Jul 31, 2014
Query Seal 7
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Query Seal 7

Dear Ice Cube Press, The year is 1812, the year of the 1812 War, and young naive, sweet Ann Marie, the ideal daughter and future wife of the time period, is about to lose her long time boyfriend William Miller to the war life,...
Jul 25, 2014
Lost Clerihews Book Trailer
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Lost Clerihews Book Trailer

check out the book and buy a copy direct.
Jul 02, 2014
Query Seal 6
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Query Seal 6

Here is query letter number six:   Dear Ice Cube Press,   Nicole Jackson spent every day during her childhood being abused by her alcoholic father. One day when she is sixteen, her father goes too far, and she suffers injuries so severe that...
Apr 13, 2014
Query Seal #5
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Query Seal #5

We’re changing our usual format today. Instead of critiquing a bad query, we’re posting an effective query and explaining why it works. This query is based on Query #2. Please note that this is NOT a real query. Like the others, this query is...
Apr 04, 2014
Independent Ground Breaking Press
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Independent Ground Breaking Press

Go here to read about The Ice Cube Press being the “Indie Groundbreaking” press for April from Independent Publisher magazine
Apr 01, 2014
Query Seal #4
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Query Seal #4

Dear Ice Cub Press,  Oh dear, dear, dear… you’re lucky the Query Seal is reading this and not Steve, because I can’t describe to you how he acts when people misspells his press’s name. It’s one thing to spell dear wrong (check query 1),...
Mar 25, 2014
Query Seal #3
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Query Seal #3

Dear Ice Cube Press: THE DANCER’S FIELD is a story of a ballerina releasing her talent and beauty in 1950’s and 60’s Nebraska. When people imagine a woman in the fifties, they imagine a housewife who submits to the demands of her husband and...
Mar 14, 2014
Query Seal #2
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Query Seal #2

Dear Ice Cube Press: I’m a Des Moines resident, and I love the state of Iowa. I have written a book that takes place at a farm several miles away Des Moines (if you’re querying us, then I already know you have written a...
Mar 03, 2014
The Query Seal #1
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The Query Seal #1

Writer’s query in Black. Query Seal’s reply in blue Deer Ice Cube Press: Deer? What deer? Oh, you mean dear. For Heaven’s sake, please don’t misspell the first word in your query. Misspelling dear will get you an automatic rejection. I looked over your...
Nov 07, 2013
Robert F. Gish at the Hearst Center, Cedar Falls, Iowa
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Robert F. Gish at the Hearst Center, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Youtube Video of Robert F. Gish at the Hearst Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa, reading and discussing his new book River of Ghosts