Flying Raven Press

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As publishing continues to morph and change in the twenty-first century, publishers themselves must adapt quickly or find themselves sitting on the sidelines. Flying Raven Press was founded on the belief that a small, nimble company with low overhead, a strong commitment to quality, and a willingness to embrace all forms of technology could compete effectively to bring great writing to today’s readers.

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Ghost Detective
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,660. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Everybody dies. Nobody leaves ... After narrowly surviving a near-fatal shooting, Portland detective Myron Vale wakes with a bullet still lodged in his brain, a headache to end all headaches, and a terrible side effect that radically transforms his world for the worse: He sees ghosts. Lots of them.
The Haunted Breadbox: A Myron Vale Investigation
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Price: Free! Words: 9,120. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2013 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Myron Vale sees ghosts. One hundred billion of them, to be precise . . . In this short story prequel to GHOST DETECTIVE, the first novel featuring Myron Vale, a house call to an old farmhouse finds Vale investigating the most unlikely of haunted places — a breadbox. What lies inside? It's not at all what Vale expects.
The Man Who Made No Mistakes
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,900. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
What if you had the power to rewind time? Make a scene in a restaurant, give your boss the finger, rob a bank just to see how it feels — you could satisfy any whim, fulfill any desire. The man who wanders into Father Holder's Las Vegas confessional says he has just such a power. This remarkable tale leads off Scott William Carter's latest short story collection.
A Desperate Place for Dying
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,660. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A desperate plea from an old flame entangles Garrison Gage in a high profile case involving a famous and brazenly outspoken lecturer on evolution and atheism, a crazy fundamentalist cult that uses all means necessary to silence its critics, and a brutal local murder of a far more personal nature.
The Care and Feeding of Rubber Chickens: A Novel
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,850. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
"My dad owns a rubber chicken factory." With this zany first line, readers are launched on a surprisingly poignant coming-of-age journey. Part buddy story, part road trip adventure, and part ruminations on the difference between love and infatuation, Carter offers up a vivid portrait of a young man who blunders into a thousand-mile quest to tell the girl of his dreams how he really feels.
Last Stop on Dowling Street
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,550. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Racism never got off the bus . . . On a rainy night in Houston, in a ratty apartment as dark as his dreams, retired bus driver Frank Granger wakes in a cold sweat convinced a stranger with a gun lurks at the foot of his bed. And he's right.
The Android Who Became a Human Who Became an Android
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,960. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
It ain't easy being a private investigator in a galaxy that spans thousand of worlds — especially when you make the mistake of putting your heart on the line. When an old flame of Dexter Duff's shows up out of the blue, claiming her rich husband is missing, Duff has mixed feelings about getting involved.
A Foolish Consistency
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Price: Free! Words: 7,060. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2011 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Aliens and UFOs
A sex-crazed pastor. An alien abduction. The fate of all humanity hanging in the balance. A wacky science fiction tale about the slippery nature of morality -- and aliens with weird accents. Tim Tracer lives in Oregon. A collection of his best short stories, STRANGE TALES, was recently published by Flying Raven Press.
A Tale of Two Giants
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,730. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2011 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
They meet on a rainy night, penniless and alone, both of them without a friend in the world. He's a giant, short for his kind, who doesn't care about anyone or anything. She's a stubborn girl who's lost her mother — and is determined to get her back. Together they take on an empire.
Strange Ghosts
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,450. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Equal parts riveting and stirring, Carter takes a staple of campfires and rainy nights – the ghost story – into surprising new territory in this collection. No gore or gratuitous splatter here – these tales are meant to raise the hairs on the back of the neck and leave the reader feeling quietly discomfited hours after reading. "Carter's writing is on target." - Publishers Weekly.
Tales of Twisted Time
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,400. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In these four riveting tales, Carter takes a classic of science fiction – the time travel story – into surprising new territory.
Strange Tales
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,870. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2011 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Dark and light, long and short, brooding and whimsical – there's a lot of variety in Tim Tracer's debut collection, but the stories have at least two things in common. They're delightfully entertaining. And they're very strange. If you're a reader looking for both, you'll find them in abundance in these ten provocative tales.
The Unity Worlds at War
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,810. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2011 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Whether it's the soldiers on the front line or the bartenders who serve them, war leaves no one unscathed. These four tales set in Carter's war-ravaged Unity Worlds universe -- three originally published in the leading science fiction magazines of the day, plus one story original to this collection -- will leave you thinking about war's effects long after you finish the final words.
The Dragon of the Dolomites
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,960. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Dragons, glass boys, and multiplying cats . . . From award-winning writer Scott William Carter comes a collection of four spellbinding fantasy tales geared toward younger readers -- and the young at heart.
Drawing a Dark Way: A Fantasy Adventure
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,400. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Jason Rosewood loves to draw. In fact, he'd rather draw than do anything else. But when his sister is kidnapped by three black demon creatures with glowing white eyes and huge wings, Jason must pursue her into the dangerous world of Rymadoon to save her. It isn't long before he discovers that in Rymadoon he’s not just great at drawing . . . He has the power to bring his drawings to life.
Hungry Children: A Modern Tale of Hansel and Gretel
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,250. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2011 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
After years of playing the doting wife are rewarded by a painful divorce, Maggie decides to make something of her life by opening a cookie shop. But her plan is interrupted when she finds two hungry children outside her door...gnawing on the wood siding. A modern take on the classic Hansel and Gretel story by the author of DOG FOOD AND DIAMONDS.
President Jock, Vice President Geek
