Welcome to the new home of Arctic Circle Press! Arctic Circle Press used to be available under a .com domain a couple years ago while we wrote under a different pseudonym. But since we write in British English around these parts, the domain now shows that with a brand spanking new co.uk domain!
What is Arctic Circle Press?
Arctic Circle Press is the publishing imprint of an author writing under different pseudonyms. Simply put, Nick Kove writes gay fiction and Therese Baye writes straight fiction. Both pen names only write new adult, contemporary, slice-of-life fiction for now… but there’ll be FF pairings in the future, as well as other genres.
Will there be new pen names for those? We’re not sure yet, to be honest. If what’s written in other genres are mostly romance, they might be put into their respective pen name (MM or MF, respectively). But if there’s a story with very little romance and focus on the world and plot instead, there is a high chance a new pen name will make itself known. But that’s no worry right now – because there are no stories written in other genres yet! (That’s not to say there aren’t ideas though because there ARE. And many of them!)
Why use an imprint if it’s only one author writing under different pen names?
To keep it all in one place. Building and keeping author websites up to date takes a lot of time. By moving everything to Arctic Circle Press, there’s more time left in the day for writing. And isn’t it neat to have everything on one page instead of having to visit several? Everything you need to know about every single book is available here on this domain. Pen names will get their own page (possibly subdomain, but that’s a lot more behind-the-scenes work that we’re trying to cut right now, so it’ll probably only be a page to save time).
What’s next in line for Arctic Circle Press?
We’re toying with ideas for serials to be posted for free on the site as they’re written. And then we will publish them as soon as there are enough chapters for one book. Does this sound interesting? Right now, free stories are posted on Patreon. The Patreon, however, only belonged to Nick before and it’ll be restructured shortly to go with this site. So will the newsletter, which also only belonged to Nick. We’re working on this behind the scenes while also writing new stories and editing older ones for re-release.