A thrill of joy always fills me whenever I see my name in print. Sometimes I still can’t believe that people want to read what I’ve written. Thank you to everyone who has shown support and those of you who are just discovering my work. I appreciate all of you.
I am pleased to announce that Space Bound, an science fiction anthology by Dragon Soul Press, has been released, featuring my short story, Whispers in the Dark. The book was actually released on June 30th, but because I was on vacation at the time, I was unable to make a proper announcement of it outside of my Facebook and Twitter.
Whispers in the Dark is a sci-fi tale of a captain of a starship on a terraforming mission who gets word of her husband’s death right before a crisis begins—the planet they’re terraforming has life they could not detect, and the process can’t be stopped. Both heartwarming and thrilling, Whispers in the Dark will be an enjoyable read for a summer afternoon.
If you would like to read this story, and the other fantastic authors’ stories in this anthology, digital and paperback copies of Space Bound by Dragon Soul Press are available. Please click on this link: books2read.com/SpaceBound
A fun bit of trivia about this story: The title (but not the story itself) was inspired by a fantastic song of the same title by the band Skillet. Check them out; they’re awesome!
For all my readers in the United States, I hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July!
I’m so sorry for my lack of communication over the last several months. COVID-19 has been hard on everyone. But I have been writing away, and I have a bit of news. I have been accepted into another Dragon Soul Press anthology!
Space Bound is a collection of science fiction short stories by a set of amazing writers, and I’m lucky to be one of them. My short story, Whispers in the Dark, will be featured in this awesome anthology. I worked hard on this story and even passed it by my writing tribe, who helped me polish and work out the kinks. At the moment, I can’t tell you anything about it other than it’s sci-fi. More to come later.
Whispers in the Dark is currently in the process of editing and production and will be released at the end of June 2021. When the book is available, I will include information on where it can be purchased.
I am pleased to announce that my short story, Kings’ Note, has been accepted by Dragon Soul Press and will be published in their anthology, Lethal Impact, in September of 2020.
I had seen DSP’s submission call for a post-apocalyptical anthology, and I thought to myself, “I think I can write that.” The story of Kings’ Note came to me, and after many revisions, it was ready for submission. I was quite happy when they accepted it as I wrote Kings’ Note specifically for this anthology.
Kings’ Note is currently in the process of editing and production and will be released towards the end of September. When the book is available, I will include information on where it can be purchased.
It’s day 24 of isolation for me during the COVID-19 pandemic, and I must say that I was doing just fine until this week. Now I’m going slightly mad. Overall, complying with the Michigan Stay-At-Home Order hasn’t been too difficult, but as I said, I’m starting to really feel it now. I’ve been trying to stay busy with things to do every day to keep myself going so I’m not just watching TV all day, and so far I’m doing okay.
The good news is that I’ve been able to get a lot of writing done. I got the rough drafts of two short story projects finished, with a third project about halfway done. Now begins the process of editing and working on those two stories to clean them up and polish them. I have deadlines on both of them coming up, so I need to get cracking.
This whole coronavirus outbreak has been awful. I’m so sad about the loss of thousands of people and the fact that life for everyone else has practically shut down. But it’s going to get better.
If you’re struggling during this time, keep in mind that we will make it through this. Humanity has survived much worse, and we will make it to the other side. Cheer up and look at the good things.
And if you’re looking for something to read, you can pick up a paperback or digital copy of Lost Love and read my latest short story, Back Door. Here is the link: books2read.com/DSPLostLove
I’m happy to announce that “Lost Love” published by Dragon Soul Press will be released on February 29th! It features 20 stories by 20 different authors, including “Back Door” by Andrew Ronzino. You can preorder a digital copy right now by going to:
I am pleased to announce that my short story, Back Door, has been accepted by Dragon Soul Press and will be published in their anthology, Lost Love, in February of 2020.
When I submitted Back Door to DSP, I was unsure if it fit the brief of the anthology. It’s a romance anthology and my story is about lost love but not a romance. I was amazed when I received an acceptance email.
Lost Love is currently in the process of editing and revision and will be released towards the end of February. When the book is available, I will include information on where it can be purchased.
2019 had its ups and downs, its high times and its low times; a roller coaster ride of crazy, and the smooth sail of awesome.
Whether or not 2019 was a good year for you, I hope that 2020 is the Year of the Critical Hits for you and your families.
I’m hoping that 2020 will be a very good year for me as well. The future is bright and I’m walking towards it with my head held high.
I have some good things coming up this year, so keep an eye out for that. For now, I’m plowing ahead and working on polishing my novel, as well as working on several new short stories. My goal is to get all of them completed and into the submission phase this year. I’m also planning on updating this website a lot more, and maybe write some small stories that can be read here.
If you’re a reader, be on the lookout for more content.
If you’re a writer, keep working at it! whether your an established published author of great renown or you’re working on your very first piece, we all struggle. Just keep in mind that you’ve got this, and so long as you push through and work hard, you can finish what you’ve started.
Here’s to a great year and a new Roaring Twenties!
You may have noticed that I don’t update here very often. I need to change that. I need to actually post so that I can have content for people to read. It’s one thing to know I need to do this. It’s a whole other thing to actually do it. Being an author is harder than I ever thought it would be. Not being a writer (though, that’s not easy either), but being an author. I want to write novels for people to enjoy, but one can’t just do that. It’s like any other job, it requires hard work and dedication, and having a website with consistent content is a task that needs to be done. So, buck up, Buttercup, and just do your job! (It’s okay to yell at yourself via your own website’s blog, right?)
The last time I posted, it was November 30th, now it’s March 21st and WordPress has made a lot of changes, so not only do I need to post this, but figure out how to use the new interface. But they added a feature where I can have the big first letter. Hence the large “Y” which makes me so happy.
So I will try to do better. Yell at me if I don’t.
My writing group is critiquing each other’s websites today. I have no idea what they’re going to say, but I’m pretty sure the fact that I don’t have a lot on the blog part of the site. So, this is partially to appease them, and partially to actually update everyone as to what’s happening in my life.