A lot has been going on the past two weeks. So, get something to drink, maybe a snack, and settle in. This is kind of a long post.
Let me start at the beginning...
In the beginning, God created... wait wait... not THAT far back...
Monday, May 8th.
Parts of Colorado suffered a horrendous hail storm that caused tons of damage. I work where the heart of the storm hit. So, yeah, my car was battered. All we could do was watch from the second floor of our building as hail stones larger than golf balls, and some the size of baseballs, destroyed our cars. I saw back windows get smashed, sunroofs, side windows, windshields. Dents galore.
For some reason, my feeble mind believed my car would be okay. When the majority of the storm had subsided, I gathered my belongings to head home. I got to my car, climbed inside, and gasped. My windshield was shattered. It hadn't caved in, but there was no way I could drive home.
I called Fishubby, he told me to call the insurance company. He&…
In an attempt to start a blog series, I labeled this Part 1. We'll see how many parts I end up with, and if I can even keep track of them all.
As you know, I signed a contract with a small press called, Endever Publishing Studios. Though I was leery at first -- signing with small presses comes with a lot of anxiety, even established small presses -- but I felt like this was a risk I had to take for my novel, THE BLOOD OF SEVEN.
I'm glad I did. This publishing house is like a second family.
In this first installment of "Being an Endeverite," I'd like to talk about some of the authors. I'll have a separate blog series in which I interview them, but for now, this piece is about what I call the Short Story Prompt Challenge.
Each week, an in-house author at Endever challenges another to write a 1,000 word short story with a challenging prompt. Author Heather Eagar challenged me with the following message:
As promised on my lovely (read: goofy) Facebook Live video, I have uploaded readings of the first two chapters of THE BLOOD OF SEVEN to YouTube. You can access them at the links below!
I wanted to also take this time to send out a sincere and gratitude filled THANK YOU to everyone who has nominated my book so far. I'm back in the Hot & Trending status as of sometime yesterday. Let's keep up the momentum! Five days left! Let's do this!
I did both of these readings in one take, so please excuse any pauses, flubs, or "wrong" way of saying the dialogue. I hope you enjoy them! I do voices... and it's fun.