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JDCrayne
10-19-2006, 05:38 AM
I am pleased to announce that my latest mystery has been released as an ebook through Fictionwise.
http://www.fictionwise.com/ebooks/eBook41030.htm

Yes, this is blatant self-promotion. Shouldn't this forum have a WIP and bragging thread, like some of the others do?

Ol' Fashioned Girl
10-19-2006, 05:41 AM
Congrats!

Angelinity
10-19-2006, 10:25 AM
congrats! may you sell gazzillions :)

Amadeus
10-19-2006, 11:23 AM
Wow, neat!

Linda Adams
10-19-2006, 02:16 PM
Shouldn't this forum have a WIP and bragging thread, like some of the others do?

It does: http://absolutewrite.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=34

JDCrayne
10-20-2006, 05:20 AM
It does: http://absolutewrite.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=34

Yessss, but that's for the whole forum, isn't it? Science Fiction/Fantasy has a sticky thread called Braggatorium just for that genre. (Ah yes, I see that I said "forum" up above, when I meant the genre board. Sorry, my fault.)

Soccer Mom
10-20-2006, 06:59 AM
Yay! Good for you. Brag away. You've earned it. :D

soloset
10-20-2006, 07:03 AM
CONGRATS, J. D.!

And I like "I am pleased to announce" better than Braggatorium. Much classier -- I expect the butler will be along with tea (hopefully not laced with arsenic) shortly. ;)

Kate Thornton
10-20-2006, 05:27 PM
Congrats, J.D.! And I too think we should have a Mystery Announcement thread here.

Soccer Mom
10-20-2006, 07:52 PM
I think this would make a dandy sticky :D

Gravity
10-20-2006, 09:36 PM
Okay, my turn (I guess). My latest Joe Box suspense novel, To Skin a Cat, is now out, and available 'pert near everywhere.

Good Word
10-20-2006, 10:04 PM
Congrats to JD and to Gravity, too!

JDCrayne
10-21-2006, 06:52 AM
Okay, my turn (I guess). My latest Joe Box suspense novel, To Skin a Cat, is now out, and available 'pert near everywhere.

That's GREAT, Gravity!
Congratulations, and I hope your sales go through the roof!!

aruna
10-21-2006, 10:01 AM
Congrats to both of you!

Gravity
10-22-2006, 08:22 AM
Thank ye kindly, all. I'm now into Joe Box #4, but haven't heard yet what the pub date is supposed to be (kinda important for me to find that out, huh?) :D

JDCrayne
10-23-2006, 03:31 AM
Thank ye kindly, all. I'm now into Joe Box #4, but haven't heard yet what the pub date is supposed to be (kinda important for me to find that out, huh?) :D

*chuckle*
Yes, it might be nice to know, just so you can sorta, kinda, maybe set up your schedule and begin to start to commence to think about when it's supposed to be finished...

Linda Adams
12-14-2006, 03:23 PM
Not a thriller (not yet :)) but I have an article in today's edition the Washington Post--Metro section for those who receive it.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/13/AR2006121302114.html

Good Word
12-14-2006, 07:42 PM
Linda, that is really terrific. I bet there are folks over there who will receive some holiday cheer and well wishes because of you.

:)

Happy Holidays.

Lynn Sholes
01-07-2007, 05:56 PM
Congrats, Dian.

roger
05-24-2007, 02:49 PM
Congratulations to JD, Gravity and Linda!

Hi, everyone, by the way. This is my first time in the Mystery/Thriller/Suspense area.

JDCrayne
06-11-2007, 10:47 PM
I am pleased (again!) to report that my latest mystery, "C is For Catnip," has just been released. http://www.fictionwise.com/eBooks/eBook47050.htm

This is a short mystery in classic cosy style -- it even has a cat!

BardSkye
06-12-2007, 12:00 AM
Cogratulations!

ErylRavenwell
06-19-2007, 07:16 AM
JDCrayne, JDCrayne, Oi, Oi! Keep on the good work, JD. Sooner or later, you'll hit it big. What a prolific writer!

NeuroFizz
08-07-2008, 11:30 PM
This thread has been kind of quiet lately. Delayed congrats to those above. I'd like to step into the "proud to announce" brags. But mine is a genre straddler. Agnes Hahn was released by Medallion Press just a few days ago, August 1st. It's a combination psychological suspense and murder mystery. Medallion takes the first tag and places it under the horror/paranormal umbrella, while it also fits the second tag (maybe even better), hence the announcement here. It's sequel, Imola, is under contract with Medallion and will be out in September of 2009, with the same dual genre fit.

If anyone has any thoughts on genre straddlers like this, positive or negative, I'd like hear them (either here or in another thread).

triceretops
11-08-2008, 01:38 PM
Neuro, I'm a little late, but I know the feeling of having a genre fence straddler. Super congrats by the way, for the Medallion deal. They just requested my full a few days ago.

I have a science based DNA thriller that has a werewolf at its core. Actually, it's a female wolf hybrid, so I'm flirting around with a straight thriller ala Crichton, and sitting on the fringe of a paranormal. The romance is very heavy, so I really don't know what the hell I have here. I hope some publisher has the sand to take it and put their own label on it.

Tri

jeseymour
12-21-2008, 01:20 AM
I'm fairly new here, but if I can brag just a little ... I have a short story out in a new anthology. The story is "The Big Bash" and it's about a sting going wrong. It's in "Deadfall" an anthology of crime fiction by New England writers, published by Level Best Books. http://www.levelbestbooks.com/Deadfall.html

http://home.earthlink.net/~j.e.seymour

Good Word
12-21-2008, 03:37 AM
Congratulations!

jeseymour
01-06-2009, 01:28 AM
Bragging again. I have a new story up at A Twist of Noir -

http://a-twist-of-noir.blogspot.com/

Enjoy. :)

cwfgal
08-25-2009, 09:49 PM
I'm happy to be able to revive this thread. Today is the official release day for WORKING STIFF, the first book in my new mystery series featuring nurse-turned-coroner, Mattie Winston. It's been defined as "Stephanie Plum with a CSI twist," and has garnered nice reviews from Publishers Weekly and Romantic Times, as well as some great blurbs from authors such as Tess Gerritsen, Carolyn Hart, and Laura Levine.

Beth (aka Annelise Ryan)

Good Word
08-25-2009, 09:51 PM
That is so great! Thanks for sharing the good news!

Calla Lily
08-25-2009, 09:55 PM
Congratulations!

cwfgal
08-26-2009, 07:46 PM
Thank you very much for the congrats.

Beth (aka Annelise Ryan)

jeseymour
09-25-2009, 10:13 PM
Congrats, Beth! I have to brag again, although it's not out yet, I just sold a short story to another Level Best Anthology, "Quarry." My short story is titled "Lights Out," and it takes place during the aftermath of an ice storm. "Quarry" will be out in November.

http://www.levelbestbooks.com

Bellevance
10-27-2009, 08:35 PM
THE ERRAND BOY (Three Rivers Press), the third novel in my Hector Bellevance literary suspense series, has recently been released to excellent notices. The two earlier novels in the series, COLD COMFORT (2001) and THE FIFTH SEASON (2005), were also well received.

Kirkus Reviews said, "Bredes writes superbly and creates compelling believable characters." And Marilyn Stasio in the New York Times Book Review wrote, "...inexplicable outbursts of violence take years, generations even, to fester into a poisonous hatred of one's neighbors--a position that Bredes argues with grave eloquence in this disquieting novel."

Please visit my Amazon author page or my Web site for more information.

www.DonBredes.com

jeseymour
11-18-2009, 06:11 PM
Bumping because the newest anthology in Level Best Books series of crime fiction by New England writers is out. "Quarry" is available at the Level Best Books website and at selected independent bookstores, including River Run Books in Portsmouth, NH and Water Street Books in Exeter, NH. We have a reading at Water Street tonight, November 18th, at 7pm.

http://www.levelbestbooks.com/

jeseymour
11-20-2009, 02:33 AM
Congrats Todd! Well done.

heyjude
11-20-2009, 04:45 AM
Todd! That's awesome! I loved it!

