I have fantastic news to share! This past weekend the Ohio Christian Writers Conference presented the Blue Seal Awards. I've learned that I placed in TWO of the categories! *throws confetti* 2nd place in the Flash Fiction category with my story, Fairy Academy 3rd place in the YA unpublished category with my novel, KEEN Congratulations… Continue reading Blue Seal Awards–Ohio Christian Writers Conference
Tomorrow is the day! National Novel Writing Month 2018 will begin in just a few hours! *cartwheel* The idea behind NaNo is simple--write a 50,000 word novel in one month. I'll admit, it's easier said than done! I've done the #CampNaNo multiple times but my only official #NaNoWriMo was in November of 2016. It… Continue reading #NaNoWriMo, #FlashWriMo, and Everything in Between
Bones of Cobalt Blue by Cathy Hinkle (Stories of the Stars Flash Fiction Contest 3rd place winner) She landed with the practiced ease of centuries, blue talons gripping the cliff's edge. Wind whistled through the granite crags, and small stones scrabbled beneath her feet. With a low growl, she dove from the cliff. Unfurling… Continue reading Stories of the Stars Contest–“Bones of Cobalt Blue” by Cathy Hinkle
A Million Heartbeats by Maggie Graber (Stories of the Stars Flash Fiction Contest 2nd Place winner) I’m not an insomniac. I’m just lying awake at 2 am. I stare up at the dirty, white ceiling. There’s a crack that runs from one side to the middle, as if it will split open at any… Continue reading Stories of the Stars Contest–“A Million Heartbeats” by Maggie Graber
Starfinder's Sacrifice by Sam Graber (Stories of the Stars Flash Fiction Contest 1st Place Winner) No one knows what the stars are. Only that they are far away, and they give us our power. And now they are winking out. “Danar?” Charis steps beside me and slips her hand in mine. Starlight gives a… Continue reading Stories of the Stars Contest–“Starfinder’s Sacrifice” by Sam Graber
Hey friends! In case you missed it, I had the amazing opportunity to share my love of all things flash fiction by being a judge for the Stories of the Starts Flash Fiction Contest this month! There were some pretty awesome stories and the final decision was a tough one, but my fellow judges, Sheri… Continue reading Stories of the Stars Contest Winners!
Who's got a flash fiction story in this month's issue of Splickety Magazine? This girl!! Eep! It's true! June 12 was Launch Day for the June issue of Splickety's "Heirs and Spares" edition of their flash fiction magazine. And my story, "The Announcement," was acquired! *cartwheel* You can download it digitally from Amazon here, or… Continue reading Splickety Magazine “Heirs and Spares” June Issue
How is it April already? Did I blink or was it just Christmas? Maybe time is moving so fast because I've been busy writing! Want to know what I've been up to? Read below for my update! Submissions for March: I submitted again to Chicken Soup for the Soul. My plan is to do at… Continue reading March Caffeinated Fiction Update
It's open! It's open! The voting is open on Untold podcast! *throws confetti* You might remember a post from a couple weeks ago about my excitement over one of my recent flash fiction stories. (Check out the post here, if you missed it!) To sum it up, my story, Serpent Quest, is a finalist in the Good… Continue reading Untold Podcast–“Serpent Quest” Feature and Time to Vote!
Hello friends, Happy February! A few weeks back I shared a post where I stated my goals for 2018. One of my goals is to submit flash fiction and short story pieces at least once a month to contests or to seek publication. Here is how my first month of the year went! *cartwheel* Okay,… Continue reading CF Month in Review: January