We are thrilled to announce that two Meerkat Press books are silver medalists in this year’s IPPY AWARDS which recognize excellence in independent publishing: MEET ME IN THE STRANGE by Leander Watts in the Young Adult category, and SMOKE CITY by Keith Rosson in the Fantasy category. These were two gorgeously written books and the honors are well-deserved!



Meet Me in the Strange

Meet Me in the Strange

2019 IPPY Award Silver Medalist

Davi tries to help a new friend, Anna Z, escape a cruel and controlling brother, and the teens end up running away to follow the tour of their rock idol, the otherworldly Django Conn. The story is set in a weird and wonderful retro-futuristic city of glam-girls and glister-boys and a strange phenomenon that Anna Z calls the “Alien Drift.”

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Smoke City

Smoke City

2019 IPPY Award Silver Medalist
2019 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Winner
Powell's Books Best Fiction of 2018

Marvin Deitz has some serious problems. His mob-connected landlord is strong-arming him out of his storefront. His therapist has concerns about his stability. He’s compelled to volunteer at the local Children’s Hospital even though it breaks his heart every week. Oh, and he’s also the guilt-ridden reincarnation of Geoffroy Thérage, the French executioner who lit Joan of Arc’s pyre in 1431.

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