More of the Same Publishing News #writingcommunity #ampublished

I don’t think anything warms a writer’s heart as much as seeing her story in print. Two stories, double the warmth. You could triple or even quadruple my warmth by clicking the links provided below and ordering a copy or two which will net me a small commission.

Okay, I’m done marketing.

First up in my double-header: America’s Emerging Literary Fiction Writers!

See here, about halfway down the page, is my story title and my name:

It’s enough to make me dance in my chair.

The short story in in this volume is “Love Me Tender,” about one morning in the life of Irene Newkirk, a middle-aged woman coming to grips with her husband’s mental illness and the weight of caring for her teen-aged daughter as well as keeping up appearances.

I wrote my first draft of this story in 1992, in a fiction workshop with the late Jerome Stern at Florida State University. I remember being surprised at how well it was received and, in particular, Stern’s enthusiasm over how well I could “do cold.” Well, yeah, I can definitely “do cold” after surviving twenty-one New York winters in a two-story house with only a first-floor furnace for heat. They say heat rises, but when you’re on the second floor and it’s double-digits below zero, heat don’t rise high enough.

My second story is in this anthology, America’s Emerging Suspense Writers. The Deep South:

And again, my name and story in print. Swoon.

Even though I do not consider myself a Southerner, even though some don’t even consider Florida as part of the Deep South given its history and demographics, and even though my story takes place in upstate New York, I think it’s kind of cool being in an anthology that marks me as an emerging writer in the Deep South. Well, it’s kind of cool being in any anthology.

“Together Forever,” is a horror story, one involving a different middle-aged woman. Vicky Brooks is a real estate agent in an economically depressed part of New York. She yearns to escape the cold dreariness of her hometown and her husband. She hopes to get that chance with Miss Smith, a potential buyer for a broken-down mansion, except there is something rather odd about Miss Smith.

If either of these stories interests you, then I hope you’ll take a chance on my writing and help me fully emerge. Here again are the links:

America’s Emerging Literary Fiction Writers

America’s Emerging Suspense Writers. The Deep South

Finally, here’s a correction for those of you who still have “Hello Julia” on a loop from last Monday’s post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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15 Responses to More of the Same Publishing News #writingcommunity #ampublished

  1. Congratulations! That is fabulous news.

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  2. L. Marie says:

    Yay!!!! That’s so great, Marie! How lovely to be known as an emerging suspense writer! What was the inspiration for your story?

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    • 1WriteWay says:

      Thank you! I grew up watching the old Hammer horror movies (e.g., Christopher Lee as Dracula) and loved the fear and anticipation of what was behind the closed door, so to speak. I don’t want to say too much yet because my editor said he was totally surprised by the turn of events in “Together Forever,” but I will say it has a kinda sorta happy ending 😉

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  3. Congratulations, Marie!

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  4. Congratulations, Marie. I agree it is nice seeing your name and story in a book.

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  5. merrildsmith says:

    Congratulations, Marie. I think you’ve definitely emerged!
    Just you writing “Hello Julia” had me laughing again. 🙂

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  6. Congratulations, Marie! It’s also heartwarming to see our fellow writers’ name in print. Well deserved!! Squee!

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  7. Luanne says:

    Congrats, Marie! Woohoo! And so well deserved.

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