SAN FRANCISCO, February 20, 2013 – JournalStone Publishing (JSP) President, Christopher C. Payne and Dark Discoveries Magazine Managing Editor, James Beach, are pleased to announce that, beginning with Issue #23, Dark Discoveries Magazine will be the new home for celebrated author Yvonne Navarro’s new column concerning Women In Horror, titled “Double X Chromosome.”

Yvonne’s first novel, AfterAge, was published in 1993 and was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel. In 1995 her second solo novel, deadrush, was published, and it also was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award, this time in the category of Superior Achievement in a novel. Final Impact, her third solo novel, was published in 1997, and won both the Chicago Women In Publishing’s Award for Excellence in Adult Fiction and the “Unreal Worlds” Award for Best Horror Paperback of 1997 from the Rocky Mountain News. Since then she has published several more solo novels, Red Shadows (a follow-up to Final Impact), DeadTimes, and That’s Not My Name, her first suspense novel. That’s Not My Name, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Paleo, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Willow Files, Vol. 2 all won at the Illinois State level of the IWPA 2001 Mate E. Palmer Communications contest (two first place and one second place, respectively), plus she swept all three awards of the Short Story category with “Ascension,” “Divine Justice,” and “Santa Alma.” The Willow Files, Vol. 2 also won the 2002 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in the category of Works for Young Readers.  Yvonne has also written a number of media tie-in novels, including seven Buffy the Vampire Slayer novels. Her most recent solo novel is the second in the Dark Redemption series, Concrete Savior. The first, Highborn, was published in October 2010 by Pocket/Juno Books. Full info about all her books can be found on the Book Page on her website.

In 1999 Yvonne ground her teeth and, after selling her house to get rid of the mortgage, quit her law firm job of fourteen years to try her hand at writing full time. She was hammering right along until some changes in the publishing world as well as a marriage and move across country made her reassess the financial wisdom of fulltime writerdom. She started a new career as a military contractor on historic Fort Huachuca in southern Arizona. As of 2013, her publication history includes twenty-two novels and one non-fiction book, and she still has those never-ending plans for more. She and her husband, acclaimed author Weston Ochse, share their lives with three Great Danes, Goblin, Ghost, and Ghoulie, as well as a spoiled and over-sociable parakeet named BirdZilla.

Dark Discoveries Magazine, a subsidiary of JournalStone Publishing, is a well-established and popular full-color slick print quarterly magazine, including a digital edition, which is internationally-distributed in the U.K., Germany, Canada and all across the USA, and features some of the best fiction, interviews, reviews and art to be found in the field of dark Fantasy.

JournalStone Publishing is a small press publishing company, focusing in the Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror genres in both the adult and young adult markets.  We publish in multiple book formats and market our authors on a global level. We are also active with major writer’s groups, including the Horror Writers Association (HWA), and produce a monthly newsletter with exposure to thousands of people. Our online presence and marketing effort is constantly expanding and recently we began our own forum. Assisted by a hard-working and distinguished staff of employees, President and Editor-In-Chief Christopher C. Payne has led JS on a rapid and successful journey to recognition and sales within the marketplace, with two books nominated for awards in JournalStone’s first 12 months of operation, and with JournalStone on the front cover of Publishers Weekly magazine in an April, 2012 issue; with three of its authors highlighted on the inside cover.

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For further information –

Contact:           Christopher C. Payne, President JournalStone Publishing

Email:              christophercpayne@journalstone.com

Website:           http://journalstone.com

Phone:             415-763-7323. (READ)

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