The title of this post is, to me, overused. Maybe not the exact wording but…well, let me explain briefly. What I mean is, in the eras of Hemingway, Poe, Tolkien and Lewis or in King’s heyday and yes, Rowling, it was a great time to write. Right? For them, it was perhaps the greatest. Akin to “What a time to be alive!” Well, anyone that’s alive when they said/say that…it’s pretty much a great time to be alive, no?
I digress. My particular choice of blog post title and subsequent rant aside, it really is a great time to write and be a writer. Now I don’t mean to say this because of all the available options for a writer to choose from nowadays-I read “this is a printing press type revolution!” the other day.
No, I mean, and I will keep this short, this is a time of publication for many authors, specifically the authors and writers of this blog!
Since I have been a (very appreciative) member here, FOUR Authors have graduated. They moved up in the ranks so to speak. Their stories are theirs to tell, so I won’t assume to relay them to you. Though you can find more about them here, of course, and throughout the blog. I will mention that I am in great company, without a doubt. It’s God. It’s all God.
Keven Newsome’s Winter, a paranormal thriller.
Available now from Splashdown Darkwater.
The prophetess for a new generation.
Rebecca Minor’s Windrider I: Divine Summons, part of the Windrider Saga.
Kat Heckenbach’s mg fantasy Finding Angel.
Angel doesn’t remember her magical heritage…but it remembers her.
And now available for pre-order is Diane Graham’s I Am, Ocilla. As I put it elsewhere, this is a much anticipated release and an awesome addition to any bookshelf! I can say that because I had read an excerpt some time ago.
I share or re-share all this news because, and I know they will agree how much of a blessing it is for a writer to be published, it was and still is a j o u r n e y. Aside from their other accomplishments, these are the ones, if you will. I also share this because on March 7, 2012, The Seven Deadly Sins collaboration will be released into the world. It is a collection of, you guessed it, seven short stories, each one based on the aforementioned sins. I chose Envy as my story and I am extremely excited about this. The other authors,
Michelle Picarella, Sloth; A.T. Russell, Greed; Stephen Penner, Wrath; Dawn Kirby, Lust; Vickie Adair, Pride, and Diana Ilinca, Gluttony each bring their own voice, writing style and epicness to each story.
When writers write, we bring we what know. So I brought it. What I know that is. There are of course, “Christian” elements to the story and we seven are ready to rock the world.