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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Trailer Reveal for Seers: Ten Tales of Clarivoyance

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Deborah Walker has published the Trailer Reveal for Seers: Ten Tales of Clairvoyance 

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Click here to see Covers, Table of Contents and Trailers for all the Ten Tales Books

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Clarion Write a Thon Begins!

Despite three quarters of hard work on my doctorate,  I have managed to keep a toe hold in the creative writing world with three new publications.  On the fiction side, "Dance With The Devil" was just published in Seers: Ten Tales of Clairvoyance. All of my (four) publications in Rayne Hall's Ten  Tales series are spinoffs from my novels Unfinished Business or Boulevard of Bad Spells and Broken Dreams, which are now (still) making the rounds of agents.

On the non fiction side, "Artichokes" was published in Winter 2013 in Thanksgiving to Christmas: A Quilt of Holidays. In September, "Karma, Kickbacks and Kids" will be published in Not Your Mother's Book: On Parenting, and at the same time Not Your Mother's Book: On Being a Woman will be re-released by PS Publishing to a much larger market. My nonfiction runs the gamut from the sweet and sentimental to the irreverent and edgy so there is really something for everyone.

All my publications are listed on my Amazon Author's Page and anyone who makes a donation to the Write a Thon on my behalf will get a special gft from me (Hint: something or another on that page, depending upon your  taste)

I'm actively at work on "The Fairy Lamp," which will be going out to pro short story markets very soon. "The Ultimate Test," which has been cursed with acceptances that never seen to work out when anthologies run out of room or close down is in the queue with Fearful Symmetries and my fingers are crossed. I've also got "Fairyflies," which needs a nice, literary market and if anyone has a suggestion for a rather short magical realist tale, please let me know.

In order to get back into a regular creative writing routine, I've once again signed onto the Clarion Write a Thon to work through this backlog and break this writer's block. I would sincerely appreciate some contributions, no matter how small to this very worthy cause as well as to kick my butt and keep me at work with a story I've been dying to finish for years called "The Northern Lights."

And once I get done with that, I really need to get moving on the first chapters of the second book in the Boulevard of Bad Spells and Broken Dreams series, which has been researched and outlined and just needs some serious behind in the chair, fingers on the keyboard work.

So, please join me this summer as I've got a big deadline approaching on September 3, when my final year of the doctoral program begins and I once again must retreat into the scholarly world, which is nowhere near as much fun as writing fantasy or whipping up excerpts of my memoirs. Click here for my Clarion Author Page to view my progress and to the Write a Thon Home Page to make a donation.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Rayne Hall, Editor, Introduces The Contributing Authors In Seers: Ten Tales of Clairvoyance

Last time, I was pleased to host Rayne Hall, the author, discussing her novel Storm Dancer. Today, I'm thrilled to announce the upcoming publication of the latest in her popular fantasy anthology series  Seers: Ten Tales of Clairvoyance. It is quite an honor to once again have placed my story, "Dance With The Devil," amongst an incredible lineup from authors from all over the globe. Without further ado,  here is a list of contributors and a table of contents--along with the cover. Stay tuned for release day and  I'll let you know when Rayne hits the button.


APRIL GREY's urban fantasy novel, Chasing The Trickster, is published by Eternal Press.Her short stories have been published in such anthologies as Demonmind's Halloween 2010, The Best of Everyday Fiction 2, Northern Haunts, Ephemera, Haunted: Ten Tales of Ghosts, Bites: Ten Tales of Vampires, Undead: Ten Tales of Zombies and Terrible Beauty, Fearful Symmetry. Many of these stories can be found in her collection, The Fairy Cake Bake Shoppe available through Amazon.

RAYNE HALL lives in a dilapidated English seaside town of former Victorian grandeur where she writes horror and fantasy fiction. Her short stories have been published in many magazines, e-zines and anthologies. She has had more than 40 books published in several genres under several pen names, including the dark epic fantasy novel Storm Dancer. Her editing experience in the publishing industry spans three decades. She is also the editor of other books in the Ten Tales series. You can follow her on Twitter @raynehall and her website is .