Copper Smith
11-25-2009, 09:26 PM
Thanks for opening my eyes to A Twist of Noir. Now it's my turn to brag. Check out my story, The Role Player:

http://a-twist-of-noir.blogspot.com/

heyjude
11-25-2009, 09:33 PM
Nice, Copper! Fascinating character. I could see this expanded into a novel.

But my poor, poor eyes. Why do they do that color scheme? I'm blind!

Copper Smith
11-25-2009, 09:47 PM
Thanks!

Yeah, the black background -- great for creating that 'noir' vibe, not so great for reading.

RJK
11-26-2009, 12:07 AM
Yeah, I tried to read it and got a pain in my eye. If you have any control, have them dial back one of the colors - light grey on the text or dark grey on the background.

heyjude
11-26-2009, 01:14 AM
Whatever happened to good old black text, white page? There's a reason it's a standard. Honestly. Some people try too hard to be fancy.

Off to find the plumes for my hat for church tonight...

jeseymour
11-29-2009, 02:33 AM
Big, big brag for me. I've been trying to break into Beat To A Pulp since it started a year ago. This week marks my first story in this ezine. One of my favorite stories. Let me know what you think!

http://www.beattoapulp.com/pulp.htm

:snoopy:

heyjude
11-29-2009, 05:31 AM
Excellent, jesey! I'm excited for you, and it's a fantastic story!

jeseymour
11-29-2009, 06:51 AM
Aw shucks. :thankyou: I gotta say, even if I did write it, I like that story. I'm allowed to brag in the braggatorium, right?

kaitie
11-29-2009, 07:25 AM
Big, big brag for me. I've been trying to break into Beat To A Pulp since it started a year ago. This week marks my first story in this ezine. One of my favorite stories. Let me know what you think!

http://www.beattoapulp.com/pulp.htm

:snoopy:

Wee, that's awesome! Congrats. :)

heyjude
11-29-2009, 04:29 PM
Aw shucks. :thankyou: I gotta say, even if I did write it, I like that story. I'm allowed to brag in the braggatorium, right?

Heck yes you are, especially on something this good!

MarkEsq
11-29-2009, 05:43 PM
Heck yes you are, especially on something this good!

Absolutely, really good stuff.

I particularly loved this para:

"Yeah," Kevin said, his hand on his weapon as he looked around the apartment, at the unbarred windows, the fire escape outside, the lack of alarms. "I like what I see."

Awesome. I'm jealous. :)

MarkEsq
11-29-2009, 05:51 PM
And if I may have a wee brag: the Austin American Statesman featured my blog (http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/2009/11/29/1129pryor.html) in today's paper. It's all crime related, of course, so fits in the M/T/S forum!

jeseymour
11-29-2009, 06:19 PM
Congrats Mark!

heyjude
11-29-2009, 11:21 PM
Mark, that's awesome! (And hilarious!)

cwfgal
11-30-2009, 12:25 AM
Belated congrats to Todd and Copper (better late than never, right?)

Beth (aka Annelise Ryan)

MarkEsq
11-30-2009, 11:22 PM
Man I feel... braggy. My short story A Change of Clothes is up on the A Twist of Noir (http://a-twist-of-noir.blogspot.com/) website.

heyjude
12-01-2009, 12:03 AM
Fantastic stuff, Mark! And if I ever get the urge to commit a crime, I'm coming to your town. ;)

jeseymour
12-01-2009, 12:28 AM
Great story, Mark. We're on a roll, here, ay? Wish I had something else to send out. Waiting on one at EQMM, one at the Strand (for over a year,) one at Back Alley.

jeseymour
12-01-2009, 05:20 AM
Wow Todd, congrats!

heyjude
12-01-2009, 05:54 AM
Woo-hoo Todd!

jeseymour
12-02-2009, 06:23 AM
Okay, this isn't really a brag thing, because I didn't win, but... The writers' conference I went to last month had a contest for flash fiction. 150 words, crime fiction, had to include at least ten of the words from Sue Grafton's titles. There are 47 of these little gems posted. They're fun to read.

http://www.crimebake.org/index.htm

Enjoy!

HistorySleuth
12-14-2009, 03:59 AM
I expect the butler will be along with tea (hopefully not laced with arsenic) shortly. ;)

Soloset, I must comment here! I wrote a self published book called Bread & Butter: The murders of Polly Frisch (true story 1850s published 2001) Polly did just that. Poisoned her husband and children with arsenic. For the kids she laced it in the butter which they ate on their bread. The boy didn't eat any. The one girl had a couple bites and got sick. The other girl had eaten her piece and finished her sister's and died.

On the opening page I have an excerpt of the nursery rhyme
Polly put the kettle on,
kettle on, kettle on.
Polly put the kettle on
we'll all have tea.

Toooo funny you would say that!

HistorySleuth
12-14-2009, 04:02 AM
Silly me, forgot to say congrats to all of you. JD you got quite a few, wow! Love the covers by the way. Classic detective.

jeseymour
12-15-2009, 12:14 AM
I'd like to announce that I've just signed a contract with Mainly Murder Press. They will publish my crime novel, Lead Poisoning, in December of 2010. I imagine I'll be back to post an update around that time. :D

heyjude
12-15-2009, 12:16 AM
:hooray::snoopy::partyguy:

Many, many congratulations!!!! I'm so excited for you!

jeseymour
12-15-2009, 03:59 PM
Congrats todd!

sheadakota
12-15-2009, 04:09 PM
A wee brag for me- My e-book is going to print April first 2010! Thanks to good e-sales and a new international contract for my publisher! ( I did already post this is goals and accomplishment- sorry if this is overboard)

sheadakota
12-15-2009, 04:23 PM
congrats, shea! I've read Fallen, folks and it's good!!!
Awww- thank you Todd!

heyjude
12-15-2009, 04:28 PM
Yay, sheadakota! Definitely not overboard. :) It's exciting stuff!

HistorySleuth
12-16-2009, 04:44 AM
Congrats Jesey, sheadakota and Todd!! :PartySmil

Copper Smith
12-16-2009, 05:55 PM
Check out my short story 'The Reading' (http://www.boundoff.com/podcast/boundoffshortstorypodcast47.mp3)

(no, the guy reading it isn't me, but he does a great job)

sheadakota
12-17-2009, 04:11 AM
Copper, awesome! Todd- very cool!

sheadakota
12-17-2009, 04:08 PM
Left you a comment Todd- excellent story!!

HistorySleuth
12-18-2009, 03:45 AM
I know it's just our local paper, but it does cover two counties.

The area in which I live is very supportive of local artists and authors. This particular reporter comes into our historians office every week to read microfilm for one of those backward glances type columns he does. He was keeping tabs on me during the whole NaNo thing during November. Hard not to when I had my story plot taped to my desk and changing the word count every day. I even put a milk carton on my desk so people could drop in plot twists. So he asked me today if he could interview me.

He already knows I've been published as far as non-fiction. We do a quarterly in our office called Historical Wyoming (Wyoming County, NY). I used to do a weekly column (2 1/2 yrs.) for a Native American newspaper too -- all history and some political satire. I have one self published book, a true crime from the 1850s. I'm already working on one piece of fiction but it requires research as the elements are based in historical facts although set in modern time. So for NaNo I wrote a book of what I read for pleasure (in my siggy section) where I could just start and go with it. I only got a bit more to do to finish the story. Then I am waiting until February to look at it again and edit etc.

So he wants to interview me about the NaNo experience plus all the other stuff I've done. Pretty cool huh?

We are doing it in my village's indy bookstore where I'm a regular as a reader and writer so I am very excited!

heyjude
12-18-2009, 06:41 AM
That's wonderful, History! If there's an online link when it's done, please post!

