Self Publishing 101

Interested in getting into the small business of self publishing? Then on Shop Small Business Saturday, Nov 26th, stop by Decopolis (502 S. Boston Ave, Tulsa) from 1pm to 2pm. Our panel of Self Publisher veterans will be on hand to answer your questions on writing, formatting, printing, marketing, and everything in between.

Check out our event on Facebook.

Our panel includes:

MAC BOYLE – Owner of the independent publishing house Party Now, Apocalypse Later Industries

SHANNON IWANSKI – Editor for the indie publshing company A Murder of Storytellers and Editor-in-Chief for Inkubus Publishing.

ADREAN MESSMER – Owner and Editor of the indie publisher A Murder of Storytellers.

A.W. SELBY & OKCATE EVITA SMITH – Owners and Operators of Ursa Minor Fiction, an independent publishing house.

Authors will also be available at the following times:

Mac Boyle – 11am to 6pm
Shannon Iwanski – 12pm to 8pm
Donna Leahey – 12pm to 6pm
Adrean Messmer – 12pm to 4pm
A.W. Selby – 1pm to 8pm

Writing Well Workshop

The Writing Well Workshop is a creative writing workshop that focuses on writing well through understanding the stories of self, others, and the world. Includes interviews and writing tips, as well as excerpts from alternative mediums, such as graphic novels and screenplays, that feature writers from Oklahoma, the surrounding states, and around the world.

November 12th, 2016
9:15am (check-in) to 4:00pm
Mary K. Oxley Nature Center, Tulsa, OK

There is still time to sign up, check out their website for more information!

Workshop features guest speakers and IPHI writers M.A Chiappetta, Robert Harmon, Donna Leahey, Meg Perdue, Adrean Messmer, and Jack Burgos.

Psychopomp and Circumstance


by Adrean Messmer (Softcover)
Genre: Horror/Urban Legend
ISBN: 9780692673355
Page Count: 191
It starts on Facebook with an update Nell doesn’t remember making. It’s bad enough she’s dying and none of her friends know, now she’s pretty sure she’s going crazy. It seems the bright,safe little town of Brandon is descending into darkness, dragging the inhabitants along for the ride.

Catalog Code: AMSP0006

Psychopomp and Circumstance on A Murder of Storytellers
Psychopomp and Circumstance on Amazon

Adrean Messmer’s first novel is a complex and varied story about the interconnected social dynamics of one group of post-high school late-teens-early-twenty-somethings and the malevolent force that stalks them. It feels, in spirit, very much like a late 90s/early 00s novelization of a teen-focused horror film a la Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, or Phantoms. Coming from me that is, of course, a compliment.

Review: ‘Psychopomp & Circumstance (Books of Nethermore #1)’ by Adrean Messmer by Josh Black
“More than an impressive debut, this is just a damn good novel. If you’re into teen slashers and want something with a little more substance than the typical fare, if you miss hanging with Buffy and the gang in Sunnydale, if you’ve ever wanted a story where Freddy comes to Fear Street, and you want all of this with a thoroughly contemporary edge, you’re going to love Psychopomp & Circumstance.”

“Told in chapters, each from a different characters point of view, Messmer creates a town where the boundaries have been torn down. Where the dead walk and are not happy to just whisper and slam doors.  She delivers a Clive Barkeresque “Candyman” quality of nightmare as character and anguish as script that translates into a reading experience that is not that common.  A fun read but an unsettling one.  There is a lot on display here: remorse, jealousy, sadness, loss and guilt and wrapped around the suburban ghost story.”