Winter 2005

Tara Tomczyk, cofounder of Blydyn Square Books, began her career working at small publishers of young adult nonfiction, including Enslow Publishers and Chelsea House. In 2005, after working her way up to the rank of executive editor in charge of science titles, she decided to take a chance and try freelancing. This gave her the freedom and flexibility she was looking for. Then, one day, she had a brainstorm: What if SHE could be the one who got to choose which books she edited? In that moment, Blydyn Square Books was conceived. Unfortunately, a whole 10 years elapsed between conception and birth!

Spring 2005

In the spring of 2005, Tara began finding others to share the dream of opening Blydyn Square Books, but it took a while. There were a few authors who came and went, lacking the patience to wait for the company to get started from scratch and for Blydyn Square’s first books to be published.

March 2015

It wasn’t until March 2015, after Tara partnered up with cofounder and Blydyn Square Books marketing director Eliot Wise, that our first three books — were ready to launch.

March 15, 2015

Release of Eye of Horace by Addison L. Jones

Eye of Horace - Addison L. Jones - Blydyn Square BooksIn this modern-day retelling of an ancient Egyptian myth, Iris Cairo has it all: a loving husband, a successful business, a supportive family. Unfortunately, she also has a not-so-secret admirer, her brother-in-law, Seth, who is willing to do anything—even murder his own brother—to try to win her love. When her husband goes missing, Iris knows Seth is to blame and begins a decades-long quest to bring him to justice. Meanwhile, she also faces the task of raising her son, Horace, who will grow up never knowing his father, but always nursing a desire for revenge against his uncle Seth.

March 15, 2015

Release of Thirty-Three Cecils by Everett De Morier

Thirty-Three Cecils - Everett De Morier - Blydyn Square BooksIn 1992 — when Amy Fisher dominated every news channel — there lived two men. The first was a once prominent cartoonist who had a very public fall from grace. The other was an alcoholic who worked in a landfill. Both lived in in different parts of the country and led completely separate lives — until their paths crossed.

You know their names. And for over twenty years, you thought you knew their story — until their journals were found and authenticated in 2014. And what we thought we knew — what the old news clips and the old stories wanted us to think — were all wrong.

Currently in the works to become a motion picture!

November 1, 2016

Release of A Cinderella Story by Joe Miloscia

We all know the story: The beautiful girl overcomes her obstacles, falls in love with Prince Charming, and lives happily ever after. But what happens after reality sets in—when life becomes more about smelly socks and dirty diapers than glass slippers and pumpkins that turn into carriages?

In this innovative picture book for adults, we sneak away from the castle with Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel, and all their princess pals as they show us what really happens after “happily ever after.” It’s a story of disillusionment, hope, and the amazing power of friendship. This is not your child’s fairy tale!

November 1, 2017

Release of The Birds of Brookside Manor by Addison L. Jones

The Birds of Brookside Manor - Addison L. Jones - Blydyn Square BooksBeverly Grady may just be the world’s loneliest woman. Her husband is dead, she hates her sister, and she has no friends—other than the birds she watches every day in her yard.

When she finds out her late husband left behind mountains of debt, she has no choice but to downgrade her lifestyle, moving from her dream house to a cheap apartment in nearby Brookside Manor.

Befriended by the colorful locals, Beverly starts to learn—for the first time in her life—that there may be more to life than birdwatching. But there’s also more to Brookside Manor than meets the eye, and you’ll never believe the secret it’s hiding.

July 1, 2018

Release of 100 Great Writing Prompts for Kids by Tara Tomczyk

100 Great Writing Prompts for Kids - Tara Tomczyk - Blydyn Square BooksIt’s never too early to start on the path to becoming a writer. We’ve compiled this collection of 100 great writing prompts to encourage younger people to use their creativity, exercise their imaginations, and become the kind of writers who write every day.

September 6, 2018

Release of Write Something Every Day by Tara Tomczyk

Write Something Every Day - Tara Tomczyk - Blydyn Square Books365 Daily Writing Prompts to Get Your Pen Moving

It’s never too early to start on the path to becoming a writer. We’ve compiled this collection of 100 great writing prompts to encourage younger people to use their creativity, exercise their imaginations, and become the kind of writers who write every day.

November 1, 2018

Release of The Invention of Everything by Everett De Morier

The Invention of Everything: Insights on Life, Food, and One Good Thermos - Everett De Morier - Blydyn Square BooksInsights on Life, Food, and One Good Thermos

From award-winning author Everett De Morier comes a new book: The Invention of Everything: Insights on Life, Food, and One Good Thermos. This funny and insightful book is the perfect gift for anyone who loves a good laugh or heartfelt story—and especially for those people you know who need to learn all the crucial skills for being an adult, from cooking homemade soup to chopping wood with an axe. It’s the only book on the market that will teach you how to live a life of gratitude AND how to change a tire.

November 1, 2019

Release of Falling from Grace by Coralee Boileau

When Grace Chantry moves back to her small hometown of Tarn Junction, she’s lost everything from her big-city life except the one thing she’skept secret: her selectively mute foster

daughter, Synia, who is withdrawn from everyone—everyone, it seems, except eccentric local recluse Ida Cale. Struggling against the town’s disapproval, together Ida and Grace set out to help Synia find her words. But will Ida’s strange ways be enough to pull the child from her darkness and save both Synia and Grace from themselves?

May 25, 2020

Release of Salt On A Robin’s Tail by Andrea Kott

Salt on a Robin's Tail - Andrea Kott - Blydyn Square Books

Andrea Kott thought of herself as “the welfare Jew.” The daughter of a single mother whose depression and drinking pitched them into poverty, her stormy life looked nothing like that of the Jewish kids she knew: It defied every stereotype she associated with being Jewish—having an intact family and material wealth, and becoming a bat mitzvah.

Alienated and ashamed, Kott felt ineligible to be Jewish, yet hungered for connection to the tradition and to God. It took a near-fatal accident, her mother’s death, marriage and motherhood, and losing a beloved brother for her to find her Jewish home.