Friday, April 12, 2013

More About Flights of Fiction

Following the cover reveal on Monday, a few people have asked me how Flights of Fiction came about, and since there's nothing I'd rather talk about right now...well, except for my exceptional grandchildren but I try to maintain some control in that area, which isn't easy they're all bright, talented, beautiful...oh, right - Flights of Fiction. (Sorry.)

Flights of Fiction is a collection of stories set in Southwest Ohio, written by Southwest Ohio authors. More specifically, by members of the Western Ohio Writers' Association. We're a pretty eclectic bunch and this anthology certainly reflects that. The stories include fantasy, suspense, horror, romance, and mystery. Mine's a mystery. The cover was also designed by one of our members.

The title? That's in honor of Dayton, Ohio, the birthplace of aviation. Yeah, I know, the first flight took place down in North Carolina, but Orville and Wilbur Wright designed and build that first airplane in their bicycle shop right here in Dayton.

On Monday, I'll have the links up and more information on our release and our local launch party.

In the meantime, do you have any plans for this weekend? Hope it's a great one.

Thought for the Day: 

A clear conscience is often the result of a fuzzy memory.



mooderino said...

Luckily I have a terrible memory. My conscience is completely clear.

Moody Writing

Maria Zannini said...

Will you be attending the launch party?

I'd go, but I hear you guys are still cold up there. :)

Enjoy your day in the literary sun.

Linda G. said...

Now, there's a silver lining to the whole shaky memory thing!

Love the origin of the Flights of Fiction title--great tie-in to Dayton. :)

Isis Rushdan said...

Love that sign, ha-ha.

Flights of Fictions is a great title.

Gymboree with my son is big on my agenda this weekend.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Great title and very cool cover.

This weekend .... schedule to post my monday a-z ... I am currently wifiless, so I need to go to the local McDonald's to doing my blogging and posting... BUMMER for sure.

Sunday, I hope to enjoy an afternoon at the beach. Weather permitting. Scheduled thunderstorms all weekend. BOOOO.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That sign is hysterical!
And I've been to Kitty Hawk. And Dayton, Ohio. I have the first airplane covered.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Great quote. I'm looking forward to hear more about your book. Talk about it as much as you want.

mshatch said...

My weekend plans are the usual: hang out with my brother, play skyrim, and watch another episode of Game of Thrones. It's my 'big' Saturday night out. Such an exciting life I lead.

LD Masterson said...

Mood - Hmmm. That is lucky.

Maria - It's not till May 3. It'll be plenty warm enough.

Linda G. - There's a very cool story in the book that takes place in the National Air Force Museum (also located here).

Isis - Gymboree - Fun!

Michael - I wish you a return of your WiFi and a stormless walk on the beach.

Alex - Well, the next time you're in Dayton, call me.

Susan - Hmmm. No one ever says that about the grandkids. *grin*

mshatch - Hey, exciting isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Gregg Metcalf said...

Love the sign! Where can I get one?

Robin said...

Your books news is very exciting. Interesting cover:)

Who makes these whacko signs????

That quote is all too true.

Jemi Fraser said...

Love the sign! Yay on the cover and the story!!!

Carol Kilgore said...

Love your thought for the day! Hope your weekend is fabulous :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I bet you are excited!

I intend to wash my car. That yucky green pollen is everywhere right now, including on my car despite the fact we have a garage.

Clarissa Draper said...

Sounds like a great collection. Love the sign too.

LD Masterson said...

Gregg - Good question. I'd like one, too.

Robin - LOL, I was going for just that mixture - whacko and true.

Jemi - Thanks on both.

Carol - Hope yours is too.

Diane - My car could use a good washing but it's suppose to rain. Maybe I should let Mother Nature wash it for me.

Clarissa - Thanks on both.

Kimberly Gabriel said...

I used to live in Mason Ohio right outside Cincinnati. Sounds like a wonderful writing group. ;)

Julie Flanders said...

I love mysteries so I'm sure I will love your story. How exciting!

The sign totally cracked me up LOL.

Have a great weekend!

DL Hammons said... I gonna be busted now? :)

Lexa Cain said...

That thought of the day really cracked me up! So true.
Congrats to all the Ohio writers whose stories were pubbed in that lovely book! :-)

Mason Canyon said...

The 'Thought of the Day' is priceless. Looking forward to learning more about Flights of Fiction. Wishing you a great weekend.

Thoughts in Progress

Patricia Stoltey said...

I'll be spending some time tomorrow at a table at a local artisan show, selling copies of the anthologies we've published through our local Senior Center. We feature local writers, artists and photographers. Anthologies are such a great way to share diverse writings of local groups.

LD Masterson said...

Kimberly - Hey, my son lived in Mason for a couple years. Nice city.

Julie - Thanks and you, too.

DL - Yup. :)

Lexa - Thanks, and thanks for Following my blog.

Mason - Thanks, and to you as well.

Patricia - That's great. I hope it goes well tomorrow.

Stephen Tremp said...

Love the Thought for the day. Its all about perspective. Or lack thereof.

And I have a new blog. Hope to see you stop by and say hello!

Murees Dupé said...

I think being able to have a clear conscience is priceless, if my mind has to be fuzzy to get it, so be it. Congratulations with having your short story published. It is really an amazing accomplishment. I think that it is amazing that you guys pay tribute to where you are actually from.

Mike Keyton said...

I like the cover, and good luck with the launch. Enjoy!

Ref: A clear conscience is often the result of a fuzzy memory. I swear by it. And no, I don't remember the sixties : )

Mark Means said...

I grew up just across the river from Cincinnati, in Northern Kentucky, so Dayton is close to my old stomping grounds :)

LD Masterson said...

Stephen - Hi! I'd lost you. Just Followed your new blog.

Murees - Well, it was actually a no brainer. This publisher wanted to do a book of stories connected to Southwest Ohio and asked if we'd be interested in contributing. The WOWA group grabbed the opportunity and ran with it.

Mike - What sixties? *grin*

Mark - My story is actually set in Cincinnati so that's even closer.

Jan Newman said...

LD, that's such an interesting cover for what sounds like a great collection.

Eve said...

This is wonderful! I'm so happy for you. I've read a few of these kinds of books from different areas and I always love them. I'd love to read this one!

LD Masterson said...

Jan - Thanks. One of our authors designed the cover.

Eve - I hope you will and that you'll enjoy it.