Amble Press welcomes three new authors to our publishing family.
JOE OKONKWO is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, and editor. His debut novel Jazz Moon, set against the backdrop of the Harlem Renaissance and glittering Jazz Age Paris, won the Publishing Triangle’s prestigious 2016 Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction. It was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Fiction.
Joe’s short stories have appeared in Promethean, Penumbra, Cooper Street, Storychord, LGBTsr.org, Chelsea Station, and Shotgun Honey. His work has been anthologized in Love Stories from Africa (his first fiction published outside the U.S.), Best Gay Love Stories 2009, and Best Gay Stories 2015. He is Prose Editor for Newtown Literary, a journal featuring work by writers from Queens, New York, and Editor of Best Gay Stories 2017 published by Lethe Press. Joe is represented by the Baldi Literary Agency and is a proud resident of the New York City borough of Queens.
Amble Press will publish Joe’s story collection, Kiss the Scars on the Back of My Neck on August 10, 2021.
CASEY HAMILTON is a writer with his roots in raw, fictional storytelling. A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and graduate of Southern University and A&M College, he now writes from Atlanta, Georgia. After briefly working as a freelance copywriter, Hamilton followed his passion for creative writing with his 2013 amateur debut as a YouTube content creator and star of the gay web series Judys.
Amble Press will publish Casey’s debut novel, MENAFTER10 in the fall of 2021.
FRANK TYBUSH V is a writer, artist, photographer, and a musician who continually learns new skills to add to his creative toolbox—he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University at Buffalo. In a former life, Frank was an award-winning Creative Director for a Baltimore-based production company. He wrote and directed commercials, music videos, web-series, and corporate videos, and was the assistant director on two independent films. His photography and art have been featured in galleries and print and digital collections. Frank now lives in Upstate New York. A huge geek, he believes in creating for the future, not the past.
Amble Press will publish Frank’s debut novel, One Night Only! Live at the Inter-Universe Space Station! It’s Planet Claire! in late 2021.