Arthur Dowkeyo

The staff at Black Oyster is reviewing this author’s recent book, My Shorts. The author has many talents. 

As a scientist, Arthur has authored 100+ publications, and shares the 2008 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award for the discovery of Sprycel, a new anti-cancer drug. He writes hard science fiction, fantasy and horror. His debut novel, Algorithm, which is a story about DNA and the purpose of humanity, garnered a 2010 Royal Palm Literary Award (RPLA) and was published by E-Lit Books October 2014. He has published a number of short stories, many of which were finalists in RPLA competitions. A number of his short stories have garnered awards, which include Honorable Mentions in the international L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest and First Place in P&E Readers Polls. His recently completed Angela’s Apple, a novel about angels who are not angels, won 1st place as Best SciFi Novel at the 2014 RPLA and will be published by Red Adept Publishing. His current project, Henry The Last, is about the last human being, a Lakota Indian cyborg. He lives in Florida with his wife Lidia, happily wandering the beaches and jousting with aliens.

You can find more about him, read his edgy science blogs, or enjoy his art work at




Sarah Chapman Shines!

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Sarah Chapman, aerialist turned author announces  Lycka Till ~ More Secrets of an Ex-Circus Aerialist, available as a $2.99 Amazon eBook. It’s the creative non-fiction sequel to Balancing Act, her survival memoir. Lycka Till  is the author’s exploits after 1984, when her memoir ends. Chapman is also the author of Simply Sarah, A Circus Girl’s Cookbook, a light-hearted story of a family and their travels with anecdotes and photos.

Over the July 4th holiday Sarah volunteered to cook in a tent on the National Mall as part of the Smithsonian’s 2017 National Folklife Festival Circus Arts program. “Cooking twice daily in one-hour segments in front of a live crowd was exhilarating,” she says. “My participation gave the audience insights of an American circus performer’s lifestyle.”

Also in July, Sarah attended Baraboo, Wisconsin’s Ringling Bros. Circus Reunion as a 1969-1974 featured aerialist. 500 folks came from across the nation to revel in their unique history, become Grand Marshalls in the Big Top Parade, and relish in live performances at Circus World Museum and the fabulous Al Ringling Theater.

When not traveling, Sarah lives and writes in northern Minnesota.

Florida Writers Association October Conference


This year’s Conference is going to be the best ever.

“What A Character”

October 19 – 22 in Altamonte Springs, Florida

Whether you’re just getting started, or midway through a 400-page opus, or have published multiple books, the Florida Writers Conference is the one writers conference for you.

Larry J. Leech II’s novel is here!

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Black Oyster Publishing is proud to announce the release of Unholy Quest. Larry J. Leech, II, author of over twenty books, has produced his first book of fiction, and its a worthwhile addition to his body of work. Find it on You’ll be glad you shared this excellent story. Larry has been a well-known name in the inspirational market for many years. He has taught his craft at writing conferences around the country. See how he puts his skill and knowledge to work in the first installment of his trilogy; Unholy Quest.


Kubec to release another Novel

Award Winning Author

Bruce Kubec, and award-winning novelist has submitted his latest work to the RPLA writing contest.  He has received notice  he is a semi-finalist and is hopefully awaiting announcement of the final awards at the FWA October annual conference.  We will await his new book. Bruce’s other books are available on