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 . . .

Monday, October 30, 2017

A Week of Charity: The Writing For Charity Conference and FULL DARK: An Anthology for Our Veterans!

It's going to be a busy week! A charitable week. And a week of ... maybe too much sugar. Maybe you'll be interested in a little reading to offset the Halloween treats? Just in time, a new anthology has released today with 11 twisted tales to read while waiting on visitors who will knock for your candy. You'll also find a story of mine inside!

Here's a little teaser to get you started ...
Full Dark is a collection of eleven short works with impressive depth and range. Twisted tales of ghosts, villains, and the paranormal await you—mystery, heinous fantasy, and pure suspense. Acclaimed and award-winning authors as well as a few talented newcomers have joined forces to be your guide. Venture into the dark if you dare.

Just A Matter Of Time by Loni Townsend
Forerunner by David Powers King
Taking Care Of You by Carrie Butler
The Apartment by Lisa Buie-Collard
The Caricature by Nick Wilford
Shifting Sands by Elizabeth Seckman
Shadows Falling On Rainbows by Celeste Holloway
Meringue, Murder or Marzipan by Tonja Drecker
Haunted Lake by Michelle Athy
Soul Coin by Laura Rich
Retribution by Melissa Maygrove

FULL DARK is a benefit anthology. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Gary Sinise Foundation, an organization that does many wonderful things for our country's active military, its veterans, and countless first responders who sacrifice so much to keep us safe.

Then, this Saturday, I will once again join an awesome group of writers for the 11th annual Writing for Charity conference. Hope to meet lots of budding authors and share my work and knowledge for a good cause. The anthology is full of great stories, a great addition for those who are seeking new dark tales for All Hallows Eve. I wish you the best, and a safe Halloween. Be careful out there, my friends!

I'm David, and break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar ...