Time for a lil update about Artsy Letters—stuff other than blog posts, riddling poems, and random non sequiturs. I have a few projects I’ve shared, and it’s time to update their collective “what what’s”. So with oodles of adon’t, and absolutely no ado at all, let’s get to it.
As announced earlier this month, Bohemia Journal—Twisted Mother Goose Edition/Creepy Dolls—has published the entirety of my Fairy Tale Hive Series. A whimsical story in verse that follows the adventures of Zombies, Greek Gods, Fairy Tale Heroes, Disney characters and still others as they wend their way down the rabbit hole, up to the constellations, and into the Hive—even their more terrestrial adventures feature exotic locales, destinations locations, & gambling meccas, too.
Fairy Tale Hive is an even dozen poems, since the Baker makes no cameos, and I mention this again because I am gobsmacked (the American equivalent of gobsmacked is: “shut up!” << with a playful-to-forceful shove backward) at the artistic detail editor Amanda Newhouse Hixson added to the pages. She is an angel of an editor with whom to work, professional and caring, and I count this as one of my proudest achievements thus far. I’m including a link, and a hope you will go peek, and for you more well-heeled folkerie out there—it’s available for purchase!
Moving on. Anthology Scary Story—in which my short story: Silent Night—was published, is now available in e book and kindle and other formats digital. The paper version is still available, also. It bears mentioning that editor: Parker Ashley Owens was another charmer when it came to copyedits and communication. Founder of KY Story, the man is a perfectionist, and I heartily recommend submitting to this journal when you get to clicking.
Featuring: SILENT NIGHT
What else. Right. Spirited Remix—my urban fantasy manuscript that started it all. Well, unfortunately, the publishing house that was looking at it with so much interest & did in fact, pick it up, went out of business. I was disappointed, of course, but still very encouraged by my final words with the editor of that house, which will remain nameless for discretionary reasons. Presently, REMIX is under review here and there, but not anywhere where I feel all fired up about it, nor by particular request, so I must therefore bump up this twice-accepted, never published manuscript. I am confident REMIX will ultimately find a good home; especially if I can get over my separation anxiety produced by publishing contracts.
And let’s not forget: Charrons Chatter Hub Pages. My Hub pages feature a variety of (mainly) vegetarian/pescatarian dishes and recipes, complete with step-by-step jpeggery, and a special scratch & sniff function at the end screen. Trick, the scratch & sniff comes a screen before, so why not head over there before your next shopping trip, and pick a yummy recipe to try. I’m including the same link you can always find from the sidebar of this site for easy association!
Next. The Kickstarter Kampaign. Still alive and well, and at 10 % of my ultimate goal. There are just 9 days left to share or contribute, and if any of you finds me entertaining, why not flip me a buck? You can literally contribute as little as that. Imagine I am a street performer—because, well I am, albeit cyber streets—and in that sense, have my back up against the wall on a daily basis. Hell, I’ll even serve you a phat cyber cocktail; made with fresh-squeezed juice, and hand-muddled, if you do.
Done stumping—and I wish I didn’t have to, but…wheel…squeak squeak.
Still more news about Charron’s Chatter Gazette. I sent 750 copies of the 3rd edition to print Monday, and dropped them off with the vending machine distribution guy Wednesday—for distribution all over Santa Barbara County. From as far north as Isla Vista (UCSB area) to as far south as Carpinteria (a factory outlet for shag—or oddly named beach town) I’ve included a link to the latest pdf version of it below, as well as on the Gazette page proper. Please peruse!
Time constraints—working as a personal bitch assistant—has swallowed up the bulk of time I might have spent seeking advertising dollars, while reticence has finger-licked the rest. I think I am fairly entertaining, but I am not sure, and as thinly spread as I am now, I find it economically imperative to spend my time earning dollars as an assistant. I keep telling myself to go out and apply for writing jobs here in town…but then I don’t. As it is, by carefully budgeting out such irksome extras as groceries & shampoo, I will be able to afford to send one more run to print for the Christmas edition, but thereafter I am tapped. Luckily, I put a CTA for my Kickstarter campaign in the latest Gazette, and who knows? Maybe some philanthropist will get itchy fingers…
Or maybe it’ll be so much bird cage liner—it could go either way…
Finally, the Screen Borrow. Available for $1.99 exclusively at Smashwords and its affiliates, the second book in the “Cyberland” series is ready to rock your cyber world. Picking up where Through the Monitor left off, the Screen Borrow follows the adventures of narcoleptic, blogger Link after he escapes Cyberland, only to instantly regret it. Joined by bird buddies: Tweetums and Repeatums, there’s plenty of other, new characters to keep you on your toes, plus fun with those you’ve met already, including Sloth, Iris, Cheeky Butts, and more! I hope you’ll click over to share, LIKE, review or purchase.
And that, in a cyber nutshell, is that. Thanks for reading!