Indianapolis Wizard World



Hydra Publications enjoyed our weekend at Indianapolis Wizard World. At the table this weekend were Hydra authors Tony Acree and Stuart Thaman. They were joined by good friends Violet Patterson and C. Bryan Brown.

Tony recapped the con on his website, complete with dozens of cos play photos.

Ask an Author


The Ask an Author forum on Facebook is in the midst of a weekend long question and answer session, featuring authors and publishers from around the world. Tony Acree, owner of Hydra Publications, will take part today, from 1:30 pm until 1:50 pm. PST  (4:30 start for you on the East Coast.)  Drop by and ask him anything you like. He will discuss the publishing business as well as upcoming releases from Hydra.  Make sure to visit the forum through out the weekend.


Happy Holidays




We at Hydra Publications would like to wish everyone a Happy Holidays: Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy Festivus!    If we’ve left out any celebratory salutations, our apologies.

Thanks to everyone who bought a book this past year. When you get a new Kindle, Nook, or any the various tablets, remember Hydra novels make great holiday gifts. All our ebooks are $3.99 or less!

We have several new titles which will be out in the new year. You will get to meet talented new authors James Gillen, Jeff Provine, Samuel Miller, and Rebekah McAullife. along with new works from bestselling Hydra authors James William Peercy, Tony Acree and Rachael Rawlings.

Best wishes to each of you in the New Year!


A Haunted Hydra Halloween


Get ready for a Haunted Hydra Halloween! From Wednesday morning through midnight Halloween night, we will be offering many of our novels, some as low as 99 cents. Including titles from Tony Acree, Rachael Rawlings, Michael G. WallaceTom Wallace and Stuart Thaman. Whether you love horror, fantasy, mystery or thrillers, we have you covered.

You can find our great deals on Amazon.

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Dearly Remembered by Rachael Rawlings


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Dearly Remembered, by Rachael Rawlings, is book two in the Grave Reminder series. The Amazon Kindle version goes live today.  It is the sequel to YA paranormal romance, Dearly Departed, Rachael’s debut novel. . About the book:

When Tori’s parents are tragically killed in a car accident and she is forced to move to a small Kentucky town, she feels that her life is over.
But in her new home, she discovers a series of secrets that may reveal an unknown world.

After meeting a young man with extraordinary talents, she finds herself embroiled in several mysteries, including the disappearance of a child, stolen treasure, and a hint of something supernatural.

When her home and family are threatened, she realizes solving them could be the only way to save lives, including her own.

Call for Dystopian Short Stories For New Anthology


Do you have an idea for a dystopian short story? Hydra Publications will be accepting submissions for a dystopian anthology collection. We will pay 1 cent a word, with a minimum word count of 1,000 words and a maximum of 7,500. The deadline for submissions is January 31st.

What is your take on a dystopian world? Is it a police state? Do people live in fear of an outside source? Or is it an inner source they are scared of?

The format will be 12 pt Times New Roman, double spaced and in Word.doc format. Email your submissions to

Imaginarium Recap



We had a fantastic time at Imaginarium 2014, the writers conference held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Hosted by Stephen Zimmer of Seventh Star Press, this was the first year and Stephen and his crew did a masterful job, handling any and all problems thrown their way. Including a fire alarm in during the second hour of operation.


Several Hydra authors attended the event: Tony Acree, Dave Creek, Rachael Rawlings, Stuart Thaman and Tom Wallace. They spent the weekend signing books and participating in the wide range of panels offered to attendees.

Over the course of the weekend we picked up a new editor, cover artist and signed a hot new author, Rebekah McAuliffe. IMG_1093

We were able to spend time with friends, both new and old. Other great presses at the event included Loconeal, Blackwyrm, Pro Se, Post Mortem,  Press Charon Coin Press and Per Bastet Publications. The great thing about events like Imaginarium is to meet with like minded people and learn from them what they do best, then apply it to your own small press.

Dave Mattingly, James O. Barnes, Tommy Hanckock and Jerry Benns were generous with their time and helpful with their suggestions on things we can do to continue to grow Hydra Publications.

Plans are already in the works for Imaginarium 2015, which will include Literary Awards to complement the film festival awards. Hydra Publications will once again be a sponsor for the event and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year.