Sunday, March 31, 2013

Update on Current Projects

Good Morning!

I'm happy to report that the narration for "Under" has been completed and has been forwarded to the sound designer.  It is scheduled to be released in early June.  I am excited to see/hear the outcome.

Meanwhile, "Meandering in Silence" is still on target to be published in a few days (April 3rd).  I look forward to your thoughts and comments.

And, on another note, a new story, "Constellations" has just been accepted.  I will update this blog with that publishing date once I have it.

As always, I welcome any comments you may have, and remember, I now have quick links to all of my stories on the top right corner of this blog.

Happy Easter Everyone!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Book Review Time - "Salem Falls"

Ah, another successful attention grabber from Jodi Picoult.   The recipe for this page turner is as follows:

In a large witches' cauldron combine:

One teenage girl with a preacher father;
One attractive likable teacher and soccer coach;
A decades old diner;
Four teenage girls practicing Wicca;
One woman who talks to her deceased child; and
A clan of well-meaning but judgmental townsfolk;.

Now heat and stir and sprinkle in a good helping of twists and turns.

When ready, serve with a side nightlight, because as with all Jodi Picoult books, you'll be reading far into the night.

Result:  Thumbs up.

Friday, March 8, 2013

New Direct Links to My Stories

Hi Everyone,

I've now made it easier to locate my stories.  I have put direct links on the upper right hand corner of my blog, so all you have to do now is point and click!

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

New Story to be Published: "Meandering in Silence"

I'm happy to report that another story has been slated for publishing on The Story Shack.  On my new piece, "Meandering in Silence", I have been paired with the very talented, Xiaonan "Grace" Gao, who has had several pieces showcased on The Story Shack.  The publishing date for this story will be April 3rd.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Scoop on The New Project!

Okay, so here's the scoop on my "Something's Brewing" post from last week.  The Story Shack is involved in a new monthly podcast project called Shackcast which will feature a previously published story narrated by the American actor, Jeff Mash, who recently appeared in Oscar-nominated "Zero Dark 30".  His narrative will be accompanied by soundscapes from talented musician, Yero Pharah.  These podcasts will also be appearing on Youtube.  I have been asked if I would like to have my story "Under" featured as the second Shackcast, and of course I said . . . ."Yes!".  So, I'm excited to tell you that Jeff and Yero will be working on making my story come to life over the next couple of months and it will be featured as the second Shackcast in May or June.  Needless to say I am thrilled and honored to be a part of this exciting new project.  The Story Shack has been doing some wonderful things bringing the artistic community together in exciting ways, and I do hope you will check this out when it has been completed.

I will update my blog when the project has been completed and a firm date has been set.

Have a good week everyone!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Quote of the Day

“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” 

― J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire