Announcement: Art & Words

Candlemark & Gleam is incredibly excited to announce a new project from fine artist, illustrator, and all-around creative maven Brigid Ashwood: Art & Words. Art & Words will be an ongoing, occasional series of elegantly designed books meant to draw the reader in, and give them free rein to stretch their imaginations. Each book will […]

Erekos light cover

Benjamin Franklin Awards

Big news, everyone! The IBPA has announced the finalists for the Ben Franklin Awards…and Erekos and Candlemark & Gleam are among them! We’re finalists for Best First Book (Fiction) – which is decided based on writing, editorial, design work…the whole package. It’s a huge honour to be in the finals, particularly for this very coveted, […]


Ordinary Adventures blog tour and pre-orders

Stevie Carroll is doing a blog tour to promote A Series of Ordinary Adventures. Won’t you join the fun? May 9: Charlie Cochrane, May 10: Kay Berrisford, May 11: Elin Gregory,   May 16 and 17: Guest post and interview, Amara’s Place, And that’s on top of Monday’s Women and Words […]

The creative class and patronage

No sympathy for the creative class – this Salon piece is both depressing and…well, enlightening, in a way. Part of me is now pondering what our culture would look like had there not been patronage of the arts by nobles/the rich in earlier… times, and what that patronage looks like or should look like today. […]