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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Kick Off

Kick offs. They have them in football and my writing group had theirs Tuesday evening at a local bookstore. It was great fun with door prizes given out and the winners for the summer writing contest announced. (I didn't enter by the way.)

More important it gave us a chance to catch up on each others lives and reconnect not just as writers but also as people, each of us unique and none of us trying to be like someone else. We weren't envious of each others success or lack thereof,  because we celebrate equally both our failures/rejections and our victories/publication.

Each of us are on our own path to publication. That is as it should be since we are each different from one another and have our own goals and where we want to be either today, tomorrow or five years from now.

Such support is more than worth its weight in either gold or silver. I am fortunate indeed.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Anthology invites

On my agenda since I have two invites for anthologies are:

A Western ghost story for which I have several ideas but haven't settled on which one yet.

An adventure of space colonization that I'm really excited about and already have the opening scene in mind.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Signings - not what most think they are

Saturday I had a signing at the Denver County Fair along with fellow authors David Boop, Julie Campbell and David Riley. We didn't sell many books but we did network, visit with friends who dropped by to support us and talked with potential new readers. 

Afterward, I wandered the fair with my spouse, bought some new clothes then drove home in the rain.

Monday, I went to another signing, mostly to support my fellow writers, at Fireside Books and Coffee in Englewood. I had a great time networking, meeting folks I only know on my Facebook, actually bought a book, and sought submissions for 'Different Dragons', my next anthology project.

My next project - write a ghost story for an anthology that David Riley is editing.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Fanfiction Story

Only project that got done this week was a fanfiction story that was requested by a fanzine editor.
Title: 'Happened Before and Again'.
Opening line : My directive stood. I was to protect Atlantis at all costs. 
Zine : 'Diamonds and Dynamite'.
Editor : Mysti Frank.
Fandoms : Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG1, Falling Skies, Battlestar Galactica both the 2003 & 1978 versions, and Caprica. (Crossover.)
Available :
Not sure how to search for it so you might have to contact Mysti and ask.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Time Traveling Coffers Update

'Time Traveling Coffers' is finally done and sent to the publisher.  Theme: An object must directly or indirectly be the cause of a time traveling adventure.  The twelve accepted tales from both published and new comers tackled the question in some very interesting ways. Targeted release date: October 2012 in time for MileHiCon.

Final story order:

Time Con  - Alan Lickiss                                                               

The Locket – Nikalas Nowell                                                              

Island Out of Time – Dave Withe                              

Eternal Escapes – Carol Hightshoe                                     

One Large Universe – Peter Wacks                               

The Worm – Matt Chatelain  

Question Unresolved – Malcolm Cowen                      
Johnny Cache Steps Out – Sheryl Normandeau               

Seven Secret Minutes – Kessie Carroll                                   

The Story Within – Kaitlyn Wooley                                

Sins of the Father – Rebecca McFarland-Kyle

Danger said the Dragon  – Dana Bell   

Congratulations to all the writers and readers - come enjoy the fun!