Keith F. Shovlin

We are thankful for . . .

2016 is coming to a close and we are taking this holiday to look back at the many wonderful opportunities we've had over the past year:

  • We are thankful to a our new Creatives Michael B. Judkins and Thomas P. Athridge, entrusting us with their stories.
  • We are thankful to James D. King and Bianca Palmisano, for working with us on their second books.
  • We are thankful to Aylin Vega, Ian Roberts, and A.C. Charlap, for working with us on new podcast series.
  • We are thankful to Paul Dickinson Russell, for completing his fantasy epic, The Will of the Magi, so we can share it with the world.
  • We are thankful to Shiella Bowler, Deepan Chatterjee, Joshua M. Morgan, Shayla Morris, and Philip J. Sipkov, along with our other Creatives for continuing to help us succeed.
  • We are thankful to all of the wonderful members of our audio, design, and editorial staffs for all of their hard work on the many projects that have come our way.
  • We are thankful to all the of the contributors to this year's aois21 annual, our first all digital literary magazine.
  • We are thankful to Pablo Sierra of Walls of Books in DC, our new retail partner.
  • We are thankful to Allen Robinson of Books and Other Found Things in Leesburg, for continuing to support our authors and events.
  • We are thankful for every challenge and every opportunity, for it is only through them that we can really grow, and
  • We are thankful for the new year to keep on growing and sharing our stories with the world!

From the aois21 staff . . .

Editor in Chief Corey Parker
"I am thankful for a job I like and a loving wife.
 I am thankful for all the authors who choose to share their stories with the world.
 I am thankful for good friends and good family relationships"

Tech Specialist Joshua Silberman
"I've often talked about how thankful I am for my family and friends, but this year I also want to include my girlfriend who I moved in with in August.  Simply put, she's inspired me to be more empathetic to the world around me."

Creative Adjacent Adam Wallick
"I'm thankful for the many opportunities I've had this year to spend time with my family."

Publisher Keith F. Shovlin
"I'm thankful for my wife and children, and all the opportunities I've had over the past year. I am also thankful for every new challenge that I've faced, and for those to come."

New Retail Partner: Walls of Books

New Retail Partner: Walls of Books

aois21 has a new retail and touring partner in Washington, DC, Walls of Books in Petworth!

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aois21 publishing announces two new podcast series

Audio-only series will promote work and authors of new kind of publisher 

MOUNT VERNON, VA – aois21 publishing, LLC announced today their first foray into audio promotion with the launch of two podcast series, Publish Me! and Passion on the Page. 


Publish Me! is a process podcast series following the publication of the fantasy novel, The Will of the Magi, by Paul Dickinson Russell. Released on the 7th of each month, it will be hosted by aois21 executive officer Keith F. Shovlin and Russell, a new aois21 Creative. Each episode, Keith and Paul will discuss the writing process and share details about the book, including new passages and character development. Once Paul’s manuscript is complete, the podcast will welcome guests to discuss next steps. Guests will include aois21 editor in chief Corey Parker on the editing process and chief of development Camie Rodan on marketing strategy. Subscribe to get insight into everything that goes into turning an idea into a thrilling fantasy novel.


Passion on the Page is a poetry podcast featuring aois21 Creatives and guest poets. To be released every 21 days, it will feature the voice work of aois21 advisor Maphon Ashmon introducing each poet. The poets themselves, or a selected reader, will then read a select poem and give insight into its background or deeper meaning. The podcast will regularly feature the work of aois21 Creatives Shiella Bowler (What This Black Woman Knows), Bianca Palmisano (The Empty Spaces), and Philip J. Sipkov (Early Thoughts of a Young Man). Guest poets will also be invited to submit, with preference first given to those that contribute to the aois21 annual literary magazine. 

Both podcasts are being hosted by Soundcloud and will be available on iTunes, Stitcher radio, and online at To keep up with Keith and Paul about the Publish Me! podcast, aois21 has launched a Facebook page ( and a twitter feed (@PublishPodcast). 

“This podcast is an amazing opportunity and one that I am looking forward to diving into with Keith and the rest of the team at aois21,” said Paul Dickinson Russell. “I am ecstatic for everything that this process represents and humbly thank Keith and the rest of the team at aois21 for everything that they have done, and will do, while we go on this journey together.”

“We’ve been preparing for this next step for some time now,” said Keith F. Shovlin, aois21’s executive officer. “We believe these two podcasts fill a niche in the podcasting world and will help spread the message about our wonderful authors and also bring us closer to other writers out there looking for a publisher that embraces all opportunities.”