Monday, April 15, 2013

Flights of Fiction - Release Day

 It's FLIGHTS OF FICTION's Release Day.


Oh yeah, I'm jazzed.

I'm also delighted to be in such fine company.  The Western Ohio Writers Association (WOWA) is a wonderful group of talented authors and I'm proud to be part of the group and of this anthology.

Flights of Fiction came into being in rather an unusual way. Instead of a book in search of a publisher, this was a publisher in search of a book.  Handcar Press, an independent author imprint of Loconeal Publishing, LLC, wanted to do an anthology of stories based in southwest Ohio.  A representative from Loconeal reached out to Gery Deer, the founder of WOWA, and asked if we'd be interested in contributing. Gery grabbed the opportunity and ran with it.

Eleven stories were selected for the anthology.  Gery contributed the introduction, in which he points out that his story didn't make the cut. 

Here's a blurb on Flights of Fiction:

Pull up a comfy chair and lose yourself in eleven original stories set in and around the southwest Ohio region. Written by just a few of the talented authors from the Western Ohio Writers Association, these soon-to-be classic tales let you follow one man’s tragic story at the end of the world in “Dead of Winter”; experience a night at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in “Nose Art”; and get lost in a haunting image from the past in “Tabitha’s Portrait,” plus many more. From detective tales to a trek into the mysterious world of wrestling, Flights of Fiction has something for everyone.

Sound good?

One little note - If you would like to purchase Flights of Fiction (bless your little heart), the "Buy Now" button on the right will take you to Paypal to purchase it directly or you can click on the cover image to buy it on Amazon. If you use the Buy Now button, I'll cover the shipping and you'll receive a signed copy.

So, that's what's new and exciting in my world today. What's going on in yours?


Headline of the Day:

What were the chances?

31 comments:

mooderino said...

Congrats on getting in the anthology.

mood
Moody Writing

Linda G. said...

Happy Release Day! Congratulations--so exciting! :D

Mark Means said...

Very cool and congrats on the release...best of luck with it! :)

Mason Canyon said...

Happy Release Day and congratulations!!! I'm doing the happy dance for you. I hope you don't mind, I posted the book cover with a link back to your site on my sidebar. Wishing you the best.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

LD Masterson said...

Mood - Thanks so much.

Linda G. - Yeah, it is to me. Thanks.

Mark - Thanks.

Mason - Oh, that's great! How nice of you. Thank you.

Maria Zannini said...

I'm so proud of you, and YES, I want a signed copy.

Margo Kelly said...

Congrats! I'm so excited for you!! :)

Janice said...

Way to go Sis! I've ordered two - one for me and one for Mom. Looking forward to reading it! So happy for you!!!!

Robin said...

Now that is the way to get published. No query letter. No pacing, no waiting, no angst. Instead, you have a publisher who comes knocking on YOUR door. That is awesome!!!

Love the headline. Gun shop raid is raided and weapons are found!!! SHOCKING!!! I am wearing my surprised face!!!!!!

LD Masterson said...

Maria - Aw, thanks, hon. And of course.

Margo - Thanks, I appreciate it.

Janice - Thanks. You'll get yours hand delivered. :-)

Robin - Well, the publishing part was cool but I still did lots of waiting and hand-wringing during the selection process. Stiff competition.

Julie Flanders said...

Hooray!! Happy Release Day to you!! I'm giving you a virtual standing ovation. :)

nutschell said...

happy anthology release day! so wonderful to be included in such good company :D

Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Lydia Kang said...

Congrats on the publication and on being in such fine company! Going to buy my copy now. :)

Emily R. King said...

Congrats!

That newspaper headline cracked me up. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations!! I'm an eBook guy, so will get it from Amazon.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Oh, congrats, LD! Enjoy the moment.

Clarissa Draper said...

Congrats. I'm going to pick it up.

Clarissa Draper said...

Can you get it in e-book format?

Jan Newman said...

Congratulations, LD. That's quite an accomplishment. (I meant finding guns in a gun shop, of course.) ;)

LD Masterson said...

Julie - Thanks. For that I'll take a virtual bow.

nutschell - Thanks. I'm in good company indeed.

Lydia - That's great. Thank you.

Alex - Thanks you. For some reason the e-version isn't showing up on Amazon yet. I'm trying to find out when that will be corrected.

Diane - Thanks, I am.

Clarissa - Thank you. Yes, it's going to be released in e-format. I'm not sure why it's not already available but I know it's coming.

Jan - Of course.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Going to get mine on Amazon. Someday I'm going to meet you in person to get that signed copy.

Cate Masters said...

Congrats on your release! Many sales.

LD Masterson said...

Susan - I look forward to that.

Cate - Thanks!

mshatch said...

Wow, I can't believe weapons were found in that gun shop. That's just crazy! (LOL)

Congratulations on your release :)

Morgan said...

Ohhhh... this is so exciting, LD... how wonderful! You've got to be so happy! I just got an amazon gift card, so perfect timing!

:D

LD Masterson said...

mshatch - Yeah, I know. Who'da thunk it.

Morgan - Thanks. I hope you enojy it.

Nancy Thompson said...

How cool! Congratulations!!

Carol Kilgore said...

I was wondering about ebook format, too, and I see Clarissa already asked. Cool. How strange about those guns, LOL!

Liz Fichera said...

Congrats!!!

Kimberly Gabriel said...

Congrats! How wonderful for you!! The headline cracked me up too. ;)

LD Masterson said...

Nancy - Thanks!

Carol - The publisher has promised an e-version in early May. Watch for the date.

Liz - Thank you.

Kimberly - Glad I gave you a laugh.