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Introducing Sarah McConahy!

By | 2017-10-28T02:13:35+00:00 October 28th, 2017|Blog|

Today we're featuring our fantastic line editor and proofreader, Sarah McConahy! Sarah has been one of our faithful freelance contractors from the early days of Uncommon Universes Press, and we're excited to introduce her to our awesome readers.  Sarah joins us today to share her "RPG character sheet"! Name: Sarah McConahy (Alias: Rayna) Affliliation: Uncommon [...]

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Halayda Blog Tour and Launch Party

By | 2017-03-27T20:39:19+00:00 March 18th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

We're pleased to announce the Halayda blog tour! Check out the following blogs over the next couple of weeks for great interviews and behind-the-scenes info! Blog tour schedule/links: 3/18: Brianna Merritt ~ Taylan character interview + excerpt/behind-the-scenes 3/22: Marisa Porter ~ Author Interview 3/23: Zachary Totah ~ Special Guest Blog 3/25: Lands Uncharted ~ Top 3 post 3/27: Annie Douglass Lima ~ [...]

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Author Interview: H. L. Burke

By | 2017-03-27T20:41:11+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

This week we’re interviewing H. L. Burke, whose mythology/romance novel, Coiled, will release this summer. Born in a small town in north central Oregon, H. L. Burke spent most of her childhood around trees and farm animals and was always accompanied by a book. Growing up with epic heroes from Middle Earth and Narnia keeping her company, she also [...]

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Thank You, Halayda Cover Reveal Team!

By | 2017-02-24T15:54:05+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Blog|

Thank you to everyone who helped make the Halayda cover reveal a success! UUP is busy prepping for the launch on March 23, so stay tuned for details--and be sure to contact us if you're interested in receiving an ARC or otherwise taking part in the launch! Laura VanArendonk Baugh H. L. Burke Deborah Dunson [...]

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Introducing Sarah Ott!

By | 2017-02-16T17:49:15+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Blog|

Big news! UUP has acquired a novel by Sarah Ott for publication in 2017. We're excited to share this fresh, fantastic sci-fi adventure with you!   Our first fiction release, Blood Mercy: Thicker Than Water, is now available in paperback and Kindle format. We're in the process of expanding our distribution beyond Amazon.com, so more [...]

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UUP Character Sheets – Get to Know Us!

By | 2017-02-16T17:47:57+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Blog|

We of Uncommon Universes Press have been rather scarce as of late, due to working on many awesome projects (including upcoming publications and a revamped website!) However, in the interest of fair play and friendliness, upon the eve of Realm Makers 2016 we decided the best way to welcome you into our geek world is [...]

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Press Updates: Offices and Parties

By | 2017-02-16T17:47:25+00:00 June 14th, 2016|Blog|

First off, our first launch party for World-Building From the Inside Out (textbook and workbook) went swimmingly! There was awesome brainstorming, fun giveaways, and "Two Truths and a Lie" videos with all the authors. Thanks to everyone who showed up! If you're curious, the launch party is still open and you can feel free to read through [...]

Complementary Art – Writing, Illustration, and Color

By | 2017-02-16T17:45:50+00:00 April 29th, 2016|Blog|

A picture can add a lot to writing. Be it the cover of an epic novel or the interior illustrations of a kid’s book, visuals can engage the reader in a way that makes them want to read more. A drawing can capture a moment of time and help to show the audience what the [...]

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More Than Dragons – World-Building, Story-Telling, and Speculative Fiction

By | 2017-02-16T17:45:34+00:00 April 12th, 2016|Blog|

I've heard it said that speculative fiction is the same as regular fiction, only with dragons. To a certain extent, this is true. Speculative fiction and non-speculative fiction both need to have solid story structure, compelling characters, vivid description, good editing, and a snazzy book cover to lure in readers. This argument, that speculative fiction [...]

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