June 21, 2021

Exciting developments: Launch of Shadow of the Son

Hello! For a period of stillness in the world unlike any other, we have been very busy and productive. We have news! The Spanish translation of Eye of the Moon (El ojo de la luna), was released October 22nd 2020 worldwide, with special emphasis in Colombia. Their largest bookstore chain requested 1,000 copies to be sold in all their stores, nationwide, three of which are […]
March 23, 2021

Meet the Team: Germán and Constanza of El ojo de la luna

[Reposted from Ivan Obolensky’s blog.] The process of translating Eye of the Moon into Latin American Spanish (El ojo de la luna) involved the work of several people. In this post I am delighted to introduce you to the translator and editor through an interview by Smith-Obolensky Media. (Esta entrevista también está en español.) Germán González Correa, Translator Tell us about your experience when you […]
February 16, 2021

Smith-Obolensky Media featured in an IBPA Spotlight

Here is an excerpt of our interview with Christopher Locke for the IBPA Member Spotlight: IBPA: How were you able to get the Latin American Spanish literary translation of your book, Eye of the Moon (translated as El ojo de la luna), carried in Colombia’s largest bookstore chain? Mary Jo Smith-Obolensky: It was most fortuitous: a childhood friend introduced me to a well-known Colombian novelist, […]
April 6, 2018

March: A Month of Firsts

We continue to experience a lot of “firsts” and March was busy with two big ones: in early March we attended our first Book Festival at the Tucson Festival of Books, and late March we had our first Book Reading at the Glendale Central Library, Arts and Culture (in California). Both were eye-opening experiences and we all enjoyed various aspects of the events. The main […]
February 15, 2018

Interview with Tom Hyman

During the time Ivan was writing Eye of the Moon, I was reading the chapters as they came out of the printer. When Ivan had completed three, he would send them to Tom. Tom and I shared the adventure of this novel developing bit by bit, and we had this unspoken agreement of letting the story develop without interference. It was a wild ride, and […]
February 5, 2018


Today, Eye of the Moon goes out into the world. It is a day of celebration! We have had advanced readers worldwide, from varying backgrounds, and the response has been overall very enthusiastic. We have connected with many, on social media and in person, and are set up to continue this momentum. We look forward to all the future readers and to groups discussing the […]
December 22, 2017

Season’s Greetings and update

Hello from the exciting world of publishing Eye of the Moon! I wanted to wish you a very joyous season, and also give you a small update. We have been learning a lot, figuring out many things, and winning battles on many fronts. One of the biggest challenges was to be able to get the novel in many outlets, for all kinds of readers, and […]
November 21, 2017

Giving Thanks Giveaway

In the spirit of thanksgiving, we are hosting a giveaway of five advanced copies of Eye of the Moon until the 6th of December. Enter at Ivan Obolensky’s blog. Matthew Henry [Original photo cropped and resized]
October 23, 2017

Visit our new Shop page!

Preorder Eye of the Moon for a limited time. We have special forms for international, wholesale and educational/charitable orders. Book clubs and other similar groups get a discount.
October 12, 2017

Interview with entrepreneur Nick Thacker

Nick Thacker was recommended to me for his skillful book and cover design through his company, Turtleshell Press, and in the process of collaborating with him, I came to appreciate how multitalented he is. He is an artist who has worked in many aspects of the publishing industry. You are a professional musician, an illustrator, a writer – how did that come about? I believe […]