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Today is the launch day for D is for Dinosaur!

Within these stories — set in alternative histories, far-flung futures and times just around the corner — dinosaurs whimper and waste away or roar and rage. People can be dinosaurs, as can ideas, fictions and flesh. Knitted dinosaurs share space with ghostly, genetically engineered and even narcotic ones.

Teenagers must embrace their inner dinosaurs in order to find peace and belonging, a dying woman duels a God in a far future city that echoes aspects of our past, an abused wife accompanies her husband on a hunt for an ancient power and finds more than she could ever have imagined and a girl with wonderful magical powers stumbles across the bones of a giant long-dead lizard. And so much more!

My story is the letter X, which means both X and Q are now out of the way. It’s a story unconnected with my previous trilogy for the alphabet anthologies, but if all goes according to plan, should be the start of a new one.

Click the cover to visit Poise and Pen website for links to purchase on the various Amazon regional sites. Order during the pre-launch sale for a discount on the final price.

D is for Dinosaur

 

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D is for Dinosaur is coming on February 21!

If you pre-order at Amazon, you can buy the eBook for $0.99, before the price goes up to $1.99 on release day.

D is for Dinosaur Pre-order

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We have the cover for D is for Dinosaur!

Click on the teaser image to see the full cover at Rhonda Parrish’s site:

D is for Dinosaur Teaser

For the fourth installment of Rhonda Parrish’s Alphabet Anthologies, contributors were challenged to write about dinosaurs. The resulting twenty-six stories contain widely different interpretations of the dinosaur theme and span the spectrum from literal to metaphoric.

Within these pages stories set in alternate histories, far-flung futures and times just around the corner, dinosaurs whimper and waste away, or roar and rage. People can be dinosaurs, as can ideas, fictions and flesh. Knitted dinosaurs share space with ghostly, genetically engineered and even narcotic ones.

Teenagers must embrace their inner dinosaurs in order to find peace and belonging, a dying woman duels a God in a far future city that echoes aspects of our past, an abused wife accompanies her husband on a hunt for an ancient power and finds more than she could ever have imagined and a girl with wonderful magical powers stumbles across the bones of a giant long-dead lizard. And so much more!

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My story Perfect Peace appears in Spark: A Creative Anthology, Volume VII.

The anthology is currently on sale for 33% off, so this is a great time to pick up a copy!

Spark: A Creative Anthology, Volume VII

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Today is the launch day for C is for Chimera!

Blend reality with fantasy. Mesh science fiction with mystery. Mix history with what should have been. They are all chimera.

A shadow tells a tale of schoolyard bullies. A long-vanished monster returns from the cold dark. Make-up makes up a life. Alchemy, Atlantis, and apocalypse. These 26 tales bring both chaos and closure to dark and elusively fantastic geographies.

My story is the letter G, and completes the trilogy I started with my stories in the first two alphabet anthologies.

You can join us on Facebook today for the Release Party, and click the cover to visit Poise and Pen website for links to purchase sites.

C is for Chimera

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Today is the launch day for A is for Apocalypse!

What do you get when you take twenty-six amazing writers, randomly assign them a letter of the alphabet and give them complete artistic freedom within a theme?

A is for Apocalypse

A is for Apocalypse contains twenty-six apocalyptic stories written by both well-known and up-and-coming writers. Monsters, meteors, floods, war–the causes of the apocalypses in these tales are as varied as the stories themselves.

This volume contains work by Ennis Drake, Beth Cato, Kenneth Schneyer, Damien Angelica Walters, K. L. Young, Marge Simon, Milo James Fowler, Simon Kewin, C.S. MacCath, Steve Bornstein and more!

My story is the letter L, but since it’s day one I’m not giving away the full title yet. I’ll update this post with it later. Updated now that B is for Broken is out :)

The launch party is taking place on Facebook today, join us in the event!

