiment in the virtual space.

Hang in there and do what we do when things get tough. Read genre fiction (especially the quality books released by Adventure Worlds Press).

AWP Book Launch 2020!

 

BannerDue to the world being on fire, we have missed three significant events here at AWP. Namely, the launch of Ben Van Dongen’s newest novella (in the Synthetic Albatross series), Broadcast Wasteland. The launch of Brittni Brinn’s new novel, The Place That Used To Be. And the re-release of Christian Laforet’s short story collection, The Space Between Houses.

We had intended to host a big hoopla in the fall to celebrate all three books, but due to the obvious issues, that seems unlikely to happen. Not to be deterred though, we have made the decision to bring the launch of these new releases to your digital doorstep.

This Friday, Aug 21st, all three authors will be dropping readings, behind the scenes and more on the AWP Facebook page, as well as across their own social media. It all kicks off at 10am.

AWP 2020 launch event page!

Brittni Brinn: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Website

Ben Van Dongen: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramWebsite.

Christian Laforet: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Website.

This is a new, and exciting event for us, and we hope you’ll join us in the celebration.

-AWP

The Newest Books from AWP!

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We here at Adventure Worlds Press have managed to have three new releases come out during the pandemic with everyone in quarantine most stores closed for much of that time. I suppose for two of them, we saw the writing on the wall and could have held back the releases, but one of them is mine (it’s Ben writing this if you couldn’t tell from reading any of my other posts) and I have a thing for schedules and rules even when they are arbitrary. My novellas come out in April because that’s when the first one came out so they all have to come out then. Therefore Broadcast Wasteland was released in April. Continue reading

Bundles are Coming!

20200408_141415We here at Adventure Worlds Press are eagerly awaiting the upcoming release from our new author partner, Brittni Brinn. Seeing as Christian recently rereleased The Space Between Houses with even more stories and Ben published the newest book in The Synthetic Albatross Series, Broadcast Wasteland, we felt that now would be a good time to come up with some book bundles and publishing packages.

We are working on the details at the moment, but imagine packages of three or four books sold together at one great price. How about the entire three part Synthetic Albatross Series? Maybe the three newest releases in one bundle? The three books of collected stories? Something else even!

20200315_183037_hdrThat’s where you come in. We can make up packages until the cows come home, but wouldn’t it be better if you told us what you want? Sure, some of them are no brainers, but from past experience, we know how easy it is to overlook things when you’re too close to it.

So, what do you say? Which books do you want to see together? We’ll put them in a bundle and set a price. Reply to this post or send us an email at AdventureWorldsPress@gmail.com.

And look for those bundles in the coming weeks!

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New Books, Old Books, and a Trip

cover-finalWe’re already into March of 2020 and we here at AWP are starting to build up some steam. With the retreat behind us, we look forward to upcoming events, but even more excitingly, to the new books we have to share.

That being said, we’re pretty excited to be going to Oshawa on the 14th for their local Comic Con. We have only been north of Toronto a couple of times and this will be our first time in Oshawa. We have personal mandate to get to some new places this year and to pick up the number of events we attend. This should be a great start and we’re eager to sell some books.

Hopefully the weather will be nice enough for the trip, but not so nice that people won’t want to spend a day inside a convention cenre looking at cool things (like our books). Continue reading

It’s a New Decade (But it isn’t)

20200102_201209Hey! Welcome to 2020. How are you? We’re doing well, thanks. I know, the weather is awfully weathery, isn’t it? Did you know that, technically, a decade starts on year one? Like, 2021. That’s okay, we can do it all over again next year!

Now that we have the pleasantries aside, it’s time to look at what’s in store for the new year and AWP. Obviously, we can’t spill the beans on everything (especially since not everything has been sorted out) but we can at least give you a heads up on some things you can expect from your boys, Christian (Don’t Bother Me, I’m Working) Laforet and Ben (I need another Coffee) Van Dongen. Continue reading

Fall into AWP!

As the leaves change colour, the days get cooler and the nights come earlier, two of AWP’s authors (Ben Van Dongen and Christian Laforet) gear up for a trio of events.

Starting next week, on Devil’s Night (or, as the nearby city of Detroit tried to rename it some years back, Angel’s Night) Ben and Christian will be accompanying author David Nickle for an evening of scary readings at Biblioasis bookstore. The event, suitably called Who’s Afraid of the Dark? will be held at 7pm on October 30th

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September Boss Rush!

maxresdefaultIt’s September (even if August was cooler than the heatwave we’re dealing with now). The summer slump is over. Christian and Ben are in the middle of a write-every-day, finish-every-project dash in an attempt to catch up for their slow (though better than average) summer. Christian has the excuse of his children being out of school, but the slacker Ben spent the entire season trying to figure out why he fails so spectacularly. (You can follow his journey on his weekly blog, you know, if you like. You may as well follow Christian too). Continue reading

Genre Mash-Up! workshop.

 

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Back in January, Ben and Christian were asked to host a workshop for Gertrude’s Writing Room. The evening focused on Science Fiction and Horror writing and was a blast. It was so fun, in fact, that they’ve been asked to do it again. This time as part of a month-long series of workshops called the Genre Mash-Up!

The series begins with the boys returning to dish out a second helping of the spooky, weird and futuristic, and then continues each week with workshops on: Poetry, Fiction and Screen Writing. From fine literary talents as: Vanessa Shields, Casey Plett and Nick Shields. Continue reading

A May Update

20190414_095208_hdrBen here. I was successful in explaining the value of taking turns posting here each month to Christian. Really, I did that update in March and we got a bunch of views and followers out of it, and he agreed that we should have some news on here at least once a month. Thankfully, we tend to have enough going on to warrant at least a monthly update. I was going to post about The Neon Heart for this one, but Christian was nice enough to do that for me last month. Continue reading