Aquarius Press/Willow Books

Veteran's Day Stories from the Margot McMahon Collection

Two titles highlight a decades-old family saga, told from the perspective of daughter Margot McMahon, "lucky number seven" in a brood of eight children. Mac & Irene: A WWII Saga, tells the true story of Franklin "Mac" McMahon, a talented artist who served as a navigator and who survived a German prison camp to return home to his love Irene in Chicago. Franklin would go on to become a presidential artist and NASA mission illustrator.

Written by Heather Buchanan-Gueringer — November 01, 2023

Black Fire This Time Featured in New York Review of Books

The momentum for the Black Fire This Time anthology continues to grow and has reached the notice of the New York Review of Books. In today’s article, “A New Flame for Black Fire: What Will be the Legacy of the Black Arts Movement?” author and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Ishmael Reed describes Black Fire This Time as heralding a new golden age of Black writing for the 2000s.

Written by Heather Buchanan-Gueringer — January 14, 2023

Black Fire This Time Holiday Special Price

Special holiday price for Black Fire This Time, the critically-acclaimed anthology featuring over 100 black poets and writers. Includes literary legends Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, Ishmael Reed and Haki Madhubuti. National Tour begins in early 2023. 496 pages.

Discount price: $25

Written by Heather Buchanan-Gueringer — November 19, 2022

Memorial Day and the "Man Who Drew the News"

Franklin McMahon led a remarkable life... And now, thanks to his daughter, Margot McMahon, we learn of another compelling chapter.

Written by Heather Buchanan-Gueringer — May 26, 2021

"Raising King" Author and Social Justice Today

Raising King is authorized by the Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., Inc., making it a significant contribution to American literary history. 

Written by Heather Buchanan-Gueringer — June 02, 2020

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