Spyderwort Press

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Spyderwort Press publishes quality historical fiction in both paper and digital forms and is located in Albany, NY.

Spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana) is a plant with cute three-petaled blue flowers and a cool-sounding name. It seeds itself like crazy and is very tenacious once it’s rooted itself. We hope our books will spread as fast and stay around as long as spiderwort does!

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The Executioner's Heir: A Novel of Eighteenth-Century France
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 106,720. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by Spyderwort Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Charles Sanson, like all executioners in 1760s France, is a pariah; the hangman’s son must become one himself, for society’s doors are closed to him. Charles tries to live like an ordinary man and forget the horrors he witnesses, but at last he cannot reconcile the law’s brutal demands with his conscience, in this true story of a pair of tragic, converging lives just before the French Revolution.
The Cavalier of the Apocalypse
Series: Aristide Ravel Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 86,160. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015 by Spyderwort Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » General
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
In seething 1786 Paris, penniless writer Aristide Ravel, already suspected of subversion, must clear his name of murder. But his search for answers—with the aid of friends who may not be all that they seem—leads him into a tangle of conspiracy, secret societies, royal scandal, and imminent revolution, which grows only more complex when the corpse disappears. "Superb." (Publishers Weekly)
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  • Yes, I Like Kids; No, I Don't Want Any on July 10, 2013

    Bravo and "I agree" to every single word. I'm fortunately not one of those who's ever been pressured to have kids, having been happily single all my life. And since I'd much rather be writing than changing diapers, my mom is just as happy to have books for grandchildren. "Selfish" is the people who keep on shoving out kids into a world that is far too overpopulated already.