Well I can finally say that I’m a published author. “She makes me smile” is due out May 1st. I’m super excited and I decided to celebrate the event by spending 6.39$ on mandydegeit.com. YAY! I own one more little chunk of the interwebs. I spent the last day working on developing this site to the best of my abilities (which are lacking in computering skills). Yah there was a little bit of frustration, but I had a helpy-hand (Thanks Lincoln!) so I didn’t smash the computer or anything dramatic. 😀 The website is kinda up… I’ll be working on it as I go and as I get accepted to more things. I figured it’s just a good way for people to find out what’s going on with me.
*Insert trumpet fanfare here*
YES!!! There it is… The book.
So back to my first ever story being published… 😀 “SMMS” is in Cavalcade of Terror: A Horror Anthology. It’s supposed to be out May 2012, but it’s available on Amazon.com so order away. I’ll have copies with me for those looking for the ones with signatures and the like. The first 50 will have Wes Southard‘s autograph as well. He also has a story in the anthology, “A Promise Not Kept”. So be sure to check that out. He’s a good buddy of mine from the States, so it’s pretty cool to share the TOC with him. (He’s the one that first said that… and I was like. “Ummm, what’s that… what’s a TOC?” He laughed and explained it, but in my defence I went to french school, so I wouldn’t have ever heard that… Table des matieres maybe would’ve have rung a bell. 😛 Ha!)
I was also “friended” on FB by someone else who has a story in the book: Rocky Alexander, author of the story “How Artful Murder Can Be”. I’m a fan of new people and I think that’s pretty cool as it’s someone that I may have never met had it not been for this anthology. Can’t wait to read his story and perhaps down the line maybe meet him and get a fully autographed copy of the book 😀 Yay new people!
I will try to be more proactive with the blogging… and the writing for that matter. For those of you who read the last post about me on meds, well let’s just say that it was not a great idea. I think I lost two weeks of my life to feeling sketchy. Meaning, I’m not ADHD. Not sure what I am, but definitely don’t need those. Things are back to normal now, which is good, so I should be about as normal as I can get.
Check out the book… Let me know what you think. Review it places and tell your friends about it. I’m new at this whole authoring thing, but I’m learning. Hopefully you like the words, if not maybe you’ll like my next one. *(Hopefully sooner than my TBay friend Liz, who thinks I’m disturbed and can’t/won’t read my horror stories. I promised her that one day I’ll write something for her. :D)
On that note, I’m off to edit something for someone and find more coffee.