September Update

Hello everyone!

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support over the last several weeks. It’s been a wild ride getting the behemoth Kyanite Publishing engine off the ground but it’s starting to chug along and I couldn’t be prouder. In addition to moving into a new house and a new office, I’ve also been writing, editing, and talking to retailers about stocking the Kyanite Press and our upcoming titles. If you missed any of the activity, I don’t blame you. Here is a recap of everything that’s been going on.



I reviewed “After,” by John Prescott, “The Unfortunate Expiration of Mr. David S. Sparks,” by William F. Aicher, and “Dancing at Midnight: The Life of June Parker,” by Rebecca J. Yelland for Peak Story Reviews. Check those out on the Peak Story Reviews website!



I put up a new page on my website dedicated to book recommendations from my friends and peers. I’ll update it every few months with new recommendations. Consider it a current, curated list from the Twitter #amwriting community. Eventually, I’ll be adding more publishers, publications, editors, designers, and other artists to the list.



I was a guest of Laura Mae for her Indie Go Interviews series last month! Check it out here!

I’m also starting an interview series I’ll be hosting here on my website. Laura will be the first guest!



What They Deserve and The Assimilation Agent are both still on track for publishing in November 2018 and March 2019, respectively. I also have a series debuting in 2019 through Kyanite Glass (electronic imprint) about a summer camp for psychics. I’ll be sharing more news on that soon.



The Kyanite Press, a bimonthly speculative fiction journal featuring short stories, launched on September 1st. You can purchase it on the Kyanite Publishing website or on Amazon. It’s also being stocked at The Wyvern’s Tale in Asheville, NC and will be shelved in more stores, soon!


Thanks for reading and staying tuned!




Announcing: Kyanite Publishing & New Book “What They Deserve”

I have never been more excited to sit down and write an update in my entire life.

Today, July 11th, 2018, I am so proud to announce the formation of Kyanite Publishing LLC alongside my partners, B.K. Bass and Sophia LeRoux. Kyanite is an author-owned, independent publisher of speculative fiction and horror seeking to connect authors and readers like never before.

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We’ve each been building to this moment for what feels like our entire lives, and we are so grateful for the chance to help other authors put their stories out into the world (along with our own).

My titles, Marketing Director of Kyanite Publishing and Managing Editor of Kyanite Glass (a digital imprint), reflect my natural relationship building abilities, optimism, vision, and commitment to financial solvency. B.K. will be working as the Director of Acquisitions and Editor in Chief of The Kyanite Press, our bimonthly literary magazine, and Sophia will be working as the Director of Design and Operations and Managing Editor of Kyanite Kiss, our romance imprint.

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My other title, my first book!, “What They Deserve,” is coming at you in November 2018! I can’t wait to hear what you think about the cover design and concept. I’m finishing it right now and it’s intense!

In the first quarter of 2019, I’ll be bringing you, “The Assimilation Agent,” the first novel in a trilogy about alien genetic experiments. I’ve been building it in my mind for five years and getting it out on paper has been cathartic and emboldening in more ways than one.

Many of you have been supporting Peak Story Reviews over the past two months and I am humbled by your patronage, as are the authors of the stories we’ve been reviewing. We haven’t released much content there because of the publishing launch, but we’ll be getting back on a regular schedule soon!

If you made it to the end of this, thank you!


Sam Hendricks