2019 NEWS & EVENTS
In 2018 Jim Misko's novel THE PATH OF THE WIND, won two GOLD'S and a BRONZE for adult fiction, and was the GRAND PRIZE WINNER of one state-wide contest. It also was one of three finalists in the Nancy Pearl librarian award for fiction and in 2019 was honored with SILVER in the Nautilus Book Awards for fiction.
Numerous book clubs in California, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, and Nebraska have featured his novels as they are published.
Come and FIND ME at one of these events or book signings locations below.
Events - Speaking and Teaching Workshops at:
May 11, 2019 - Barnes & Noble, Anchorage, Alaska - 11 to 5
May 20, 2019 - Mosquito Books, Anchorage Int. Airport - 10 to 5
June 3, 2019 - Mosquito Books, Anchorage Int. Airport - 10 to 5
June 8, 2019 - Fireside Books, Palmer, Alaska - 11 to 5
June 17, 2019 - Mosquito Books, Anchorage Int. Airport - 10 to 5
July 1, 2019 - Mosquito Books, Anchorage Int. Airport - 10 to 5
July 13, 2019 - Fireside Books, Palmer, Alaska - 11 to 5
July 15, 2019 - Mosquito Books, Anchorage Int. Airport - 10 to 5
July 30, 2019 - Mosquito Books, Anchorage Int. Airport - 10 to 5
August 12, 2019 - Mosquito Books, Anchorage Int. Airport - 10 to 5
August 26, 2019 - Mosquito Books, Anchorage Int. Airport - 10 to 5
September 21, 2019 - Barnes & Noble, Anchorage, Alaska - 11 to 5
October 12, 2019 - Fireside Books in Palmer, Alaska - 11 to 5
Square One Publishing buys Jim Misko's Books
Square One Publishers takes great pleasure in announcing its acquisition of author, James A. Misko’s four novels, originally published through Northwest Venture Press. Although Square One’s primary focus has been on non-fiction titles, the addition of Misko’s beautifully written works will allow Square One to reach an entirely new audience.
Square One’s publisher, Rudy Shur, had worked with Jim on a non-fiction book a number of years ago. To stay in touch, Jim sent him copies of his novels. “When I received his last work, As All My Fathers Were,” Shur said, “I knew it was time to expand the firm’s horizons, and I knew who the right author would be. In reading Jim’s titles I found that his books were written in the story-telling tradition of John Steinbeck and Ernest Hemingway. They all draw upon the rugged spirit of independent men and women who live in rural America, where people forge their lives in the spirit of adventure with an inborn strength of endurance. It is no wonder that As All My Fathers Were (2016) was the recipient of four gold writer’s awards.”
As an active author, Jim will be cross-crossing the country, signing his titles in bookstores, lecturing, and enjoying an occasional Scotch in the evenings—single malt.
All four of Misko’s novels will be available through Square One beginning October 3, 2016. In February 2017, Square One will be releasing James Misko’s fifth novel, The Path of the Wind.
Square One Enters the Fiction Market
Square One Publishers, best known for publishing nonfiction books in such areas as alternative medicine, is dipping its toe into the fiction market. The company has acquired the rights to five novels by James Misko, a mix of four previously published titles plus one new book.
Rudy Shur, Square One's publisher, had earlier published Misko’s How to Finance Any Real Estate, Any Place, Any Time and the author kept in touch with Shur by sending copies of his novels (published by Misko's own Northwest Ventures Press). Shur was particularly impressed by Misko’s most recent work, As All My Fathers Were, released earlier this year.
When Misko decided he wanted to devote his time to writing full-time, he struck a deal with Shur to take over the publication of the titles..
Shur described Misko’s novels as "drawing upon the rugged spirit of independent men and women who live in rural America, where people forge their lives in the spirit of adventure."
As All My Fathers Were and the three other books released by Northwest Venture Press will be available from Square One starting November 1. The new book in the deal, The Path of the Wind, will be published in February 2017.
Shur said the acquisition of Misko's novels marks his house's start with publishing fiction. "We aim to expand our presence in this category based on what we feel are the necessities of good writing: a solid storytelling style, clever and exciting plot construction, and a fullness of voice and vision."