FICTION HOUSE PUBLISHING – Cincinnati, Lindia City, Manhattan
(Original chartering inspired by Harriet Beecher, pre-Stowed)
James Thaddeus ‘Blackjack’ Fiction, Founder, Proprietor from 1830’s to 1930’s.
Current Publisher-Archivist – Raji Singh.
Mission statement: I have resurrected Fiction House Publishing to reprint sought-after classic works originally published by the Fiction House, and to discover and make available to historians and a curious public the sometimes lurid, never mundane, always exciting tomes of the most successful writers residing for part or all of their literary careers at the Fiction House. While doing so I will reveal some of the most notorious and controversial characters in America who visited.
The Beginnings – James Thaddeus ‘Blackjack’ Fiction, growing up in a wharf-shack on a Cincinnati pier in the 1820’s and ‘30’s, swaps tales by lantern-light with his guardian, an ancient mariner. Blackjack re-tells them to entertain dockworkers on their breaks. Money’s tossed into his cap. Later, he hand-writes the stories. A Bookseller is born.
Various Authors and Titles:
Charles Darwin – The Beagle Has Landed
Harriet Beecher – Conceiving Liza and Thomas
Stephen F. Austin – A Collector’s Life: Butterflies of the Tehas ‘Tertorry
William ‘Golden Boy’ Golden: (Fiction House’s best seller; hundreds of novels and tomes)
Liege Leather – My Life With the Two-Legs: A Gator’s Tale (as told to Golden Boy)
Captain Polly and Turt – Creatures Unchained (as told to Golden Boy)
Rrrose Heather – Whure’s Delight: Recipes for the Boudoir
Lazarus Bontez ‘Laza Bones’ Thibidioux – Getting What You Deserve Without Working For It