Tag Archive for Publishing

Have a Halloween Story

Just in time for Halloween, I’m pleased to offer my short story, Playground of a Lesser God, online for free! Alone in her abandoned neighborhood on Halloween night, 10-year-old Elena is surrounded by ghost memories of her past. On the ruined playground where she used to go with her little sister, she solves a puzzle, uncovers a unique invention and… Read more →

Open Call for Novels

Third Person Press–the indie publishing house run by Sherry D. Ramsey, Julie A. Serroul and me–is now open for novel submissions from Atlantic Canadian writers. Click over to read our submission requirements and guidelines. We hope to keep receiving submissions on an on-going basis. However, if we get inundated, we will close until we catch up. Before submitting, please check… Read more →

Grey Area: 13 Ghost Stories

What is it about ghost stories? They have been around forever and are popular all over the world. My indie publishing house, Third Person Press, decided to put together a ghost story anthology because we get more ghost story submissions than any other kind, too many for our other anthologies where we like to have a nice mix of genre… Read more →

Nuanc Book Designs – “Eye Contact”

In October, I opened a shop of book cover art—Nuanc Book Designs—on Etsy. “Eye Contact,” pictured on the left, is the latest offering. Designing the covers for The Speculative Elements Series from Third Person Press and its upcoming ghost story anthology, Grey Area, has been a pleasure for me. Because I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback on them, it… Read more →

A Tasty Sample of Three

Samplers give us a variety of tantalizing tastes or sights that inspire us to want more. In earlier times, samplers were pieces of needlework that a young woman sewed to practice or show off her competency in embroidery. This one, though not old, is appropriate for this post which is inspired by three things. It says: “Three things there are… Read more →

Hemingwaying and Hawing

Forty-seven endings. That’s the number published in this new edition of A Farewell to Arms (Scribner/Simon & Schuster, 2012) [I’d put a link to it, but there isn’t anything about this on their website. Really. Instead we have a book about sister wives and a Mick Jagger bio]. According to news stories, Hemingway said he re-wrote the ending of this… Read more →

Power to the People

Have you heard the one about the publishing industry? A writer, an editor and a reader walk into an Establishment Pub[lishing] House. The affronted publisher asks, “What’s the story here?” The writer: “I’d like people to read what I’ve written.” The editor: “I’d like to edit fresh, original stories by real people rather than celebrities.” The reader: “I’d like to… Read more →