You can also pick up you copy now! There’s a 10% off promo for the rest of the month of August, if you use the listed coupon code at Smashwords or CreateSpace:

Smashwords: use coupon code PJ67Q to get 10% off in August

ePub —$6.99

Kindle — $6.99

PDF — $6.99

CreateSpace: use coupon code TY6D2CWD to get 10% off in August

Paperback — $17.99

Kobo

ePub— $6.99

Amazon

Kindle — $6.41

Paperback — $17.99

A is for Apocalypse

 

 

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I’m excited about this anthology, as I think the concept is a lot of fun, and I enjoyed writing my story to meet it. We’re still not at release date yet, but I can share the cover, at least!

A is for ApocalypseWhat do you get when you take twenty-six amazing writers, randomly assign them a letter of the alphabet and give them complete artistic freedom within a theme?

A is for Apocalypse

A is for Apocalypse contains twenty-six apocalyptic stories written by both well-known and up-and-coming writers. Monsters, meteors, floods, war–the causes of the apocalypses in these tales are as varied as the stories themselves.

This volume contains work by Ennis Drake, Beth Cato, Kenneth Schneyer, Damien Angelica Walters, K. L. Young, Marge Simon, Milo James Fowler, Simon Kewin, C.S. MacCath, Steve Bornstein and more!

I’m biased of course, being one of the authors, but I think the anthology is great, and I’m looking forward to seeing it released.

If you’d like to enter to win a copy, Rhonda is giving away three ARC copies of A is for Apocalypse. These are physical copies, but can be shipped anywhere in the world. The Rafflecopter draw will run from May 12th to May 19th. On May 20th Rhonda will choose three winners and email them in order to get their shipping address.

Enter to giveaway here:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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My story Missing appears in the new anthology Metastasis from WolfSinger Publications.

WolfSinger Publications is pleased to announce the upcoming release of
METASTASIS: An Anthology to Support Cancer Research.

“Walk with us.” – Jay Lake

Walk with us as we explore the world of cancer as seen through a speculative fiction lens. Hold our hands while we venture into the world of what-ifs. Take a journey at our side as we experience the full spectrum of what cancer has to offer. The light, the darkness.

Metastasis

Edited by Rhonda Parrish, this extraordinary collection of speculative fiction revolves around the theme of cancer. Including work by award-winning and bestselling authors including Jay Lake and Kevin J. Anderson, these 26 stories and poems tell tales of pain and hope, love and loss, fear and strength.

WolfSinger Publications, the editor and contributors combined are donating a total of 62.5% of all proceeds to the American Cancer Society.

If you order from CreateSpace or Smashwords, from now until October 31st you can receive a new release 25% using the codes below.

Smashwords — Use coupon code LM63L in order to receive 25% off your order
ePub – $6.95
Kindle – $6.95
PDF – $6.95

Createspace — Use coupon code TGERED9J in order to receive 25% off your order
Paperback – $14.95

Kobo
ePub – $6.95

Amazon.com
Paperback – $14.95
Kindle – $6.95

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I didn’t do my W1S1 update at the end of November, because I’d spent most of my time on NaNo. Then in December, I spent it on other things (holidays are inherently distracting), or on trying to sort through the manuscript as it sat after Camp NaNo and NaNo. There doesn’t seem to be much point in putting up a pretty graphic, given how little progress I made on the short story revisions.

I’d made up my mind not to do W1S1 this year, but then I got an invite to the new Google+ community and accepted, so on that I’m easy to sway, apparently. I expect to follow along quietly, though, as I’m not exactly going to be following the rules. I want to get through my revisions at this point more than I want to be adding to the to-do list. We’ll see how that goes for the next few months :)

Other than that, I will continue to sort through the NaNo draft, and figure out which parts of this story I’m keeping. I’ve been telling people it will be interesting to see what the word count is once I’m done hacking out all the things I changed my mind on.

While I don’t talk about it much here, I have a novel draft that I keep going back to, yet never finishing. It’s been rewritten at least four times; characters have been added, deleted, renamed, merged, split; the setting has been changed; and the world revised and sharpened.

And it’s still not right.

I expect this will be the story that sits at the back of my mind until I figure out how I really want to tell it, but for now I’ve decided to let it rest. I’ve learned a lot from working on it, but I think it’s time it earned me my Drawer Novel merit badge.

