A Weird Few Days
The last few days have been a bit too weird to be believable. For months friends have been telling me, “Al, you are a good writer. People love your stories.” Now I have to accept it. my previous reluctance to accept, even the remote possibility of it, comes from years of being told I was a failure.
January 2011, the time when three lovely lady friends convinced me to try and put my work out. October 2011, the month I got published on line. All pale in comparison with the delights I have known since my good friends Paula Shene and Gwen Steel introduced me to this great magazine at Angie’s Diary.
On Saturday evening, while looking at the web page I noted a suspense magazine advert on here. I enquired about the chances of getting an article in as Pat Canella stories are the old fashioned Mike Hammer type tale, only with a female lead. I also mentioned my Chronicles series, never really expecting a reply.
On Sunday evening, I got a shock when I received a reply saying the magazine was very interested in my work. No sooner had I replied to that then my friend Alan Schneider who runs Indie Book Lounge contacted me to tell me, he will be printing two of my ghost stories in an anthology. These are the first stories I wrote back in November 2010 after a holiday in Scarborough.
The next pleasant surprise was my friend Linda Barrett-Johnson who runs the on line magazine A long story short in Montana, told me she wanted to publish a second article of mine, this will be on line from Monday 7th of May.
The final topping of weirdness is my American civil war vampire story (Holding Richmond) is going well on Amazon.