Welcome to Weird Sisters Publishing

Welcome to Weird Sisters Publishing

Weird Sisters Publishing is a small press established in 2019 by Jan S. Gephardt and G. S. Norwood. We’re devoted to publishing science fiction, speculative, mystery, and contemporary fiction.

Our Books

Welcome! We have tales to tell, and we’re not afraid to tell them. We hope you’ll join us for new adventures! Learn more about our ever-growing book list on Our Books page.

Our first few fiction offerings will be our own stories, with more to come from Warren C. Norwood, and possibly others.

Weird Sisters Publishing aims to produce the very best stories we can, illustrated with excellent original artwork by talented artists. We’re especially eager to work with talented women and persons of color. We’re proud to work with artists such as Jody A. Lee, Chaz Kemp, and Lucy A. Synk. See our contact page for more information.

Weird Sisters Publishing: We have tales to tell. This picture shows covers for The XK9 Series, Deep Ellum Stories, and The Windhover Tetralogy.

The Weird Blog

For weekly thoughts from Jan or G., we hope you enjoy The Weird Blog. Here are recent posts:

  • A Proper Balance of Politics and Business
    What’s the proper balance between political opinion, professional life, and writing? Every writer, every publisher, and indeed every individual person must decide how to delineate their own personal “proper balance.” Here at Weird Sisters Publishing, the eponymous sisters – G. S. Norwood and I – see many things the same way. But not all things. Recently I’ve come to realize that the expression of political views in the public-facing, professional sphere is one of those things. G. is more reticent…

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  • The Old Code Series Delivers the Goods
    I don’t want to live in Ajay Andersen’s future world, as we experience it in the Old Code Series by Anthony W. Eichenlaub. But I do find it an interesting reflection of our own present time. In a world where even the highest-level coding skills aren’t enough to keep one safe and where there is no such thing as privacy I would quickly be overwhelmed. Ajay, however, is not overwhelmed. He’s a world-class hacker who earlier in his career worked…

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  • Three Graphic Books Worth a Look
    I promised to return with more book reviews in March, so let’s begin with three graphic books worth a look. The category name might make someone unfamiliar with it to worry about explicit sexual content or extreme violence, but don’t worry. They’re not that kind of “graphic.” And let’s dispense with the notion that they’re “comic books” right off the top. They are not. Today’s selections cover a range of graphic works – that is, books that are heavily illustrated,…

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  • New Year Dragon Gentlemen
    Now it’s time for the “New Year Dragon Gentlemen” whose dragon-themed artwork I want to highlight. I Introduced two “New Year Dragon Ladies” in last week’s post, figuring it’s hard to go wrong with “ladies first.” But I didn’t want to leave the guys hanging for too long. When I found out that 2024 is the Year of the Dragon, I knew I wanted to feature dragon-themed artwork in my social media. I know a lot of excellent artists who…

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  • New Year Dragon Ladies
    Allow me to introduce my two “New Year Dragon Ladies,” Theresa Mather and Rachael Mayo. When I discovered that this Chinese New Year’s animal was the Dragon, I immediately thought about all the amazing artists I know, who paint or sculpt – indeed, specialize – in dragons. You could even say that in my paper sculpture I myself lean heavily toward dragons. Full disclosure: I also was working every spare second to complete a near-finished draft of Bone of Contention,…

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The Nazgûl Nebula (header image) is © 2019, and the cover art for The Other Side of Fear Is ©2020 by Lucy A. Synk. The covers for What’s Bred in the Bone and A Bone to Pick are © 2019 and 2020 respectively by Jody A. Lee. All the other covers on the montage are © 2019-2022 by Chaz Kemp.