Dear Friends, Fans, Fellow Writers and poets,
Listed above are titles of works accepted to two wonderful new anthologies for children aged 6-12 years.
Both are due for release in October 2019.
Amongst these selections are two poems, a meditation and two short stories.
My first comissioned short story for a magazine will be out in September too, but more details on that when it’s released!
Last year Share Your Story accepted my first ever published short story for children to It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas and I had a short story for middle grade short listed by Scribbles. What a wonderful encouragement, and it turns out a sign of things to come, those two breakthroughs were. Thank you to Michelle Worthington, of Share Your Story, and Jen Storer of Scribbles for all the work you do mentoring other writers.
I am delighted to have been developing my short story writing craft and finding homes for my work outside of my own independent publishing press.
And in other news the first draft of my first novel will be completed this week. I have been working in a Share Your Story mentorship for the last 6 months to fulfil this long cherished goal!
I am currently working on a poetry chapbook, Illuminations, for release in November this year. This ones for teenagers and grown ups and two wonderfully talented sisters, Ruha and Minaira Fifita, are creating art to be included with the poems and one story. I am working with the same designer as for Magic Fish Dreaming, Heidi Den Ronden. Many of my writing friends from Write Links as well as Baha’i poets have beta read Illuminations and I am so grateful for their invaluable feedback.
My dear friend Helene Magisson, illustrator of Magic Fish Dreaming, has a number of wonderful new children’s books out and I will update you on those soon in a post.
We still meet regularlly for catch ups, and will forever remain friends. She is truly like a sister, and an especially creative person whose friendship I treasure.
One day we would dearly love to do a follow up book to Magic Fish Dreaming if we get the opportunity.
I’ll share details of any launches here and on my social media sites.
Best wishes to all, better get back to writing!
If you want to find out more about Share Your Story and Scribbles here are the links!
I highly reccomend both.