All posts by Tim Cooper

Dragon Brother and Other Stories by Marissa Lingen

Dragon Brother and Other Stories

Ildreth just wanted to play with her friends without her four-year-old brother tagging along. But her mom insisted, and now the barn’s on fire, he’s taking jewelry to hoard in a cave, and he’s off to fight bandits on the road to town. What is she going to do?

In these ten stories, prolific short story writer Marissa Lingen will introduce you to a shop that sells memories, a girl who’s harder to see than the devil, a monkey inventor, a disappearing grandma, a girl who learns to spin straw into goats, a cursed frog prince, an imaginary friend who is more than he seems, three grannies on a quest to rescue a princess, and a witch in training at her first boy-girl party.

And, of course, a girl who just happens to have a dragon for a little brother.

Dragon Brother and Other Stories is available in paperback and Kindle editions on


The Reader: War for the Oaks by Tim Cooper

In 2013, photographer Tim Cooper set out to honor Emma Bull’s seminal urban fantasy novel War for the Oaks, which is very vividly set in Minneapolis, by photographing people reading the book in the locations from the book. This 100-page full-color hardcover is the result of that project, featuring 43 photographs in and around modern Minneapolis, with models from the local and international science fiction and fantasy community.

The book also contains five essays and a poem from other authors in appreciation of War for the Oaks as well as some classic photographs of Emma’s band Cats Laughing.

Publication of The Reader: War of the Oaks was funded on Kickstarter, and the book is currently available directly from Tired Tapir Press at a price of $39.95. Please contact us to order.