Thursday, 19 June 2014

not quite a whole week but a busy one- launch pending

Monday: I attended the Warrnambool Writers Group which I had found through the FAW website. It has taken me months to find a day to go and say hi and finally I did. At 1pm in the Archie Graham Centre in Timor street on the first Monday of the month usually unless a public holiday falls as it did this month. I paid $2 to the centre to cover insurance and from next meeting will pay $2 to the group to fund events such as a book launch. The group is preparing an anthology titled "Mixed Grill" to denote the mix of stories and styles already being submitted although they hoped to have a maritime theme running through the stories. A face book group is in the planning stage and should push the group to a wider audience. I also write several thousand words on my new WIP and sprinted in the RWA sprint room and put my word tallies in the 50/30 forum on the RWA website and some encouraging words for others.

Tuesday was quite busy. Enrolling darling daughter in Distance Education and taking her to the eisteddfodd so she could play her sax with the school band to compete against the other contenders.
I also had morning tea with friends, gooed and chatted in a high pitch to a cute baby, ordered a blanket for another baby to be, took the washing to the laundromat to get it dry, organised for the sheep to find a new home with more grass and wrote several thousand more words on my new WIP. I also looked at options for submitting my novels and contract details, potential for a shorter story which needs another 10k to be submitted to a new home and cooked dinner for the kidlings.

Wednesday Missed my public speaking night looking for a book I didn't have :( enrolled daughter in distance ed and had a phone call confirming her choices. Visited and had visitors. Wrote another 2.5k on my older wip needing upgrades.

Thursday: Daughter to band. She is allowed to stay with the band even though she has transferred to distance ed. Did a pointillism piece of art titled: Iris for the 52 week challenge week 25 Dot
 I had to photograph the canvas because it was too big to scan.

 This is the detail of on of the Iris. I used copic markers on primed canvas.

 Another of the details.



and of course there is another release party for an anthology in which I have two pieces of work. The following is code stuff made by Catherine and I hope it works when I publish this bit. If not I will come back and edit...oooh I just learned where to put code in future so it works. Thanks guru net nerd techie person.

Step into the realm of the fairies, where darkness and light come together to create a world full of mischief and magic. A place where pixie dust and brownie favors are often counter balanced by the sinister temptations and mad schemes of the darker side. Here, you can choose to walk with the heroes or be carried away by the fairy lover of your dreams. Just be careful not to fall too deeply, you may never come home.
In this collection, ten talented authors have come together to bring you sixteen fantastical stories of the lighter and darker sides of the fae. The product of this collaboration is an incredible journey into a world that will whisk the reader away on gilded wings, but might not let them go

Fairy Rules by Lexi Ostrow: Sometimes the rules are meant to be broken.

Darkness Rules by Lexi Ostrow: Darkness starts in the soul.

Bellafina by Shannon Eckrich: Love is the key to unlocking the magic inside our hearts

Soul Seeker by Shannon Eckrich: His soul wasn't for the taking, but his heart was

Wings of a Butterfly by Zoe Adams: Falling in love is a punishable offence...

FM by Andrea L. Staum: We all Need a Little FM

Keeper of the First Book by Andrea L. Staum: One word can change one's destiny

A Bird in Hand by Shebat Legion: A Fairy Tale

Saltwater by Shebat Legion: Am I adopted?

Don't Let Go by Katherine Wilburn: Keep your friends close...

Champion of the Forest by Lillie J. Roberts: One will answer the call...

Bringer of Light by Cecilia Clark: Revenge and love cannot share the same place.

Finding Us by Cecilia Clark: Be warned—If you push too hard, the family will push back.

Broken by Catherine Stovall: Sometimes it takes being broken to heal.

We Danced by Catherine Stovall: Every night we danced, and every day I wasted away.

Purchase Link: Amazon

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About the Authors:

Shannon Eckrich ~ Born and raised in Delaware, Shannon Eckrich lives with her husband, two children, and chocolate lab, Chewy, along with her newest addition, Taylor, a spunky little kitty who loves to terrorize her while she’s writing. Shannon’s second love is the paranormal. Ghosts, angels, vampires, aliens, immortals, it doesn't matter, she’s obsessed with it all, which is why she’s compelled to write stories in the paranormal genre.

Cecilia Clark ~ Cecilia Clark has had a number of short stories and flash fiction published over the last year along with numerous art works. She writes everything from mild horror to children's tales and is especially fond of fractured fairy tales. Her recent works can be found on her Goodreads and Amazon author profiles and her daily ramblings can be seen on her blog Cecilia has previously had one story and one piece of art published with Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly.

