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Our Latest Releases


We are very proud to announce the arrival of our newest book, Artemis Dreamt, by Crystal Beran. It’s a little bit of a departure for us. We think you’re going to love it.

Here’s the description:

ARTEMIS is a spunky and self-reliant 14-year-old who has never been one to let life get her down. But when her father bails — this time for good — the fragile façade of normalcy she created for herself and her younger brother crumbles away.

With nowhere to go and no hope of making things right, Artemis grabs her fake ID, her best friend Jason, and heads west in a last ditch attempt to find herself and recover her lost innocence.

Alternating between day and night, reality and dreams, Artemis Dreamt is a poetic and eloquent exploration of a girl’s struggle to thrive despite the odds stacked against her.

The official publication date is June 11th, 2013. Unofficially, however, the books showed up already, so we are taking pre-orders (and you will get them just as soon). We also have copies in some local bookstores. We need to update that information on our web page. When we do, we will direct you there straightaway. For now, the best way to get them is to order them from our website. Just click the ‘Purch Merch’ link above.

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The Last Burning of New London

Hundreds of years in the future, Jacks watches the burners murder her parents on her front lawn. She grows up on the streets of New London, a citizen of the Empire. She survives as a pickpocket, helping those in need when she can, hiding from the DRT and the Emperor’s reach. Until one day she meets Corry and Zira, the leaders of the Flames—the resistance. The Flames wage an underground battle with the Empire, leaving lit candles in their wake as a symbol of their defiance. Secrets hidden by the Empire stand in the way of their efforts to save their world, but secrets of their own could tear the group apart before they ever get the chance.

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Wax

Yancey Muncey is dead. Or, he was. Raised from the grave by the shadowy figure of Dr. Blankenship, Yancey is now back in high school, but not everything is the same as it was before: Yancey’s eyes are yellow, his skin is blue, and he’s indestructible. As if that weren’t bad enough, Dr. Blankenship has made it his life’s mission to hunt Yancey down. Because the only reason Yancey is alive again is to help the good doctor destroy his rival.

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Artemis Dreamt

We are proud to announce the latest release by RainTown Press… Artemis Dreamt by Crystal Beran.

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Our Mission

RainTown Press is Portland, Oregon’s first and only independent press dedicated to publishing literature for children and young adults.

We feel that children and young adults are a largely under-served subpopulation in the U.S. and internationally. We make it our mission to help give rise to their voice, speaking directly to the spirit they embody through our books and other multimedia endeavors.

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More RainTown News

  • Cover Reveals: Wax and The Last Burning of New London

    Today we’re happy to bring you the covers for our next two titles, Wax, by Phil Duncan, and The Last Burning of New London, by Danielle Myers. Neither has been officially revealed, until now! Coming October 2012 Wax By Phil Duncan Ages 10-15 Designer: Cory Freeman Yancey Muncey is dead. Or, he was. Raised from the grave by the [...]

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  • The Visibility Blog Tour

    This blog tour will run for a full week. Articles and interviews from the author and publishing team will run on BlogTown, while readers can visit stops on the tour, learn about those blogs, and acquire super powers. There will be a giveaway at the end of the tour, and readers will have a chance of winning one of three prizes!

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