Drawer Novel Merit Badge

I’ve made this decision before, and then pulled it out only a few months later. This time I’m putting at least a year ban on it. We’ll see if I can stick to that for a change :)

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I was able to get some revision time in last month, though I also had another project that then took over. Still, progress is good.

Now I just have to get those revised stories submitted :P

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Another small update, I’m afraid.

Still, I have my first S for my W1S1 pieces!

Anything in yellow is marked up on paper, which means getting the changes and rewrites into the computer. It’s not as fast as I was hoping for when I started posting these, but I’ve still chugged through a decent amount. Enough that I’ve decided to snag another merit badge: Editing! ^_~

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As a month, August got away from me. I spent the first half wondering how it was only that far in, and then the last half wondering where it went.

I finished Camp NaNoWriMo on the last day, but I didn’t get much else done as far as writing goals. I do have a small update, though.

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I have to admit, I avoid revision far more than I should. It’s harder to get over than I thought it would be. I don’t even have a NaNo to blame this time around.

My “accomplishment” this month was a quick run through to correct Echo Pen transcription. Somehow I’d forgotten I hadn’t moved most of these stories onto the computer yet >_<

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I managed the story and submission for this month, so that’s a good thing.

However, it occurred to me part way through that perhaps a month where most of my time would be spent grinding out a novel draft was perhaps not the best one to be setting an additional revision goal.

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I’ve been meaning to do a W1S1 check-in post for a while now, but I keep putting it off. Some of that comes from wanting to do it at the end of the month, when I’m least likely to be pleased with what I’ve done, but some of it comes from missing the mark in the goals I added to the main concept.

When I signed up for W1S1, I had two primary goals in addition to the general writing and submitting: make sure I was turning around the stories I have on submission at a decent rate, and bulk that list up.

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My story “Dandelion Shine” appears in The Blinking Anthology (available for purchase in paperback or as a free download PDF) from Blinking Cursor Literary Magazine.

The Blinking Anthology showcases poetry and fiction from writers worldwide.

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I joined up for the W1S1 January Blog chain at the Absolute Write Water Cooler. This month, the theme is to interview on of your characters, and it’s been a lot of fun seeing the different range or personalities the writers are working with.

You can see the whole chain at the link above, and check out the previous entry in the chain at KitCat’s: Twilight Asylum.

The next one is up at Misa Buckley.

I had a whole other interview planned, and then wrote this instead. I changed ideas when I realized I could just have two of my characters run the show themselves, and keep myself out of it ;) Adanya and Skye are characters from my 2011 NaNo Novel, which is currently in the editing and revision stage.


Skye:     Change of pace for today, folks. As per usual, there’s nothing to report from last night’s attempt at getting some concrete footage. I have some lovely shots of a blurry mailbox, if anyone needs, though. Rather than bore you with that, and because she was foolish enough to say yes, I’m doing reader questions for Miss Ada.

Adanya: This’s more interesting than watching the mailbox?

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“I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true — hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.” 

— Ray Bradbury

I’ve decided to join the fun at Write 1 Sub 1 for 2012. It’s a writing experiment following Ray Bradbury, is reported to have finished a story each week, mailed it out to a magazine, then started working on the next one. To start off, I’m not going to be jumping in at one story a week (I’ll reserve that for a future challenge), but I am going to join in the Write1Sub1 Monthly. I hope that will get me back to looking at short fiction, which I sorely neglected last year.

It seems like it will be crazy productive fun! :)

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It seems like one of the most common profile questions on writing-related sites is “What is your favourite book?” It makes sense. After all, we are writers; we must have at least one favourite book. Of course, the more typical problem is narrowing them down. It looks like at Absolute Write I didn’t even try.

Book Country gave us five spaces. These are the five on my list:

  • The Stand by Stephen King
  • Stardust by Neil Gaiman
  • Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
  • UFOs, JFK, and Elvis: Conspiracies You Don’t Have to be Crazy to Believe by Richard Belzar
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

When I was trying to pick one for LitReactor, I also considered Watership Down by Richard Adams and The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. In the end I went with The Stand again. I tend to reread the books I really like after a couple of years, and that’s the one I’ve reread the most so far. I guess that’s as good a way to cut the list down as any :)

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