We’re pleased to announce that Terry Strickland, CEO of Matter Deep Publishing, will be one of the speakers at TEDx Birmingham this March. Terry, a painter, will be speaking about the power of representational art to foster empathy.
Want to go to the event? Applications are open until January 31; tickets will be chosen by lottery due to such high demand.
You can check out the rest of the speaker lineup at the official site for the event.
This past weekend, The Strickland Family attended the Rocket City LitFest in Huntsville, AL. We spent the weekend sitting on panels about everything from world building to marketing, and our very own Amy Leigh Strickland conducted the Keynote Interview with The Bloggess, Jenny Lawson.
Browse our gallery of images from the event below. You can find the books we presented at the RCLF through the “Books” tab on our main menu. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth to say hi. We hope to see you next year!
Here at Matter Deep Publishing, we’re big fans of Neil Gaiman’s new Halloween tradition: All Hallow’s Read. In case you can’t watch the video, the concept is simple. Gift someone a scary or spooky book for Halloween. That’s it. We do ours as part of a Halloween book swap, but you might just want to give a book to someone you love.
Our Spooky Books
Synergeist: The Haunted Cubicle is set for release on September 19. Today we’re releasing the cover, featuring a beautiful painting by Terry Strickland. Watch the trailer (below) and view a hi-res image of the cover (below that) and then read the description for the book (even further down below.)
Here’s the description:
“After dying at work on a Saturday, Millicent Able finds herself haunting her drab little cubicle. With no white light for Millie to walk towards, there are only the songs of creation and chaos, calling her to choose. Limited by her extra-corporeal state, Millie reaches out to Martin, a quiet engineer who caught her fancy in life.
Mergers, outsourcing, and downsizing threaten his livelihood, but for Millie, who depends on the objects in her cubicle to survive, it could mean oblivion. As an all-consuming entity threatens their world, she must choose between existence and purpose. But can Millie have any real kind of life beyond the beige box?”
Pre-order your copy today on Kindle (special 99¢ early bird pricing) or autographed paperback.
They gathered and donned their costumes under the watchful eye of “The Dame”. This was no ordinary party though. The artist and the participants conspired. The guises were not simple whimsy, each were significant in their own way. Did they conceal themselves, did they reveal true selves, become something they aspire to, or divulge some fantastic alter ego, which is more descriptive than their “true” image?
The event and the resulting 25 award-winning portraits of the guests in their guises are cleverly and beautifully documented in this high quality, limited edition art book. Photos of the event as well as writings by the artist, the participants and an assortment of other commentators, punctuate the glossy photos of the exquisite paintings. All this is wrapped up in a campy film noir theme to deliver a coffee table art book that is far more entertaining than you thought possible.
Matter Deep author Amy Leigh Strickland has started a grammar vlog on Youtube. Read Ink covers grammar and editing for fiction writers. The first two episodes, “Proofreading versus Editing” and “Direct Address” are up now. Watch the videos, and if you like what you see, subscribe and share.
If we’ve seemed quiet in Q1, it’s because we’re hard at work on a number of exciting things. Here is a list of our 2015 projects to-date. Other titles may be added to the list as the year progresses.
Escape OR, Major Bedloe’s Cold Iron War Machine
by Amy Leigh Strickland
This steampunk novel is the sequel to Rescue OR, Royer Goldhawk’s Remarkable Journal and part 2 of 2 in the Royer Goldhawk series. Expect a cover reveal this spring with a book release soon to follow.
Matter Deep Publishing has its first audio book! We couldn’t be more pleased! Rescue OR, Royer Goldhawk’s Remarkable Journal, an American steampunk adventure, was first published in paperback in May of 2013. Now you can listen to it on your media player or Kindle.
“I found myself staying up very late indeed, desperate to finish the final 200 e-book pages before the battery ran out.” -Dark Lady Reviews
We’ve all done it—realized at the eleventh hour that we forgot someone important. But what is there to do? Matter Deep believes that it is never too late to send eBooks! You can purchase them as gifts on Kindle and Nook, schedule them, and then download and print these cards.