Monday, May 28, 2018

Some Very Messy Medieval Magic: A New Magical Middlegrade Tale by Blog Legend C. Lee McKenzie!

Hey, everyone! I've been away for a LONG while, but this post isn't about me. A great friend and blogging legend has recently released her new book, but shortly thereafter lost her husband to a cardiac event. I feel this is the least I can do while she takes time off the interwebs. Please check out her website and other works as well!

Some Very Messy Medieval Magic by C. Lee McKenzie

Pete and his friend Weasel thought they’d closed the Time Lock. But a young page from medieval times, Peter of Bramwell, goes missing. His absence during a critical moment will forever alter history unless he’s found. There’s only one solution - fledgling wizard Pete must take the page’s place.

Accompanied by Weasel and Fanon, Pete’s alligator familiar, they travel to 1173 England. But what if the page remains lost - will Pete know what to do when the critical moment arrives? Toss in a grumpy Fanon, the duke’s curious niece, a talking horse and the Circle of Stones, Pete realizes he’s in over his wizard head yet again...

C. Lee McKenzie has a background in Linguistics and Inter-Cultural Communication, but these days her greatest passion is writing for young readers. When she’s not writing she’s hiking or traveling or practicing yoga or asking a lot questions about things she still doesn’t understand.

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Thanks, everyone! Hope your Memorial Day is a good one. Sorry for my absence. I'll post again in June with a much needed update.

Monday, January 15, 2018

A Busy New Year: Guest Posting with C. Lee McKenzie, Thinking Through Our Fingers, and IWSG Pitch Event!

Happy New Year, Blogosphere!

It took a while to find my footing after the apple dropped on Times Square. I'm here now and, apparently, scattered in many directions. My first contributing post to Thinking Through Our Fingers is up now, and so is a little something about the Full Dark anthology on C. Lee Mckenzie's blog. Go and have a look see. Their sites are amazing.

In spreading the word, aspiring writers won't want to miss this event! It's the second Insecure Writers Support Group Twitter Pitch. How does it work? All writers and authors are invited to participate. Create a Twitter-length pitch for your completed and polished manuscript and leave room for genre, age, and the hashtag. On January 18, Tweet your pitch. If your pitch receives a favorite/heart from a publisher/agent check their submission guidelines and send your requested query. One Twitter pitch every hour per manuscript.

For complete rules and guidelines, visit the ISWG website.

In others news: I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. Mine was filled with gratitude and reflection, and thoughts on where I want to go as a person and a writer. Work is stabilizing, and I now have my Fridays off again to write. The Woven sequel is quite literally close to being wrapped up with some 20 pages left to polish. It's Butt-In-Chair season, people! After that? Back to zombies and other stuff.   My Zombie Summer: Part 2 is well overdue, but I have high hopes to have it ready and released within the year, as well as another secret fantasy novel. More on that one as we get closer to finishing it.

And the new Star Wars movie? Not bad. Old Luke is super fun.

That's all for now, my friends. This looks to be a big year for sci fi and fantasy in all mediums, so I'll be sure to highlight what I find that you don't want to miss. Like the release of The Death Cure--been waiting a while, and it looks pretty good. Until the next post, keep it crispy!

I'm David, and porgs are tasty . . .