Five Directions Press is a writers’ cooperative dedicated to creating and publishing high-quality fiction and memoirs. We stand between the extremes of self-publishing and traditional commercial publishing, operating like a small press in which members share skills (editing, typesetting, design, marketing) and no money changes hands. By acting as one another’s critics, supporters, and gatekeepers, we aim to provide for our readers professionally edited and produced but, most of all, well-written and engaging stories—rewarding journeys to less traveled times and places.
It’s out! Five Directions Press is proud to announce the publication of Courtney J. Hall’s Some Rise by Sin. Congratulations, Courtney! You can find the purchase links on our Books pages.
“Tudor history comes alive in this enthralling tale of a reluctant heir to an earldom and the high-spirited lady who wins his heart. An absorbing and memorable read.”
—Pamela Mingle, author of Kissing Shakespeare and The Pursuit of Mary Bennet
“Some Rise by Sin is a sumptuous tale of romance, religious turmoil, and political intrigue set against the dramatic backdrop of the dying days of Mary Tudor’s reign. When the Earl of Brentford dispatches his unbridled daughter to the English court to find her own husband, will Samara choose wisely? Or will this naive country girl, who prefers sketching en plein air to playing the coquette, fall for the flattery of a deceitful seducer? With the keen eye of an artist, Courtney J. Hall paints a vivid picture, rich in historical detail, of this turbulent time of transition at the Tudor court.”
—Marie Macpherson, author of The First Blast of the Trumpet
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