Hey, kids, it's another post about me, me, ME. But some great things have been happening, and I hope I can be forgiven for being excited and wanting to share.
On the cover design front, Scout Media has asked if I would like to be their official cover designer, and naturally I said, HELL YES! or rather, a decorous, "I'd be honoured." This comes after doing a cover for their upcoming anthology, A Journey of Words (to which I've also submitted a story, nope-not-nervous). The cover isn't quite finished, as seven author names will be chosen to be highlighted on the cover and the editors are still reading. I'll be advertising it SOON!
That brings us to the writing side of things. Remember a couple months ago I mentioned City of Dreams? Quick recap: I wrote City of Dreams for submission to Less Than Three Press's open call for submissions for an anthology to be called Enchanted Soles. The story had to involve magic footwear. They rejected me with a polite "sorry, not quite right for this collection" (which was a completely fair rejection--I'm terrible at writing to a theme--but also could have been a euphemism for "you suck.") Then I re-submitted it for the Fairytales Slashed Vol. 7 anthology. Because why not give them an opportunity to reject it twice?
You'd think this would be "But they accepted it!" and they did, but not for the Fairytales Slashed anthology. So very technically speaking it was rejected twice, ha! But more importantly, they received eleven stories with urban settings like City and decided to create/publish a themed series of stand alone ebooks. They offered me an opportunity to be a part of that. HELL YES! I mean, "I'd be honoured."
Also next weekend is the Victoria Day long weekend (or May two-four) and we're moving down to Port Bruce for the summer. Assuming it doesn't snow. Nah, we'll still be going if it snows. We're funny that way. Yes, kids, I'll be writing from the beach; be jelly. Internet is iffy down there so I might need to spring for some fancy internet dodads to keep in touch with everyone.
Keep watching this space for more details!