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News about Stillpoint Digital Press books, authors and other offerings

Interview: Risuko author David Kudler talks writing

John Byrne Barry, award-winning author of political and crime thrillers, interviewed Risuko author David Kudler for the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association web site on the day of Risuko’s release.

In the interview, Kudler discusses the writing process, including:

  • what it’s like to write the first book in a series,
  • how to balance leaving your readers wanting more with leaving them satisfied,
  • where he falls on the “plotting vs. pantsing” spectrum,
  • what inspired him to write the teen historical novel,
  • and much more.

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Risuko Release Day Events!

Release day for Risuko (June 15, 2016) is almost here
The Squirrel has landed! (The first shipment of Risuko first editions arrives)

Release day for Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale (June 15) is almost here! We’ve got lots of exciting news for you — and more on the way. So keep checking on Stillpoint Digital Press, Risuko.net, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter!

If you haven’t read it, check out David Kudler’s post on writing Risuko, The Magic of History: Writing historical fiction as fantasy.

See below for some of what we’ve got in store for you! Continue reading Risuko Release Day Events!

Win a signed copy of Risuko!

With just six weeks to go until the release of Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale, you can avoid the wait and enter to win a signed copy of Risuko today!

Through this Friday, author David Kudler is giving away a signed advance copy of his historical teen thriller on Goodreads:

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Risuko by David Kudler

Risuko

by David Kudler

Giveaway ends May 06, 2016.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

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Set in sixteenth-century Japan wracked by civil war, Risuko follows the journey of a young woman who is recruited to become a kunoichi. What does that mean, how will she adapt, and can one girl affect the outcome of a hundred years of civil war?

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Author Jack Beritzhoff Sails Away

Jack Beritzhoff aboard the Barbara CWe regret to announce that Merchant Marine veteran, raconteur, and Stillpoint author Jack Beritzhoff has passed away.

His daughter Lisa Beritzhoff shared this statement:

I wanted to let you know that [Jack] passed last night with the sweet music of Cole Porter in the background and his family nearby.

He had a good run and was a kind and sweet man. I will miss him but I know he is in a good place.

Jack Beritzhoff - Sail Away: JOurneys of a Merchant SeamanA member of the US Merchant Marine from 1943 through 1952, Jack Beritzhoff served during both the Second World War and Korea. He wrote a collection of memories of his experiences as a sailor that Stillpoint Digital Press published in 2012 as Sail Away: Journeys of a Merchant Seaman. In addition to his literary pursuits, Bertizhoff fought for full recognition of members of the Merchant Marine as veterans.

Read Sebastian, one of the stories from Jack Beritzhoff’s Sail Away, here

A memorial for Jack will be held on May 13 at. XXXXXXX. For more information, see XXXXXXXX

Win a copy of Risuko on Goodreads!

Stillpoint author David Kudler is giving away a copy of his teen historical adventure Risuko on Goodreads!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Risuko by David Kudler

Risuko

by David Kudler

Giveaway ends April 01, 2016.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

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Reserve your copy of Risuko on Kickstarter

Reserve your copy of Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale now and help support Stillpoint Digital Press’s publication of this exciting new teen historical adventure novel!

Author David Kudler has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help make Risuko the best book it can possibly be. While Risuko is nearly finished, there’s still more we’d like to do, and we need your help.

Rewards for backers include copies of the novel in all available formats — paperback, hardcover, ebook, and audiobook — at below retail cost, plus much more!

The campaign is 90% funded with three days to go — join us before it ends on Friday, March 4!

For more information, check out the campaign at http://risuko.net/kickstarter


 

Risuko follows a young woman along the first dangerous steps to discovering who she truly is.

Though Japan has been devastated by a century of civil war, Risuko just wants to climb trees. Growing up far from the battlefields and court intrigues, the fatherless girl finds herself pulled into a plot that may reunite Japan — or may destroy it. She is torn from her home and what is left of her family, but finds new friends at a school that may not be what it seems.

Set in Japan during the Sengoku Jidai — the century-long civil war era — Risuko is a coming-of-age adventure for a young woman adrift in a tumultuous, terrifying world.

It is the first in a planned four-book series, Seasons of the Sword.

Help Launch Risuko — Kickstarter Campaign

Help launch Risuko — support us on Kickstarter!

You can reserve your copy of Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale now and help support Stillpoint Digital Press’s publication of this exciting new teen historical adventure novel!

Author David Kudler has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help make Risuko the best book it can possibly be.  

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Goodreads Risuko Giveaway!

This week, you have the opportunity to win a free copy of Risuko on Goodreads! Author David Kudler has made a paperback ARC (advance review copy) available on the world’s biggest book review site:

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Risuko by David Kudler

Risuko

by David Kudler

Giveaway ends December 18, 2015. See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

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Sign up now to win your free copy!

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Veteran’s Day: Jack Beritzhoff talks about the Merchant Marine

Stillpoint author Jack Beritzhoff interviewed

96-year-old World War II veteran Jack Beritzhoff, author of Sail Away: Journeys of a Merchant Sailor, spoke with NBC Bay Area recently, seeking to right a historical wrong: the continued lack of recognition to the Merchant Marine for its service during the war.
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Giveaway! Win a free advance copy of Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale

We’re holding a giveaway on Goodreads to win an advance copy of Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale by author/publisher David Kudler!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Risuko by David Kudler

Risuko

by David Kudler

Giveaway ends October 16, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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