Wins and Whirlwinds

Oh my goodness! Since the last blog post, I have so much to share. I moved again, and I’m living out of boxes. Which is a big, exciting thing but also a big, stressful thing!

Professionally, I have some acceptances to tell you about:

For one, I have a short story that was accepted to the Monsters We Forgot anthology sometime soon with Soteira Press (Release details TBA). This win is a lesson in not throwing any work away, because the story is one that I wrote at least over a year ago and had practically given up finding a home for. Originally, it was just a weird, fantasy, cautionary fairy tale. But when I saw the call for submissions from Soteira, I thought I could rework it into horror with a little editing. I stayed up late one night after my kiddo went to bed to do the editing (my kind husband got up with the kiddo the next day so I could sleep in!), and now this weird little story has a home!

Secondly, I’m super duper excited that I wrote a children’s story that’s going to be published in the Mother Ghost’s Grimm anthology produced by a group of authors I network with online. This was really fun to write, and I’ve always wanted to write for children, so I can’t wait for this book to be a reality.

All of my published works so far tend to fall in the horror/creepy genre, and I’m really grateful for it, but in the next year I’d sure love to get some fantasy or science fiction out there! I hope to get some of those stories out too.

But you’d better believe I have a TON more creepy stories brewing in my mind, so there will probably be more horror as well. Turns out, being sort of an anxious person lends itself to imagining those things I suppose!

Recently, I participated in another #pitmad Twitter event, and although I didn’t get any interest from agents, I did get some interest from independent publishers. Although I am holding out for an agent, I did still appreciate the indie publishers reaching out and showing interest in my books. It helped me not feel left out in the crazy deluge of pitches that makes up #Pitmad.

Thank you for reading this and following my journey. I appreciate you!

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