Shebat Legion ~ Shebat Legion's many stories include "Dree, On Wednesday," for Hoblin Goblin; Sha'Daa Facets: I Am Anastasia's Bracelet, written in collaboration with Michael H. Hanson; "Ophie and The Undertaker," for Dreamers in Hell, the latest volume in the award-winning Heroes in Hell series and "The Cast Iron Skillet" published by CHBB. She is the author of Vampire Therapy: Chronicles of The Cat's Ass Boutique, which includes "A Cat's Ass Christmas," "A Cat's Ass Valentine," and "Lilly Brings Home A Leprechaun." She is the producer of the anthology Klarissa Dreams: The Art of Klarissa Kocsis. Shebat Legion is the author of Vampire Therapy: Jackson and Eva, and is presently at work on book two of the Vampire Therapy series called "Elizabetta."

Catherine Stovall ~ Catherine Stovall is the author of Faire Eve, The Requiem of Humanity Series, Arcana: The Maiden, and the short stories, Fearful Day, Bloody Freedom (Broken Mirrors, Fractured Minds Anthology), Condemned to Die, and The Freak (Cirque D'Obscure anthology). She also has the privilege of being the editor and a contributor to the Cogs in Time Anthology--where you can find her short story, Wren City, and a poem entitled The Cogs in Time, and the Rise of the Goddess Anthology--where you can find her story, A Goddess's Revenge. Catherine is a fearless creature who surrounds herself with the joys of life both in and out of her fictional worlds. She lives in Southeast Missouri with her husband, three children, and pets. When not writing, she spends her time riding motorcycles, wearing elaborate hats, and genuinely enjoying the oddities in life.

Mariana Thorn ~ Fueled by Coffee, Mariana Thorn creates worlds that are action packed and full of snark. With her little dog, Tony Stark, by her side she tortures her characters. Fur, Fangs, and Fairies is her first published series. It’s filled with everything that goes bump in the night and then some. Urban fantasy is Mariana’s main genre but she also dabbles in fantasy and mystery. She looks at her story and goes, well how can I make this worse for my characters. Mariana’s love of writing hit at a young age. She was always writing stories and never dreamed of publishing them. Then one day not long ago, she looked at her books and went: I need to share these with the world.

Lillie J. Roberts ~ Lillie J. Roberts is a multi-published author who loves to read as much as she does to write. You can most often find her lost in her favorite genre or maybe she's writing one. She writes Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Chillers/Thrillers, Suspense from Modern Contemporary to New Adult and YA. She lives in central Illinois with her husband, three children, one wild Westie, and a wicked cat. She loves movies and listens to them while she writes, as well as all kinds of music. Some of her favorites are mentioned in her books.

Andrea L. Staum ~ Andrea L. Staum is author of the Dragonchild Lore Series, The Attic's Secret and contributor to several anthologies. She holds an Associates in Supervisory Management, is a certified motorcycle technician, and an amateur house renovator. She lives in Southwest Wisconsin with her husband and three 'unique' cats.

Lexi Ostrow ~ Lexi Ostrow has been in love with the written word since second grade when her librarian started a writing club. Born in sunny southern California she's spent time in various places across the country and can't wait to settle down somewhere in the French Quarter when she's able too. Lexi has been a writer ever since the second grade in some form or another. Getting her degree in creative writing and her master's in journalism she couldn't wait to get a chance to put her fantasies down on paper. Her debut novel, Torn Between Two Worlds is something that was simmering in her mind since middle school and she's so grateful to put it out into the literary world. From paranormal romance to thriller there isn't a genre she doesn't love to spend her time reading or writing. Reading and writing are her first loves but her passion for shopping, love for yummy food and her love for all her many pets. She hopes to one day help other readers fall in love with writing as she did.

Zoe Adams ~ Zoe Adams hails from a seaside town on the east coast of England. Books and writing are her passions, and this has led to her gaining a degree in Professional Writing. Zoe takes inspiration from different cultures and their rich mythology. This is evident in the Shōjō series, beginning with Best Served Chilled. When not reading or writing, Zoe indulges in a healthy obsession with anime, spending time with her family, and listening to a wide variety of influential music. Amongst other things anyway. With her alternative mind, who knows what she will write next?
K.R. Wilburn ~ KR Wilburn has traveled the world with her family but currently calls Fairbanks Alaska home. When she isn't writing, she is reading everything she can get her hands on. She is the mother of six crazy, creative and hilarious children and married to her childhood best friend and hero Ben. When she isn't busy with family you can find her counting down the moments until she can find inspiration capturing the perfect Aurora through the lens of her camera.
— with Catherine Stovall.