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In Other News

First of all, I miss the interaction on the blog, so hello ๐Ÿ™‚

This is just a quick pop-in again to update you on a couple things that are non-Work-in-Progress related. Both these things relate to Discarded Dragons.

Number one, Discarded Dragons has been nominated for the Palmetto Scribe Awards that AtomaCon does each year to recognize South Carolina authors. Yay! Iโ€™ve never had this opportunity before. This is one of those fan voting awards, so to win, a book needs readers to vote for it. Hereโ€™s the link if youโ€™d like to give Discarded Dragons a chance.

And number two, I met another author by the name of James Maxey at Soda City Comic Con last year. (I’ll be attending again this year!) He writes cool dragon books and has been doing the convention thing for a long time. It was great to pick his brain about stuff. Anyway, he mentioned that heโ€™s producing three short story anthologies that focus on Middle Grade readers. Seeing that I write adventure books for that age group, he suggested I submit a story.

Ummmm, I havenโ€™t submitted anything in, well, years! I had to think long and hard to figure out if I had a story in me to fit one of his three anthologies. Then someone suggested, โ€œWhy not write a story based off of a Discarded Dragon ending?โ€

Hmmm, this sparked an idea. After mulling it over some more, I did just that, writing a story for his Paradoxical Pets Anthology. Then I went searching for the formatting to submit short stories because such details just donโ€™t stay in my brain unless I use them regularly. Then I emailed the story off.

And I waited. This is expected when you submit a story, but I’d forgotten that feeling that maybe they forgot about you or your manuscript got lost in the email world somewhere.

A couple months later, I heard back. Mr. Maxey accepted the story!!!!

I have no details beyond that at the moment, but I wanted to share my excitement. Thank you all for joining me in this journey called writing.



P.S. If you missed last week, I finished the rough draft of the next adventure book, The Mystery of the Golden Shells. It’s in the editing process now ๐Ÿ™‚

18 thoughts on “In Other News”

  1. Congratulations! Haha, more reading for my kids to do. I’ll turn them into dragon and fantasy fans before they know it. Already voted for Discarded Dragons! I hope it wins!

  2. When can we expect the rest of the story? I know it takes time and brain power, but I know you have plenty.

    1. Aw, thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š Iโ€™ll be posting more updates on Golden Shells soon. As for the Anthology, I donโ€™t know anything more yet ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

  3. Yeah for editing, that is as long as I’m not the one doing it. Looking forward to the rest of the story, coming soon, yes?

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