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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Not Fragile Announcement


                        All writers need to do a little self-promotion now and then if they hope to have their stories read by the masses. Or even by the select-group-of-enthusiasts. It just so happens that the time has come for me to do exactly that. I have something to show you.

            Ta-da!!!

 

 
            I sold my story Not Fragile to Penumbra magazine. Not only that, but I am the Rising Talent for the November issue and have been asked to submit an article for their blog. When it finally posts you can read it on the Penumbra Home Page.

            For those of my fellow authors who have had books published this may seem like small potatoes. However, for me it is a wonderful moment. With this, my first purchased story, I go from “Author In Training” to Author. Not only that, but my name appears all nice and large on the front cover. Woo-hoo!!!!

            Actually, I sold a second story last month as well. Matches will be coming out in the Once Upon An Apocalypse anthology being published by Chaosium early next year. When that happens I’ll do another happy dance and post an image of the cover (if I have it) and let everyone know where they can buy it. The same thing for my story Bloody Hektor which will be appearing in the second City of the Gods anthology.

            As you can see, I’ve been busy getting my toe in the publishing door.

 

 

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    1. Thanks. That's exactly how I feel. Well, it would be if I were a medieval scribe. ;)

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  2. Fantastic, Randy! Congratulations! I've read enough of your writing to know it was only a matter of time :) Hurray! :)

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    1. Thank you. That's very kind of you to say. :)

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  3. That is really awesome Randy.
    You wanna know what's funny? I thought you photoshopped your name on the cover, all big like that. I would have ;) But if that is the way the cover really looks then WOW, that is so COOL!

    And two stories?!? That makes me so happy for you.

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    1. Nope. I don't know how to use Photoshop. I was really surprised to see it come out that way. And I'm awfully glad about the recent sales, because my novel keeps getting rejected. Even though the editors keep telling me I'm a talented writer I started to doubt that was the case because of all the rejections. Thanks for the kind words. :)

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  4. Congrats, Randy! I am not one bit surprised--you are a great writer. Keep up the good work. :)

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    1. Thanks, Linda. I appreciate the support. :)

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  5. Congratulations! :) Here's to more forward momentum.

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    1. Thank you. I plan to do my best to keep it going.

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