Daingerfield Island Signing at the Winchester Book Gallery with John Adam Wasowicz

John Adam Wasowicz will appear at the Winchester Book Gallery in September to sign your copy of his latest release, Daingerfield Island!

Save the date!

Saturday, September 9th, 2017
11am – 1pm

The Winchester Book Gallery
185 N. Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601

Daingerfield Island is available for purchase at the Winchester Book Gallery. You can also visit Daingerfield Island‘s BHB page for additional retailers.

COMING SOON – Dialogues on the Beach by John C. McLucas

BrickHouse Books is proud to announce the upcoming release of Dialogues on the Beach, a novel by John C. McLucas!

Jim was…is? in love with his best friend, Tony, but Tony married Rachel, and she is…always was? a fantastic human being and a caring, supportive friend. Still, it’s unfathomable for Jim to think about loving anyone else the way he loved…loves? Tony, and next to impossible for him to consider loving himself.

Until 1993, when Jim joins Tony and Rachel on Rehoboth Beach. Metaphorical lines in the physical sand separate the gay and straight communities, but when Jim meets Joe, that line is erased and redrawn as a labyrinth. Misunderstandings and new perspectives arise at each turn, but one thing remains certain: Jim isn’t the same person he was when he first met Tony. And maybe that’s OK.

Dialogues on the Beach will be released September 10, 2017, and is available for pre-order here:

Dr. John C. McLucas has taught Italian and Latin at Towson U. since 1984. He has taught Italian language and repertory to voice students at Peabody Conservatory; he is a classically trained singer himself. Dr. McLucas has published numerous scholarly articles and translations as well as poetry and short fiction. Dialogues on the Beach is his first novel.

About the Cover:

A welcoming boardwalk bench and the gently rolling waves of Rehoboth Beach, painted by artist Minás Konsolas, invite us to settle in and join McLucas’ characters as they ruminate and reminisce about the nature of relationships and each other. Learn more about the artist at minaskonsolas.com.

American Life in Poetry Features P. Ivan Young’s “Visiting the Neighborhood”

Ted Kooser, U.S. Poet Laureate (2004-2006) and founder of American Life in Poetry, recently featured BHB author P. Ivan Young‘s poem “Visiting the Neighborhood” in his weekly column.  The poem was originally published by The Cortland Review in 2013.

Visiting the Neighborhood

The entrance at the back of the complex
led onto a road, where an upended couch
tilted into a ditch and a washing machine
gleamed avocado beneath pine needles.

[ Continue reading at American Life in Poetry ]

P. Ivan Young published his poetry collection, Smell of Salt, Ghost of Rain, with BHB in 2015, available now at major online retailers.


A Pleasure To Meet You!

Thank you for joining author John Adam Wasowicz in celebrating the release of his novel, Daingerfield Island!  You’ve toasted with him at the New Columbia Distillers in DC, shook his hand at the Island Bookstore, and took a trip with him to Daingerfield Island.

Artist Michelle Tran presents a whiteboard with her illustration of a person reading DAINGERFIELD ISLAND.

Daingerfield Island Release Party at New Columbia Distillers, July 14, 2017. Pictured is artist Michelle Tran. Photo by Travers Lingle.

We caught up with John Adam Wasowicz after his recent signing at the Island Bookstore, and he had these lovely words to say:

We met some wonderful people at Island Bookstore on the Outer Banks, NC. The hospitality of the bookstore staff was extraordinary. It was a reminder of the magical power of a bookstore. The stories customers bring inside with them are as special as the stories in the books awaiting their perusal.

Author John Adam Wasowicz and two Island Bookstore employees stand in an independent bookstore, holding up copies of DAINGERFIELD ISLAND.

Author John Adam Wasowicz (right) with Island Bookstore staff (left, middle) at the Island Bookstore signing, July 26, 2017. Photo by Robin Herron.

Thank you all for making this release something to remember!

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NEW RELEASE – Daingerfield Island by John Adam Wasowicz

Today’s the big day! The exciting mystery thriller novel, Daingerfield Island, is here!

You can snag a paperback of Daingerfield Island today, whether you’re joining author John Adam Wasowicz for a drink at New Columbia Distillers, picking up a signed copy at Politics and Prose in DC, or shopping online through the BHB catalogue!

Daingerfield Island follows Elmo Katz, a defense attorney from Alexandria.  Katz is no stranger to the bureaucracy and twisted truths that lurk in the justice system, but his world is upended when he finds himself entangled in the roots of a complex terrorist plot. Places he once navigated with ease are now obscured by shadows. Katz must weave his way through political intrigue, courtroom machinations, and police skulduggery to save what’s left of the truth—and himself.

For more on BrickHouse Books’ New Releases, visit our New Releases page, or follow us for future announcements!

Reading: John Adam Wasowicz at the Island Bookstore July 26th.

John Adam Wasowicz will read selections from his upcoming mystery thriller, Daingerfield Island, at the Island Bookstore on July 26th! The reading is part of the Scarborough Faire Days Summer Signing Series.


July 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
The Island Bookstore
1177 Duck Road
Duck, NC 27949

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See you there!

Stonewall Chapbook Competition – Deadline Aug. 15th!

Stonewall, BrickHouse Books’ LGBTQIA+ imprint, is still accepting submissions for its annual Stonewall Chapbook Competition! This competition offers LGBTQIA+ authors the opportunity to have a chapbook published by Stonewall.

The ides of August are on the horizon – submit now to meet the deadline!

For more information, and a wonderful sample of work from previous Stonewall winner Kathi Wolfe, head to our Stonewall submissions page. Click the “share” buttons to tell your friends about Stonewall. We’re so eager to see all the brilliant works you have to offer!