This particular update has been several months coming and I’ve gathered all sorts of news from my Thursday Throng authors along the way. Before we get on to that though, I wanted to let you know that in future I’m going to be doing things slightly differently. Every time I publish a blog post in future it will be sent out as an email to you as well.
At the moment I’m sharing a Thursday Throng author interview once a week with the other occasional one dropped in for good measure, so you won’t be bombarded. As usual the content will be around marketing for authors, but you may see the odd piece of fiction or thought for the day sometimes. Hopefully, whatever I add will make you smile, cause you to think or even introduce you to another great writer.
The Hysteria Writing Competition, the one I run each year for The Hysterectomy Association is in full swing. This year we have categories for Flash Fiction (250 words), Poetry (20 lines) and Short Stories (2,000 words). It closes on 31st August and winners get £150, £75, £75 respectively. The Hysteria 3 Anthology will contain stories, poetry and flash fiction from the top 10 in each category. Find out more about how to enter here: http://bit.ly/HysteriaComp
Thursday Throng Author Updates
Writer Tracy Fells was shorted listed for the Commonwealth Writer Short Story Prize earlier this year. Congratulations Tracy.
Agostino Scafidi has a new collection of short stories available to read called Dreams, Fiction and Me. You can get a copy of it directly from his own website here: http://agostinoscafidi.bigcartel.com.
Charles Frankhauser has created a screenplay and is inviting people to read it. Atlantic City Nazi is a thriller set prior to WWII and tells the story of a showgirl called Ruby and her involvement with the Hindenburg airship. You can read it here: http://studios.amazon.com/projects/52591
Finally, but by no means least, Charlotte Howard has a sequel to Seven Dirty Words out. It’s called Four Letter Words. She also has a new contemporary romance novel called The Black Door, published by Tirgearr Publishing.