Free eBooks for your Covid-19 Social Distancing

By Jason Sizemore
on March 18, 2020

Free eBooks for your Covid-19 Social Distancing

We hope this selection of free Apex titles will help make this stressful time pass a little easier, a little quicker.

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Erica L. Satifka wins Best Newcomer!

By Lesley Conner
on October 02, 2017

The winners of the British Fantasy Awards were announced at a ceremony at FantasyCon 2017 this past weekend. Among the winner was the wonderful Erica L. Satifka. A full list of all the winners can be found here.)

Erica won the Best Newcomer award for her novel Stay Crazy!!! To celebrate, we want to offer you an amazing deal. You can save 30% off the purchase price when you buy a copy of Stay Crazy from now until this Friday, October 6th! Simply use discount code STAYCRAZY at check to save! This discount code is good on both print and eBook editions.

Buy your copy of Stay Crazy today!

STAY CRAZY is available now!

By Lesley Conner
on August 17, 2016

Stay Crazy by Erica L. Satifka has officially released and is available now in both trade paperback and eBook formats direct from Apex or through our many online retailers!

Stay Crazy is not your typical science fiction novel. It touches sci-fi, with an alien voice speaking to Emmeline Kalberg through the RFID chips in products at Savertown USA, but the story is more than that. Struggling to get her life back on track after a psychotic break in college, Em doesn’t want to be the hero. She doesn’t like her coworkers, her family, or even herself all that much. When she begins hearing a voice coming from a box of chicken nuggets, her first reaction isn’t to immediately rush in and help. Rather, the incident leaves her questioning herself, wondering if the voice is real or a symptom of her schizophrenia.  

In Stay Crazy, Erica L. Satifka brings us a novel full of science fiction, family drama, and small town consumerism, with a main character who surprises even herself when she steps up to save the world.

Read the first two chapters in the latest issue of Apex Magazine.

Buy your copy of Stay Crazy now! Get the paperback or eBook direct from Apex. Or head over to Amazon for the paperback and Kindle edition.

Synopsis:

After a breakdown at college landed Emmeline Kalberg in a mental hospital, she’s struggling to get her life on track. She’s back in her hometown and everyone knows she’s crazy, but the twelve pills she takes every day keep her anxiety and paranoia in check. So when a voice that calls itself Escodex begins talking to Em from a box of frozen chicken nuggets, she’s sure that it’s real and not another hallucination. Well … pretty sure.

An evil entity is taking over the employees of Savertown USA, sucking out their energy so it can break into Escodex’s dimension. Escodex needs Em’s help to save his dimension and to keep hers from collapsing. But Em isn’t certain she wants to help Escodex. She has other things to worry about, like staying off the Savertown USA bowling team, busting her sister’s chops about her new found religion, and getting out of Clear Falls, PA.

When her coworkers start mysteriously dying, Em realizes that she may be the only one who can stop things from getting worse. Now she must convince her therapist she’s not having a relapse and keep her boss from firing her. All while getting her coworker Roger to help enact the plans Escodex conveys to her though the RFID chips in the Savertown USA products. It’s enough to make anyone Stay Crazy.

Stay Crazy by Erica L. Satifka - Cover Reveal and Preorders!

By Lesley Conner
on June 23, 2016

A while back we shared the wonderful cover art Nickolas Brokenshire created for Stay Crazy by Erica L. Satifka. Today we have the final cover, with the title layout being completed by Matt Davis. The title layout really completes the look of this incredibly fun book!

Check it out!

Stay Crazy is slated to be released this August. It is a science fiction tale with a twisted sense of humor, mixing the pitfalls of family, a dead-end job, and mental health.

After a breakdown at college landed Emmeline Kalberg in a mental hospital, she’s struggling to get her life on track. She’s back in her hometown and everyone knows she’s crazy, but the twelve pills she takes every day keep her anxiety and paranoia in check. So when a voice that calls itself Escodex begins talking to Em from a box of frozen chicken nuggets, she’s sure that it’s real and not another hallucination. Well … pretty sure.

An evil entity is taking over the employees of Savertown USA, sucking out their energy so it can break into Escodex’s dimension. When her coworkers start dying, Em realizes that she may be the only one who can stop things from getting worse. Now she must convince her therapist she’s not having a relapse and keep her boss from firing her. All while getting her coworker Roger to help enact the plans Escodex conveys to her though the RFID chips in the Savertown USA products. It’s enough to make anyone Stay Crazy.

I know you’re dying to read this one! And the best part, you can preorder it today! For only $12, preorder your copy of Stay Crazy – saving $3.95 off the msrp – AND we’ll throw in a copy of the Apex Magazine sampler as well!

Preorder your copy today!

Stay Crazy Cover Art Reveal

By Lesley Conner
on May 23, 2016

When it came to finding cover art for Stay Crazy by Erica Satifka, nothing that I was finding on DeviantArt seemed right. Erica and I batted a few pieces back and forth, but none of them really worked. She was leaning toward a lighter feel than the pieces I was finding so people wouldn't look at the cover and title, and assume that Stay Crazy is some dark heavy book. It isn't.

We quickly realized we weren't going to find exactly what we needed. Instead, we needed an artist who could create it. In came the wonderful Nickolas Brokenshire and he did a stellar job!

Isn't it wonderful? The artwork is by the talented comic book artist Nickolas Brokenshire.

More about Stay Crazy:

After a breakdown at college landed Emmeline Kalberg in a mental hospital, she’s struggling to get her life on track. She’s back in her hometown and everyone knows she’s crazy, but the twelve pills she takes every day keep her anxiety and paranoia in check. So when a voice that calls itself Escodex begins talking to Em from a box of frozen chick nuggets, she’s sure that it’s real and not another hallucination. Well … pretty sure.

An evil entity is taking over the employees of Savertown USA, sucking out their energy so it can break into Escodex’s dimension. Escodex needs Em’s help to save his dimension and to keep hers from collapsing. But Em isn’t certain she wants to help Escodex. She has other things to worry about, like staying off the Savertown USA bowling team, busting her sister’s chops about her new found religion, and getting out of Clear Falls, PA.

When her coworkers start mysteriously dying, Em realizes that she may be the only one who can stop things from getting worse. Now she must convince her therapist she’s not having a relapse and keep her boss from firing her. All while getting her coworker Roger to help enact the plans Escodex conveys to her though the RFID chips in the Savertown USA products. It’s enough to make anyone Stay Crazy.

Stay Crazy will be hitting the shelves August 19th! Be sure to keep an eye out for more updates coming soon!

Novel Acquisition: Stay Crazy by Erica L. Satifka

By Jason Sizemore
on December 11, 2015

Apex Publications is pleased to announce the acquisition of the science fiction novel STAY CRAZY by Erica L. Satifka.

Nineteen-year-old stock girl Emmeline Kalberg isn't surprised when voices start speaking to her through the RFID chips embedded in frozen food containers. Ever since she left college after being diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, voices have been a mainstay of her life, something to be ignored. But when Em's fellow employees at Savertown USA start dying around her, victims of a mysterious suicide plague, she decides to listen in. What she hears has the potential to tear apart the fabric of her small western Pennsylvania town -- and maybe the entire world.

STAY CRAZY will be Erica L. Satifka's first published novel. She's a prolific short fiction writer having had work appear in Clarkesworld, Daily Science Fiction, PodCastle, Shimmer, IGMS, and several anthologies.

Look for STAY CRAZY coming this August, 2016 from Apex Publications!

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