HistorySleuth
12-18-2009, 09:49 AM
(Boy I can tell I posted that last one in a hurry, my grammar was awful!);)

I wasn't sure if the newspaper even had a website (seeing it's a local weekly) but guess what, they do. I never knew. I'm not sure if they put all of it online though. If they do, I will pass the link along.

jeseymour
12-18-2009, 04:15 PM
That's cool, historysleuth. I got a mention for an anthology that I have a story in on the radio. A local call-in program on our NPR station was doing a show about books for the holiday, and I suggested our anthology. It helped that the owner of our local independent bookstore was on the show and gave us a plug. :)

HistorySleuth
12-20-2009, 08:42 PM
Don't you just love the Indy book stores? I love ours. We have our local writers group meetings there. (People come from the next counties over now) She sets up "Meet the authors" days for all us locals to set up in the store. Sells all the local authors books including the self published, even print on demand if the authors bring them in. We have some crafty authors too who do handmade poetry chapbooks and she sells those too. Very supportive. Its the happening place in the county. They have live music every Saturday night, like folk guitars, blue grass, sometimes a comedian. A great place. They got a web site too, and facebook page. Its called Burlingham Books (http://www.burlinghambooks.com/NASApp/store/IndexJsp).

HistorySleuth
12-22-2009, 07:06 AM
Oh good Todd! Read part one and LOVED it!

jeseymour
12-29-2009, 07:21 PM
I have a short story in the new issue of Mysterical-E. It's an old story, they took it as a reprint. The site it was on folded. Anyway, here's the link:

http://www.mystericale.com/index.php?issue=current_issue&body=file&file=distance.htm

It's a little different from my usual fare. Enjoy!

HistorySleuth
12-31-2009, 03:27 AM
Good for you jeseymour! (I'm glad she didn't turn her man in for bumping off the minister!) and Todd .. loved part II. You got that whole show don't tell thing down to a science.

HistorySleuth
12-31-2009, 09:16 AM
Fight! Fight! Boo-yah! Put his a-- DOWN! Great fight scene Todd. Sigh ... it's only Wednesday night. Looking forward to the next one. I enjoy your style.

Good Word
12-31-2009, 06:44 PM
Okay--here's mine: I interviewed fabulous literary agent Evan Marshall for AW. You can listen on the front page (http://www.absolutewrite.com). (Scroll down.) I've interviewed him before (although it was a printed interview), but he's so down-to-earth and knowledgeable, I was glad that he agreed to another. We talked about finding a literary agent, and what to run screaming from.

heyjude
12-31-2009, 07:18 PM
Good Word, that was a great interview! Very helpful for those seeking an agent. (Though bah! to the outlining, haha.)

Oh, and you have a great website! I can't believe I never saw it before.

HistorySleuth
01-01-2010, 06:04 AM
Good Word --- good interview! I missed a mystery conference he named, in Washington DC in the spring? That's not all that far from me, and spring, I might drive it. Can you tell me the name? I didn't quite hear it clearly.

HistorySleuth
01-02-2010, 02:08 AM
Very good twist at the end Todd!

Well the article was in the paper. Not huge, but hey it made the front page. The link is here (http://www.gahwny.org/2009author.JPG).

heyjude
01-02-2010, 04:02 AM
What a nice article!

Good Word
01-02-2010, 08:10 PM
Good Word, that was a great interview! Very helpful for those seeking an agent. (Though bah! to the outlining, haha.)

Oh, and you have a great website! I can't believe I never saw it before.

Hah! Outliningness is next to godliness! And thanks for the nice comment on my website.



Sorry to keep adding to the braggatorium, but I've got another published story: "Last Christmas" is up at Powder Burn Flash just in time for the end of the holiday season, and what a fitting end if I do say so myself.

ToddWBush, no apologies for accomplishments!


Good Word --- good interview! I missed a mystery conference he named, in Washington DC in the spring? That's not all that far from me, and spring, I might drive it. Can you tell me the name? I didn't quite hear it clearly.

historysleuth, I will ask him. I don't remember and can't handle listening to my own voice! :)

sheadakota
01-02-2010, 08:21 PM
Todd- just read the last part of The Backseat Virgin- excellent! Didn't see the twist coming- nice job! And congrats on the publication!

I was interviewed by the larger of out three local papers and while I was hoping for a few lines after the obituraries- i was NOT expecting a front page spread- complete with color photo! (the picture however sucks to all eternity!)

heyjude
01-02-2010, 08:42 PM
Shea, that's awesome! Is there a link online?

kaitie
01-02-2010, 08:54 PM
Todd- just read the last part of The Backseat Virgin- excellent! Didn't see the twist coming- nice job! And congrats on the publication!

I was interviewed by the larger of out three local papers and while I was hoping for a few lines after the obituraries- i was NOT expecting a front page spread- complete with color photo! (the picture however sucks to all eternity!)

Wow that's awesome, though! :D

sheadakota
01-02-2010, 11:39 PM
Shea, that's awesome! Is there a link online?
I so suck at posting links- There is, let me see if i can access it- don't anyone hold there breath or anything though-lol-

triceretops
01-03-2010, 02:29 AM
Good job, Shea. Now that's the kind of publicity we all hope for. Can't wait to see your link.

Tri

Good Word
01-03-2010, 02:31 AM
Link! Link!

MarkEsq
01-03-2010, 02:34 AM
Still waiting for the link...

sheadakota
01-03-2010, 05:23 AM
Sorry had visitors! I am severly techno challenged, but jude(bless her) offered to find the link and post it for me! It is good to have friends!

sheadakota
01-03-2010, 05:26 AM
Link- Maybe? (http://pressenterpriseonline.com) nope*sigh* I'll keep trying until Jude comes back online-

sheadakota
01-03-2010, 05:28 AM
another try- (http://pressenterpriseonlineannsimko) don't bother- I am pathetic

sheadakota
01-03-2010, 06:19 AM
Well I couldn't post the link- but here's part of the aritcle;


Today is Saturday, January 2, 2010
Print Edition | Contact Us | Support/FAQ | Classifieds | Special Publications | 7 Day Archive

This story is from the Friday, January 1, 2010 edition of the Press Enterprise.


Nurse stitches novel elements together

Click on image to download pdf

By GARY PANG

Press Enterprise Writer

BEAVER TWP. – Geisinger nurse Ann Simko has penned a thriller about a world where medical breakthroughs come from experiments on humans.

In "Fallen," a government agency uses soldiers as guinea pigs after listing them as missing in action.

It's Simko's first published novel, available as an electronic book online. She has three more on the way with the same online publisher, she says.

The story features gunplay, military tactics and police protocol, but Simko knew nothing about them.

So she consulted friends in the military and even the police chief of the town that serves as the backdrop for "Fallen."

As for some gory scenes, Simko, 48, relied on her work experience in the Intensive Care Unit.

Century-old Marine

Here's the plot:

A doctor in Caliente, Nevada, finds a young Marine suffering from a gunshot wound.

However, Michael Ricco's dog tagssay he was born in 1898, which makes him more than 100 years old.

Soon, Dr. Dakota Thomas discovers Ricco has been living so long without aging due to genetic experimentation.

The doctor and Ricco then try to get to the bottom of what's happening.

They get help from Thomas's brother, Montana, who is an investigator and a retired Army Ranger.

The Thomases are both Dakota Indians, the author noted.

"Fallen" is the first book in Simko's "Coyote Moon" series.


'Star Trek' dilemma

Simko's inspiration for "Fallen" came from a conversation with co-workers at Geisinger.

They were marveling at how a patient would be dead if certain medical procedures weren't developed and used widely today.

Simko started wondering what if every medical advance in the last century had resulted from something sinister.

She also considered Spock's question in "Star Trek," whether the majority's needs are more important than the minority's.


Research

Simko wanted to make the story believable, so she researched Nevada's climate on Google.

She quizzed two Army Rangers about their preferred weapon for going on patrols. She asked how they would clear a room of enemies.

Simko also asked Caliente's police chief how his department would have handled various incidents in "Fallen."

The author said she felt foolish at first. She had not planned to get her novel published.


Prequel, sequel coming

"Fallen" is being published in electronic form by Lyrical Press. The company is run by a married couple in Staten Island, N.Y., Simko said.

"Fallen" has adult language and violence, and Simko recommends it for readers older than 16.

Lyrical Press plans to publish a prequel and a sequel to "Fallen," and also an unrelated novel, Simko said.

Simko has worked at Geisinger for 26 years, including 10 in the ICU.

