Crazy 8 Press Announces Silverado Press
NEW YORK, NY – May 15, 2023— Author collective Crazy 8 Press announced today that it has officially launched Silverado Press, its new Western- and historical-themed imprint. The first two titles to publish under the Silverado Press banner include the short story collection Byrd’s Luck and Other Stories from award-winning author Jeffrey J. Mariotte, and Galloway’s Gamble 2: Lucifer & the Great Baltimore Brawl, from New York Times-bestselling author Howard Weinstein.
“We’ve been looking to more formally expand our reach into Westerns and historical fiction, so it’s exciting for us to launch Silverado Press,” said Crazy 8 Press co-founder Robert Greenberger. “Jeff and Howie are both great writers who have delivered terrific new books that Western fans are sure to love.”
Debuting this month, Byrd’s Luck and Other Stories contains five traditional western and five weird western tales, collecting several previously published stories, and two brand new original tales, including “Desperadoes: Into the Everdark” and “Byrd’s Law,” with cover art from acclaimed Western artist Bob Boze Bell.
“I’m thrilled to work with the gang at Crazy 8 Press and appreciate their confidence in Byrd’s Luck as the debut title for the Silverado imprint,” Mariotte said. “Western tales were my first and longest-lasting love. I’m deeply indebted to the community of western writers and artists for welcoming me into their corral.”
The second title under the Silverado imprint will be Galloway’s Gamble 2: Lucifer & the Great Baltimore Brawl. In this sequel to the award-winning Galloway’s Gamble, poker-playing brothers Jamey and Jake Galloway lead a snakebit cross-country quest to win back a champion racehorse lost in a San Francisco swindle.
“Both Galloway novels are inspired by actual events, people, and places,” Weinstein said. “I love finding true historical nuggets I can use to help fiction feel real.”
Byrd’s Luck and Other Stories will go on sale May 30, 2023. Galloway’s Gamble 2 is scheduled for a July release. Both new titles under the Silverado Press banner will be available in print and ebook formats via Amazon, B&N, and other online and brick and mortar portals.
Byrd’s Luck and Other Stories:
Galloway’s Gamble 2: Lucifer & the Great Baltimore Brawl: