In 2019, Derek J. Ardolf created Story Influx Press as a publishing imprint with the following intentions:
- Explore the world of indie publishing by first experimenting on his own work, like a proper mad scientist.
- Bring stories into the world, anywhere from Fiction/Non-Fiction narratives to experimental prose and music.
- Build a team of collaborators that can help bring stability, creativity, and passion to the above.
The first project was A Narrative in Flux, a novel by Cori H. Spenzich with illustrations by Nicolae Negura, released on October 15th, 2019.