Welcome to Weird Sisters Publishing

Welcome to Weird Sisters Publishing

In 2019 Jan S. Gephardt and G. S. Norwood established Weird Sisters Publishing as a small (make that “micro”) press publisher. We’re devoted to publishing science fiction, speculative, mystery, and contemporary fiction, and at present it’s an all in-house operation when it comes to the writing.

Our Books

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 later 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, Tom Kidd, Lucy A. Synk, Jose-Luis Segura, Chaz Kemp, and John Barlow. 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 bweekly thoughts from Jan or G., we hope you enjoy The Weird Blog. Here are recent posts:

  • SoonerCon 32 Discovers that Change is Hard
    No two ways about it: change is hard. It’s inevitable, but that doesn’t make it any easier to manage. And when innovation butts heads with tradition, change is really hard. SoonerCon 32 offers a sometimes-painful, sometimes-cautiously hopeful, case in point. I remember decades ago when my husband and I witnessed another painful transition. We were assistant directors of a summer camp unit that had seen a complete change of staff from one summer to the next. The camp organization was…

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  • New Visions
    Here at Weird Sisters Publishing, new visions keep popping up. Sometimes They are literal visions, AKA illustrations, of the sort I shared a few weeks ago in the post about a new way of approaching Warren C. Norwood’s adventure-filled Windhover Tetralogy. One of the new visions I’ll share for the first time in this post has been seven months in the making. Another came into being quite suddenly. And at the end of the post I’ll talk about a convention…

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  • Thoughts About Publishing Trends
    Of course I have thoughts on publishing trends. I have to take trends into consideration with every decision we at Weird Sisters Publishing make. Especially right now, while G. is finishing out her time with The Dallas Winds, and I’m the one holding down the fort full-time. In my last post I surveyed what data I could find to discover how readers find books these days. That’s valuable information when I want them to find ours! But it’s equally important…

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  • How do Readers Find Books?
    How do readers find books? Wow. I wish I could offer a quick, easy answer to that, but there isn’t one, as far as I can tell – at least, there is no single, cheap-or-free avenue that an author or publisher can always rely on. Used to be, there were only really two places to find books: a bookstore or a library. Publicity for a book was through print media, word of mouth, and placement in displays. A few favored…

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  • Time, for Creatives
    Time, for creatives, is an eternal challenge. There are so many things to do – and all of them take time! No matter what our art, it takes time to make/perform/produce. By now everyone’s probably heard about the apocryphal “10,000 hours to mastery.”The way that’s normally understood may not be exactly what Malcolm Gladwell meant, but it’s close enough for truthiness. He also said “practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes…

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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.