Sunday, July 28, 2013

Pre-Ordering Strangely Funny now on Amazon

This is a thing now.  While the ebook is ready for download, the print paperback version is available to pre-order and early shipping for those preferring physical copy.

I wonder if the Snoopy Dance GIF works on a blog page...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

On Catriona McPherson

She's the best-known of the authors contributing to the Strangely Funny anthology.  A British author, she's published rather recently a new mystery series (Dandy Gilver) and a couple of other mystery thrillers here and there.

We've got some of the Dandy Gilver books on the shelves here at the library.  I'm gonna have a look-see at my fellow contributor.  She's got a decent fanbase and a slew of good reviews (and a couple of awards) so it should be good reading.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Update: eBook versions of Strangely Funny now available!

Woot!  Whoop!  Huzzah!

The print version is still a week away, but thanks to the tireless efforts of the editors Sarah Glenn and Gwen Mayo, various ebook providers are now offering downloads at $2.99 for the Strangely Funny humor-horror anthology.

Amazon link here.

Smashwords (which includes ePUB versions accessible to Nook, iPad, and other formats) link here.

Yes, I know my name does not appear as a contributor on the Amazon and Smashwords pages, but I assure you my short story "I Must Be Your First" is published.  The other authors listed are better known, one of them an award-winning mystery writer Catriona McPherson (she won for Best Historical Novel in 2012 for Unsuitable Day For Murder), so I don't mind not being on the marquee.  What's important is that 1) I've been published outside of my self-publishing efforts and 2) hopefully other people reading for the other authors will see my story, like it, and follow up after my other works.

So again, Yay and Woot!  Feeling good today. :)

Monday, July 15, 2013

It's Getting Closer To Publish: Update on Strangely Funny

The editors just sent me a galley to proof, which was awesome I must say... I spotted a glaring grammar goof (say it five times fast!) and asked they change one word to another so it wouldn't be so glaring.  Otherwise, everything seemed to be in place.

Some of the other stories in the Strangely Funny anthology look to be well-done, so this is looking to be a great print.  Spread the word to people (and libraries) to keep an eye out for it, publication is scheduled for August... um, not sure of the exact date yet but hey when you see me jumping up and down you'll know...