Friday, March 13, 2015
GENRE FICTION PUBLISHER DEBUTS GENRE FICTION COLLECTION BY YOUNG AUTHORS- DESTINIES DARKLY DREAMED NOW AVAILABLE!
Known as an innovative publisher of Genre Fiction, Pro Se Productions announces the debut of one of its most inventive collections, one giving a particular type of writer the spotlight, shining a focus on young writers. Destinies Darkly Dreamed features stories written by high school students tackling action, adventure, passion, and betrayal in their own voices.
“Being a writer,” says Tommy Hancock, Partner in and Editor in Chief of Pro Se Productions, “is a wonderful experience. Combine that with being a publisher, and the paths you go down become winding vistas of discovery and surprise, the places you frequent, both real and imagined, are suddenly ripe with possibility, and the people you meet…well, the people you come across may start out as faces in a crowd and then suddenly end up as authors on a page. One such opportunity presented itself at the end of 2013 when a faculty/staff member, the ever excited and passionate Donna Woolf Smith, at Lake Hamilton High School in Hot Springs, Arkansas attended a presentation I was doing to a writers’ group and decided she’d like some of the students at Lake Hamilton to hear what I had to say. I wound up face to face one November morning with about twenty or so high school students. Students of every type and facet. That’s where the day started. And very quickly, it went down one of those winding paths of discovery because, to my surprise, I had found something else, something more than a mixed bag of teenagers all wanting to miss a day of class. What I had before me were twenty or so authors, all with their own voices, and here I was, educating them, or at the very least trying to sell them on the benefits of writing Genre Fiction. And now, Pro Se Productions has published Destinies Darkly Dreamed, a book with stories from fourteen of those authors from that seminar.”
Pro Se Productions brings daring new tales from new and young writers of Genre Fiction. Action. Intrigue. Passion. And More. A collection of High School students sharing… Destinies Darkly Dreamed. There’s a reason for the title. Some of the tales go into some very dark places and several of them deal with situations and choices and actions that many don’t believe that high school students think about or deal with. There is violence, there are relationships, there are questions of identity within this book that even society today may not be completely comfortable with confronting, but all of those and more affect these kids every single day. Not just the authors of this book, but high school students everywhere. The days of the gilded age of being a high school kid may not be gone, but they’ve definitely changed. And these stories are reflections of that and expressions of the way authors in this work deal with those issues- by writing, by creating. Destinies Darkly Dreamed from Pro Se Productions.
“Although,” says Hancock, “the seminar was held by a high school, a high school I’ve visited since then and worked on various projects with, the stories you’ll find here were contracted for with the students and their parents. This is a work like any other book published by Pro Se Productions, an arrangement between the publisher and individual authors. I say that so you know that what you read are the expressions, thoughts, and ideas of the authors who wrote them and theirs alone.
Destinies Darkly Dreamed: Genre Fiction by Young Authors features evocative artwork and logo design by Jeffrey Hayes. The print version formatted by Percival Constantine is now available for $12.00 via Amazon and at Pro Se’s own store. This exciting collection is also available as an eBook formatted by Russ Anderson for the Kindle and for most formats at Smashwords for only $2.99.
For more information on this title, interviews with the author, or digital copies for review, contact Morgan McKay, Pro Se’s Director of Corporate Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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