Welcome to California Coldblood Books

California Coldblood Books publishes science-fiction, fantasy, and speculative

We are an imprint of Rare Bird Books

About Us

California Coldblood Books is a small publishing company dedicated to science-fiction, fantasy, and speculative writing.

We are an imprint of Rare Bird Books and are distributed in the United States by Publishers Group West.


Adam Korenman

Adam, a captain in the United States Army, has been writing fiction most of his life. He is a contributor to several online periodicals, and absorbs as much science as his mortal body can take. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his fiancee, and plans to keep writing until his fingers fall off.

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Meg Eden

Meg Eden's work has been published in various magazines, including Rattle, Drunken Boat, Poet Lore, and Gargoyle. She teaches at the University of Maryland. She has four poetry chapbooks, and her novel "Post-High School Reality Quest" is forthcoming from California Coldblood, an imprint of Rare Bird Lit. Check out her work at:

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Robert J. Peterson

Robert J. Peterson is a writer and web developer living in Los Angeles. A Tennessee native, he graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He’s the founder of California Coldblood Books.

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Beth Woodward

Beth Woodward enjoys traveling, going to sci-fi/fantasy conventions, watching movies, and reading voraciously. She is a rabid Doctor Who fan and spends a lot of time with her two cats. She currently lives in the Washington D.C. area.

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Robert J. Peterson


Robert J. Peterson founded California Coldblood Books in 2013. He's also the company's head of acquisitions, art director, lead editor, typesetter, and webmaster. He's the author of seven novels, a few of which will see life under the CCB banner, including the imprint's debut title, THE ODDS.

His friends call him Bob.

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Lauren Rock

Director of Publicity and Marketing

Lauren Rock handles all areas of publicity and marketing for CCB, as well as managing CCB's social media platforms. In addition to her duties with CCB, Lauren is an accomplished voice over talent. You can see her personal website (and listen to her reels) at


California Coldblood is closed to submissions at this time.


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