As the header of this site reads: 2019: A Loaded Year and let me say one reason for this report being almost a month late is due to the amount of stuff that happened in the second quarter.
Roanoke Author Invasion I started the second quarter with an event! This was my second *author* event. Don’t get me wrong, I love doing comic cons but doing author events is always nice! I met a lot of people, some I met for the first time in person (I was already friends with several of the talented people on Facebook), and I’m returning in 2020!
After: Undead Wars was released! This is my fourth appearance in a Samie Sands anthology! This particular anthology is a zombie collection. I have two short stories in this collection; “What Happened to Emily?” and “When the Cameras Stop Rolling”
After: Undead Wars is Now available on Amazon!
Flash Fiction Addiction was released! This is an anthology from Zombie Pirate Publishing! This collection features my horror-comedy story “The Boogeyman” as well as 100 other incredible stories!
Flash Fiction Addiction on Amazon
Bleeding Hearts was released! This is a paranormal romance collection featuring my story “Cindy’s Wish”
Buy Bleeding Hearts here!
Let’s Try Love was released! This collection is now out of print. This is a romance collection of people trying online dating. My story is titled “Unexpected Love”. Given this collection is now OOP, I’ll likely put this in a short story collection next year!
Magic Medics Medicine ’19 was released! This is a magic themed anthology with stories taking place in the ER. The money from sales made for this anthology goes to Autism Speaks. My story in this anthology is titled “The Blood Cure”
Magic Medics Medicine on Amazon!
Learn more about Autism Speaks here!
Hop Along Tales was released! This is my third appearance in a Stained Glass Publishing anthology. I have two flash fiction stories in this collection “The Egg Painting Contest” and “The Bunny that Laid an Egg”
Buy Hop Along Tales here!
Wilmington Geek Expo this was my second event in April. I had been doing several two day conventions but this one was a one day event. Not my best event, not my worst event. I will likely return in 2020 should it occur once more!
I’m not sure if you’ve noticed yet but so far I’ve mentioned six anthology appearances and two events for second quarter. All of this was in April! That’s right; 2019: A Loaded Year
Technology Gone Mad was released! I had been getting asked quite a bit about writing sci-fi! This book fulfills that request! My story in this collection is titled “Ear-Jacked!” and it’s about a phone/phone company trying to enslave humanity!
You can buy Technology Gone Mad here!
I created a comic book character! As I mentioned in a previous post I got to create a character for a comic book series! My character appears in issue #5. Currently I do not have many updates but once I do, I’ll share all that I can!
All-Star Comic Con this was my sole event of June. It was fun and there were parties a few of the nights the event took place! I got to see quite a few familiar faces and I didn’t have to work my table alone this time! Sadly, didn’t sell that many books. While it was fun, I am currently on the fence about returning in 2020
Authors Gone Bonkers was released! This book took some time to get published. It was planned for a December 2018 release. Things happened, publishers changed, some backed out, some were added. Fast forward to June 2018 and the book is finally released! I have two non-fiction pieces in this collection; “We’ll Publish you, Now pay us!” and “The JMW Scam”. This is my first time having non-fiction pieces published.
You can buy Authors Gone Bonkers here!
WORLDS: Dark Drabbles #1 was released! This is my first of many appearances in a Black Hare Press publishing! This is a sci-fi drabbles collection that features five drabbles of mine! “Unfamiliar”, “Daria”, “The Locked Room”, “The New Eve”, and “Skull Control”. This release is also a first for me as it became a best seller in multiple countries!
It’s also a first for me as it is the first time I am in a book available in hardback format!
WORLDS: Dark Drabbles #1 is now available on Amazon in digital, paperback, and hardcover! Buy WORLDS on Amazon!
Rise Above was released! This is my first appearance in an anthology from Rock and Roll Saved My Soul. This is a collection focused on standing up to bullying and the proceeds from this book go to Stomp out Bullying!
My poem in this collection oddly enough is titled “Rise Above”
You can buy Rise Above on Amazon!
Learn more about Stomp Out Bullying here!
Organic Ink Volume 1 was released! This is a poetry collection from Dragon Soul Press. It’s also my first appearance in a Dragon Soul Press anthology. I submitted (and was sadly rejected) in a different DSP anthology and soon after, Jade (head of DSP) suggested opening a poetry anthology. Most of you probably know prior to 2017, all but one of my releases were poetry books. I knew I had to send something for this. However, towards the closing of submissions, I had yet to send anything. I went through my folder and found five solid poems “Homecoming”, “Be Myself Again”, “Eye of the Storm”, “Guilt”, and “Remission”. The next day I received an email informing me all five poems were accepted. In the FB group, Jade had told everyone who was already accepted we were welcome to send more submissions. I mentioned having some unpublished haiku and she encouraged me to send my haiku. I sent ten haiku and received my acceptance email later that day! The book was released June 30 and is easily the largest book I’m in! This book is OVER 600 PAGES!
You can buy Organic Ink Volume One on Amazon
That is my second quarter of 2019: three events, eleven anthology appearances, and one character created for a comic book series. Eleven short stories, five drabbles, and sixteen poems!