Husband Robert, 44, is a Geisinger nurse anesthetist. Their children are Noah, 12, and Maria, 11. The family has three dogs, five horses and four cats.

Simko has a Web site: www.annsimko.com.


Gary

HistorySleuth
01-03-2010, 06:42 AM
I found it by typing "nurse stitches novel" in quotes. topix.com also picked it up. Way cool article. How exciting for you!

heyjude
01-03-2010, 04:33 PM
Ah, sorry Shea, that I wasn't here last night. Glad you got it up! The reason you couldn't post a link is that the paper requires a subscription. But this was a fantastic article!

sheadakota
01-03-2010, 06:16 PM
You mean I'm NOT pathetic? LOL! Thanks guys, the reporter misquoted me a few times wich ruffles my feathers a bit (Dakota indians??- how about LAKOTA!) but hey- it publicity!

MarkEsq
01-03-2010, 07:37 PM
Very cool shea!

jeseymour
01-08-2010, 06:11 PM
Hi gang! I've been very busy writing lately and haven't had much time to hang out here. I'm just popping in to ask a favor. If you liked my story "Brotherly Love" (http://www.beattoapulp.com/stor/2009/1129_jes_BrotherlyLove.cfm) would you please go and vote for it in the Preditors and Editors readers poll? http://www.critters.org/predpoll/shortstory.shtml It's a very simple process. Right now I'm tied for thirteenth. :D It's in the list, the list is alphabetical, it's very easy. They also have voting for other things, like writers forums. So after you vote for my story, you can go vote for AW if you want. :tongue Thank you for your consideration!

sheadakota
01-08-2010, 06:34 PM
Done!

kaitie
01-08-2010, 06:41 PM
Me too. :) Good luck!

jeseymour
01-08-2010, 06:56 PM
Oooohhh! Now I'm tied for eleventh! Thanks! :Trophy:

heyjude
01-08-2010, 07:15 PM
Is anyone else having trouble getting on critters? I've tried every way I can think of but it won't let me on. How long's the poll up for, jesey?

sheadakota
01-08-2010, 07:31 PM
Maybe its just overloaded Jude- I had no problem getting on.

jeseymour
01-08-2010, 07:41 PM
Voting ends January 14th. Maybe try going to http://www.critters.org and working your way in from there?

heyjude
01-08-2010, 08:09 PM
I tried that several times. I'm going to see if I can fix my old laptop, maybe try a different computer? It's always hard to tell what Ogden will or will not let me do. He's very fussy.

Pfft. Fixed a computer and it *still* wouldn't let me on! Quick, someone vote six or eight times for me. I'll keep trying.

HistorySleuth
01-08-2010, 08:39 PM
Got my vote jesey, and absolute write too.

jeseymour
01-08-2010, 09:13 PM
Top ten! Thanks guys! :hooray: Remember, vote early and vote often. ;)

Seriously, thanks a bunch! This story features the same character in my novel coming out this year, so the publicity is great!

jeseymour
01-12-2010, 05:48 PM
Thursday is the last day to vote. Please vote for my story. :e2cheer:

kaitie
01-12-2010, 05:52 PM
Do you have any idea where you are in the standings? I already voted, so I don't think I can vote again. Hope you do well!

jeseymour
01-12-2010, 05:55 PM
Ahhh! Dropped down to thirteenth. Tell your friends! And your friends' friends. The last time I had a story in this competition, it finished tied for twentieth, so I am doing better this time. So far.

jeseymour
01-15-2010, 05:06 AM
Tied for 11th. Drat. I was hoping to break the top ten. Anybody who hasn't voted yet, please go vote!

jeseymour
01-16-2010, 05:51 PM
Wow Todd, congrats. Ligature Marks! You should warn people about the sound on that site though. Scared me to death. I haven't had my coffee yet!

HistorySleuth
02-12-2010, 05:31 PM
Last night I gave a talk on local Boy Scout history at a BSA roundtable meeting. It was cool I had some info they didn't know. I had the last three issues of the quarterly we do with me as I wrote BSA articles in them to celebrate their 100th anniversary. Sold 21 copies. I know, not a real big brag, but I had people come up to me afterward to say they really enjoyed it and learned something they didn't know, so that's always good to hear when your an historian.

heyjude
02-16-2010, 08:09 PM
Not a huge brag but my agent asked me to write a blog post for him. It's up today here (http://dglm.blogspot.com/2010/02/beta-reader-basics-guest-post.html). Oh and he called my book "hugely exciting" which is just the coolest thing ever. :)

HistorySleuth
02-16-2010, 08:24 PM
I think that's a big brag Jude!

Chase
02-16-2010, 08:29 PM
I really liked the font in your beta piece. Just kidding; excellent blog. It was punctuated nicely, too. You know, good commas and periods.

heyjude
02-18-2010, 05:04 PM
Yay, Backspace wrote to my agent and asked for permission to repost the blog post. He says he's getting tons of great feedback. :hooray:

HistorySleuth
02-18-2010, 05:05 PM
Yea you! And there are a lot of posts!

heyjude
02-18-2010, 05:09 PM
Which is SO cool and I'm grateful to everyone who commented. My BFF is the last one who commented, haha (Staci).

heyjude
03-03-2010, 03:45 PM
Backspace's blog STET! is carrying a reprint of my blog post (http://backspacewriters.blogspot.com/2010/03/beta-reader-basics.html) today. :)

Oh and I started a website, too, still in transition, but there: www.jlschubert.com.

kaitie
03-03-2010, 03:51 PM
Sweet! That's totally awesome, Jude!

HistorySleuth
03-04-2010, 03:04 AM
:e2bear: Oh wow Todd, good luck!!!

Copper Smith
03-23-2010, 04:21 PM
The opening of my upcoming novel Uppercut Avenue has been posted at Sloth Jockey. Check it out here:

Uppercut Avenue (http://slothjockey.com/flash_fiction/smith_copper/uppercut.shtml)

heyjude
03-23-2010, 04:32 PM
Excellent, Copper! Loved the last line. :)

HistorySleuth
03-23-2010, 04:37 PM
I thought that too Jude. The last line is perfect for the line of the day thread. :D Congrats Copper!

Copper Smith
03-23-2010, 07:37 PM
Thanks all!
Did you mean the last line in my story or the hitchhiker thing in my signature?

heyjude
03-23-2010, 07:41 PM
The last line in the story though you know I love the hitchhiker line. :tongue

ETA: Hey, what does "upcoming" mean? Do you have news? What'd I miss?!

Copper Smith
03-23-2010, 07:53 PM
In this case 'upcoming' means I'm still writing it. Don't worry, if it finds a publisher someday, I won't be shy about sharing the news. I'll be the guy wearing the Uppercut Avenue sandwich board sign.

kaitie
03-23-2010, 08:13 PM
You get bonus points for being named Copper. Only because I have an MC floating around named Copper. ;) Neat story, btw. :)

HistorySleuth
03-23-2010, 09:52 PM
I personally meant the last line in your story.

heyjude
03-23-2010, 11:24 PM
In this case 'upcoming' means I'm still writing it. Don't worry, if it finds a publisher someday, I won't be shy about sharing the news. I'll be the guy wearing the Uppercut Avenue sandwich board sign.

Haha! I know what you mean. Recently someone asked me, casually, "Hey, did that book of yours ever come out?" Um, if it ever does, I will not only let you know, but I may actually force you into line at the local book store... :D

jeseymour
03-31-2010, 07:11 PM
I just found out that my novel release date has been moved up. Instead of December, it's now coming out on November 1st. Whoo hoo!

HistorySleuth
03-31-2010, 07:52 PM
Congrats Jesey!!!! :partyguy:

jeseymour
04-30-2010, 04:31 PM
I have a new short story up at A Twist of Noir today. http://a-twist-of-noir.blogspot.com/
It's an excerpt from my WIP, my fourth novel, the sequel to Lead Poisoning. I think it's a pretty good standalone story too.

Check it out, let me know what you think.

HistorySleuth
05-01-2010, 01:10 AM
I like it Jersey! He's got himself in quite a pickle now eh? Loved the horse manure part!

heyjude
05-01-2010, 01:19 AM
Great stuff, jesey!

