Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Sale! And Received Hellebore and Rue Contributor Copy

Cover of the 2010 Issue of The Gunpowder ReviewI recently sold my flash fiction piece, “To Bead or Not to Bead” to The Gunpowder Review.

The Gunpowder Review is a literary magazine which publishes the creative work of women writers, artists, and photographers with a Harford County or Maryland connection.

Since I grew up in Harford County (Go Hawks!) I qualify.

“To Bead or Not To Bead” is a pun-y little piece about the Greek Fates — those women who spin, weave and cut the threads of life. You can probably guess what kind of direction the story takes, judging by its title.

Cover of Hellebore and Rue AnthologyI’ll let you know when it’s available.

In other writerly goodness, I’ve received my paperback copy of Hellebore and Rue.

::: Exciting! :::

I don’t know what magic was used to print the cover of the anthology, but it’s wonderful!

The cover feels like a very soft suede, smooth and — almost — warm to the touch. (And, yes, it’s made of paper.) I like handling it very much.

Hellebore and Rue has received a wonderful review, in which the reviewer mentioned that she’d like to see a sequel or longer work with my characters (which totally makes my day).

How cool is it that a reader wants to know more after the story is over?

Food for thought…

4 comments to Sale! And Received Hellebore and Rue Contributor Copy

  • Kelly, congratulations on the sale! That’s excellent news. Regarding the Hellebore & Rue book, it sounds interesting (and rare these days) when a book has a pleasant and different tactile feel. Why don’t more publishers try for that?

    • Hi Steve! Thanks! I don’t think there was a conscious effort to make this book feel the way it does, but I agree with you: a little more effort on the tactile (or even visual) would tilt the scales for me when considering a book.

  • Congratulations on the sale! And I agree, the book looks and feels lovely. 🙂

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