Bards and Sages Quarterly has opened voting for their annual Reader’s Choice awards, choosing a reader favorite from each issue. Bards and Sages publishes high-quality short speculative fiction stories.
My story, “The Stories on their Faces”, is one of 20 stories eligible for the April 2018 issue. If you’ve read the stories, please consider casting a vote! One ballot per person, which means you’ll have to be signed in to a Google account to vote. (Bards and Sages is not collecting any info except for assuring that there is only one vote per login.)
You can also vote for stories in the other 2018 issues. Here’s a link to the Amazon page for the Kindle edition.
I’ll be at the Yellow Springs Book Fair on Saturday, August 18, signing my fantasy novels. I’ll also have the “For the Road” anthology, as well as recent editions of Gathering Storm Magazine and Bards and Sages Quarterly.
There will be tables of used books from area dealers, and there might be other local authors as well. The book fair is held outside at Mills Lawn Elementary School, and it’s free.
Yellow Springs is a cool town, always nice to visit. If you’re there, check out the local shops and particularly the area used booksellers!
Fellows Riverside Gardens in Youngstown, Ohio is part of the sprawling Mill Creek Park. Elizabeth Fellows donated the land and money for a free public garden which was first planted in 1963. I stopped by the other day (after four hours in the car 😩) and enjoyed the beauty and tranquility of a garden in spring.
A change of plans for me — I won’t be attending Federal Frenzy on Saturday because I’m sick. Bad timing — I was really looking forward to it! Anyway, if you’re in the Youngstown area please stop in and enjoy the music and arts. Maybe I’ll catch it next year.
This is something new for me, and it sounds like fun. On the afternoon of April 21, I’ll be one of the vendors at Federal Frenzy in Youngstown. Federal Frenzy (held on Federal Street) is a music and arts festival, presented by YSU Penguin Productions, Youngstown State University and the City of Youngstown.
The event includes live musical performances, art, and vendors. I’ll have my books there, including the new issue of Gathering Storm Magazine which includes my short story “City of the Dead”.
For more information, check out Federal Frenzy’s Facebook page.
My short story, “The Stories on their Faces”, has been published in the April 2018 issue of Bards and Sages Quarterly.
In this story Malla, an older woman who is leader of her people, tries to save them by breaking one of their oldest customs — a tradition that is an integral part of who her people are. The story is about her leadership, and the consequences she must face as she tries to protect them from a frightening future.
GET LIT! Cincinnati is a free event founded by publisher Post Mortem Press. Local authors and small-press publishers will be at the Urban Artifact Sanctuary on Saturday, April 7 from noon to 6 pm to talk about writing and reading.
Here’s a link to the GET LIT! Cincinnati website with info on location and a list of attending authors, publishers and artists. If you’re in the area and if you love books and writing, stop by!