But I am blind from reading that white font. WHY do they do that?!

Copper Smith
06-20-2010, 05:42 AM
Check out We Can't Dance Together (http://a-twist-of-noir.blogspot.com/2010/06/twist-of-noir-478-copper-smith.html) at A Twist of Noir!

Based on that Steely Dan song we've all had stuck in our heads since 1980.

HistorySleuth
06-20-2010, 10:32 AM
Good for you Cooper! Does it end there? I realize it could BUT ... now I want to know what happens next!

heyjude
06-20-2010, 02:53 PM
Excellent, Copper!

Copper Smith
06-20-2010, 03:51 PM
Hmmm... I guess, now I have to write a sequel. 'Peg' or maybe 'Deacon Blue."

Copper Smith
08-14-2010, 06:19 AM
Check out another piece from A Twist of Noir:

Inseparable (http://a-twist-of-noir.blogspot.com/2010/07/twist-of-noir-499-copper-smith.html)

cwfgal
08-31-2010, 06:52 PM
Today is the official release day for Scared Stiff, the second book in the Mattie Winston series! Here's your chance to find out the answers to these questions: Who killed Shannon Tolliver and left her body amidst a Halloween display? How will Mattie's first official date go? Will Mattie and Hurley get past first base? Why does Mattie hate shrinks? Who will inherit the Heinrich's millions? And will Hurley find out the story behind the nipple incident?

Beth

heyjude
09-01-2010, 12:23 AM
Congrats, cwfgal! I enjoyed Mattie the first time around. :)

cwfgal
09-01-2010, 02:58 AM
Thanks! I hope you enjoy the second romp as much or more.

Beth

Stanmiller
09-01-2010, 09:16 PM
Today is the official release day for Scared Stiff, the second book in the Mattie Winston series! Here's your chance to find out the answers to these questions: Who killed Shannon Tolliver and left her body amidst a Halloween display? How will Mattie's first official date go? Will Mattie and Hurley get past first base? Why does Mattie hate shrinks? Who will inherit the Heinrich's millions? And will Hurley find out the story behind the nipple incident?

Beth

Congrats. I'll look for it.
--Stan

HistorySleuth
09-02-2010, 05:25 AM
Congrats cwfgal! ! I'll have to check my indy store.

cwfgal
09-02-2010, 07:07 PM
Thanks all!

Beth

Copper Smith
09-20-2010, 06:51 AM
Check out The Sweetest Kind of Chaos (http://www.beattoapulp.com/stor/2010/0919_cs_TheSweetestKindOfChaos.cfm) on Beat to a Pulp!

triceretops
09-20-2010, 07:41 AM
Publisher just blessed me with a website for my book and added my characterizations that I gave him for the descriptions. I was also told it's going to be a hardback press run release with 23 internal chapter line drawings. I was pretty damn stunned...and grateful. The back of the wrap-around cover is even more beautiful than the front, but it hasn't been added yet.

http://planetjanitor.com/Home.html

Tri--shifting into the happy mode.

heyjude
09-20-2010, 02:37 PM
Tri, GREAT website! Yay! I'm excited for you!

I'll do more reading after the kiddos are off at school...

HistorySleuth
09-20-2010, 04:53 PM
Get stories Copper Smith, I just noticed now. Sorry I missed your links earlier. Your stories have a clever descriptive quality. Always enjoyable to read. I think I like your latest one best. Great twist at the end. I went back and read it again. It all worked great.

Tri! Awesome site. Loved the character bios and drawings. This could so be a movie.

triceretops
09-20-2010, 07:32 PM
Thanks, history and jude. The publisher has been pushing for an RPG game version, subbing a huge proposal to various companies. Frankly, I had no idea about it and didn't know why he was doing it. He just said the book was visual and lent itself to such a format. I've never had this treatment from a small independent press before, even the blurb campaign was massive. Kind of restored my faith in the small press, if you know what I mean. Distribution is next and he has 100 days to acquire it before the release. For the sake of his company (not me), I hope he pulls it off.

Tri

Copper Smith
09-23-2010, 08:33 AM
Thanks, HistorySleuth!

jeseymour
09-23-2010, 10:08 PM
Whoo hoo! Cindy Rosmus at Yellow Mama just picked up my short story "Hard Lessons" for issue number 26. That won't be out until next April, but hey, it's still a good thing! She also said she thinks I'm one of THE best Noir writers around. An editor said that about me! :snoopy:

It's been a dry year for short stories for me, but this is great news. I just had to share. :partyguy:

heyjude
09-23-2010, 11:13 PM
:hooray: Wow, jesey, that's wonderful! Congratulations! :hooray:

kaitie
09-23-2010, 11:46 PM
Whoo hoo! Cindy Rosmus at Yellow Mama just picked up my short story "Hard Lessons" for issue number 26. That won't be out until next April, but hey, it's still a good thing! She also said she thinks I'm one of THE best Noir writers around. An editor said that about me! :snoopy:

It's been a dry year for short stories for me, but this is great news. I just had to share. :partyguy:

That's amazing! What a fantastic compliment. :D

jeseymour
09-24-2010, 02:35 AM
Whoo hoo! Cindy Rosmus at Yellow Mama just picked up my short story "Hard Lessons" for issue number 26. That won't be out until next April, but hey, it's still a good thing! She also said she thinks I'm one of THE best Noir writers around. An editor said that about me! :snoopy:

It's been a dry year for short stories for me, but this is great news. I just had to share. :partyguy:

Whoops, my mistake, next June. Still good though!

HistorySleuth
09-26-2010, 08:27 PM
Can I brag in here cause you guys are my buds even though its not M/T/S? I hope so because I'm excited! I've been putting these articles together on Indian land title (history, treaties, deeds etc) which were part of a weekly column I wrote for a Native American newspaper for 2 1/2 years. Its been out of print since 2006 when the owner and editor (a couple) moved to Vermont. I figure its a niche thing, so I'm just doing it through createspace.

I've done talks to groups on it, I get people from the reserves who travel to pick my brain etc. So many on the reserves saved the articles.

Well I get a call today from the editor/owner couple, were still very close friends. On a trip back to the reserve for a visit last weekend he was telling people I was putting my articles into a book which was very nice of him. He asked me how soon it would be done and where they will be able to buy it. People started giving him orders! I have orders for a book that's not done yet!

One place wants 40, another 10, one guy wants 3... and those people are telling others ....

Sassy3421
09-26-2010, 08:43 PM
that's awesome HS! congrats and best of luck that word of mouth keeps traveling! :)

HistorySleuth
09-26-2010, 09:36 PM
Thanks Sassy! I'm not expecting crazy success with it. I'm realistic. But it's nice to know there is interest in the niche market I am aiming for.

triceretops
09-27-2010, 12:13 AM
Nice accomplishment, HS. You deserve it--fine job.

My beautiful ARCs are now out to all major media outlets. Got my first copy and its a very expensive trade edition. Check out the fabulous front and back wrap-around cover--23 interior illustrations--it's just beyond words:

http://www.prweb.com/releases/Science_Fiction_Book/Planet_Janitor/prweb4540954.htm

heyjude
09-27-2010, 01:10 AM
Can I brag in here cause you guys are my buds even though its not M/T/S? I hope so because I'm excited! I've been putting these articles together on Indian land title (history, treaties, deeds etc) which were part of a weekly column I wrote for a Native American newspaper for 2 1/2 years. Its been out of print since 2006 when the owner and editor (a couple) moved to Vermont. I figure its a niche thing, so I'm just doing it through createspace.

I've done talks to groups on it, I get people from the reserves who travel to pick my brain etc. So many on the reserves saved the articles.

Well I get a call today from the editor/owner couple, were still very close friends. On a trip back to the reserve for a visit last weekend he was telling people I was putting my articles into a book which was very nice of him. He asked me how soon it would be done and where they will be able to buy it. People started giving him orders! I have orders for a book that's not done yet!

One place wants 40, another 10, one guy wants 3... and those people are telling others ....

