The #FridayFlash Report – Vol 6 Number 29

December 20, 2014 in FridayFlash Report by Tim VanSant

We had 25 stories in the Collector this week with no debuts.

We have tons of community activity in our News Flash this week. Click on over and give it a read and then feel free to add comments. And remember, it’s easier than ever to share your writing good news in our News Flash with the form on our News Hound page.

As always, if your story is not in the listing below please go to the Collector and add the details. It will be in next week’s report. ~Tim

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NewsFlash – Vol. 6 # 29

December 18, 2014 in Book Launch, Community News, News Flash by JM Strother

NewsFlashSome weeks there is hardly any news, and some weeks there is more news than you can shake a stick at. Best go get a big stick, because there is plenty of news shaking this week. Of course, missing the last two weeks running did sort of help it build up.

As you can tell, I’m having trouble keeping up with the News Flash. So starting in January the News Flash will only run once a month. Catherine Russell will also return in January, so we should have some variety on the site once again.

If you have time sensitive news that really shouldn’t wait for a new month to roll around, shoot me a message or email and I’ll be glad to help spread the word via social media. The News Flash takes hours to put together, and I just can’t do it on a weekly basis any more. All the more reason to give kudos to Estrella and Angie, who did this without complaint or compensation for so long. I really appreciate all the work they did and will never forget it.

Now on to more exciting community news.Cover art, two young witches, one standing, one on a swingTrevor Belshaw has a new release in his series of children’s books. The new title, “Halloween Hattie,” is now available in both paperback and ebook form, available from Amazon..

Cover art, and Amish girl with lightning coming from her handG. P. Ching has just released “Charged,” the latest title in her new Grounded trilogy. The series depicts a distopian future where a simple Amish woman is thrust into the midst of warring factions in their quite literal quest for power. This is the second of the series, and is available in print, or as an ebook in Kindle, iBook, Nook, Android, and Kobo compatible formats. Visit Genevieve’s website for more details.

Kaolin Fire will have a story in the upcoming anthology, “Ruins Evacuation,” edited by Eric T. Reynolds & Rose Reynolds. The anthology is a mix of Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mainstream fiction with an overarching Archeology theme. The tentative release date is late 2015 from Hadley Rille Books. Stay tuned.

Cover art, a very stylized C and FCarrie Clevenger’s novel, “Crooked Fang,” was selected as one of the 10 Must Read Self-published Vampire Novels of 2014 by Blue Ink Review.

Dan Powell was interviewed by Jennifer Harvey for Mash Stories. They discuss his award winning story, “Storm in a Teacup”, winner of the 2013 Crave Magazine Esoteric Prize, Dan’s approach to writing, and the nature of magical realism in general. It’s quite a good interview. Go read it.

Alan Baxter has been very busy, as usual. His story, “Thirty Three Tears to a Teaspoon,” is included in Far Voyager, an anthology edited by Nick Gevers.
Alan’s Science Fiction short, “Unexpected Launch,” is now a podcast over on Starship Sofa. Go give it a listen. Unexpected Launch was originally published in “Anywhere But Earth,” from Coeur De Lion Publications.

Cover art for three booksAnd the big news from Alan is the long waited announcement that his Alex Crane trilogy from Voyager is now available worldwide in both print and electronic formats. To celebrate, “Bound,” Book One of the series is available for free download just in time for Christmas. Alan has links to all the various downloadable formats on his site. A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you, from down under.

Jodi Cleghorn and Adam Byatt have both earned spots in the current issue of the Tincture Journal, Issue #8. Jodi’s story is “First to a Hundred.” Adam’s poem is “Folded Peace.” You can read more at Jodi’s site.

John Wiswell has a short, “Wet,” up on Urban Fantasy Magazine for your reading pleasure.

Cover art, a space shuttle over EarthDavid W. Robinson has revamped his Space Truckers shorts into longer stories and made them available in his new collection, “A Kairfree Christmas – Space Truckers Book 1.” This of course implies there will be more Space Truckers to come. Book 1 is now available as an ebook from Amazon.

Kevin J. Mackey has released “The Goldberg Variations,” a collection of shorts dealing with a mother and daughter, in which each theme told from both women’s perspective. It is available from Smashwords, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble, and will be avalable as an iBook and paperback soon.

I’m sure there is more news that I just didn’t spot, but that’s it for now. You are an amazing group. Congratulations, one and all!

~jon

The #FridayFlash Report – Vol 6 Number 28

December 13, 2014 in FridayFlash Report by Tim VanSant

We had 23 stories in the Collector this week with no debuts.

It’s easier than ever to share your writing good news in our weekly News Flash with the form on our News Hound page.

As always, if your story is not in the listing below please go to the Collector and add the details. It will be in next week’s report. ~Tim

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The #FridayFlash Report – Vol 6 Number 27

December 6, 2014 in FridayFlash Report by Tim VanSant

We had 23 stories in the Collector this week with no debuts.

It’s easier than ever to share your writing good news in our weekly News Flash with the form on our News Hound page.

As always, if your story is not in the listing below please go to the Collector and add the details. It will be in next week’s report. ~Tim

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The #FridayFlash Report – Vol 6 Number 26

November 29, 2014 in FridayFlash Report by Tim VanSant

We had 16 stories in the Collector this week with 1 debut. Please welcome Gabi to the community.

