Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Fictitious Magazine Update

I will have a new story up tomorrow, and then one new story or poem each week. I am still taking submissions and information from authors who would like to do an interview for the magazine/blog. Stop by and read here. 

I hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Fictitious Magazine is Back!

I've been going through email submissions and want to thank all of the writers who have submitted, and let them know they should receive a response from me within the next week.  I am currently taking new submissions as well.

I also have a new author interview up with Stan Hampton Sr. You can read it here. I'll have new stories and poems up on Monday, so check back. I'm not sure, yet, how often new stories will be published; it will depend on how busy my schedule gets.

Feel free to stop by, read and leave Stan some comments if you like.

Happy Reading!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Memoir Writing

I write everyday, but I do a great deal of ghostwriting for blogs and websites, so I have content published all over the internet-it just doesn't have my name attached to it, with the exception of the gardening articles I write for SF Gate Gardening, Ehow Gardening and Modern Mom Magazine. I do have a byline for these.

While I do enjoy writing the gardening articles, because I love gardening, it's not my what I want to spend all my time doing. The ghostwriting covers a variety of topics, so that work can be interesting, too. But, I want to write fiction stories, and I like to write about real life events. I wrote a memoir for an assignment in college about my dad, and how he tells an embarrassing story about my childhood. He actually has stories about all us kids, and there are eight of us, so he has plenty of stories, but this one incident he tells about me as a child always embarrassed me, until I got older and realized, I do the the same thing to my girls.

The Bloomin' Dog Story is a memoir about this story, and how as I got older, I was better able to understand why Dad tells these stories about his children. This are stories that are close to his heart. So, I published this story on Yahoo. You can read it here. Yahoo gives me a platform to write a variety of articles, poems and stories, so I plan to use it as a way to publish what I want to write and share with others.

I hope you enjoy it.

Happy Reading!

Monday, December 16, 2013

I'm Slowly Getting Back to Writing

I have been doing a little writing and submitting here and there, and I got a piece of good news today. My short story "Punctilious" will appear in the Separate Worlds Nov/Dec. 2013 issue. It is a magazine of speculative fiction. One of my other stories, "Operation Onion" was in the February 2011 issue of Spectacular Speculations.   I think just about everyone knows how much I love speculative fiction.

I'm stilling working on Stories to Wrap Your Mind Around and Mermaid's Kiss. I hope to have them both ready early next year. *fingers crossed

I hope to get Fictitious Magazine going again soon as well. :)

Happy Reading!