WIP Wednesday: Preliminary Squee

Shroud 8In anticipation of the release of Shroud 8, I am practicing my squee.

My story, Like Flies to Honey, is included in the Winter 2010 issue:

108 pages of With Bram Stoker Award winner, Brian Keene, Kealan Patrick Burke, Kevin Lucia, Gemma Files, Derek M. Fox, Nathaniel Lambert, Belinda Frisch, Craig D.B. Patton, Jeff Edwards, Richard D. Findlay, Mary Rajotte, Glen R. Krisch, Joe Nazare, Norman L. Rubenstein, Lawrence Vernon, Ginger Nielsen, and Tim Deal, and more.

Interviews with Joe Morey, David Conyers, Joe Schrieber and Lisa Mannetti. Beautiful cover and woodcut embellishments by Danny Evarts!

Brian Keene's Seminal Screams; Kevin Lucia's Top reads for 2009! Norman L. Rubenstein's Specialty Press Showcase.

Did you catch that? My name is on the cover. On. The. Cover. ~cue squee ~

I'm so stoked, you don't even know. Then again, you probably do know, since many of my readers are fellow writers and published ones at that.

If you're so inclined, the Winter 2010 issue of Shroud is available for pre-orders now from the Shroud website.

Once the issue has been released, I'll be putting up a dedicated page to my story, and I'll include my inklings column, which gives a little background info on how I came up with an idea for those of you who are interested in that sort of thing. There may even be a little giveaway ~wink~ so stay tuned. You can see Inklings in action on the page for my Northern Haunts tale, Creepy Crawleys.

Now that my excitement has been shared, it's time to get back to work so I will have other publishing credits to celebrate in future.

WIP WednesdayCurrent WIPs

  • didn't get as much done last week as I'm still working on the same two WIPs
  • Made some edits last night to the short story which I'll be typing up today    
  • flash piece still needs a bit of tweaking (does the tweaking ever end?)

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22 comments to WIP Wednesday: Preliminary Squee

  • Nicole  says:

    Congrats! Seeing your name on the cover has to be extremely gratifying. I’d have been just as stoked.
    .-= Nicole´s last blog ..An Interview with "Dream Wanderers" Author, Paula Brown, Part 1 =-.

    • Mary  says:

      Thanks Nicole! I can’t wait to get my copy!

  • Jenn  says:

    Congratulations! Your name on the cover is a HUGE accomplishment. Enjoy it and may there be many more.

    • Mary  says:

      I hope so, Jenn! It’s definitely a kick in the pants to write more.

  • Aaron Polson  says:

    Congrats! The cover of Shroud is a fine thing to celebrate. And I’m always interested in the inner workings of a writer’s brain. *cue evil soundtrack*
    .-= Aaron Polson´s last blog ..WIP Wednesday: Finish Line? What Finish Line? =-.

    • Mary  says:

      Thanks, Aaron! Hopefully the gears in the ol’ noggin’ are oiled up and ready to perform.

  • Katey  says:

    Mary, this is GORGEOUS. I cannot wait to see it!

    As you’d expect, I am quite excited to see where it came from in your inklings 😀
    .-= Katey´s last blog ..WIP Wednesday: Half-State =-.

    • Mary  says:

      I know – the cover is amazing! I can’t wait to see it in person! 🙂

  • Jenny Beans  says:

    That is AWESOME! I am really excited for you. What an accomplishment.
    .-= Jenny Beans´s last blog ..Goblin Market Episode Twenty-Two =-.

    • Mary  says:

      Thanks, Jenny! Hopefully there are many more to come, right?! For both of us!

  • Drew Beatty  says:

    That is fantastic news! Looking forward to reading more about how you get your ideas. Very cool stuff.
    .-= Drew Beatty´s last blog ..The Creative Alliance =-.

    • Mary  says:

      Thanks, Drew! Sometimes I am amazed by the way different snippets come together to create a story. The mind is an amazing thing.

  • chandra  says:

    Congratulations on making the cover! That is fantastic. I’ll have to look out for the issue.

    • Mary  says:

      Thanks, Chandra! You can find the issue on the Shroud website, Amazon or at many Barnes & Noble locations. See you at TCA!

  • Edward G. Talbot  says:

    That’s great, Mary! seeing your name in print, well, it’s gotta be a cool thing.

    • Mary  says:

      It sure is! Such a thrill! Thanks, dude!

  • Cate Gardner  says:

    Congratulations, Shroud is an awesome magazine. Sending you several thousand kudos points. 😀
    .-= Cate Gardner´s last blog ..Life of a Writer of Weird: Kamikaze Fly =-.

    • Mary  says:

      Thanks, Cate! If I save up all my kudos points, can I buy a pony?

  • Jim Ryan  says:

    Cool! That’s awesome. Congratulations!
    .-= Jim Ryan´s last blog ..Online Gestalt Entities =-.

    • Mary  says:

      Thank you kindly, Jim! It is, indeed, cool!

  • Barry Napier  says:

    Congrats! Such a cool cover and a great mag to be included in!
    .-= Barry Napier´s last blog ..monday miscellany =-.

    • Mary  says:

      I know – I love that cover. I want it poster-sized!

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