I’ve mentioned on social media that between my own books, anthology appearances, and magazine appearances my goal for 2019 is 35 publications! Before you question my sanity (SPOILER I have none), you may think that is a lot of material for a single year. In 2018, I released five books, appeared in six anthologies, two magazines, and created a character for a short story collection. That’s a total of 14 publications in 2018 and most of those releases were in the second half of the year (The Paradox Complex, The Escape of Ernest Frost, and the two magazine appearances being the only material coming out in the first half of the year). Also, many of my 2019 acceptances happened in 2018, so I already had quite a bit coming before the year began. This is a list that will feature all releases thus far. After I get through the books already released, I’ll list the guaranteed releases, then the confirmed appearances that may or may not happen in 2019. This list is organized in chronological order.
- Evil Lurks features my short story “Anzu Rediscovered”
- Vault of Terror Volume 2 features my short story “Stationville Ghost House”
- The Next Step: First Valentine’s/The Next Step Novella Collection My first release of the year is novella number four. The print release features both novellas as well as my three short stories from Shades of BWWM.
- Starting Over a romance anthology featuring my short story “Saved by a Siren”
- Demons of Solomon: Flash Fiction from Hell I wrote three stories in this collection on the demons “Caim”, “Stolas”, and “Gaap”
- Pandemic I wrote two short stories in this one; “Dr. Frank N. Steen” and “Spread the Infection”
- Poets are Heroes Issue IV this is my third magazine appearance. This magazine features my poem “Heroes Need Heroes”
- Mischief and Clovers I have two flash fiction pieces in this one; “The Clover” and “Catch that Leprachaun”
- Temoli this anthology/activity workbook features my short story “The Prodigal Chef”
- Poets of Hydra Volume 1 this collection features six poems of mine
- After: Undead Wars this collection features two short stories of mine; “What Happened to Emily?” and “When the Cameras Stop Rolling”
- Bleeding Hearts this collection features my short story “Cindy’s Wish”
- Magic Medics Medicine this collection features my short story “The Blood Cure”
- Flash Fiction Addiction this collection features my flash fiction piece “The Boogeyman”
- Let’s Try Love this collection features my short story “Unexpected Love”
- Hop Along Tales this collection features two flash fiction pieces of mine; “The Bunny that Laid and Egg” and “The Egg Painting Contest”
I mentioned at the beginning of the post, I had 14 publications total in 2018. Hop Along Tales is publication number sixteen in 2019 and everything I’ve mentioned so far was released between January and April!
- Technology Gone Mad! This collection features my short story “Ear-Jacked!”
- Planet Random Universe Comics Issue #5 I created the character EVO for this collection!
- Authors Gone Bonkers This collection features two nonfiction pieces of mine; “We’ll Publish You, Now Pay Us!” and “The JMW Scam”
- Universal Oneness this collection features a poem of mine!
- WORLDS: Dark Drabbles #1 this collection features five drabbles of mine; “Unfamiliar”, “Daria”, “The Locked Room”, “The New Eve”, and “Skull Control”
- Organic Ink Volume 1 this poetry collection features five poems and ten haiku of mine!
- Rise Above this collection features my poem “Rise Above”
- ANGELS: Dark Drabbles #2 This collection features five drabbles of mine; “Angels of Destruction”, “Before Lucifer”, “Morality”, “Fallen”, “Final Battle”
- Feathers and Fiends this collection features my short story “More than it Seems”
- Stop Bullying Now this is a special book for a fundraiser where I contributed a poem!
- MONSTERS: Dark Drabbles #3 this collection features five drabbles of mine; “The Shed”, “The Limping Man”, “Human Pizza”, “Killer Garden”, and “Takeover”
- Poetica is a poetry anthology from Clarendon Publishing House. This is my first time appearing in anything from them. This features my newest poem “Living Forever (By You)”
At the time of this getting posted TWENTY-EIGHT publications and we still have four months left of the year! That means I am currently SEVEN publications away from reaching my goal! At this moment in time, it’s safe to say I WILL be reaching my goal! I have six confirmed anthology appearances coming in the next two months and I still have some books of my own to release!Here’s a few of the books coming that have release dates (or I know are coming SOON!)
- BEYOND: Dark Drabbles #4 I have five drabbles in this collection; “Wendy”, “A New House”, “Exodus”, “Haunted” and “Journey to Death”.
BEYOND: Dark Drabbles #4 is currently scheduled for release on September 17 and will be available in print, digital, and hardcover.
- We Know the Truth, Do You? this is the first of two Area 51 anthologies I am featured in. My story in this collection is titled “About those Brothers”
We Know the Truth, Do You? is currently scheduled for release on September 20
- Storming Area 51 this is my second Area 51 anthology appearance. My story in here is about Allan Parker, a 23 year old cameraman who is at the secret military base just doing his job.
Storming Area 51 is currently scheduled for release on September 20 and will be available in paperback, hardcover, and digital.
- UNRAVEL: Dark Drabbles #5 is a crime drabbles collection. I have five drabbles in this collection; “Scene of the Crime”, “Heist”, “Red Herrings”, “An Innocent Man” and “An Accident”
UNRAVEL: Dark Drabbles #5 is currently scheduled for a release of October 22
- The Dark World of Avant Garde’s Secret Societies this is my first anthology appearance with Avant Garde. My story in this collection is titled “Children of the Circle”
The Dark World of Avant Garde’s Secret Societies currently has a scheduled release of Halloween
- Robots in Love this is the first anthology from Riot Act Books. My story in this collection is titled “Mechanical Dreams”
Robots in Love is currently scheduled for a release date of November 19
- Apocalypse: Dark Drabbles #6 this is a dystopian/apocalyptic drabbles collection. I can confirm I’m in this collection but until it’s closed, that’s all I’m revealing at the moment
APOCALYPSE: Dark Drabbles #6 is currently scheduled for a release of November 19
35 publications is happening! I can say there are SEVERAL anthologies I did not post on here (some don’t have covers, some don’t have final edits, contracts, etc.) the thing is, I am going to accomplish my goal!
I have to give major thanks to Dean Kershaw, SEVEN of my 35 publications are from Black Hare Press! He’s officially the compiler I’ve worked with the most! I also have to give Samie Sands a shoutout! There’s only 3 on this list but I can confirm two more anthology appearances from her this year (FIVE for 2019, SIX overall). I also need to give special thanks to Tanzeela Hassan of Thazbook, even though Temoli is a 2019 release, this was my FIRST ACCEPTANCE I’ve ever received! Here’s a few anthologies I can confirm I’m appearing in but currently have no release date or book cover
- Ghostly Writes Romance 2019
- Untitled BTS Anthology
- Untitled Cults Anthology
- Untitled Curses Anthology
- Mayhem on All Hallow’s Eve
- Never Too Far
- Night of the Neck Romancer
- Painted Memoirs
And here’s a few of my books coming this year as well!
- The Absolution (Poetry book nine)
- Lucifer’s Lost Love (novelette one)
- Untitled Supernatural Novella
- Bed Bugs (Accompanying book to MMH Productions film)
The list should be longer but there’s still that “can’t talk about it yet” thing. I also want to assure those who want a book specifically from me, I do have plans to release a new poetry book, novella number 5, and novelette 1 this year. I can also confirm I already have a few anthology acceptances for 2020. Thanks to those who have believed in me and have been able to keep up because I’ve had difficulties keeping up!