Nice Reviews of Shards Coming in

One of the things I love the most about being a writer is that readers seem to like my stories (more than editors themselves, it sometimes seems). So when the reviews of Shards began to come in, I was delighted to see that many had nice things to say about my story… The line that made me happiest? “Poignant and pointed, definitely needed my Kleenex.” oh, and also the fact that a different reviewer chose mine as one of their favorites. Link here.

Toc for Best Indie Speculative Fiction, Volume One Announced

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Bards and Sages has announced its table of contents for Best Indie Speculative Fiction, Volume One. A lot of amazing names on that ToC, and many friends as well, which is always nice.  You can see the whole list here.

This one includes my story “Pacific Wind”, a tale I originally self-published on Amazon because I wanted to see how the process worked (my only self-published work so far), and which I’m delighted to see picked up by a real publisher.

You can see the full ToC in the first comment, and if you’re curious, you can check out “Pacific Wind” on Amazon for only 99 cents!

Advanced to the Second Round of WYRM’s Gauntlet

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Wyrm’s Gauntlet is a competition pitting writers against a series of challenges involving fiction-writing and critique.  Think of it like an American Gladiator’s for writers.

In the current competition, the initial field of 35 has been whittled down to 8. I am one of those eight (as is fellow Guardbridge Books author Daniel Ausema).

Looking forward to the second round… bring it on!