R.G. Bud Phelps Announces New Title

Author R.G. Bud Phelps is pleased to announce the release of his new historical fiction novel, Back in the Day.

Back in the Day is the second book in the “historical life series” of a boy born in Nebraska in 1932, and  covers a ten year period from 1945 to 1955. The author paints “time travel trips” back to specific time frames in the story to maintain the flavor of the places and individual characters in the story from his four years in high school, the summers in-between, and throughout his four years in the U.S. Navy.

Back in the Day was released on late in 2012 and is currently available from Amazon.com and Amazon UK.

A Bit Late

K. S. Brooks on Snow ShoesOkay, so this post is a bit late. Clearly I’ve been slacking again. Here’s a list of things I’m going to try to accomplish and/or be better at this year.

#1 – I will try harder not to stab someone when they blurt out completely useless information while I’m trying to concentrate on my writing.

#2 – I’ve learned my lesson about creative license and won’t use “matters of homeland security” as an excuse not to have dental work done. I apologize to the nice men in suits who had to come all the way out to my house to, uh, interview me.

#3 – I won’t wait until October to kick it into gear this year. Books can be written in quarters one, two and three, not just Q4 in a ridiculous marathon sprint.

#4 – I’ll actually write most of my own books myself this year. I said most. Most is a relative term. Don’t get technical on me. Continue reading “A Bit Late”

Weekly Flash Fiction Vote

The time has come once again for IU readers to choose the winner of the week in our  Flash Fiction Challenge.

You can check out this week’s entries here.  Vote for your fave and then use those share buttons at the bottom of the post to spread the word that the vote is on.


Choose the author of the best flash fiction entry in this week's contest.

  • Dick C. Waters (37%, 27 Votes)
  • Lynda Dickson (22%, 16 Votes)
  • Aron Joice (15%, 11 Votes)
  • Yvonne Hertzberger (10%, 7 Votes)
  • AC Flory (5%, 4 Votes)
  • William C. Busch (4%, 3 Votes)
  • alkaplan (4%, 3 Votes)
  • Gail Johnson (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Carolyn Tody (1%, 1 Votes)
  • SP Mount (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Michael Boggia (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 73

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Interview with Hugh Howey

Here’s the scoop: I’m sitting at my work station on the Death Star, flicking dried bits of chewing gum at Carol Wyer, when suddenly I get an alert that Hugh Howey’s ship is cruising past, just out of tractor beam range. Knowing that the Evil Mastermind will be less than happy if I miss this opportunity, I run down to the shuttle bay. With no time to lose, I wind up the rubber band on the back of the shuttle really, really tightly. Then, I get in the shuttle and – ping! I’m hurtling across the heavens on an intercept course with Howey’s ship. I reach it, knock on his window, and manage to ask him these few questions before the rubber band contracts and pulls me and the shuttle back to the Death Star. Phew, that was a close one!

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Hugh Howey is the author of the award-winning Molly Fyde Saga and the New York Times and USA Today bestselling WOOL series. The WOOL OMNIBUS won Kindle Book Review’s 2012 Indie Book of the Year Award—it has been as high as #1 in the Kindle store—and 17 countries have picked up the work for translation.

Here’s what Hugh had to say: Continue reading “Interview with Hugh Howey”