‘Things I Know To Be True’ Wins 2017 Pushcart Prize

Kendra Fortmeyer’s “Things I know to be True” has won the 2017 Pushcart Prize!

Ms. Ristuccia has mentioned Fortmeyer on her blog before for her quality short fiction, and we are happy to welcome Fortmeyer to the PV Network. What better welcome than to highlight her recent award?

You can read an excerpt of ‘Things I Know To Be True,’ or purchase a copy of the stor, here, or share your thoughts about the piece on Goodreads.

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‘Things I Know To Be True’ Wins 2017 Pushcart Prize

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

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Jennifer Melzer reviews The Black Prism by Brent Weeks in depth over at her blog.

After falling in love with Brent Weeks’ Night Angel Trilogy, I was eager to dive into The Black Prism. A world dominated by magic crafted through light spectrums, pistols, musketeers, war, and right at the center of it all a powerful magic user the world reveres called The Prism. And he’s not just any powerful magic user, Gavin Guile is the most powerful man in the world.


Read the rest of the review here:
The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

Appearance: Createfest in Fuquay-Varina, NC

Michelle Ristuccia will be appearing at Createfest in NC on May 14th. Get the details from her blog:

Cover Reveal: Dust in the Desert


You can now preorder Starla Huchton’s gender flip of Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, titled Dust in the Desert! Here’s the cover:



Once upon a time, I was dust. I haunted the shadows, my survival tied to what little I could steal. 

Once upon a time, I refused the darkness. I traded my life to save another, sparing him the cruel fate that was rightly mine. 

Once upon a time, I was sent to my death. There, my destiny found me, and the world I knew changed forever with a secret long-buried by the sands.



Dust in the Desert releases May 16th.

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Cover Reveal: Dust in the Desert

Review: Funny Fantasy edited by Alex Shvartsman

Over at her blog, Michelle Ristuccia reviews:

Funny Fantasy, edited by Alex Shvartsman, is an excellent collection of humorous fantasy tales with a wide range of subgenre and tone, from irreverent hyperbole to clever social commentary.”

Michelle’s detailed review covers many of the stories. Visit her blog for more:
Review: Funny Fantasy edited by Alex Shvartsman

You can pick up Funny Fantasy on [ Amazon ] and check out Alex Shvartsman’s website, AlexShvartsman.com – he writes plenty of funny fiction himself and edits great anthologies, including the Unidentified Funny Objects series.


The Scarlet Albatross – Episode 6

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The Scarlet Albatross – Episode 6

Review: The Overseer’s Son by @SarahJaune

Michelle Ristuccia’s latest review covers The Overseer’s Son by Sarah Juane:
“…the majority of The Overseer’s Son is a fun coming-of-age story propelled by big magic, engaging dialogue, and a clear moral foundation.”
You can find The Overseer’s Son on [ Amazon ] and [ Goodreads ], and you can connect with author Sarah Jaune on twitter @sarahjaune

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Review: The Overseer’s Son by @SarahJaune