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Launching Website for House of Rougeaux

House of Rougeaux, our forthcoming title (Spring 2018), has it’s own website! Please see HouseofRougeaux.com for the newest and most up-to-date information about our full-length lead title.  Advance copies will be available for review by the end of August, and we start a giveaway on Goodreads for copies on August 18th, 2017.

House of Rougeaux

Hardcover, 6×9

306 pages

$26.95

Publication Spring 2018

Literary Historical Fiction

 

Description

For Abeje and her brother Adunbi, home is the slave quarters of a Caribbean sugar plantation on the Island of Martinique. Under the watchful eye of their mother they survive, despite what threatens to break them. But when one night of brutality leaves the two children orphaned, it is the strength of their extraordinary bond that carries them through, establishing a legacy of tremendous spirit and courage that will sustain the Rougeaux family for generations to come.

In moving prose, award-winning author Jenny Jaeckel creates a brilliantly imagined epic, weaving a multi-layered narrative that celebrates family as much as it exposes systemic brutalization and the ways in which it marks us. As each new member of the family takes the spotlight a fresh piece of the puzzle is illuminated until at last, spanning nearly two centuries, the end brings us back to the beginning

Jaeckel masterfully blends genres of mysticism, coming-of-age, folklore, and historical fiction with explorations of gender and race, creating a wondrous tale of hope and healing through trauma. A relevant work of love, determination, and the many small achievements that make up greatness, House of Rougeaux draws a new map of what it means to be family.

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For the Love of Meat ~ Proofs and Promotion

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For the Love of Meat, by Jenny Jaeckel, is scheduled for publication in April of 2016. But we are proofing it now because Raincloud Press needs a new distributor, and we need to show them how groovy our books are! Also, we are going to start looking for popular authors and celebrities to read and possibly endorse the book. So if you know anyone who might fit this label, we are sending out some proof copies (sparingly at this point). See the description for more info. I don’t want to give away all the illustrations inside the book (over 60!) but we’ll be featuring one a month until the book is published. Look for information about For the Love of Meat on the author’s website as well: www.jennyjaeckel.com. camel

 

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A new author

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I’ve just found out that we will be able to publish Jenny Jaeckel’s incredible graphic novels that were released only in Canada. So we will be bringing them to a worldwide market. I am so thrilled!  Her memoirs are beautifully illustrated and cover three distinct periods: ODD PIECES unfolds a story about a dog gone missing in Berkeley in the 1970’s; a time when kids played in the streets, and adults lived in co-ops (see sample page to left). SIBERIAK is a reflective piece about a 18 year-old’s journey to the USSR for peace. And SPOT 12 is a heart-wrenching narrative about the horrors of having an infant in the NICU (Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit) for six months. Jaeckel is a keen observer and shows a wry sense of humor even in the hardest situations. There is plenty of paradox in these books, and we are happy to make them available to you. Stay tuned for a timeline, but hopefully we will have the first one out by this summer.