I cannot remember the last book I have read the whole way through!
Between working, motherhood, and watching TV on my down time (because I just need something mindless to zone out to. Mommy’s checking out!) I have not delved into a good book in a loooooooooong time. And even though I have TONS of books that I have yet to read sitting on shelves, end tables, and desks, I am always looking for new and great books.
So at the risk of adding more to my “Must Read” collection, what are your favorite fiction books? Put your suggestions in the comments!
This morning I received an email letting me know that my entries were accepted for a local literary arts journal to be published in my home town!
“The Bridge Literary Center is dedicated to the prosperity of the literary arts in Franklin and the greater Western PA region.”( copied from their site.) This will be their second journal (I believe). This time I get to be a part of it!! So exciting!
Now to go write my mini bio. Ugh, I’m not the greatest at those.
For those of you who have been following this blog recently, you may have noticed that I have become obsessed with Flash Fiction. I love reading it and writing it. Some of you may not know that I am very new to the Flash Fiction community online. I stumbled upon this wonderful site, The Angry Hourglass in early March. The idea of writing short stories in under 500 words intrigued me because I have such a short attention span that I used to get bored with my stories/characters when I attempted writing longer works. Well, little did I know, this was just one site out of a whole community of Flash writers and weekly contests. I then hopped over to Flash! Friday, another fantastic Flash contest. I started entering a few and I was hooked.
Well, I started noticing something among this wonderful community of writers. They were all talking about Flash Dogs. It seemed that this was the “must have” book for flash writers. So I looked it up and found out that it was an anthology of flash fiction stories written by many of the writers in this online community. I knew that I HAD to have this book. My budget, however, had something to say about it. So I put it on the back burner. I also discovered that Flash Dogs was in the process of publishing another anthology and many of the weekly contests had a Grand Prize for a chance to submit stories for the second book. I was, and still am, very new to this form of writing so I didn’t have ambition to really try to get in. I need to get my feet wet and get more involved in honing my craft before I’m published, but I am hoping that they are planing on publishing more anthologies in the future and it will be my goal to get in one of them!.
Anywho, I was recently given an amazon gift card, HOORAY! So I ordered the book first chance I got and here it is!! I can not wait to delve in!!
My book, The Man in the Box has maintained a near-perfect star rating on Amazon.com and I was 1 of 100 Kentucky-based authors to showcase it at the prestigious Kentucky Book Fair last month (alongside mystery writer Sue Grafton, and Cardinal’s coach Rick Pitino).
Yeah, it’s kind of a big deal.
The second edition will be available to buy early next year.
And ten lucky people will receive a free autographed copy before its big re-release. Here’s how you can win:
…Wait. You’re probably wondering what it’s about.
Fair enough. It’s a suspense-charged story about an average family man who discovers a new world inside a cardboard box. The more he ventures into this world, the more he neglects his wife and kids. The question is: which life will he choose in the end? (It’s not as obvious as you think.)