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,770. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2011 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
It was a simple plan. She would help him pass algebra. He would help her win the student election. What could go wrong? The result is the story of two mixed up teenagers struggling to find themselves and the craziest student election ever to hit the halls of Rexton High. "Carter's writing is on target." – Publishers Weekly
Everybody Loves a Hero
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,810. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
What makes a hero? In these ten riveting tales of crime and suspense, Jack Nolte takes the reader on a thrilling journey from the back streets of Chicago to the windy bluffs of the Oregon coast exploring that very question. There's good guys, bad guys, and everything in between. Some stories are dark and brooding, others light and quirky, and some defy categorization altogether.
Electing Daren Pharl
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,620. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Everybody was talking about Daren Pharl. For once, it seemed an independent candidate for President was actually going to win. But when Seth attends one of the rallies, his unique psychic abilities allow him to see what's really happening in ways no one else can. Pharl may be exactly what he seems, but the people helping him certainly aren't. People who turn out to be a lot like Seth.
In the Shadows of the Trees
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
This wasn't a time for visitors, not when Nick's wife has been dead a week and his son has an inoperable brain tumor. How can one family suffer such agony? Then a strange man shows up claiming Nick's wife wasn't who she claimed - and that there might be a magical place in the shadows of the trees that can save his son. A unique and haunting tale of wood sprites in the California Redwoods.
Benny: A Tale of a Christmas Toy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Family
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The amazing, talking Bluebear Brother. It was the gift every child wanted - including Benjamin's own daughter. But when the bear was broken right out of the box, there were more tears than smiles Christmas morning. Still, for some strange reason Benjamin couldn't bring himself to return it . . . and then something magical began to happen.
Tommy Top Hat
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,910. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
One tragic day in a shopping mall, Kevin Husby turns his back on his infant daughter for just an instant - and the unthinkable happens. Someone abducts her. Twenty years later, divorced and alone, Kevin is living a hollow existence in New York when he meets a mysterious homeless man in a top hat.
The Bear Who Sang Opera
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,510. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When a grizzly bear walks into your office, it's enough to get your attention. When that grizzly turns out to be an opera-singing, biological-robot hybrid claiming someone stole his singing voice, it begins one of the strangest cases of Dexter Duff's career. Originally appeared in Analog Science Fiction.
A Christmas in Amber
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Family
With a meteor on a collision course with Earth, a mass evacuation is underway for a privileged few - but not for an elderly man who must say goodbye to those he loves. A powerful Christmas tale that originally appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact. Placed fifth in the Analog AnLab Reader’s Poll of the best short stories of the year. Honorable mention in The Year’s Best Science Fiction.
Hair and Now: A Modern Tale of Rapunzel
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,400. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
There'd been others, of course. Dozens of others. At least once a week, some dark-haired dodo with a name that was either John or Robert or Eric or some variant of the three, like John Robert or Eric John, and even once a John Robert Eric, would overhear Rapunzel during one of her recording sessions...A modern tale of Rapunzel, hair fetishes, and finding true love in a crazy world.
Lincoln and the Dragon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,920. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
When a dimension-hopping descendant of a Confederate general attempts to assassinate Abraham Lincoln, the plan goes awry and Lincoln is stranded in a world of brave knights, drafty castles, and a princess scarred by a one-eyed dragon. As he falls for the princess, Lincoln must make a choice: fight the dragon, or return to his native country – which may need a hero even more than this one.
A Plunder by Pilgrims
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,060. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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It starts with a knock at the door – something reclusive ex-detective Garrison Gage hates. When it's his teenage neighbor, whose girlfriend has gone missing just before Thanksgiving, Gage gets reluctantly pulled back into his old line of work - and ends up facing some fears of his own in Oregon's dark woods...Includes an extended preview of THE GRAY AND GUILTY SEA, also featuring Garrison Gage.
The Gray and Guilty Sea
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,040. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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A curmudgeon. A loner. That's how people describe Garrison Gage, and that's when they're being charitable. After his wife's brutal murder, the crippled private investigator retreats to the coastal town of Barnacle Bluffs, Oregon. When the body of a young woman washes up on the beach, his conscience draws him back into his old occupation – forcing him to confront the demons of his own guilt.
The Red Scarf: A Tale of Christmas Magic
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A touching Christmas tale about a Minnesota widower who has a magical encounter with an enchanted snow man -- and gets a last glimpse of the love of his life. Originally appeared in Cicada Magazine.
Dog Food and Diamonds: A Romantic Comedy
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,070. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Like all other Martcos, the one in Delburg sells everything from dog food to diamonds. If Carol Kinnington can just get promoted to Assistant Manager, she'll finally earn enough to make a life for herself and her son. Then Jeff "Garby" -- secretly the son of the owner of Martco, on a mission to prove his worth -- swoops in to take the job she deserves. Sparks fly in this lively romantic comedy.
A Web of Black Widows
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,060. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
In these six provocative tales, Carter takes the reader on a journey to places where love and loss intersect. A limited edition originally published by the prestigious PS Publishing, it is now available in electronic form. "While it may be small in size, A WEB OF BLACK WIDOWS is as powerful a package as dynamite." –Gnostalgia. "The title story is a stunner." –Fright.com.
The Dinosaur Diaries and Other Tales Across Space and Time
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 78,350. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
In this impressive collection, rising talent Scott William Carter showcases his considerable storytelling skills with eighteen tales of wonder and magic. "Scott is one of those rare writers who can and does cross genres, and do it well. You never know what kind of story you'll get from him, but you do know that it'll be good." --Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Hugo Award-Winning Editor and Writer
The Liberators
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,970. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2010 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
"Carter's warning about how the military might be used in the future stands undiminished." -- The Internet Review of Science Fiction.


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