:hooray::snoopy::hooray:

History, that's wonderful! I'm so happy for you! Now get cracking and finish that thing. :)



My beautiful ARCs are now out to all major media outlets. Got my first copy and its a very expensive trade edition. Check out the fabulous front and back wrap-around cover--23 interior illustrations--it's just beyond words:

http://www.prweb.com/releases/Science_Fiction_Book/Planet_Janitor/prweb4540954.htm

:partyguy: That is majorly exciting! What was it like to hold it for the first time?

HistorySleuth
09-27-2010, 01:36 AM
Yup, I've been cracking Jude!

Awesome cover tri! The line drawings of the characters are way cool!

triceretops
09-27-2010, 03:58 AM
Oh, well, it was stunning to hold it. The published version will be hardback with a small run, which is just nuts to me with a small press. I've lovin' it, to be sure.

Tri

Steam&Ink
09-28-2010, 05:55 AM
Whoo hoo! Cindy Rosmus at Yellow Mama just picked up my short story "Hard Lessons" for issue number 26. That won't be out until next April, but hey, it's still a good thing! She also said she thinks I'm one of THE best Noir writers around. An editor said that about me!


OMG, that is fantastic... bring your coattails over here so I can ride on 'em :)

Congrats, jesey!

PS I was looking at your website before, and I'm impressed by all the November promotional stuff you're doing... is this usual for you, or is it because Lead Poisoning comes out at the beginning of November?

Steam&Ink
09-28-2010, 05:57 AM
Well I get a call today from the editor/owner couple, were still very close friends. On a trip back to the reserve for a visit last weekend he was telling people I was putting my articles into a book which was very nice of him. He asked me how soon it would be done and where they will be able to buy it. People started giving him orders! I have orders for a book that's not done yet!

One place wants 40, another 10, one guy wants 3... and those people are telling others ....

Awesome! You clever thing, how nice that must feel.

You totally deserve this success :Sun:

Steam&Ink
09-28-2010, 06:04 AM
My beautiful ARCs are now out to all major media outlets. Got my first copy and its a very expensive trade edition. Check out the fabulous front and back wrap-around cover--23 interior illustrations--it's just beyond words:

http://www.prweb.com/releases/Science_Fiction_Book/Planet_Janitor/prweb4540954.htm

Hey tri, that is awesome - I love looking at other people's cover art!
The only thing is, and I'm a bit embarassed to admit it, I can't figure out what the grey thing on the cover is! I thought it was an animal, but now I'm not so sure...

Enlightenment, please! :D

Tika
09-28-2010, 06:22 AM
Congratulations! Sell gazillions!

triceretops
09-28-2010, 07:23 AM
Hey tri, that is awesome - I love looking at other people's cover art!
The only thing is, and I'm a bit embarassed to admit it, I can't figure out what the grey thing on the cover is! I thought it was an animal, but now I'm not so sure...

Enlightenment, please! :D


Hah, Hah! It's supposed to be a busted down ship that crash-landed. It looks like an insect because I described the ship to the artist as being "centipede" looking. There's a tiny human standing on the top of the ship. That's the captain and he's having a fit his ship is destroyed.

Tri

HistorySleuth
09-28-2010, 08:40 AM
Thanks you all for you well wishes and support. You guys are great!

jeseymour
09-28-2010, 04:24 PM
OMG, that is fantastic... bring your coattails over here so I can ride on 'em :)

Congrats, jesey!

PS I was looking at your website before, and I'm impressed by all the November promotional stuff you're doing... is this usual for you, or is it because Lead Poisoning comes out at the beginning of November?


I do have a lot of stuff lined up for the release of "Lead Poisoning." I think books sell by word of mouth. On the other hand, a few of the November events are actually Sisters in Crime events, I'm a member of the speakers bureau. The nice thing about the Sinc events is that even though they're not specifically for me and my book, most of the libraries will order the book to have it on hand, and most will allow authors to sell copies at the event. I highly recommend joining Sisters in crime.

Steam&Ink
09-29-2010, 12:01 AM
Hah, Hah! It's supposed to be a busted down ship that crash-landed. It looks like an insect because I described the ship to the artist as being "centipede" looking. There's a tiny human standing on the top of the ship. That's the captain and he's having a fit his ship is destroyed.

Tri

Oh wow, second time around I saw the tiny human! Time for granny to put on her glasses :)
I like that the ship has an organic feel. I'm actually seeing a manatee kind of form when I look at it.

jeseymour
10-01-2010, 06:55 PM
I have a short story up at A Twist of Noir - http://a-twist-of-noir.blogspot.com/

"The Big Bash" features one of my favorite secondary characters from my novels. Enjoy!

Congrats to everyone with things going on. :D

Copper Smith
10-06-2010, 07:10 PM
My tale of Confederate payback, Old Time There are not Forgotten (http://www.spinetinglermag.com/2010/10/04/old-times-there-are-not-forgotten-by-copper-smith-pay-the-bitch-back-short-story-contest-honorable-mention/), received honorable mention in Spinetingler's Pay the Bitch Back short story contest!

triceretops
10-06-2010, 11:17 PM
Ack. I picked up a nice big check from Dollar Strecher for a garage sale article. Who would have known they pay so damn well. I can't even remember when I wrote the damn thing. So, I fire up a cigar on that one.

Tri

HistorySleuth
10-07-2010, 03:55 AM
Jersey, Copper and Tri -- WOOTS! to you three!!!

jeseymour
10-11-2010, 06:10 PM
I just got my box of books! It looks fabulous! It's very exciting, but I'm also scared to death that nobody will buy it. It's not officially for sale until the first of November, and the last time I checked it was not on Amazon yet, but I'm thrilled to have these copies early so I have them to hand sell at my author events. Never thought I'd see my novels in print. It's been thirteen years, two agents, hundreds of rejections. Forgive my exuberance!

heyjude
10-11-2010, 07:11 PM
I just got my box of books! It looks fabulous! It's very exciting, but I'm also scared to death that nobody will buy it. It's not officially for sale until the first of November, and the last time I checked it was not on Amazon yet, but I'm thrilled to have these copies early so I have them to hand sell at my author events. Never thought I'd see my novels in print. It's been thirteen years, two agents, hundreds of rejections. Forgive my exuberance!

:hooray: I will buy it! I can't wait!

You may not ask forgiveness for exuberance. This is HUGE!!!! We are exuberant for you! You've earned the excitement, my friend. :)

triceretops
10-12-2010, 02:47 AM
Well, God bless you then. I knew what it was like to wait twenty years before I had another up in print. I'll be on Amazon soon, too. We can wait for it. It's a second thrill.

Tri





I just got my box of books! It looks fabulous! It's very exciting, but I'm also scared to death that nobody will buy it. It's not officially for sale until the first of November, and the last time I checked it was not on Amazon yet, but I'm thrilled to have these copies early so I have them to hand sell at my author events. Never thought I'd see my novels in print. It's been thirteen years, two agents, hundreds of rejections. Forgive my exuberance!

HistorySleuth
10-12-2010, 06:34 PM
Yippee for Jesey!

wonderactivist
10-12-2010, 07:20 PM
Hooray! Great luck at your author events. I work at a bookstore, so write me when you're ready to hit the Great Plains!

Stanmiller
10-12-2010, 07:30 PM
I just got my box of books! It looks fabulous! It's very exciting, but I'm also scared to death that nobody will buy it. It's not officially for sale until the first of November, and the last time I checked it was not on Amazon yet, but I'm thrilled to have these copies early so I have them to hand sell at my author events. Never thought I'd see my novels in print. It's been thirteen years, two agents, hundreds of rejections. Forgive my exuberance!

Congrats. I'll look for it a B&N.

Sassy3421
10-12-2010, 08:25 PM
Congratulations Jesymour! :D I can only imagine at this point how exciting that actually is! amazing and euphoric, I'm sure!

jeseymour
11-12-2010, 12:05 AM
I have two really nice reviews up for Lead Poisoning. One at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Lead-Poisoning-J-Seymour/dp/0982795203/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1289505798&sr=1-1

One at wicked local, a website covering several North Shore Boston papers:

http://www.wickedlocal.com/gloucester/fun/entertainment/books/x115986507/North-Shore-Book-Notes-Lead-Poisoning-by-J-E-Seymour

:hooray:

heyjude
11-12-2010, 12:48 AM
:snoopy: Those are some seriously good reviews! Congrats!

wonderactivist
11-12-2010, 01:05 AM
Congrats to you! I'm so happy for you. I hope amidst the mayhem you can find some time to sit back and just savor your success!

