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Full Cover Revealed For 'Behind Mount Rushmore'


The much-anticipated cover art for Darlene Campos' debut novel, Behind Mount Rushmore, was revealed today on Twitter.

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Behind Mount Rushmore follows the story of Nimo Thunderclap as he lives life on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and will be available for pre-order on April 14.

VN Announces Fall Schedule



Vital Narrative Press announced release dates for books by three brand-new authors, while another looks to deliver new editions of previously-released work.

Leading the way is Garvey Hemisphere, who will finally complete the transition from his previous GHDOS moniker by revealing three new editions during the month of October. Misconceptions About Sunrises, his first book of poetry, and A Collection of Echoes, his first novel, will both re-release editions on October 14th after a self-imposed shelving back in the spring. His second book of poetry, The Year That Answered, will receive its newest iteration just two weeks later on October 28th. Sandwiched between those releases will be two new books by first-time authors. On October 21st, writer A.A. Redd will release A Body Held Still By Fear & Loathing, an incredible collection of over thirty poems along with YA author D.A. Alston who will release her first novel about four teenage girls who become superheroes called The Unlikely Tale of the Royal Elite Squad. And on November 18th, Chicago native Alverne Ball will release crime drama Only The Holy Remain.

I’ve always wanted to make sure that each author on the roster could bring something different to the table and these releases will be proof of that.
— GREGORY HEDGEPETH, Editor-in-Chief

Editor-in-Chief Gregory Hedgepeth spoke highly of each release that will be hitting online shelves soon. "No one is a bigger fan of these authors than me. I read their words on a very consistent basis. And in order for me to do that, I have to be a fan of the work they present. I've always wanted to make sure that each author on the VN roster could bring something different to the table and these books will be proof of that."

Check out the full schedule below:

October 14

  • Garvey Hemisphere - Misconceptions About Sunrises

  • Garvey Hemisphere - A Collection of Echoes

October 21

  • A.A. Redd - A Body Held Still By Fear & Loathing

  • D.A. Alston - The Unlikely Tale of the Royal Elite Squad

October 28

  • Garvey Hemisphere - The Year That Answered

November 18

  • Alverne Ball - Only The Holy Remain

About Vital Narrative Press: Since 2014, we have led an effort to change the literary landscape for creators of color. In this new era of publishing, we plan to lead the way for our authors to release authentic projects and build a substantial platform that will lead a new generation of Black and Brown writers. We plan to innovate the way our characters, storylines and settings are presented by elevating our narratives and helping the African-American genre evolve. While our catalog is created and curated by people of color, our stories are meant to be enjoyed by everyone.