Sepiessa Press began publishing primarily poetry in 1999 in West Tisbury, Massachusetts. A series of poetry broadsides and a limited-edition chapbook of poems, titled To Breathe, written collaboratively by Linda Black and Michael West, appeared in 2005. Just a few years later in 2009, Sepiessa Press published a chapbook of poems from the first year of the Promising Young Poets program, founded by Michael West and West Tisbury poet laureate Fan Ogilvie, with the chapbook edited by Michael West.
Dutch Reckoning, A Tommy Shakespear Mystery Thriller, is the first novel Sepiessa Press has published, appearing in September 2013. Misfit Blues, a novella prequel to Dutch Reckoning, arrived for the 2014 Christmas shopping season .
XOC- The White Shark Murders, a Martha’s Vineyard Eco-Thriller, was published in November 2013 . A second book in the series, BUZZD – The Bee Kill Conspiracy was published in August 2014, and was at the center of a series of author events called BUZZD and a Taste of Honey in the fall of 2104.
Also appearing in the fall of 2014 were three books of poems — The Mango, 52 Haiku and Natural Selection.
Sepiessa Press books are available at the Bunch of Grapes bookstore, and for those who live off-island, your local bookstore can order it through the Ingram catalog. Sepiessa Press books are also available on Amazon in print and digital formats.