Friday, 10 July 2015

Upcoming Release (September 2015) : "a stranger in a strange land" by Judy Croome

#‎Newsflash‬ Aztar Press is proud to announce the upcoming release of 
"a stranger in a strange land" Judy Croome's latest volume of poetry. 
Available from September 2015.

“a stranger in a strange land” 
speaks of loneliness, longing and love;
of broken dreams, deep faith and family ties.

judy croome’s poetry 
— stark and complex, profound and brutal —
explores cats and cancer; race and gender;  
nature, technology and being vegetarian.

this volume of poetry deals with challenging themes,
but also contains an acceptance of life’s ups-and-downs
as well as the promise of a soul-restoring peace.
Cover design by Melissa Williams Design
Cover Image “Ghost Town”©iStock.comtunart

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Semi Finalist in 2014 Cover Contest

Aztar Press is pleased to announce that the cover of DANCING IN THE SHADOWS OF LOVE by Judy Croome is a semi-finalist in the 2014 Author Data Base Annual Cover Contest. The 2013 cover contest had over 30 000 votes, so this is exciting. 

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Author Interview on SAFM Sunday Literature Radio Show

Nancy Richards of SAFM Sunday Literature radio show interviews 
author Judy Croome on her collection of short stories 

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Review from Cape Times 30 May 2014

Maya Fowler-Sutherland reviews THE WEIGHT OF A FEATHER and OTHER STORIES by Judy Croome (2013, Aztar Press) in the CAPE TIMES edition Friday 30 May 2014

Saturday, 2 November 2013

New Release: The Weight of a Feather and Other Stories by Judy Croome

“The promise implicit in an anthology is that it aspires to present something different, unexpected”  Joyce Carol Oates (Introduction to The Oxford Book of American Short Stories) 

From the classical form of 'The Weight of a Feather', first published by The Huffington Post (2013), to the suggestive allegory of 'The Leopard and The Lizard', this collection of short stories by South African author Judy Croome is an ideal mix of the familiar and the startling. 

These vibrant slices of life testify to the mysterious and luminous resources of the human spirit. Whether feeling the harrowing emotion in 'The Last Sacrifice' or the jauntiness of 'Jannie Vermaak’s New Bicycle', the reader will delight in a plethora of stories that cross boundaries to both challenge and entertain with their variety.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Aztar Press; 1 edition (November 3, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0987044737
  • ISBN-13: 978-0987044730
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces