March is almost over, which is just weird. Where did it go? No, I mean, seriously, where did March go? I feel like I blinked and missed it. But then I look at my to-do lists and my all-done lists and I realize that a lot of it went where months always go—into books and poems and computer screens and dog walks and libraries and schools and, sometimes, into the very bottom of bags of Milano Double Chocolate cookies. And that’s okay.
I wanted to post here one more time before March waves its final goodbye, to catch you up on some things you might have missed and some things that are happening now and some things to look forward to in the future.
First and foremost… this is my new favorite t-shirt.
Awesome, right? I think so too. Ok, moving on.
Guest Post News
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a guest post called “Tuning in to Good Writing” for the WOW! Women on Writing blog. If you missed it, you should check it out here. Feel free to leave a comment on their site about what kind of music you listen to when you write.
My short story “The Other House” is out now in the latest issue of Under the Bed. You can download it here it for just $3.99. And if you buy it by Friday, April 1, 2016, you can enter the coupon code SPRINGSALE to get 50% off. $2.00 for five stories is a pretty good deal. My story was inspired by my friend’s three-year-old daughter and her vivid imagination. I hope you enjoy it!
Lastly, I am SO excited to announce that my short story “Teardrops and Watermelon Seeds” has been accepted for publication in Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things and Spark: A Creative Anthology. Writers, like parents, probably aren’t supposed to have favorites among their literary children, but this coming of age YA story with magical realism holds a special place in my heart, and I’m thrilled that it’s found a home in these beautiful publications. I don’t yet know which issues will include my work, but I promise to keep you posted.
Well, that’s it. Now March can blow on out of here and April can have its turn. Let’s all agree to slow down a bit and enjoy it, shall we?
4 thoughts on “Guest Post, Horror, YA, & The Mysterious Disappearance of March”
Congrats! Pretty soon I’d better get your autograph–before you become rich and famous ; ) Were you paid for any of these stories?
Thanks! 🙂 There’s no payment for the guest post. Under the Bed pays royalties, but I doubt I will see any money worth speaking of there. But the editors of Spark and Ember (both publications of the same press) do pay, which is nice.
Awesome to hear so much good news coming from you! Congrats on all accounts! And I love your new shirt. I want one. 🙂
Thanks! The shirt can be yours for a quick trip through the Amazon… 🙂