Join us in Kidtropolis!

Jul 17, 2014 No Comments by

“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.” Roald Dahl wrote great books, and like many children’s authors who came […]

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The Bride Price

May 27, 2014 No Comments by

““The Bride Price” by Sean Patrick Little (Spectacle Publishing). Sun Prairie author Sean Little transports us to a medieval world where Constable Canby Simon must discover who is killing the young girls of the walled Red City before an innocent man is hanged for the crime. Little’s prose is spare and evocative, and while unraveling his […]

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Write a Novel in 2014

Mar 09, 2014 No Comments by

by Alison Lyke I’m going to finish my next novel in 2014. That’s not as much a resolution as a necessity. For one, I promised the good folks at Spectacle PMG at least one more book. I also have this need to write fiction, and to do justice to my characters by seeing their stories […]

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Wretched Fate Authors Interviewed

Mar 09, 2014 No Comments

This Mother-Daughter writing duo has released their second with Spectacle Publishing, Wretched Fate. Available in print or eBook format, Wretched Fate is the next installment of the hugely popular Sam Osborne series. Wretched Fate features the return of the much loved Sam Osborne, and introduces a cast of new and intriguing characters. Check out their interview on Conversations […]

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Work-Life (and Writing) Balance

Mar 09, 2014 No Comments

by Yen Ooi Let’s face it. The majority of writers today hold ‘day jobs’ of some sort that brings in money to help them survive. In a recent article in The Guardian (UK)  http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jan/17/writers-earn-less-than-600-a-year?], we read that writers earn less than £600 a year. That’s atrocious. So, how do writers juggle (paid) work, life, and […]

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Now Available! Kidtropolis

Mar 09, 2014 No Comments

 by Ray Brown I was watching television one night back in 2003, and a Saturn commercial came on; the commercial showed four young adults, probably in their twenties, driving through a neighborhood in a Saturn Ion.  As they drove through the neighborhood, they noticed children jumping rope, swinging from jungle gyms, and playing all kinds […]

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Working with Spectacle — Marketing & PR department

Jan 29, 2014 No Comments

Demand is one of the most important aspects of getting a book sold. A lot of demand depends on authors, however having a great person in place within the Marketing & PR department to help authors along is one of Spectacle’s top priorities. We are excited to announce we have an opening for a Marketing […]

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Choosing a Great Title for Your Next Novel

Dec 02, 2013 No Comments

by Ashleigh Galvin If you asked what draws me to a book, like most readers I would answer with the following: a nice cover and a snappy title. A good title is supremely important in making an impression on the reader before they even open the book because it lingers in their mind. If they […]

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Interview with Mike Klumpp

Dec 02, 2013 No Comments

by Joy Anne Shearer SPMG author Mike Klumpp recently published I Am: The Miracle, an insightful memoir of his experiences in Africa and how his faith grew during his time there. I Am: The Miracle  is an inspiring read and a great holiday gift. Now you can give twice: for each book purchased, $1 will […]

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Holiday Press

Dec 02, 2013 No Comments

by Merethe Walther With Thanksgiving over and Christmas around the corner, it’s about time to start looking for some great finds for the book lovers in your life! Spectacle has you covered! Whether you’re shopping for children, or those who are just young at heart, we have an assortment of titles guaranteed to please even […]

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