The Year So Far…(and a pretty good one to boot!)

I started out the year with some modest goals while I tried to build on the beginning success of last year.  2011 was my first full year of writing and I finished the year with 10 stories in 8 anthologies.  My goal was 5, so I thought I did ok.  Raising the bar higher for 2012, I found myself with 5 stories already finding homes in 2012.  The running total now is 15 tales in 13 books, so be sure to collect them all!  This year should also see the release of my first novella if everything stays on course and according to plan.  I’m not going to say much at this point except that the manuscript is in the editor’s hands and we will begin polishing it up soon.  My goal is to have it ready for the book signing I have lined up in October.  More to come on the event later…

The anthologies getting to print have been steady this year so far also.  Ten Silver Bullets, Zombie Writing, Short Sips: Coffee House Flash Fiction V.2, Undead Tales 2, and a new printing of Undead of Winter have been released since the first of the year with several more coming shortly.  The shelf in the office is growing larger and looks more impressive with every release.  Good trend to have and to celebrate the release of Undead Tales 2, I will have a drawing from all blog subscribers on May 15, 2012.  Anyone who is an active subscriber and comments on this post by that date will be entered to win an autographed copy of the anthology.

I enjoy the spinning of yarns for those who like the darkness hiding in the everyday recesses of life.  If you read and follow any new or established author, go to their Amazon page, their Facebook page, or their Twitter @BrentTAbell (click on the word and the nice little link will take you there or you can get there from the links on the side of the page) and ‘LIKE’ them or the books they’re involved in.  Let all of us know if you liked it or not, give some feedback, or just tell us you’re reading us.  That my friends is what keeps us going, not some blind ambition to get rich.  Well, if I can, I won’t turn it down.

I have stuff to do on some projects, so be sure to take a few minutes and do some liking!

Goodnight and here are the new release covers…

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