Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Blog Anniversary

I'm notorious for forgetting special days (just ask Amber, she'll give you an earful) so I suppose that it's only fitting that I missed this one, too.

 I've just noticed that I started this blog on April 16, 2012. So it's been up and running for just a little over a year. I have to tell you that, at the time, I didn't have a clue what I was going to post here, or who would be interested in reading any of it even if I did. Well, it's been quite a year, so there's been plenty to talk about. I just want to take a moment to thank all of you for caring enough to follow.

So there, first year's in the books. Stay tuned, the second year's shaping up to be even better!

Monday, 29 April 2013

Hello Horror - 2nd Edition

The 2nd edition of Hello Horror was delayed for a few days due to technical difficulties, but is now up and raring to go. Included is my micro-short, "Baggage".

Warning: there is language and really scary adult situations, parental guidance is advised!


Sunday, 28 April 2013

Update on the WW Anthology

A great group of authors are poised to give of their best in the upcoming Wild Wolf short story anthology, now slated for sometime in June. Included will be two of my stories: "Freedom's Wings" and "Cooking Without Onions".

I was also pleased to hear that Peter Fussey has been chosen to do the book's cover art. You just can't do any better than Peter. It's all I can do not to start bugging him for a peek!

Thursday, 25 April 2013

"Voices" Launch

The official launch for Voices (Volume 13, #1) will be on June 15th at 2:00Pm, at the Atrium of McNally Robinson in Winnipeg. I'll be doing a reading from my winning entry, "And Then It Rained", so if any of you are in the area, stop by and say hello.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Ternie Kell

Peter Fussey is the talented artist responsible for the cover of Charlie Smithers. I never realized just how talented he was until he sent me this short excerpt from a graphic novel that is to accompany the rock opera, "Ternie Kell". The music of Brendan Perkins is no slouch either. It's got Pink Floyd written all over it!
Check it out, you won't be disappointed.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Baggage/HelloHorror - April 25th

Pencil in April 25th on your calendar. That's when the second ever issue of e-zine HelloHorror is slated to come online. Included will be my own humble submission, the micro fiction, "Baggage", to scare your socks off! Bwahahahahahaha!!!
Yikes! That's less than a week away!

Friday, 19 April 2013

Coming Out in May

Sam has just informed me that Wild Wolf is aiming for the middle of May to release their anthology.

You'll want to get this, there'll be lots of stories from a lot of excellent writers, and priced so low that they'll be practically giving it away.

Stay tuned...

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Two Stories Confirmed for WW Anthology

I just received an email from Sam at Wild Wolf this morning. It's official now - both stories I'd submitted for their upcoming anthology have been accepted.

So that's two stories - 'Freedom's Wings', and 'Cooking Without Onions' - coming out with Wild Wolf (I should think fairly soon);
 two - 'And Then It Rained', and 'The Icon' - coming out in the spring issue of Voices (early June), and so far one - 'Incomplete' - in the fall;
 one - 'Baggage' - coming out in a week or so in HelloHorror;
 and one - 'Angus Breaks Free' - coming out in FreeFall the first week in May.

Seven altogether, and it's not even June.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Charlie's Amazon Links

March was really quite busy, so I think it's time to put these back on top again, rather than having to go digging for them. The number of page views on the last one is really quite encouraging. Thank you all!
As always, please share with your friends!


.com: http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Charlie-Smithers-ebook/dp/B00A4A407U/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1360166789&sr=1-1&keywords=charlie+smithers

.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Adventures-Charlie-Smithers-ebook/dp/B00A4A407U/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1360166984&sr=1-1

And because you just never know, here's .de: The Adventures of Charlie Smithers .es: The Adventures of Charlie Smithers .fr:The Adventures of Charlie Smithers .it: The Adventures of Charlie Smithers .br: The Adventures of Charlie Smithers and .jp: The Adventures of Charlie Smithers

While I'm at it, I'll include my FB author's page. Don't be afraid to visit and leave a 'Like' on the wall. And hey, leave a comment as well! I like hearing from you. www.facebook.com/tacscwl

Don't forget, you can follow me on Twitter, too, you lucky devils! @tacscwl on Twitter

I found this on the internet and thought that it might come in handy, as it saves me from leaving you with my usual harangue.