Press release regarding The Age of Blood & Snow

Due to contractual issues, Morrigan Books has been forced to remove The Age of Blood & Snow from its upcoming release calendar.

The anthology is to be repackaged, with a release date penned for March 2009.

More details will follow as soon as we have them.

Ed Greenwood to join Morrigan Books’ impressive author list!

I can confirm that Ed Greenwood has agreed to join Cherie Priest and Jay Lake on the post-apocalyptic anthology, Grants Pass, co-edited by Jennifer Brozek and Amanda Pillar, and to be released summer 2009.

This is another step in showing Morrigan Books’ dedication to supplying its readers with the best new and existing talent on the market!

Changing of the guard

Today sees Nyssa Pascoe, depart from her role as web-design and support at the company.

Nyssa was vital in seeing the current Morrigan Books site off the ground and has helped so much with the company behind the scenes too.

We are sad to see Nyssa leave and wish her all the best in her future pursuits.

Taking over the role is the talented Jenn Moffatt, who has been very involved in the setting up and design of the new ezine from Morrigan Books, The Morrigan. More on that very soon!

Good luck Nyssa and welcome Jenn!

The Phantom Queen Awakes bestselling authors get company!

Today I am very pleased to announce that joining Katherine Kerr and Elaine Cunningham within the pages of The Phantom Queen Awakes anthology is C. E. Murphy, bestselling author of The Negotiator Trilogy and The Inheritors’ Cycle, published by Del Rey.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the authors for agreeing to work with Morrigan Books on this project and look forward to being able to present a finished product to a standard that they are accustomed to.

New ezine for Morrigan Books and new face at the helm!

I would like to draw your attention today to some very special news, of interest to at least a few of you in here. After discussions with MG Ellington, promo queen extraordinaire, I can now now announce that Morrigan Books will be taking another step in its quest to ensure that all is dark once more by setting up its very own ezine, The Morrigan.

There is much discussion still but I can at least inform you that MG Ellington has agreed to come on board as editor-in-chief of the zine. I am of course extremely happy about this and am very much looking forward to seeing what she does with our new baby!

Official cover for The Even

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Yet again many thanks go to new in-house graphic designer, Reece Notley for turning the excellent artwork of Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, into one hell of a cover!

I can also announce that Morrigan Books has agreed on a contract for a second book from T. A. Moore, entitled Shadows Bloom, such is the belief we have in Moore and her writing.

Katharine Kerr to join Elaine Cunningham in dark Celtic anthology

I can now confirm that Katharine Kerr, bestselling author of the Deverry series, will also be writing for the dark Celtic anthology, to be edited by myself (Mark S.Deniz) and Amanda Pillar.

I am especially excited about Katharine Kerr agreeing to write for us, as the Deverry books were an integral part of my fantasy reading in the 90’s and this decade also, and to know that Katherine is going to be sending us a story for the anthology is fantastic news, both for the book itself and for Morrigan Books in general.

Ellen Datlow to edit anthology for Morrigan Books

Morrigan Books is honoured to announce that Ellen Datlow, multi-award winning editor, is to edit an anthology for the company. Datlow has edited over 30 anthologies and received many prestigious awards, such as the Hugo and Locus awards.

We are still in the process of discussing ideas and theme but the anthology has been set for a 2010 release.

This is a major deal for Morrigan Books and further exemplifies our promise to strive to be a force in the independent press market.

Morrigan Books can also confirm today that Amanda Pillar, has been given the role as in-house editor and is responsible for queries at the company. We welcome Kathryn Chapman to the team, as our new administrative assistant.

Morrigan Books’ catalogue just keeps on growing

It is with great pleasure that I announce Morrigan Books’ latest acquisition, an apocalyptic anthology, Grants Pass. The concept for the book is the brainchild of Jennifer Brozek and is due for publication next summer (2009).

The anthology has several stories already, with the likes of Cherie Priest, Stephanie Gunn and Jeff Parish gracing its pages. They are to be joined by others (including Jay Lake) and Jennifer will be joined in this final stage of selection and edits by Morrigan Books’ in-house editor Amanda Pillar.

More news to follow…

New York Times bestselling author comes to Morrigan Books

After discussions over the last few days, I can now confirm that Elaine Cunningham, bestselling fantasy author, is to work on a future Morrigan Books anthology. The fine tuning of the anthology is still under way but I can inform interested readers (and indeed writers) that it will be dark fantasy and will focus on Celtic mythology, with our very own namesake, Morrigan, taking an active role.

More news to follow soon…