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Jessica Bell
Vine Leaves Press

In late 2011, Australian award-winning author, poet, and singer/songwriter Jessica Bell, and author/screenwriter, Dawn Ius, founded Vine Leaves Literary Journal to offer the vignette, a forgotten literary form, the exposure and credit it deserves.

In 2014, they expanded into book publishing. At Vine Leaves Press, they publish book-length short story collections, writing reference books, memoir/autobiography, and novels of all genres with a literary bent.


years experience: 15+
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Mystery, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, Reference, Biography, Mind/body/spirit, Travel, Lifestyle, African-American, Science, Literary fiction, Short story collections, Poetry collections, Vignette collections, Memoir
MOST RECENT PURCHASES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
Deals from the last 12 months:

Katie Lewis's CHEERS, SOMEBODY, from a dog pack paddling against the floodwater current to a drunken St. Louis bar proposal and a PTSD-fueled confrontation, this short story collection travels the Midwest as a house guest to relationships in flux, to Dawn Ius at Vine Leaves, in a nice deal, for publication in September 2017 (World).

Dylan Debelis's THE GARAGE? JUST TORCH IT, poetry rooted in the author's experience working as a hospital chaplain in a burn intensive care unit, to Jessica Bell at Vine Leaves, in a nice deal, for publication in December 2016 (World).

Alexis Paige's NOT A PLACE ON ANY MAP, in which essays explore the emotional terrain of multiple traumas and the disparate landscapes where they unfold, to Dawn Ius at Vine Leaves, in a nice deal, for publication in December 2016 (World).

Nada Faris's FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH, explores the mediation of an Arab female poet who wonders what it means to be human after the global triumph of neoliberalism, and how our revision will help us rethink our ideas about youth/growth in the Middle East, to Jessica Bell at Vine Leaves, in a nice deal, for publication in December 2016 (World English).

Janet Buck's SAMANTHA STONE, memoir, suspense, romance, deceit, and the tale of a young amputee who struggles to define herself in the face of adversity when she loses her birth mother to Leukemia shortly after her 3rd birthday, to Jessica Bell at Vine Leaves, in a nice deal, for publication in September 2016 (World).

Robert Earle's IMAGINING WOMEN, a collection of short stories featuring tales about women struggling to lead their lives all over the world—North Korea, El Salvador, Australia, ancient Rome, the U.S., Italy, and even Yemen, to Peter Snell at Vine Leaves, in a nice deal, for publication in May 2017 (World).

Mike Maggio's THE APPOINTMENT, pitched as a Kafkaesque mystery/fantasy novella exploring the process of coming to terms with one's life and the finality of life, to Peter Snell at Vine Leaves, in a nice deal, for publication in May 2017 (World).

Ann Epstein's ON THE SHORE, set in 1917-1925, following the upheaval in an immigrant Jewish family when a son lies about his name and age to fight in the First World War, to Peter Snell at Vine Leaves, in a nice deal, for publication in April 2017 (World).

Theresa Milstein's TIME & CIRCUMSTANCE, a reflective collection of poetry and prose exploring an erratic childhood and moments of love lost and found, to Jessica Bell at Vine Leaves, in a nice deal, for publication in March 2017 (World).

John Ward's THE CITADEL, a literary mystery, set in late-21st Century Granada, Spain — a post-pandemic British colony on the verge of revolt, to Dawn Ius at Vine Leaves, in a nice deal, for publication in March 2017 (World).

Paul Alan Fahey's EQUALITY: What Do You Think About When You Think of Equality?, thought-provoking, topical, and funny essays by twenty-four award-winning and best-selling writers, including Christopher Bram, Catherine Ryan Hyde, and Anne R. Allen, which present equality in ways which explore what is professed to be the very foundation of the democracy of the United States, to Jessica Bell at Vine Leaves, in a nice deal, for publication in January 2017 (World).

Gleah Powers's EDNA AND LUNA, a literary novella centering on a lonely, recently widowed eccentric, and a much younger New Age healer trying to find her way in a world that dismisses her gift, to Peter Snell at Vine Leaves, in a nice deal, for publication in September 2016 (World).

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Jessica Bell
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