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:
Only the digital version of the book is available for preorder, so if you would like to order a physical copy you can do so on February 29th!
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.
I’ve started working on a new short story a few weeks ago. I’m still not too sure I’m good at them, but I’ve been getting better at writing them the more I work at it. I’m going to keep with it and improve what I feel is a weakness of mine in my writing.
This new story has been a bit difficult. I hit a brick wall with it for a little while and then I decided to take it in a slightly different direction. After making that decision, I was able to get a little further into it. I’m liking where it’s going and I’m hoping that after revisions and critique it’ll be something I can truly be proud of.
I never thought that the challenge of writing short would be fun, but I’ve been enjoying it. When I wrote Etched in Steel, I had to keep it under 1,250 words. That was a challenge, but I got it done. And now I’m thinking the work paid off.
I always told myself that I was bad at writing short stories because I’m a long-winded writer. I tried a few times, but always gave up in the end and stuck what I thought I could do, which was long fiction only. But thanks to my writing and critique group, I had to force myself to try it. Really try it. I struggled at first, but with their help, knowledge, encouragement, and constructive criticism, I started to get better at writing short form.
Now, all that has paid off. I am pleased to announce that I received an email yesterday that my first published short story was released! Yes, that means I am officially a published author, a dream come true. It’s the first stepping stone towards the publication of novels.
My short story, Etched in Steel, can be found in Michigan’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction, by Z Publishing.
Here’s a link to Amazon where you can purchase a paperback copy: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1725001144/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1534115166&sr=8-1&keywords=michigan%27s+emerging+writers
On to the next stepping stone. Thank you for the encouragement and support!