It’s easier than ever to share your writing good news in our weekly News Flash with the form on our News Hound page.

As always, if your story is not in the listing below please go to the Collector and add the details. It will be in next week’s report. ~Tim

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The #FridayFlash Report – Vol 6 Number 25

November 22, 2014 in FridayFlash Report by Tim VanSant

We had 22 stories in the Collector this week with no debuts.

It’s easier than ever to share your writing good news in our weekly News Flash with the form on our News Hound page.

As always, if your story is not in the listing below please go to the Collector and add the details. It will be in next week’s report. ~Tim

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NewsFlash – Vol. 6 # 25

November 18, 2014 in Book Deal, Book Launch, News Flash, Newspaper Article by JM Strother

NewsFlash

We had another eventful week of news from around the world this week. It really makes me happy to see so many members of our little community doing such great things. You all are quite inspirational.

Alan Baxter was featured in an article in the Kiama Independent newspaper last week. In the article he talks about his background in martial arts, how it influences his writing, small press and self publishing, and the difficulties of landing a publishing deal with one of the big name houses (which he has done, yeah Alan!). You can read the full article here.

Bourbon and Blonds CoverAnthony Venutolo has a collection of flash fiction entitled, “Bourbon & Blonds,” available on Amazon. He describes it as “a boozy mix of old-school pulp, shadowy noir and hard-boiled double-crosses. He has also produced a very slick trailer that nicely captures the atmosphere of the collection which you can view here.

Emma Newman announced that she as signed a two book deal with Ace/Roc for two new science fiction novels. The first novel will be titled “Planetfall.” She says the second novel, while a follow up to the first, will not necessarily be a sequel. No title yet for the second novel. In the mean time plans for her next Split World novel are temporarily on hold. Fear not, she assures us that there will indeed be another installment in that series some time in the future. Remember, patience is a virtue.

Guns of Brixton CoverPaul D. Brazill informs us that his “comic crime caper Guns Of Brixton (soon to be published in paperback by Caffeine Nights Publishing) appears to be available for pre-order from loads of places including Waterstones, Foyles, Amazon and Amazon UK.” Paul describes his work as “a foul-mouthed, violently comic crime caper, full of gaudy characters and dialogue sharp enough to shave with.” You can read his announcement here, which contains links to all the right places.

If you have news you’d like to share, or know of some good news from someone else in the community (I only print what I see) please take a moment to feed the News Hound with the details. We love to help spread the word.

Keep up the good work folks. You’re terrific.

~jon

The #FridayFlash Report – Vol 6 Number 24

November 15, 2014 in FridayFlash Report by Tim VanSant

We had 25 stories in the Collector this week with 0 debuts.

It’s easier than ever to share your writing good news in our weekly News Flash with the form on our News Hound page.

As always, if your story is not in the listing below please go to the Collector and add the details. It will be in next week’s report. ~Tim

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NewsFlash – Vol. 6 # 24

November 11, 2014 in Book Launch, Community News, News Flash, Poetry, Publication by JM Strother

NewsFlash

This has been quite a week for remembrance, what with Armistice Day, Remembrance Day, Veteran’s Day, as well as the anniversary of  fall of the Berlin Wall. No matter what you call it where you are, please take a few moments to remember all the veterans, both living and dead, who have served their countries with great honor and courage.

Linda Simoni-Wastila has two short pieces up at Camroc Press Review. Both stories, “After He Failed to Wake Up,” and “It’s True What They Say” prove once again an author can pack a tremendous impact in to very few words. Linda is a master at it. You can read both pieces here. Congratulations, Linda.

Adam Byatt has a poem in the forthcoming release of Vine Leaves Literary Journal. The release date is set for December 1st. Congratulations, Adam.

The cover of Grounded, by GP ChingToday, Tuesday November 11th, G.P. Ching releases the Second Edition of her novel, “Grounded.” This is a major revision, taking the novel from a stand alone story and transforming it into Book One of a new Trilogy. Those who have purchased the previous version of “Grounded” can get this exciting new release for free. The second book in the series, “Charged,” is due for release on December 22nd. Grounded is Available from Amazon, iTunes, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Google Play.

Anthony Venutolo discusses the HBO hit “The Newsroom” with TV/Entertainment writer Vicki Hyman on NJ.com. The interview is available in full on YouTube. Nice interview, Anthony.

Trevor Belshaw announced that all of his children’s titles, written under the pen name Trevor Forest, are now available for the Kindle in Australia. There are 11 titles in all! Congratulations on the extended distribution, Trevor.

Michael J. Solender has an article in December/January issue of Ocean Homes Magazine. His story, “Generation Next,” discusses the latest trends in home automation systems. Congrats, Michael.

Keep doing amazing things, people. We know you will.

~jon

The #FridayFlash Report – Vol 6 Number 23

November 8, 2014 in FridayFlash Report by Tim VanSant

We had 20 stories in the Collector this week with 0 debuts.

It’s easier than ever to share your writing good news in our weekly News Flash with the form on our News Hound page.

As always, if your story is not in the listing below please go to the Collector and add the details. It will be in next week’s report. ~Tim

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