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March 30, 2012

Edmond author buzzing about her new publishing company

Buzz Books releases 2 anthology projects

EDMOND — When it comes to book publishing, Edmond isn’t usually the first town that comes to mind. But Malena Lott and her publishing company, Buzz Books, might change that.

“We started Buzz Books on Valentine’s Day of 2011, my husband and I, because independent presses, and self-publishing is something that is really, really growing,” Lott said. “And I didn’t want to just publish my books.”

Recently Buzz Books released “Sleigh Ride,” a winter anthology containing stories by seven authors, including Lott herself.

“I guess it was right after we started Buzz Books on Valentine’s Day that I said I would love to do a winter anthology,” Lott said. “So I had this idea for ‘Sleigh Ride.’ You could write anything you want, any genre, it just has to have a sleigh ride in it. So I pitched it to some of my girlfriend authors, because four of those authors, including myself, are already published, but the other three had never been published before.”

The next anthology book from Buzz Books will be out at the end of April, called “Prom Dates to Die For.”

“It has a theme of prom and it needs to have a paranormal element,” Lott said. “I didn’t want vampires, didn’t want werewolves, but anything else was fair game. There are actually five stories in that.”

Authors and aspiring authors interested in participating in a future anthology can find a list of the planned anthologies at

buzzbooksusa.com/submissions.

Lott also has just re-released her novel, “The Stork Reality,” which has been updated. “It just came out on March 1. It is a re-release of my first novel that came out in 2006,” she said. “I added the subtitle, it’s been updated, I trimmed about 50 pages off of it.”

The re-release of “The Stork Reality” has allowed Lott to update the story to reflect changes that have come along in the years since, including adding in a character with fertility issues.

“Any time you look at your story again years later, you’re like, ‘Oh, if I had it to do over again, I would do this or that,’” Lott said. “There are so many more experiences. Some of my friends did have fertility issues. I didn’t myself, but just going through that with them, I thought it was something that many people would be able to relate to.”

“THE STORK REALITY” and “Sleigh Ride” are available for purchase at Best of Books and Full Circle Bookstore. For more information on Malena Lott, or Buzz Books USA, visit buzzbooksusa.com. Buzz Books also has a podcast, The Hive Podcast, available on iTunes.

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