53rd Street Publishing

Publisher info

53rd Street Publishing is a Canadian based independent publisher of many genres.

We publish science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, and women's fiction.

Our authors include:

Russ Crossley - science fiction and fantasy
Rita S. Schulz - science fiction and fantasy
R.G. Crossley - mystery
Rita Fraser - mystery
R.G. Hart - romance
R.S. Meger - romance
Rita S. Knight -women's fiction

We do not accept submissions.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. My neighbourhood was middle class, not rich nor poor. My late mother and father were both voracious readers which rubbed off on me. I read everything I could from a young age. I naturally started with comic books, then YA novels such as the Hardy Boys etc. but then quickly graduated to adult books and stories. I read encyclopedias for fun. Every summer we spent at our cabin without electricity so I took stacks of books from the public library. Years later I decided to become a writer and these experiences have influenced my writing to this day.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing fiction seriously about fifteen years ago. For the first few years I struggled until I attended the Oregon Coast Professional Fiction Writers Masterclass taught by award winning authors Kristine Katherine Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith which opened my eyes to possibilities and made me a better writer. I also discovered I'm a storyteller which is why I still write. I love stories.
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Grind Manor
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Series: The Amanda Dark Paranormal Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,750. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
In the aftermath of events on Hook Island, Amanda Dark and Phillip Swann team up to offer clients a unique service. They clear spooky houses and solve mysteries by interacting with the ghosts that haunt them. The ominous mansion, Grind Manor provides the setting for a terrible secret that pits one brother against anoth
Mind Readers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,540. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2014 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Vancouver Police Department officers, Peter "Pumpkin" Jones and Arnie "Slant" Slantosky are assigned to investigate the mysterious disappearance of several sanitation workers. Pumpkin and Slant head into the sewage treatment plant tunnels. They discover a doorway to an underground city populated by a strange lost race and a deadly conspiracy. Will they save the day?
Antique Virgin
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 77,190. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
For generations bad luck curses Saxony Edward’s family. She hides in her eccentric parent’s antique shop dreaming of her happily-ever-after. When dot.com millionaire Bryce Kelly stumbles into the shop, her life, and her heart, her luck may have finally changed. But…she learns he’s engaged and totally unavailable. Saxony’s heart breaks.
String of Pearls
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,700. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When an elderly neighbor near their Staten Island home is robbed while in hospital Razor and Edge Investigations spring into action. Anxious to right a wrong they soon discover the thief is too close to home. Another Razor and Edge mystery, the Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin for the 21st century.
In The Land of Dragons
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,600. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
On her 21st birthday Kerrie sees things, strange things. A girl turns into a dragon. Her parents are fairies complete with iridescent wings. Has she gone crazy or has the world changed?
With Death You Get the Eggrolls
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Wizards work for large corporations. Now a murdered corporate wizard begins an investigation by Detective Owlen Vay of the Ye Olde Vancouver PD. When Owlen calls in PI Rex Filagree (his oldest friend) to assist in the investigation, they travel the mystical world of corporate sorcery to find a killer. A world where wizards, magic, and murder mix, and the guilty always pay.


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Smashwords book reviews by 53rd Street Publishing

  • ISLAND OF SECRETS: Time Travel, Gothic Romance on March 04, 2011
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    What's not to love? Time travel, romance that lives across time? Great book. A story well told with an ingenious plot device.
  • Fire In Their Hearts on May 18, 2014

    Fantastic western romance, filled with action and suspense. A handsome hero and a strong willed heroine make for compelling sexual tension. Lots of plot twists make a for a fun ride and a wonderful romantic ending.