Lucie
will look for the book

jeseymour
11-18-2010, 04:20 PM
One more brag from me, and I'll shut up about this book. Last night I did my launch party at a local independent bookstore. There must have been thirty or thirty-five people there. The store sold 28 of the 30 books they bought, and will order more. My friend Hank Philipi Ryan called in her order, because she was too busy to be there. If anybody wants signed copies with a credit card, the bookstore is happy to oblige.

This was all just overwhelming. I didn't know I had so many friends. Two of my childhood friends drove over an hour to come. Most of my writers' group came.

Wow. :partyguy:

jeseymour
01-01-2011, 06:26 PM
My story Not Even a Rat, is the first story of the new year at the Do Some Damage Christmas Noir challenge. http://dosomedamage.blogspot.com/

Stanmiller
01-01-2011, 07:00 PM
My story Not Even a Rat, is the first story of the new year at the Do Some Damage Christmas Noir challenge. http://dosomedamage.blogspot.com/

Cool! Keep selling. We'll get HJ to rename this thread to JES's Braggatorium.

Happy happy,
Stan

HistorySleuth
01-01-2011, 07:30 PM
Wow. Nice list of credits you got going Jersey. You go girl. Congrats on your latest!

HistorySleuth
01-04-2011, 06:30 AM
Yippee for you!!!

Steam&Ink
01-04-2011, 08:46 AM
Awesome news, Todd!

I love hearing your success stories, JE!

I'm hoping 2011 is lining me up for some successes I can include here too :)

wonderactivist
01-04-2011, 09:33 AM
Congratulations, Todd! Let us know when it's available.

heyjude
01-04-2011, 03:37 PM
:snoopy:

Awesome stuff!

jeseymour
01-05-2011, 04:55 PM
Got a request from an e-publisher for my first novel, The Chosen! I am sooooo excited!!!

So what does that mean? They've requested to read the full or they've accepted your book? If it's published, where does it come out? Just kindle or just smashwords or what? Which publisher? Sorry for all the questions, but I spent the entire day yesterday fighting with kindle, trying to get my novel up there and failing because of some weird formatting issues. I would love to just go to an electronic publisher, but haven't seen one I like.

Oh - now for the further brag - I'm the guest on the Writers Who Kill blog today. Please check it out and leave a comment.

http://writerswhokill.blogspot.com/2011/01/j-e-seymour-interview.html

jeseymour
01-07-2011, 04:15 PM
Todd, I went with smashwords for Lead Poisoning. It's already up. It was not easy, but it was better explained. I still haven't seen the two stories I sent to kindle three days ago.

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/36101

$2.99

HistorySleuth
01-27-2011, 07:19 AM
:partyguy::Clap::PartySmil:TheWave::e2drunk:

CONGRATULATIONS !

It was only a matter of time Todd, only a matter of time. Can't wait. I love your writing style and I'm so happy for you!

HistorySleuth
01-27-2011, 07:22 AM
Opps. Sorry for the triple post. Not that Todd doesn't deserve me saying it three times. :) My computer is being wierd.

OneWriter
01-27-2011, 07:23 AM
Congratulations!!!! :hooray: :partyguy: :hooray:

Steam&Ink
01-27-2011, 01:51 PM
Big time brag here...

I've been offered a contract on my novel, The Chosen, by Champagne Books.

Yes, I've got a contract for something I wrote... I can't believe it as I type it; someone wants to pay me money for something I not only created, but wrote!!!


Hooray, Todd! That is fantastic

:snoopy::snoopy::snoopy::snoopy::snoopy::snoopy:

I bet the release date feels so long away, huh?

Sassy3421
01-27-2011, 03:52 PM
Big time brag here...

I've been offered a contract on my novel, The Chosen, by Champagne Books.

Yes, I've got a contract for something I wrote... I can't believe it as I type it; someone wants to pay me money for something I not only created, but wrote!!!

Tentative release date is April 2012, but I'll let you guys know when it actually comes out. For now, I'm having a Scotch and getting back to writing.

And also, big congrats to my lead character in this one, Detective Brad Porter, who I thought was never going to make it out of my own brain. He was my long shot, but he did it. I'm still in awe.

Congratulations Todd!!!!
Hope you enjoyed that drink - you deserved it!
Look forward to reading it :)
:partyguy:

jeseymour
01-27-2011, 05:17 PM
Big time brag here...

I've been offered a contract on my novel, The Chosen, by Champagne Books.

Yes, I've got a contract for something I wrote... I can't believe it as I type it; someone wants to pay me money for something I not only created, but wrote!!!

Tentative release date is April 2012, but I'll let you guys know when it actually comes out. For now, I'm having a Scotch and getting back to writing.

And also, big congrats to my lead character in this one, Detective Brad Porter, who I thought was never going to make it out of my own brain. He was my long shot, but he did it. I'm still in awe.

Congrats! Print or ebook or both?

:hooray:

heyjude
01-27-2011, 05:40 PM
Big time brag here...

I've been offered a contract on my novel, The Chosen, by Champagne Books.

Yes, I've got a contract for something I wrote... I can't believe it as I type it; someone wants to pay me money for something I not only created, but wrote!!!

Tentative release date is April 2012, but I'll let you guys know when it actually comes out. For now, I'm having a Scotch and getting back to writing.

And also, big congrats to my lead character in this one, Detective Brad Porter, who I thought was never going to make it out of my own brain. He was my long shot, but he did it. I'm still in awe.

:snoopy: :partyguy: :snoopy:

It's one heck of a good story. Congratulations!

triceretops
01-27-2011, 09:54 PM
Good for you, Todd.

Tri:)

jeseymour
02-12-2011, 07:00 AM
I'm the featured author on the emerging novelists site - http://emergingnovelists.com

Check out the interview too. Thanks for your attention.

HistorySleuth
02-16-2011, 12:14 AM
Oooooo, way cool Jesey! Wow you do all kinds of writerly stuff. Very impressive!

Steam&Ink
02-16-2011, 01:19 AM
I'm the featured author on the emerging novelists site - http://emergingnovelists.com

So cool! Nice to see Lead Poisoning (and you) getting good coverage. I like that pic of you too - you look a bit mischievous :D

jeseymour
02-16-2011, 03:21 AM
Here's another one, I'm on Pat Bertram's blog today -

http://patbertram.wordpress.com/2011/02/14/j-e-seymour-author-of-lead-poisoning/

I'm hoping all this "writerly stuff" is selling books, because that's the point!

Thanks Steam and Ink, my husband doesn't think I should put pictures out there, he thinks I should keep it a secret that I'm not a guy. :tongue

I've been told that women will buy books written by men but men won't buy books written by women. However, in my signings and appearances I'm selling more to men than women, even if I am a girl. :D

Steam&Ink
02-16-2011, 05:35 AM
I've been told that women will buy books written by men but men won't buy books written by women.

That's so weird. And sad. But going by your experience, not actually true! :)

Ken Hoss
02-16-2011, 05:46 AM
Congrats, Jess. :hooray:

Like I told kaitie earlier, don't forget us little people at AW when you're rich and famous. :D

triceretops
02-17-2011, 07:15 AM
Pulled up a short, but sweet and generous review from Lynda Coker of Between the Pages. It's times and words like these that make me feel that it was worth it afterall.

Tri

http://betweenthelinesandmore.blogspot.com/2011/02/review-of-planet-janitor-by-chris.html

heyjude
02-17-2011, 03:32 PM
Pulled up a short, but sweet and generous review from Lynda Coker of Between the Pages. It's times and words like these that make me feel that it was worth it afterall.

Tri

http://betweenthelinesandmore.blogspot.com/2011/02/review-of-planet-janitor-by-chris.html

Wooooow! :hooray: THAT is a great review! Edge-of-your-seat indeed! Congratulations. :)

HistorySleuth
02-17-2011, 06:04 PM
Awesome review Trice! Congrats.