JEFF HARGETT is a grandfather from North Carolina with an imagination full of magic and dragons. He stays young and fit by dining on epic fantasy whenever possible. He’s had a couple of short stories placed in competitions, but prefers his fiction in novel-length doses. He is currently writing an epic fantasy series that he hopes will be published while he can still wield a pen. He’s a firm believer that when this world doesn’t suit you, you should write a world that does. He enjoys interacting with readers and other writers and spends far too much time loitering around his blog .

FREDERICK LANGRIDGE enjoyed a varied career as an engineer, scientist, manager and teacher. Now in semi-retirement he has turned his writing skills to projects much more exciting than worksheets and textbooks. His short stories have appeared in compilations produced by the Panocticon Writing Group, of which he is a founder member, and in his own collection: Short Stories to Read on the Bus. He has previously contributed to a published science teaching course and several textbooks, and currently works part time as Associate Tutor in Science Education at Edge Hill University.

DOUGLAS KOLACKI began writing while stationed with the Navy in Naples, Italy, published numerous stories in San Diego, and recently completed a cross-country trek to his new home in Providence, Rhode Island. His short story credits include Weird Tales, Dragons Knights & Angels, Haunted: Ten Tales of Ghosts, Bites: Ten Tales of Vampires, Cutlass: Ten Tales of Pirates, Spells: Ten Tales of Magic and Big Pulp. His published novels are Elijah's Chariot and On the Eighth Day, God Created Trilby Richardson.

TRACIE MCBRIDE is a New Zealander who lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and three children. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in over 80 print and electronic publications, including Horror Library Vols 4 and 5, Dead Red Heart, Phobophobia, Haunted: Ten Tales of Ghosts, Scared: Ten Tales of Horror, Undead: Ten Tales of Zombies and Horror for Good. Her debut collection Ghosts Can Bleed contains much of the work that earned her a Sir Julius Vogel Award in 2008. She helps to wrangle slush for Dark Moon Digest and is the vice president of Dark Continents Publishing. She welcomes visitors to her blog at /.

CAROLE ANN MOLETI lives and works as a nurse-midwife in New York City, thus explaining her fascination with all things paranormal, urban fantasy, and space opera. Her work has appeared in a variety of speculative fiction venues including Lightspeed, The Internet Review of Science Fiction, Tangent Online, The Portal, and The Fix. Other stories set in the world of her novels are featured in Haunted: Ten Tales of Ghosts, Beltane: Ten Tales of Magic, and Bites: Ten Tales of Vampires. Follow her on Twitter @Cmoleti, Facebook or this blog.

JACK NICHOLLS lives in Melbourne, Australia, where on most nights he cannot see the stars at all. He is a graduate of Clarion West 2011, where this story was written. It was first published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies 101.His other fantasy fiction has appeared in Aurealis 54  and Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine 56

MOHANALAKSHMI RAJAKUMAR is a South Asian American who has lived in Qatar since 2005. Moving to the Arabian Desert was fortuitous in many ways since this is where she met her husband, had a baby, and made the transition from writing as a hobby to a full time passion. She has since published five e-books including a mom-ior for first time mothers, Mommy But Still Me, a guide for aspiring writers, So You Want to Sell a Million Copies, a short story collection, Coloured and Other Stories, and a novel about women’s friendships, Saving Peace. Most recently, From Dunes to Dior, is a collection of essays related to her experiences as a female South Asian American living in the Arabian Gulf. After she joined the e-book revolution, she dreams in plotlines. Learn more about her work on her website at or follow her latest on Twitter: @moha_doha.

DEBORAH WALKER grew up in the most English town in the country, but she soon high-tailed it down to London, where she now lives with her partner, Chris, and her two young children. Find Deborah in the British Museum trawling the past for future inspiration or on her blogHer stories have appeared in Nature's Futures, Cosmos, Enchanted Conversation and in The Year's Best SF 18.