All my friends are
metalheads amazing writers, working hard and getting their stories published like the superstars they are!
There's been a lot of well-deserved successes in my circle of friends lately, so this post is me raising a glass to them and sharing some writers and anthologies you should be looking out for.
And if I've missed something, drop me a comment below with your exciting news.
K.C. and Rob are in the Fox Spirit "Piracy" anthology
Two of my friends and fellow Inkbots, K.C. and Rob, have stories in the upcoming 'Piracy' anthology by Fox Spirit. The accepted stories were announced here, and Fox Spirit owner Adele says "I’m really excited about this series and we have great stories taking piracy from a child’s mind, to the high seas and straight onto mind jacking. We have strange beasts and the penalty for stealing dreams."
It's part of the Fox Pockets series I mentioned yesterday, a series of reasonably priced pocket-sized books containing around a dozen short stories.
K.C.Shaw's story is "Skyway", starring two lady airship pirates in a fascinating steampunk universe. It's guaranteed to be awesome and I can't wait to read it.
Rob Haines' story is "Pieces of 2^3" swings more in the sci-fi direction, putting an exciting new spin on digital piracy.
It looks like there will be many more talented writers involved as well. I'm looking forward to buying this anthology!
Rob is being published in the "Tales of Eve" anthology
Rob Haines and K.C. are both insanely productive writers, putting my own workflow to shame. Have you seen all the books on K.C.'s site? They all sound amazing! Plus she's got a short story up on Daily Science Fiction.
Editor Mhairi said Rob's story made her cry, so no doubt I'll be blubbing as well.
Take a look at that cover! It's gorgeous, isn't it?
John Dixon's TV Pilot is looking awesome
The TV Pilot for INTELLIGENCE, based on John's upcoming YA thriller PHOENIX ISLAND, is going well.
Erika's ready for the end of the world
Erika Beebe is now officially a published author, with her short story coming out from J. Taylor Publishing later this year. J.Taylor create some fantastic covers and I'm sure this anthology will have a great one too -- I'll share the cover for One More Day, and a short summaries for her story, on May 13, 2013.
PRESS RELEASE: J. Taylor Publishing Signs Seven Authors To One More Day, A YA Anthology To Release December 2, 2013
Six authors to be featured with L.S. Murphy in Young Adult Anthology, One More Day, from J. Taylor Publishing.
J. Taylor Publishing will release One More Day, an anthology of seven short stories written for young adults, with a world’s end theme.
The anthology’s theme, centered around what would happen if ‘tomorrow’ didn’t happen, produced dozens of entries with seven stories selected. “We asked authors to think on a prompt, particularly what happens as characters feel the stop, feel the shift, as they realize, only they know how to make everything go back to normal,” says J. Taylor Publishing.
With a singular theme, one might expect all stories to be “the same”, but in One More Day, the challenge to create something completely unique was met by all authors. From contemporary to paranormal, fantasy to comedy and mixes of multiple genres, each of the seven stories represents the author’s interpretation and method of ensuring the world doesn’t end—somehow, someway.
About Erika Beebe
Inspired by her first grade teacher's belief in her imagination from the first story she ever wrote, Erika has been a storyteller ever since. A dreamer and an experiencer, she envisions the possibilities in life and writes to bring hope when sometimes the moment doesn’t always feel that way.
Working in the field of public relations and communications for more than ten years, she has always been involved with writing, editing, and engaging others in public speaking.
Her two young children help keep her creativity alive and the feeling of play in the forefront of her mind.
R.H. Ragona’s Circus of Magic is the greatest circus of Ellada. Nestled among the glowing blue Penglass – remnants of a mysterious civilisation long gone – are wonders beyond the wildest imagination. It’s a place where anything seems possible, where if you close your eyes you can believe that the magic and knowledge of the vanished Chimeras is still there. It’s a place where anyone can hide.
Iphigenia Laurus, or Gene, the daughter of a noble family, is uncomfortable in corsets and crinoline, and prefers climbing trees to debutante balls. Micah Grey, a runaway living on the streets, joins the circus as an aerialist’s apprentice and soon becomes the circus’s rising star. But Gene and Micah have balancing acts of their own to perform, and a secret in their blood that could unlock the mysteries of Ellada.
The official UK release is tomorrow (February 7th), but Amazon have been shipping out orders early which means I've been snuggling up to read it every night... when the dogs don't steal my armchair to have a read, that is.
And that's not the only awesome news happening on our writing front! My friend John Dixon's YA Thriller,
Dissident PHOENIX ISLAND, comes out in 2014 and he's sold the pilot of Intelligence, a show based on it, to CBS! John's been working hard to get this far, and it's great to see it pay off for him. Go stop by his blog and say congratulations, because when Dissident hits the shelves it's gonna be huge.
Man, it's great to see good things happening to my writing friends. :) But now, it's time for me to settle down with a cuppa tea and read more of Pantomime.