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 speculative, mystery, and contemporary fiction.

Welcome! We have tales to tell, and we’re not afraid to tell them. We hope you’ll join us for new adventures! Our current offering is the first novel in Jan S. Gephardt’s XK9 “Bones” Trilogy, What’s Bred in the Bone. Next up is Deep Ellum Pawn, a novelette by G. S. Norwood, set in the historic Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas, TX–but with an urban fantasy twist.

Jan has two more XK9 stories coming in 2020, a prequel novelette, and A Bone to Pick, the second of the “Bones” Trilogy. Meanwhile, G. S. Norwood is at work on a second story about Miz Eddy and her pawnshop in Deep Ellum, as well as a mystery novel.

Weird Sisters Publishing aims to produce the very best stories we can, illustrated with excellent original artwork by talented artists. We’re always interested to learn of promising new artists, and we’re especially eager to work with talented women and persons of color. Our submission guidelines will go online soon!

Our first few fiction offerings will be our own stories, with more to come from Warren C. Norwood, and possibly others. We’re proud to work with artists such as Jody A. Lee, Chaz Kemp, and Lucy A. Synk.

The Nazgûl Nebula is © 2019 by Lucy A. Synk

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 speculative, mystery, and contemporary fiction.

Welcome! We have tales to tell, and we’re not afraid to tell them. We hope you’ll join us for new adventures! Our current offering is the first novel in Jan S. Gephardt’s XK9 “Bones” Trilogy, What’s Bred in the Bone. Next up is Deep Ellum Pawn, a novelette by G. S. Norwood, set in the historic Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas, TX–but with an urban fantasy twist.

Jan has two more XK9 stories coming in 2020, a prequel novelette, and A Bone to Pick, the second of the “Bones” Trilogy. Meanwhile, G. S. Norwood is at work on a second story about Miz Eddy and her pawnshop in Deep Ellum, as well as a mystery novel.

Weird Sisters Publishing aims to produce the very best stories we can, illustrated with excellent original artwork by talented artists. We’re always interested to learn of promising new artists, and we’re especially eager to work with talented women and persons of color. Our submission guidelines will go online soon!

Our first few fiction offerings will be our own stories, with more to come from Warren C. Norwood, and possibly others. We’re proud to work with artists such as Jody A. Lee, Chaz Kemp, and Lucy A. Synk.

The Nazgûl Nebula is © 2019 by Lucy A. Synk

The Weird Blog

The Capricon Project

by Jan S. Gephardt Let me tell you about The Capricon Project. As I noted on my Artdog Adventures blog Feb. 1, I’m planning to attend Capricon 40 this week (God and the weather willing).  While I’m there,I hope to join forces (and blogs) with Weird Sisters Publishing to cover the event. As you may know, I’m the Weirdness Manager for Weird Sisters Publishing …

American Dirt

By Jan S. Gephardt As you may know, recently there’s been a huge dust-up over a book titled American Dirt. Since it touches on several questions important to us at Weird Sisters Publishing, we decided to weigh in. First, a little background. The story behind American Dirt is, pretty straightforwardly, the origin of a lot …

Our Books

Our list of books is growing, here at Weird Sisters Publishing. We have tales to tell, and we’re working hard to tell them in entertaining ways!

What’s Bred in the Bone

By Jan S. Gephardt

Rex is a dog who thinks too much, and it could get him killed.

He and his Packmates were bio-engineered and cyber-enhanced to be the most advanced forensic tools available to law enforcement. But the XK9s are more than just forensic tools, and they’re more than their new owners, the Orangeboro Police Department, ever bargained for.

When Rex accidentally unmasks a disturbing secret, he blows open an international conspiracy that could destabilize the entire System—and places himself, his Pack, and all XK9s everywhere in mortal peril. Available now!

What’s Bred in the Bone cover art © 2019 by Jody A. Lee

What’s Bred in the Bone is Book One of the new XK9 “Bones” Trilogy by Jan S. Gephardt. It’s now available from Amazon in Kindle and Paperback editions, and from Barnes & Noble in Nook and Paperback editions!

Our list of books in the XK9 series is expanding soon! Watch for a prequel novella, The Other Side of Fear, in March 2020. Book Two, A Bone to Pick, is set for release in Fall, 2020, and Book Three, Bone of Contention, is due out in 2021.

Deep Ellum Pawn

By G. S. Norwood

A novelette–available on Kindle and soon as a paperback!

The cursed golden fiddle is back. Again. Pawnbroker Eddy Weekes has seen it before, and she knows it means Hell Hounds will soon be on her trail. If she can figure out why the damned thing keeps haunting her shop, she might break the curse, and give those Hell Hounds something to howl about.

Music and magic are just the beginning in Dallas’ historic Deep Ellum neighborhood. Who holds your ticket? Available now!

Deep Ellum Pawn cover art © 2019 by Chaz Kemp

Watch for announcements in 2020 about Deep Ellum Blues. M

About Weird Sisters Publishing

Weird Sisters Publishing LLC is chartered in the state of Kansas, USA. Jan S. Gephardt and G. S. Norwood organized this corporation in 2019. As a small press, we plan to publish speculative, mystery, and contemporary fiction. We’ll publish the kind of fiction we ourselves love to read.

About submissions from writers

We are not currently seeking manuscript submissions. We already have a rather deep catalogue of works by our three “family authors,” Jan, G.S., and Warren C. Norwood. We’ve set an ambitious timetable, but working through them will take time.

When we’re ready to expand our offerings, we’ll post more information about Weird Sisters Publishing’s needs.

About submissions from artists

We are definitely interested to see portfolio submissions from artists. Current needs: original cover illustrations, developmental images, and marketing images.

We seek talented artists of any gender or ethnicity. We value excellence most of all, with an innovative approach. Please use the form below to contact us!