About Us

The Short Version

Casperian Books LLC is a small, independent company that publishes fiction.

The Slightly Longer Version

Casperian Books LLC is a single-member limited liability company that publishes fiction and operates out of a chaotic home office with some help from the other occupants of the house and a few hearty volunteers. Realistically, that means that Constance reads manuscripts and writes copy, Nic keeps the network and computers in shape, fills orders, and reads manuscripts, Dad keeps links and Internet tools up-to-date, Tenant B provides valuable criticism and order fulfillment services when Nic and I both travel, and Nathan volunteers as an occasional project editor.

How It Happened

I had just started looking for an agent/publisher for my novel Mouth of the Lion, which was never going to be an easy sell, when the general brouhaha over a certain Oprah-featured "memoir" started. With so much negative publicity surrounding a book about addiction, I figured it would be even more difficult to find a publisher willing to pick up a novel that has addiction as one of its central themes and started considering different approaches.

A few weeks later, I read this article about self-publishing in the Guardian, started poking around on one or two of the websites mentioned, and reacquainted myself with digital printing technology after a lengthy absence from the print production world.

In the process of doing so, I realized two things: firstly, digital printing has come a long way and is finally in a position where it is both economically and aesthetically feasible as an alternative to offset printing. Secondly, while on a conceptual level I am a great proponent of any kind of guerrilla movement amongst creative types, none of the sites I visited presented a business model that truly merged the best features of digital on-demand printing and independent publishing into a package that appealed to me. So I decided that the world really needed yet another small press.

Current Releases

Corpora Delicti
by Manna Francis

The Un-familiar: A Tale of Cats and Gods
by Lynne Hinkey

Single Stroke Seven
by Lavinia Ludlow

Blood & Circuses
by Manna Francis

by Lavinia Ludlow

For Certain Values of Family
by Manna Francis

First Against the Wall
by Manna Francis

The Rage of Achilles
by Terence Hawkins

Quis Custodiet
by Manna Francis

by Manna Francis

Games & Players
by Manna Francis

Quid Pro Quo
by Manna Francis

Mind Fuck
by Manna Francis

Mouth of the Lion
by Lily Richards

Out of Print

Ye Gods! A Tale of Dogs and Demons
by Lynne Hinkey

The Half-Life of Home
by Dale Neal

Marina Melee
by Lynne Hinkey

Enter Oblivion
by C.M. Harris

Pacific Offering
by Tom Mahony

Black Crow White Lie
by Candi Sary

Gospel Hollow
by Jesse Jordan

Fame & Madness in America
by Garrett Socol

Flooding Granite
by Tom Mahony

Cemetery Bird
by Bridget Bufford

Lambs of Men
by Charles Dodd White

by Daniel Boyd

The Legacy
by John Russo

Truth or Something Like It
by Curtis Smith

by Bob Thurber

Imperfect Solitude
by Tom Mahony

The Gravedigger
by Ilan Herman

Hoosier Life & Casualty
by Ian Woollen

by Paul G. Bens Jr.

Seneca Wood
by Gary Clites

Silly Little Rich Girl
by Jimmy Gleacher

The Life Plan
by Sybil Baker

And Now for a Story...
edited by Lily Richards

Rock Dance
by Jack Ballard Jr.

Sound + Noise
by Curtis Smith

End Credits
by A. F. Rützy

Without Wax
A Documentary Novel
by William Walsh

The Tea House
by Paul Elwork

Motor City Blues
by Peter Ohren

by Chris Owen