Friday, October 22, 2010
In Which I Am Self-Indulgent and OMG SO EXCITED
Hi. And welcome to my moment of squee. :-)
"Letters" is up and available! I'm going to try and be coherent here, but that is unlikely. However, please bear with me.
Early this past spring, after submitting some pieces to Short, Fast, and Deadly, I received the best rejection evah. Joseph Quintela, editor, said that he didn't want these. He wanted thirty of them. Could I oblige?
I had no idea, but I said yes anyway.
Worked all summer crafting a whole helluva lot more than 30. And with the help of my eagle-eyed friend, Joanne Sheppard, I managed to get just over 50 in. JQ took the best thirty, Deena Acquafredda designed a killer cover, and now, it's out. Letters From The Egg Carton. Please pop over when you get a chance and check out the free reading. And if you can, please buy a copy! They are a beautiful and wondrous thing to behold.
SO FREAKIN' EXCITED.
A huge thank you to Joseph, who is an extraordinarily talented writer himself, a brilliant editor, and unsurpassingly professional. And enormous thanks to Joanne, who had to endure my wibbling. "I can't get these ones to wooooork! Help!" A fabulous writer herself, she's got a gift when it comes to tweaking a piece to make it pop. And her friendship and support has meant very much to this over-sensitive and highly-excitable writer.