by L. Wade Powers

In this eighth offering by L. Wade Powers, readers will be tantalized by a kaleidoscope of stories, essays, and poems, including the titular “The Gristmill Mistress,” a tale of a scandalous affair between an apprentice mill worker and the married son of a Virginia town founder during the 1800s.

In “The Game is On,” a one-act play set at a poker elimination tournament, the stakes are higher than the players can possibly imagine, and in “Cat-a-Rack” role playing can be fun, educational, and dangerous, especially when the setting is a dungeon. Let the charming professor and beautiful librarian show you how the game is played.

“Dance Like the Greeks” is a travel memoir set on Evia, where dancing is the key to a long and happy life. Opa! Do you believe in dragons? You will, you will.

These and many more delights in The Gristmill Mistress are your ticket to a flight of fancy: tales of imagination and everyday relationships, accounts of daring doings, and predictable failures.

What this author said about working with us...

The Gristmill Mistress is my eighth book with Luminare Press since 2018, so they must be doing something right. Actually, they do a lot that is right, from editing to design, and distribution arrangements. They respond promptly to questions, concerns, or changes during publication. They are friendly and competent and I am pleased to have them on my team. I will continue using their services and relying on their experience. L. Wade Powers