UpStart Press

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UpStart Press was founded by Christina Decarie, writer and editor, and DJ Berger, author of the Relit Award–shortlisted Punishing Ugly Children, as a way to combine their skills and passions to further a love of the writing communities in Kingston, Ontario. Recent publications include Writing Lessons by Peter Darbyshire (author of Please and The Warhol Gang) and Uncommon Magic, an anthology by a writing group founded by Bronwen Wallace.

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Bee Summers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,060. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2014 by UpStart Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The spring she is eleven years old, Melissa Singer’s mother walks out of the house and never returns. That summer, her father, a migratory beekeeper, takes her along with him as he delivers his hives. The trip and the people she meets change her life. Over the years that follow, Melissa tries to unlock the mystery of her mother’s disappearance and struggles to come to terms with her loss.
Dead Beautiful
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,250. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013 by UpStart Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
What if the man you love is the God of the Dead? That’s the problem facing Persephone. Her mother, Demeter, is a Level-1 goddess who wants Persephone to marry Darryl, demi-god of home repairs, and stay close to home. Her father, Zeus, the top god on Mount Olympus, is a bit grumpy these days, fed-up with all the demands being made on him.

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