Humble Quill

pur­vey­or of qual­i­ty syl•la•bles

Artisinal, goblin-lettered literature to delight you.

Our Process

At Hum­ble Quill ®, we do things the old-fash­ioned way. Clarence, our print-gob­lin, painstak­ing­ly hand-let­ters every page of every book—even the eBooks.

Does that take extra time? Of course, but it’s worth the effort. Because tra­di­tions mat­ter. Qual­i­ty. Atten­tion to detail. Unpaid labor by mag­i­cal­ly-bound fer­al humanoids.

It’s how we’ve always done things. And we think you’ll read the dif­fer­ence.

The Nothing Within

Cen­turies after the col­lapse, a young woman in what was once Amish coun­try tries to save what’s left of humankind—and to dis­cov­er who she real­ly is.

Win­ner: Best Sci­ence Fic­tion Nov­el
Next Gen­er­a­tion Indie Book Awards (2020)

Win­ner: Best Sci­ence Fic­tion Nov­el
Nation­al Indie Excel­lence Awards (2020)

 First Run­ner-Up: Best Com­mer­cial Fic­tion Nov­el
Eric Hof­fer Award (2020)

Final­ist: Best Sci­ence Fic­tion Nov­el
Fore­word Indies Book of the Year Awards (2019)

This mag­i­cal, ter­ri­fy­ing, and whim­si­cal debut is a gen­uine­ly orig­i­nal and immer­sive take on post-apoc­a­lyp­tic SF.”
— Pub­lish­ers Week­ly (Starred Review)

[I]mpossible to put down…nothing short of a sto­ry­telling mas­ter­work.”
— BlueInk Review (Starred Review)

[A] fresh and inge­nious take on the post-apoc­a­lyp­tic novel…that main­tains sus­pense from its first page to its last.”
— Fore­word Clar­i­on Reviews (★★★★★)

Crafty sur­pris­es abound in this debut novel…[P]henomenal world­build­ing.”
— Kirkus Reviews

 

The Nothing Within

Cen­turies after the col­lapse, a young woman in what was once Amish coun­try tries to save what’s left of humankind—and to dis­cov­er who she real­ly is.

Win­ner: Best Sci­ence Fic­tion Nov­el
Next Gen­er­a­tion Indie Book Awards (2020)

Win­ner: Best Sci­ence Fic­tion Nov­el
Nation­al Indie Excel­lence Awards (2020)

 First Run­ner-Up: Best Com­mer­cial Fic­tion Nov­el
Eric Hof­fer Award (2020)

Final­ist: Best Sci­ence Fic­tion Nov­el
Fore­word Indies Book of the Year Awards (2019)

This mag­i­cal, ter­ri­fy­ing, and whim­si­cal debut is a gen­uine­ly orig­i­nal and immer­sive take on post-apoc­a­lyp­tic SF.”
— Pub­lish­ers Week­ly (Starred Review)

[I]mpossible to put down…nothing short of a sto­ry­telling mas­ter­work.”
— BlueInk Review (Starred Review)

[A] fresh and inge­nious take on the post-apoc­a­lyp­tic novel…that main­tains sus­pense from its first page to its last.”
— Fore­word Clar­i­on Reviews (★★★★★)

Crafty sur­pris­es abound in this debut novel…[P]henomenal world­build­ing.”
— Kirkus Reviews

 

Contact Leon

Leon, our spokes-ogre, will be delight­ed to answer your inquiries.

Well…actually, he won’t be delight­ed. Noth­ing puts Leon in a fouler mood than “FOOLISH HUMAN QUESTIONS.” He will answer, though.

He’s not good at this, but it’s bet­ter than let­ting him ram­page through the coun­try­side eat­ing stray pets and unat­tend­ed chil­dren.

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