We’re an exciting new concept in publishing meant to bring quality authors and fans of great writing together.
As such we wear several hats:
We’re an A-Z indie publishing company formed by a consortium of bestselling and award-winning authors, with the occasional “rising star” brought in. Instead of waiting on the whims of traditional publishing, our authors decide what they want to publish and when, then we take it from there.
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We’re just getting started and taking it slow. Initially, we are providing works by a few carefully selected authors known for their true crime, thriller and mystery books. Other authors are coming on board as you read this and we’ll be expanding the number of our author members, the variety of genres, and the selection of books. So keep checking back with us.
WildBlue Press True Crime Originals
He Was Every Parent’s Nightmare
By Steve Jackson
WildBlue Press Mystery and Thriller Classics
By Ron Franscell
Available November 4, 2014
A dying convict’s last request thrusts Jefferson Morgan, a small-town newspaperman into a deadly maelstrom as he explores a fifty-year-old case of child murder – a wound this town still isn’t ready to re-open. Amid threats from unexpected foes and under the most important deadline of his life, Morgan struggles with his own conscience to dig deep into the town’s past, tell the truth no matter the consequences, and unveil a killer who managed to remain unmasked for almost 50 years. Bestselling true crime author Ron Franscell began his book writing career with this outstanding work of fiction, which he followed up with a sequel, THE OBITUARY.
By Caitlin Rother
Available November 11, 2014
Tired of working undercover narcotics, police detective Ken Goode wants a transfer to homicide. After the Camus-reading surfer finds the body of a beautiful woman in an alley, he is assigned to head a team of relief detectives with the hopes of proving he is homicide-worthy. As Goode explores the underbelly of the affluent coastal enclave of La Jolla, California, and its hipster neighbor, Pacific Beach, he clashes with the patrons and employees of a neighborhood bar: real estate agents and beauty school students who have possible ties to an escort service and a drug ring – and keep turning up dead. The untimely disappearance of Goode’s sister proves a worrisome distraction as he chases suspects and a dogged cub reporter chases him. In this intricately-layered plot, Rother’s characters use substances or other people to try to fill the empty spaces within themselves, with addictions ranging from sex, alcohol, cocaine and cigarettes to Goode’s own, caffeine and damaged women.
By Ron Franscell
Available December 2014
When a world-renowned forensic anthropologist journeys to Winchester, Wyoming, to examine the long-dead remains of a woman who claimed to be Etta Place — the Old West’s most mysterious and legendary female outlaw — he’s not expecting to find a man’s headless corpse in her crypt. The grisly discovery plunges him and Jefferson Morgan — the editor of the weekly Winchester Bullet — into a shadowy and deadly world of satellite-savvy highway pirates, rural meth labs, computer hackers and old-fashioned corruption. And they might not survive the fall. In this sequel to his dynamic first novel, THE DEADLINE, bestselling author Franscell takes readers on another wild ride with protagonist Jefferson Morgan.
WildBlue Press True Crime Classics
The Counterfeit Resurrection of Phil Champagne
By Burl Barer
Available September 18, 2014
After a boating accident in 1982, Phil Champagne is assumed dead until 1992 when he is arrested for printing counterfeit U.S. currency in an Idaho shed. He also has a fraudulently obtained passport, and a fabricated Cayman Island driver’s license. He says that he didn’t fake his death but just didn’t tell anyone he was alive. A mind boggling blend of fraud, deception, trickery, lies and fine-prime-rib, MAN OVERBOARD by Edgar Award-winning author Burl Barer, was nominated “Best True Crime Book of the Year” by the World Mystery Convention.
The Bizarre Life and Brutal Death of Grady Stiles Jr.
By Fred Rosen
Meet Grady Stiles Jr., a famous carnival “freak show” character and his offbeat colleagues–The World’s Only Living Half Girl, Midget Man, The Electrified Girl, and the Human Blockhead. And then look beneath the tent flaps at the dark underworld of the personal life of The Lobster Boy and the events leading up to his murder. Learn how and why the author risked his own life in the pursuit of justice in this revised and updated WBP true crime classic!
A True Story of Religion, Rebellion and Murder
By Fred Rosen
Available September 3, 2014
On February 26, 1995, in a quiet Allentown, Pennsylvania suburb, 17-year-old Bryan Freeman and his 15-year-old brother, David, murdered their mother and father, Brenda and David, and younger sibling, Erik. They were joined in their homicidal rage by their cousin, Ben Birdwell, and the three then led the police on a multi-state chase that ended in Michigan. But why would the boys—raised in a devout Jehovah’s Witness family—resort to such an orgy of violence? These were the questions true crime author Fred Rosen answers in BLOOD CRIMES.