Here’s the press release for my story in Chicken Soup for the Soul’s anthology, Believe in Angels: https://www.wickedlocal.com/story/old-colony-memorial/2022/02/26/plymouth-resident-contributes-chicken-soup-soulcollection/ 6593126001/
On this day, March 15th, in 2015, one of the world’s funniest writers died–an exceedingly bright, curious mind, a kind and loving heart, and a clear-eyed (yet often righteously angry) view of the world–the late and very great Sir Terry Pratchett. Damn the “embuggerment!” GNU Sir Terry.
And in case you’re wondering about the meaning of “GNU” in this context, here’s a link to an article published just two days after his death: https://www.theguardian.com/books/shortcuts/2015/mar/17/terry-pratchetts-name-lives-on-in-the-clacks-with-hidden-web-code#:~:text=(This%20was%20also%20a%20realworld,his%20name%20is%20still%20spoken.%E2%80%9D
If you’re hankering for a hardback copy of my novel, BLOOD WILL OUT (With the Proper Solvent), the new price is $22.95. A steal for over 300 pages of fun and catharsis in a beautiful, laminated cover. Plenty of bang for your buck (including magicked fireworks aimed at culprits).
The fabulous Catriona McPherson’s latest Last Ditch mystery, Scot Mist, is out! Lexy Campbell and her pals are back, holing up during the pandemic, and racking up the laughs in this latest whodunit. Available at Amazon, but please support your local bookstores. https://www.amazon.com/Scot-Mist-Last-Ditch-mystery-ebook/dp/B09GK9J7GC
Got an email from Chicken Soup for the Soul on Feb. 24th, telling me that there was a podcast up on their site with a recap of a couple of stories in their recent anthology, Believe in Angels, and my story was the first one! You can listen to it at: https://playlist.megaphone.fm?e=ADL9940329770
Old Colony Memorial press release for Blood Will Out (With the Proper Solvent), Feb. 19, 2022
She’s the best-selling author of The Keeper of Lost Things, among other works of wonder. Ruth has a truly amazing ear and eye for language, a unique “voice” to be cherished. I just finished Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel and am utterly smitten. It’s one of my favorite novels of the decade: hilariously funny and poignant by turns, thoroughly satisfying and endearing. Magic. If this isn’t a book that you’ll hug to yourself, I’ll be very much surprised. You can follow her at ruthhogan.co.uk.
Just released January 25, 2022: Chicken Soup for the Soul’s new book: Believe in Angels. Check out a copy to read my (true) story, “A Miraculous Save.”
As the cover to Alternative Deathiness suggests, life is but a dance with death—a topic all of us are familiar with and too often want to avoid. This is not a volume to avoid.
Alternative Deathiness is a fantastic selection of short stories and poetry that includes works by veteran writers such as best-selling author Alicia Hilton, James Van Pelt, Larry Hodges and more, as well as up-and-coming voices such as Jim Wright and K.G. Anderson (and also yours truly, moi). https://www.amazon.com/Alternative-Deathiness-Bob-l-Brown/dp/1949476227/ref=sr_1_2?crid=11IC34B0Y15ED&keywords=alternative+Deathiness&qid=1640791331&sprefix=alternative+deathiness%2Caps%2C158&sr=8-2
My short story, “To Womb It May ConCERN,” was published December 10, 2021 at Page & Spine: https://pagespineficshowcase.com/outta-this-world/to-womb-it-may-concern-lauren-stoker. Thank you, Nancy Wagner, for liking my weird sense of humor!