The Story Plant is dedicated to bringing you inspired, passionate, and immersive works of fiction from an extraordinary group of writers. We are true believers in the power of fiction to transport, illuminate, and entertain and we welcome you to be part of our Story.
Our Featured Title
Here’s a remarkable addition to the library of Vietnam War fiction, the story of a psychiatrist in an American field hospital and his life-changing experiences. This is a novel that could only have been written by someone who was there.
Read more about There Will Be Killing here.
Our Latest Bestseller
Michael John Sullivan’s Everybody’s Daughter became our latest bestseller when it reached #4 on the overall Nook bestseller list in early October.
You can read more about it here.
New This Year
Our Breakout Hits
We’re proud to announce our very first audiobook production. Paul Fleschner brings Lou Aronica’s USA Today bestseller The Forever Year to life vividly. You can listen to a sample here.
Mary Marcus recently autographed copies of her novel The New Me at BookHampton in East Hampton, NY.
Peter Leonard wrote this beautiful tribute to his father, Elmore Leonard, in The Guardian.
See this recent television interview with national bestselling author Emily Sue Harvey.
Publisher Lou Aronica wrote about mentoring in a recent issue of Publishers Weekly.
The Detroit News had a terrific feature on Peter Leonard and the legacy of his father Elmore Leonard.
Story Plant publisher Lou Aronica published this multi-part piece for writers in About.com.
Ken Goldstein, author of This Is Rage, recently went toe to toe with Stuart Varney on Fox Business News. You can see the clip here.
Here's what reviewers are saying about some of our titles:
“Passionate, stark, haunted fiction that nails it on the head about young adult romance gone awry.”
– Crystal Book Reviews on What It Was Like
“Allows the reader to enjoy the journey of the characters and experience the power that comes from real love.”
– Examiner.com on Pressed Pennies
“I highly recommend this novel to anyone daring to meet this wonderful cast of characters and fall into their world that is as rich as the real one we live in.”
– Literarily Illumined on Shaking Out the Dead
“The infectious sequel to India’s Summer, Letter From Paris is witty, glamorous, incisive, and refreshingly real.”
– A Book Girl’s World on Letter from Paris
There are plenty more reviews to read by clicking on any of our titles.
Meet Our Characters
Grampa John is an elderly farmer who is short on formal schooling but long on backwoods wisdom. Meet him in The Rockin' Chair.
Kimo Balthazar is a disgraced shock jock who makes a remarkable discovery when he hits bottom. Meet him in This is Rage
Chris Massi has stood on the precipice of crime and conscience. He thought he'd already made the most difficult decision of his life, but the fate of his children forces him into another in The Fifth Man.
Leah is an angry, combative college student struggling with grief, wildly fluctuating emotions and visions. At night, under a full moon, “her body quivered and she saw the furniture vibrate in the light as if it were painted in air.” Explore her story in Women in Bed.
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- Happy Halloween! Anyone dressing up as a literary character today?
- If you're in the area, this should be a very interesting discussion (moderated by Jessica Keener!)
Can a man write a convincing woman character and vice versa? Tonight, at Brookine Booksmith, novelistsJulie Wu, Askold Melnyczuk, and Hank Phillippi Ryan will be delving into this question and more. (I'm moderating.) Writing Across Gender. 7-8 p.m. Booksignings and refreshments. http://www.brooklinebooksmith.com/