Sneak Peek: The Dark Lake (The Oshkosh Trilogy) by Anthea Carson

Today, we have a sneak peek of Anthea Carson’s book The Dark Lake, available on Amazon:

Jane wanders the shore, unable to leave it because of the voices that call her from the bottom of the lake. She stands still in the quiet darkness listening for them. She can’t just leave them there…

Anthea Carson was born in 1964 and grew up in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She has been a tournament chess player, winning such National awards as Female Game 60 champion of 2003, and is frequently listed in the top 100 chess playing women in the U.S. list. She has worked as a chess coach in the schools since 1999. She is the co-author of “How to Play Chess Like an Animal,” a children’s chess book. Anthea has been playing chess and writing fiction since childhood. She has two published novels, one young adult fiction called “Ainsworth,” and “The Dark Lake,” a story about a ghostly woman who haunts Lake Winnebago in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Continue reading “Sneak Peek: The Dark Lake (The Oshkosh Trilogy) by Anthea Carson

I Love You

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain... Time to die." © Blade Runner, 1982

Here, in reverse order, are ten things I like that are related to writing. Sort of. This is a completely random list and may possibly be an early sign of my eventual and catastrophic disintegration. Actually, I’ve reread it and it makes a very abstract kind of sense, after all. If you’re a surrealist. Or a nutbar. Or a strange gelatinous creature from the Aldebaran system.

10. I like hats. Not to wear. Very rarely, in fact, do I wear hats. I am far too proud of my flowing golden locks to hide them. I run my fingers through those locks while mimicking the sound of gentle lovemaking in haylofts. Anyway, hats. I will write about hats until the cows come home. And if, upon arriving home, those same cows eat all the hats, I will create more hats from whole cloth. Only, not. I’ll create them from nothing but thoughts, like Lewis Carroll embracing Khalil Gibran while on acid. The flowing golden locks part was a lie, incidentally. It’s normal guy hair, short and greying, but I still like it. Continue reading “I Love You”

Successful Self Publishing Anthology: Call for Submissions

Shoshanna Evers, #1 Amazon Authorship Bestselling Author, is putting together an anthology titled: Successful Self Publishing: How We Do It (and How You Can Too!). This call for submissions is open to any self-published author, including traditionally published authors who are also self-publishing.

How did you find success as a self-published author? The goal of this anthology is to give pre-published writers and authors considering self-publishing the inspiration and advice to help them start on their own path to self-publishing success.

Contributors will receive $20 and a free Smashwords coupon to download the anthology upon its release.

The deadline for submissions is May 21, 2012.  For more information, please visit the website.

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Week 15 Flash Fiction Challenge Winner: J.L. Murray

Today we’re pleased to announce the winner of the 15th weekly Flash Fiction competition at Indies Unlimited.

The winning entry is rewarded with a special feature here today and a place in our collection of winners which will be published as an e-book at year end.

A total of 138 votes were cast in the contest this week. The winner (with 26% of those votes) is J. L. Murray.

Congratulations to J. L., and thanks to everyone who participated – excellent entries! Now, without further ado, (release the flying monkeys) here’s the winning entry: Continue reading “Week 15 Flash Fiction Challenge Winner: J.L. Murray”