Bring Bullfrog the Dog into Your Home

As part of our virtual celebration of Joanna Rose’s new novel, A Small Crowd of Strangers, we are asking readers to invite Bullfrog, the dog on the cover, into their lives. Participation is easy. Print out this 8.5 x 11 image featuring large and small versions of Bullfrog. Cut one or both out. Pose the […]

Ramiza Shamoun Koya, 1970-2020

The Forest Press community mourns the loss of our author and beloved friend Ramiza Shamoun Koya, age 49, on June 5 after a long battle with cancer. Her vitality, spirit, determination, and talent made a major and lasting impact on the Portland literary community as well as on friends and family around the world. She was […]

Acquisition: Joanna Rose’s A SMALL CROWD OF STRANGERS

Forest Avenue Press has acquired world rights for Joanna Rose’s second novel, A Small Crowd of Strangers, about a husband and wife who take opposite stances on abortion, forthcoming in fall 2020.  A tale of love, loss, and what community really means, A Small Crowd of Strangers spans New Jersey, Minnesota, and the rugged coastline of the […]

The Royal Abduls by Ramiza Koya

Forest Avenue Press has acquired THE ROYAL ABDULS, Ramiza Shamoun Koya’s debut novel about the effects of 9/11 on an Indian-American family in Washington, D.C., for publication in spring 2020. THE ROYAL ABDULS tells the story of eleven-year-old Omar and his aunt Amina, an evolutionary biologist who moves near her brother’s family after years of […]

Publishers Weekly and Kirkus rave about ALEHOUSE!

Stevan Allred’s second book, THE ALEHOUSE AT THE END OF THE WORLD, is due out Nov. 6, followed by a release party at Powell’s City of Books on Thursday, Nov. 8. Kirkus Reviews called the novel, “An imaginative journey into a spirit world, evoking ancient myths about death and the afterlife.” You can read the full review […]