On 13th February 2018, look out for the anthology to beat all anthologies, Art of War. The wonderful Petros Triantafyllou of Booknest.eu has organized another Fabulous Fantasy Fundraiser for the charity Doctors Without Borders, inviting 40 authors to write short stories in the theme of war.
With all proceeds going to the charity none of us are getting paid for our contributions, and I am more than happy to help fund the cause.
The dream team of authors are:
Sebastien De Castell
Rob J. Hayes
Michael R. Fletcher
Anna Smith Spark
Michael R. Miller
Laura M Hughes
D. Thourson Palmer
Thomas R. Gaskin
With the help of:
Editorial Assistance by Tim Marquitz
Interior Art by Jason Deem
Cover/Interior Print Design by Shawn T. King
Cover Art by John Anthony Di Giovanni
Art of War is available for pre-order via amazon.
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I'd like to share with you a children's short story book by author couple, Peter and Pattimari Sheets Cacciolfi. Though I have not had a chance to read this, it promises to be a great hit with younger readers and I urge you to take a glance. Simply click on the pic to view on amazon, and check out the 'look inside' function.
The second in the Beyond Endless Tides mini series.
Charles is currently working hard on this the sequel to The White Queen.
It will be longer and contain more magic than the first. #asperinitales.
I attended the writer's group meeting at Huntly this evening and had a great time, listening to other writers' works and learning of a few of the upcoming events.
It is a meet I sopped attending last year but one I am keen to get back in the swing of.
Of course I was asked if I had anything to read and I was happy to say 'yes'. I had in mind to read from 'Buried'. When asked if it was a short story I said, 'well, not so much, it's a longish short story.' Whereby I agreed, as I had all ready thought of, to read say six or so pages. This was fine, then by the time the curator got round to asking everyone if they had anything to read for the group, there was so many of us wanting to read prose, it was decided we should have ten minutes each. Which was fair of course and there were no complaints.
I read and I read, at first rather gingerly for the nerves, as always, were getting the better of me, but this soon waned and I found my voice and the narrative became more fluent. Mouth drying I read for what I thought was ten minutes, then at a pause in the story I asked, 'Is that my ten minutes?' She gestured for me to continue, saying, 'We can't leave it there, carry on.' Or words to the same degree.
So I carried on reading and when no one halted me I read the whole story. Once finished I was heartily surprised to find everyone talking about my characters and congratulating me on a job well done.
A pat on the back for me.
This was not all. One of the attendees owns the local Bookshop and had brought with her a book I ordered some weeks ago. It is The Sword of Shannara by popular, and my favourite author, Terry Brooks.
The moment I got this home I opened the package and then fanned the pages before my eyes, breathing in, through my nose, the exotic and somewhat enticing, new page scent. (I think they should make this a car freshener scent, wouldn't that be something.)
Well, I managed to upload The White Queen to both smashwords and amazon after all. I am really excited about this story and can't wait to get back to it later, after the release of the novel to which The Little Miracle is introducing, Keeper of the Realms, hopefully out in June/July.
So, it's here. The release day of the novella, The White Queen. I must apologise to all, the upload to amazon failed earlier today and I had what some call, a mare, deciphering why this was. All sorted now though and the novella should be available in e-book form in the next few hours.
Again my sincere apologies for this delay.
Yes, there's twenty days to go to the release of my first novella in one of my mermaid tales, Beyond Endless Tides, The White Queen.
Yes there is only one week left to get my two short stories, Lost and Buried, for just $0.99 on smashwords and amazon.
There are only three afternoons left for you to get a free copy of Buried, through Smashwords's 'Read an e-book week', promotion.
Smashwords is running their, Read an e-book Week, running from 2nd-8th March.
I've entered Buried into the promotion for free.
Get your copy today, below.
Note: Use the code beneath the 'Buy' section on the right-hand side.
Charles F Bond is writer of fantasy and paranormal fiction. He wishes you much merriment in the pursuit of good reading.
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