REX: A NEW Middle-Grade Adventure by Adam Rocke, Mark Rogers & Cody Stewart

Today, I’m delighted to announce the release of Rex, by Adam Rocke, Mark Rogers, and Cody Stewart.

Book Cover-Rex

Title: Rex

Author: Adam Rocke, Mark Rogers, Cody Stewart

Genre: Middle Grade

Release date: October 5, 2016

Publisher:

Common Deer Press

Buy Link:

Amazon

A great holiday gift for the middle-school adventurers in your life!

About REX

When eleven-year-old TJ finds a weird looking egg in the Florida Everglades after a tropical storm rips through, naturally he takes it home for identification. It could be the egg of a mutant duck or something, which would be awesome. Problem is, the egg doesn’t look like it came from a mallard, even a mutated one—it’s too big and heavy and…strange. So he hides it away in his closet and continues on with his life as usual, doing his best to ignore the creepy men constantly banging at his front door and the significant rise in military helicopter sightings in his typically quiet neighbourhood.

Then one day he comes home from school and it’s as though a hand grenade has gone off inside his bedroom. Suddenly, TJ knows he’s dealing with something a little more interesting—and a little more deadly—than a duck.

About the Authors

Cody B. Stewart

Cody B. Stewart was born in the Adirondacks, in Upstate New York. His love of stories began in those mountains as he vanquished trolls, fought in the American Revolution and discovered his latent mutant powers. Stories have continued to consume his life, but he now plucks them out of his head and puts them down on paper in the form of novels and comic books. He left the Adirondacks to grow into a man, did so, and has since returned with a wonderfully supportive wife and two sons.

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Adam Rocke

Adam Rocke Slutsky never met an adventure he didn’t love. From swimming with great white sharks without a cage, to jumping out of a plane without a parachute, Adam’s adrenaline junkie tendencies play a major role in his writing. Throw in a secondary degree in CryptoZoology and it’s anyone’s guess where Adam’s literary travels will take him.

Photo of author Adam Rocke

Mark Rogers

Mark’s career as a travel journalist has brought him to 56 countries and counting. These trips have fed his imagination while at the same time provided authentic experiences and sensory detail that find their way into his novels and screenplays. Mark’s won multiple awards for his travel writing, including an award for his Hurricane Ivan coverage in Jamaica. His work regularly appears in USA Today and other media outlets. Mark lives in Baja California with his Sinaloa-born wife, Sophy, where they recently built a rock house overlooking the sea.

Photo of author Mark Rogers

I hope you love the book as much as I do! 

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Rex, by Adam Rocke, Mark Rogers & Cody Stewart – Cover Reveal!

Today is the cover reveal for Rex, a middle-grade adventure novel

by

Adam Rocke, Mark Rogers, and Cody Stewart.

Book Cover, Rex, by Cody Stewart, Adam Rocke & Mark Rogers

 

Title: Rex

Author: Adam Rocke, Mark Rogers, Cody B. Stewart

Genre: Middle Grade

Release date: October 5, 2016

Publisher: Common Deer Press

Presale Buy Link: Amazon

 

About Rex:

When eleven-year-old TJ finds a weird looking egg in the Florida Everglades after a tropical storm rips through, naturally he takes it home for identification. It could be the egg of a mutant duck or something, which would be awesome. Problem is, the egg doesn’t look like it came from a mallard, even a mutated one—it’s too big and heavy and…strange. So he hides it away in his closet and continues on with his life as usual, doing his best to ignore the creepy men constantly banging at his front door and the significant rise in military helicopter sightings in his typically quiet neighbourhood.

Then one day he comes home from school and it’s as though a hand grenade has gone off inside his bedroom. Suddenly, TJ knows he’s dealing with something a little more interesting—and a little more deadly—than a duck.

 

About the Authors

 

Cody B. Stewart

Cody B. Stewart was born in the Adirondacks, in Upstate New York. His love of stories began in those mountains as he vanquished trolls, fought in the American Revolution and discovered his latent mutant powers. Stories have continued to consume his life, but he now plucks them out of his head and puts them down on paper in the form of novels and comic books. He left the Adirondacks to grow into a man, did so, and has since returned with a wonderfully supportive wife and two sons.

 

Adam Rocke


Adam Rocke Slutsky never met an adventure he didn’t love. From swimming with great white sharks without a cage, to jumping out of a plane without a parachute, Adam’s adrenaline junkie tendencies play a major role in his writing. Throw in a secondary degree in CryptoZoology and it’s anyone’s guess where Adam’s literary travels will take him.


Mark Rogers
Mark’s career as a travel journalist has brought him to 56 countries and counting. These trips have fed his imagination while at the same time provided authentic experiences and sensory detail that find their way into his novels and screenplays. Mark’s won multiple awards for his travel writing, including an award for his Hurricane Ivan coverage in Jamaica. His work regularly appears in USA Today and other media outlets. Mark lives in Baja California with his Sinaloa-born wife, Sophy, where they recently built a rock house overlooking the sea.

Now that we’ve shared this awesome cover, we can’t wait to share the book!

See you in October!

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Common Deer Press – An Uncommon Publishing Resource for Indie Authors

I invited Ellie Sipila to tell me about her new venture, Common Deer Press, a new and unique niche publishing house for indie authors…here’s what she had to say:

About Common Deer Press

Photo of e. Sipilia, from Common Deer PressI often find myself inspired by music. You know, like if you’re writing something and you get stuck on the words, if you turn on the radio, sometimes the new media will help you sort through it.

Common Deer Press is a new house that can be related to Frank Zappa music. Kinda hilarious looking, usually experimental, maybe making questionable style choices, but always, always entertaining.

The goal of Common Deer Press is simple. We want to publish books that are a little outside of the expected. We are an indie press working tirelessly to prove the motto Small but Mighty. Like real deer, we are stealthy, quiet, content most of the time, but capable of causing a ruckus when stuff gets real.

Common Deer is officially launching on May 1st, 2016, but we have already been behind the scenes working on deals to produce awesome books. We have signed one book that is “genre-confused” and another that thinks it’s a screenplay. Have you written a manuscript that is formatted as a series of text messages? Send it our way. Do you have a set of interconnected short stories that really wants to be illustrated, too? We love that kind of thing. Have something altogether different that we haven’t even thought of? We LOVE surprises. Bring it on. Bring all your weird on. That’s what we’re about at Common Deer.

I was asked to write a post all about the business. Well, here it is. We are a publishing house, and everyone in the biz knows what publishing houses do. But we are not your everyday, shovel-leaning kind of publishing house. It’s our approach to the business that is different—we want to go at every project as a partnership of equals—editor and author. We want work that is not afraid to be what it is. I am an editor, a book designer, and a production person. I like a challenge, and I like artistry in both words and presentation. Don’t be afraid to approach us with work that might be considered experimental. The more freaked we get by your originality, the better. (But please…not freaked in the “romantic” sense of the word. That’s all we ask.)

Now, let’s go listen to some Zappa and remember that ‘afros’ are STILL cool no matter what anyone says. Weird is good.

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