In 2020, in Honor of

the 100-Year Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote in the U.S.A.,

Stoneman House Press, L.L.C.,

Has Released Two Notable Reads  

(And, yeah, Sage is one of our leaders. Read Local, L.L.C., is owned by the parent company of

Stoneman House Press, L.L.C. Sage Webb and Liz Merton will make money off the sale of these books.)

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L*ve & Other Misunderstandings

Our own Sage Webb presents her first short-story and flash-fiction collection. Dive under a dock at the harbor to escape a professional failure, grab a partner for a salsa dance in heaven, and put your old clothes on for some dumpster diving! 

Find it here.

Ebook coming soon!

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The Eleventh Virgin

On August 18, 2020, in honor of the 100-year anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment and women's right to vote in the U.S.A., Stoneman House Press, L.L.C., (with which Read Local is affiliated) presented a re-release of Dorothy Day's 1924 debut novel, which explores Day's experiences with the Radical Left, suffragist protests, and love in the Jazz Age. Get ready to go back in time to NYC, Washington, D.C., and the protests of yesteryear that ended in jail time!

Find it here.

Ebook coming soon!

The Venturi Effect

Our own Sage Webb's

boats-and-bad-guys legal thriller!

 After fleeing the crush of a partnership at a large Chicago criminal-defense firm and the humiliation of a professional breakdown, Devlin Winters just wants to be left alone with a couple sundowners on the deck of her dilapidated mahogany trawler on Galveston Bay. But when an old flame shows up on the boardwalk with a mysterious little boy in tow and an indictment on his heels, fate has other plans, and Devlin finds herself thrust onto a sailboat bound for St. Kitts and staring down her demons in the courtroom, as she squares off against an obsessed prosecutor with a secret of his own. 

On shelves as of November 15, 2020, this one makes the perfect holiday gift for the thriller lover in your life (and hey, maybe that's you!).

Check it all out here.

Paperback and ebook available!

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