Copper Smith
02-17-2011, 06:57 PM
Check out my Watching the Cards (http://blackpetalsks.tripod.com/yellowmama/id605.html) in Yellow Mama!

jeseymour
02-19-2011, 07:35 AM
Congrats Copper, I've got one coming in Yellow Mama this summer.

jeseymour
02-26-2011, 07:39 PM
It may seem odd to brag about a rejection, but I just got an email from the editor of a major print mystery magazine. She says (My story) "isn't something I need right now for ****, but I thought it was a good story and it is very well written." She goes on to recommend a different market, an anthology that I had already submitted to. So it is a rejection, but it really felt good to have her say such nice things about my story. :D

Ken Hoss
02-26-2011, 09:00 PM
It may seem odd to brag about a rejection, but I just got an email from the editor of a major print mystery magazine. She says (My story) "isn't something I need right now for ****, but I thought it was a good story and it is very well written." She goes on to recommend a different market, an anthology that I had already submitted to. So it is a rejection, but it really felt good to have her say such nice things about my story. :D


On one hand, congrats. On the other, my condolences. Like you said, at least it was a "nice" rejection. That's the way mine have been. "Thank you for your query, however....". The endings are pretty much identical on the ones I've received, which is odd in a way and go something like, "I wish you continued success in your search for representation." There is some variation, but that's the gist of it. I don't recall where I heard it, or who said it, but someone once said, "Every no brings me that much closer to a yes.".:D

kaitie
02-26-2011, 09:27 PM
Those are the best kind. :D

Umgowa
02-27-2011, 07:49 PM
When good things happen to other people it gives the rest of us hope. So all I can say is thanks for sharing and congratulations.

jeseymour
03-12-2011, 10:31 PM
I've been asked to be on a panel at the 10th Crime Bake.

http://www.crimebake.org/index.htm

Speechless. Absolutely speechless. :snoopy:

Don't know what the panel will be yet, but just to be asked is great. It means my book will be for sale at the actual book sale table, instead of me having to carry around copies in my tote bag. "Pssstt... wanna buy a book?" It means I'll get to do a signing and I'll be in the program. Wow.

HistorySleuth
03-12-2011, 11:34 PM
That's a pretty big deal jesey! Awesome.

heyjude
03-12-2011, 11:44 PM
Woot jesey! Congrats!

muse
03-13-2011, 12:10 AM
I've been asked to be on a panel at the 10th Crime Bake.

http://www.crimebake.org/index.htm

Speechless. Absolutely speechless. :snoopy:

Don't know what the panel will be yet, but just to be asked is great. It means my book will be for sale at the actual book sale table, instead of me having to carry around copies in my tote bag. "Pssstt... wanna buy a book?" It means I'll get to do a signing and I'll be in the program. Wow.

Whoo hoo! That's fantastic. :Jump:


My first guest blog post is up at Sassy's site (she rocks the roof off by the way):

Congrats on the blog post, Todd.

jeseymour
03-14-2011, 11:19 PM
My book is featured at Gelati's Scoop today:

http://gelatisscoop.blogspot.com/

heyjude
03-15-2011, 02:32 PM
Which one did you go with, Todd? I'm excited for you!

muse
03-15-2011, 08:16 PM
Great news on the cover, Todd. Makes it all seem so real, I'm sure. :hooray:

HistorySleuth
03-15-2011, 08:48 PM
Awesome news Todd!

jeseymour
03-15-2011, 09:29 PM
So do we get to see it? And is this an ebook or a real book or both?

Good Word
03-17-2011, 08:28 AM
Great news, jesey and Todd!

wonderactivist
03-17-2011, 10:15 AM
:partyguy: Congrats Jesey and Tom! Love that cover!

Jeseymour, I'd say they like you up there.

sheadakota
03-25-2011, 04:31 PM
The cover for my new book due out in June-

http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=10150453740105587&set=a.10150369468800587.592797.847720586&theater

heyjude
03-25-2011, 04:32 PM
Oh, shea! It's gorgeous! I bet you're thrilled!

sheadakota
03-25-2011, 04:50 PM
Thanks HY. I wasn't thrilled at first, it wasn't at all what I asked for, but the more I look at it the more I like it-
The story is a time-travel with thriller aspects so the cover fits-

muse
03-25-2011, 10:34 PM
Great cover, sheadakota. It's unusual, but suits the title and theme.

sheadakota
03-27-2011, 10:11 PM
Thanks Todd- and let me know when your book comes out in print- I so want a copy!

wonderactivist
03-28-2011, 06:26 AM
Shea, your cover is intriguing. I can't quite figure out what that pale bit is above and to the left of the eye--a finger? Maybe a distant person? Either way, it makes me take a second look. I would pick it up off the shelf to check out the front flap.

Copper Smith
04-04-2011, 05:49 PM
Check out my story Oedipus Shrugged at Beat to a Pulp! (http://www.beattoapulp.com/stor/2011/0403_cs_OedipusShrugged.cfm#sresp)

triceretops
04-06-2011, 06:11 AM
Well, my Planet Janitor Custodian of the Stars sold at least enough copies to warrant a paperback edition. Locus will review and list it in an up-and-coming issue. Nothing really spectacular, since it already has a hardback and e-book release. Even the ARC copies are selling third-vendor on Amazon. You can check it out here and in my sig line:

http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Janitor-Custodian-Illustrated-Engage/dp/1926606418/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1302055850&sr=1-1

Tri

HistorySleuth
04-06-2011, 06:27 AM
Awesome Tri. Congrats to you!

wizard tim
04-27-2011, 09:22 PM
If you enjoy thrillers with cutting edge technology and lots of action, my novel HIRED GUNS (http://www.amazon.com/Mark-Boss/e/B004VFT58I/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1) just went on sale for the Kindle.

Here is the summary:
* * *
HIRED GUNS: Determined to overcome his past, paroled LA gangbanger Hector Tombs finds a steady job and a pretty girlfriend. But a single day of bloodshed changes all that.

Elite Spetsnaz commando Alexander Turgenev fled Russia with a price on his head. Now he leads a team of mercenaries hired out to a rogue scientist dealing in biochemical weapons. Worse, he's fallen for the team's beautiful and deadly sniper.

When Turgenev's boss murders Hector's girlfriend and poisons eight thousand civilians, Hector and Turgenev go to war for the antidote. From street fights in Tokyo to gun battles on the African savanna, Hector Tombs must use the skills that put him in prison to save thousands from the grave.
* * *
Thanks for reading!

HistorySleuth
04-28-2011, 04:30 PM
Congrats Wizard!

Copper Smith
05-13-2011, 03:53 AM
A hit man hired to save the smart Beatle's life from an assassin's bullet? Imagine that.

Check out Nothing to Kill or Die For at Pulp Metal Magazine. (http://pulpmetalmagazine.wordpress.com/2011/05/07/nothing-to-kill-or-die-for-by-copper-smith/)

triceretops
05-13-2011, 07:13 AM
The reviewer at Black Lagoon Books asked for a review copy, which I sent. This he asked me to blog about where the original idea for my book came from. He opened a can a worms. The review will come in a few days, which is nice, but blog article is here:

http://blacklagoonreviews.blogspot.com/2011/05/guest-post-with-chris-stevenson.html

Tri

heyjude
05-13-2011, 02:45 PM
:snoopy: Congratulations, Todd! For anyone thinking of buying Todd's book, I can tell you it's fantastic!

Congrats, Tri! I'm looking forward to reading the guest blog... I think! :D

jeseymour
05-13-2011, 03:02 PM
This one was a long time coming...

RICK FROST & THE ALASKAN ADVENTURE, my first published novel, is available as an e-book on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0050BR5TI) and BN.com (http://tinyurl.com/3oozss9)!!

Congrats!

Zelenka
05-21-2011, 08:43 PM
No publishing in sight yet, but...

I got shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger! (And I can finally say so, which is a relief in itself, it's been horrible not being allowed to squee). Never had anything like this before.

muse
05-21-2011, 11:09 PM
Oh, wow! Fantastic news, Zelenka.:hooray: