A.S. Volk can be found at thatwriternamedvolk on tumblr.
A.S. Volk can be found at thatwriternamedvolk on tumblr.
Today we have Megan Fuentes, author of The Substance of a Shadow, and why she became a writer:
I became a writer in the fourth grade. I was always writing, but fourth grade is when a certain teacher put in my head the idea of giving myself a title to match. The boot fit like a glove, and I’m still wearing it today, folks.
I’m a writer of many things, none of which I’m terribly proud of after I’ve been given five minutes to digest the finished project. I suppose one category you could put me under is “short story writer.“ Eventually I’ll work my way up to “novelist,” but I haven’t listened to enough Writing Excuses podcasts yet.
In the next few years, maybe you’ll get unlucky, and I’ll publish something else, but for right now, you’re stuck with only the following pieces.
Megan Fuentes can be found at bymeganwithmeraki on tumblr.
Our featured author today is HK Lune, author of Clockpunk and the Vitalizer.
HK Lune is your average book-writing machine, creating science fiction stories from her home in New Orleans, Louisiana. She’s been writing since childhood, but not until high school did she realize she didn’t want to do much else. Since then she’s written several stories, “Clockpunk and the Vitalizer” the first to be released.
Hopefully she’ll become a full-time author, drawing readers in with her signature blend of action, comedy, tragedy, and plenty of robots. More importantly she wants to provide great sci-fi to the world. If there’s anything she loves to do, it’s write.
When HK isn’t writing, you can usually find her reading, playing video games, watching something, or forgetting about her tea (again). Here’s a picture of the mug, it’s nothing special, but it was her great-grandmother’s.
Audrey Rose B. is on tumblr at audreyroseb.
Welcome to our first author feature: CDP Morkert, author of Collector’s Edition:
Greetings, readers! My name is CDP Morkert, and I’m the writer of Collector’s Edition in this lovely anthology. Primarily I write fantasy, or sci-fi, or futuristic… slice-of-life? I’m currently working on a comic called Don’t Kill the Messenger, and I’m not sure how to categorize it yet (is there a genre for bad-ass delivery people?).
So far my late-twenties have been going fairly well. This is the first time I’ve been published. I don’t make a living with my art, so it’s nice to have something out there people can see, and hopefully enjoy. I do have a story on Wattpad called Becoming a Poltergeist, but I’ve hit a wall with it. I hope to at least come close to finishing it this year.
Writing isn’t the only medium I use, I also draw and animate. I haven’t put together an animation since my MBA thesis though (which can be seen on cdpmorkert.tumblr.com). It was one of my most enjoyable projects, even in all its rough glory. Hopefully I can find the time to make another. Frame by frame animation is a bit time-consuming unfortunately… someday I’ll do it again.
It took someone’s outside perspective to make me realize I didn’t really follow the book’s theme of taking old tales and spinning them. I sort of took the theme of taking something new out of the old and ran with it without looking back. Collector’s Edition stemmed from a comic I was making with two rival treasure hunters, Pagos the basilisk and Hori the kamaitachi. That comic is still in production, but with Collector’s Edition fleshing out the characters the story has changed quite a bit. These two have been fighting each other for a long time, and know the other’s strengths and weaknesses intimately. With Jiang the dragon’s perspective in Collector’s Edition their dynamic was sort of shuffled around a bit. There’s still that tension of rivalry there, but also a great amount of respect for each other that has deepened to romantic curiosity. Jiang himself was extremely fun to write for. He has been around the block a few times, and has many regrets. He’s doing his best to better himself by investing in the future, and is much happier for it. And there is also my favorite character in the story to consider who is, of course, Byron. My family used to have two pomeranians that have since passed on, so Byron is an tribute to them. Rest in peace, Palmer and Misty.
There are quite a few stories I have that I wish to share with the world, but there are many obstacles that make finishing them fairly difficult for me. I am so thankful for this anthology, giving me a goal that I worked toward and completed! Now the trick is to keep that creative ball rolling.
Thank you for taking time to read this, and I hope you can take a look at our book. It has amazing stories in there! Well done to everyone who participated in this!
Barbara here with an update:
It has gotten great reviews, I’m glad that readers seem to enjoy it. My favorite review from amazon.com says:
As with everything, it took way longer than we expected. But it’s finally here:
Or, if you want to avoid the stores, you can download the pdf version New-Tales-From-Old-Yarn.pdf right here.
The amazing cover was designed by Sébastien Bélanger and you can find his website at sebastienbelanger.ca.
Please leave us a nice review if you liked the book.
Roughly a year ago, Lorna Davidson put out a call on tumblr for the writers of writelr, to submit short stories with the theme of rewritten fairytales and myths. The project faced a multitude of problems, and Lorna had to hand the project over to me (Barbara) at some point.
In my hands it also suffered from lack of time and distractonitis but now, finally, it is getting published.
This anthology combines short stories and a poem by eleven talented writers from tumblr. Never before published retellings and reinterpretations of well known tales and exciting new tales and myths from all over the world to read and enjoy in a new light.
I’m still waiting for the amazon link to go live but you can already find our book, for free, at Kobo, Barnes&Nobles, iBooks and many more stores.
I hope you’ll enjoy this anthology and please leave us a review.
A project, a long time in the making, is soon going to appear on this page. A free ebook of fresh new writing.