From the Publisher’s Desk: After Launch

The Hour of Daydreams, by Renee Macalino Rutledge, is out now! This exquisite debut novel reimagines a Filipino star maiden folktale through the perspectives of newlyweds, their family members, and villagers. It’s a book about community, as all our Forest Avenue titles are. Here’s an excerpt published this week on Literary Hub. Renee’s friends, neighbors, and family came out […]

Launching Tuesday: The Hour of Daydreams

We’re so excited about the March 14 launch of Renee Macalino Rutledge’s debut novel, The Hour of Daydreams, a reimagining of a Filipino folktale about a winged star maiden. Buy local–please–and you’ll support an independent press, a debut author, and a business in your community. Bookstores that have it on the shelves now–or will soon–include Powell’s, Books Inc., […]

From the Publisher’s Desk: Characters with Wings

This winter, I told a friend that The Hour of Daydreams (March 2017) is a reimagined Filipino folktale about a woman with wings. She immediately offered this remark: “My mother told me when I got married that my husband would take my wings, and I’ve been trying to regrow them ever since.” That was a breathtaking moment for me, contemplating how this […]