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Christmas on a Distant Planet
by Jack Butler
illustrated by Gabi Clayton


young adult sci-fi Christmas story, Christmas on a Distant Planet is an edge-of-your-seat story with beautiful descriptive writing and hilariously brilliant wordplay by the author of Practicing Zen Without a License and Nightshade (a tale of a vampire on Mars) and the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Living in Little Rock with Miss Little Rock.

Rammy-Remmy de Remy is an enterprising young boy living with his scientist parents and genius little sister on a snow-covered planet in outer space. He is worried that Santa won’t be able to get to Outpost in time for Christmas, so he sets off on a wild adventurous life-threatening journey to open the Gate to let Santa in.

by Alec Clayton

Intense, funny and true to life, Teacher begins with a damaged and uncertain Eva McRoy, a bisexual high school English teacher who lost her child after a tumultuous divorce. Her self-identity is now under threat at work and in relationships. Yet Eva grows in identity and power as she starts an LGBT support group at school, protests a police shooting, and survives a school shooting herself. Through these struggles, she discovers a passion for justice and renews a sense of self that had waned.

Set in Olympia, Washington with a strong sense of place, Teacher weaves actual events with the fictitious lives of Eva, her strong and no-nonsense wife, Helen, and her fellow teachers.


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From rough draft to finished book, Mud Flat Press helps self-publishing authors prepare their books for print-on-demand (POD) publishing companies with editing, formatting, layout and design services.
We also publish a small number of books which strike us as unique in style and original and honest in content with the MFP imprint. 

In addition to book publishing, Mud Flat Press publishes short stories by invitation.

The Bar Stool in the Sky – by Leah Mueller

A Hard Rain (‘s a-Gonna Fall) – by Christian Carvajal

Emmolene’s Bones – by Jack Butler

My Otter – by Ricker Winsor

Akiko’s Last Fight – by Alec Clayton

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