Yeah, I know right?! Since when has excitement been my thing? Um… since February? And, if you’re a Nevermore News subscriber, you’d already be in on the deets. But assuming you’re a casual lurker, I gotta tell you, this month the universe lined things up like a snooker champ. You know all those balls I’ve had splayed across the table like sacrificial lambs?
Apparently the deity in charge found them pleasing.
First off — and this is a big one — a frickin’ publisher bought my book.
For real, people!
Yeah, let me say that again, Flame & Shadow, affectionately referred to as my potato-chip book (I’m talking Ruffles, not nasty potato-shards) has been picked up by The Wild Rose Press. As in slated to be sold, both as an e-book and in actual hard copy real-life book-form, not a rolled-up printout from under my trench coat in some back alley.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Hmm? Oh, I call it a potato chip book because it’s addictive and easy to consume. You know, leaves you wanting more in a holy-crap-I-ate the-whole-bag kind of way, sans guilt.
Don’t believe me? Whelp, this endorsement would lend creedence to my bold statement:
“Flame & Shadow is urban fantasy turned up to eleven. AK Nevermore’s blend of sparkling dialogue, cutting wit, and kick-ass action will have you tearing through this story and demanding more.” – Jonathan Oliver, award-winning editor and author of The Language of Beasts.
Crazy, right? Like, I had to double check to make sure he had the right book. I mean, yeah, I think it’s awesome, but I’m also pretty juvenile and snicker at YouTube videos of guys getting hit in the nads. Roll your eyes all you want, you know those dumb-asses are hysterical, and I’m not even gonna get into the idiots that somehow light themselves on fire.
Anywho — my point is, I was pretty sure there was a hidden camera on me and someone waiting to jump out and say “Psych!”
Luckily for me, no one says psych anymore. Like, not even in an ironic way or in bad 80s remakes, and I didn’t get the trendy version of the sentiment, either.
Nope. And my upswing of suspiciously good fate has continued.
Imagine my surprise when one of my articles was listed in Elizabeth Span Craig’s monthly round up of resources. Then I got asked to do an interview for InterNations Global Language & Storytelling Group on writing SFF.
More on that mid-March. I should have a link and will post it to my FB page. You should check it out! If nothing else, you’ll get to see my mom heckle me, so it should be a good time all around.