Space Tigers Publishing is an indie publisher producing books for Children, Young Adults, and New Adults. Our main focus is fantasy and science fiction with quirky, or heart-felt twists.

We do offer book design, layout, illustration, and indie publishing guidance services at certain times of the year. Please check out our page for more information.

Latest News!

March 30th, 2023

Ticana Zhu will be at the following events:

April 22nd–Ohioana Book Festival
(Columbus Metropolitan Library–Main Library 96 S. Grant Ave.)
10:30 AM – 5:00 PM

May 4th–Self-publishing round table (South Euclid-Lyndhurt Cuyahoga County Library 1876 S Green Rd)
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

May 6th— Author Author! (Cafe Phix MidTown 6955 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland)
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

June 21st— Formatting and Uploading Your Book to Amazon (South Euclid-Lyndhurt Cuyahoga County Library 1876 S Green Rd)
7:00 PM – 8:30PM

February 6th, 2023

After being delayed by 2 (TWO!) months, book three in the “Cycles of the Lights” series: Stillness in the Storm by Ava Reiss is finally being released at the end of this month! Kindle pre-orders are open now! click here

October 13th, 2022

New children’s book out by Ticana Zhu!

Hadrian, an Alaskan Malamute, meets a funny-looking bee named Jetty. It seems Jetty used to be a dog… until he’d upset a magic cat! Can Hadrian help him return to doghood?
click here to buy!

September 30th, 2022

Space Tigers Publishing will be selling books at the following events. We will also have limited edition items such as special-made stickers, t-shirts, hats, and discounted books.

Avon Lake Public Library’s Read/Write/Local
November 12th from 10AM-1PM

July 17th, 2022

Get ready! Dynasty of Summer: Part Two is releasing August 4th, 2022! To-preorder the ebook, go here (<- click)

To pick up a paperback copy in person, Ticana Zhu will be at Loganberry Books on August 6th, 2022. There will be only be a few copies of Dynasty of Summer: Part Two available for sale, so make sure you grab yours to skip waiting on shipping! (She’ll only be there from Noon-4pm).

Dynasty of Summer: Part One is currently on stock at Loganberry Books.

May 1st, 2022

Ava Reiss’ art exhibit, “Drifting in the Galaxy” is now up at Loganberry Books (13015 Larchmere Blvd, Shaker Hts). An artist’s reception will be open to the public on May 6th (Friday) from 6pm-8pm. Snacks and beverages will be provided. All art purchases must go through Loganberry Books until the end of May, 2022.

Samples below. More art availabe in store. Prints available in store as well. Please visit during regular bookstore hours.

Ava Reiss’ art exhibit at Loganberry Books will run all of May 2022.
Check Ava Reiss’ art at Loganberry Books on Larchmere in Shaker Hts for the month of May, 2022
All of Ava Reiss’ art on exhibit at Loganberry Books must be bought through the store for the month of May, 2022.

August 20th, 2021

Dynasty of Summer: Part One has released with raving reviews! To purchase this title, head to Amazon.com. If you’re in NE Ohio and would like to support a local bookstore, check out Loganberry Books (13015 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland); they carry copies of Ticana Zhu and Ava Reiss’ books

Story synopsis: Summer is a daughter to the Emperor’s fourth concubine during the Xia Dynasty. After stumbling upon her half-brother’s corpse, she finds herself faced with dangers she couldn’t begin to understand. As if those troubles weren’t enough, she’s ambushed while traveling to her betrothed’s kingdom. Summer was meant to live in luxury and safety with her new husband, but instead finds herself amongst bandits.

With the aid of her brother from a shared mother, Winter, and friend, Hanming, she navigates her way back home to Zhenxun. Yet once she returns, Summer discovers treachery had been living alongside her in the palace her entire life. It’s not long before she finds herself a target.

To purchase on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dynasty-Summer-Part-Ticana-Zhu/dp/1949195163


Our newest release is The Seed of Life
now available on Amazon (click here to view)

January 22nd, 2021

At age 23, Kameclara achieved her childhood dream: becoming an operative of the Intergalactic Military. They’re deadly effective and highly revered; protecting their home planet, Teroma, is their main task.

Yet, Kameclara always felt it was the stars that called to her, not a sense of duty. Their frozen planet circles the edge of the Ia system, barely hospitable. She’d always felt there must be another place more like home. She longed to find it, and the Intergalactic Military afforded the chance.

Within the first week of becoming green-lit, Kameclara and her team are taken into the fold of the planet’s deepest secrets. They learn their system contains nine planets, not the seven they were taught in school. Hidden deep in their sun’s expansive corona are the planets, Jema, and Ima. As if the news didn’t astound enough, Kameclara is handed her first mission. Instead of traveling outward into the stars, the operatives are headed to Jema, where they have a base.

Along the journey, Kameclara discovers there’s no end to the Intergalactic Military’s secrets. At first they’re told they’re to secure the Jeman base. Then, Kameclara learns of the Seed of Life, an item said to hold the fate of all her people… and the true purpose of their mission.


A bit about us…

Ava Reiss has previously released Fall of Ima (YA genre), and Space Tigers (Children’s genre). Fall of Ima is a fantasy/sci-fi novel about sorcery and conquest. A lost Queen returns, waging war. Space Tigers teaches one not to judge a person, nor a Space Tiger by their appearance. Both available on Amazon.com (click on title for its link)

Ticana Zhu‘s children’s book, Three Ray’s of Heaven’s Light tells a tale of a Chinese fairy who loves humanity. She’s concerned about their fate, until her elder sister explains the gifts they’ve been granted. (Available on Amazon) Ticana also has Dynasty of Summer expected to release August 14th,  2021.

Please visit “World Creators” to get to know our authors better.  Don’t forget to follow our blog to hear directly from Ava Reiss and Ticana Zhu!

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Space Tigers, Mantou and Mochi are being picked on by their kind. They decide to leave Catopia in search of new friends. They find themselves on Earth and unable to return home. The story teaches one not to judge a person (or a Space Tiger) by their appearance.

 “Out by a far, far sun, there is a place where Space Tigers play…” from Space Tigers – the children’s book by Ava Reiss.

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