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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"By Sword, By Right" -my forthcoming project!

After my recent post I received 100% positive feedback on my idea to create an anthology of my short fiction (both published and not).

The idea has bounced around in my head ever since I printed out my short stories and placed them in a binder for my personal reference and enjoyment about three years ago. The idea since received needed incentive when a couple people asked me about my short stories. I mentioned my idea to publish an anthology and they immediately said they'd definitely buy it. After I posted about it on my blog I received an email from a woman in Virginia saying she'd like to get it for her grandsons.

Since most large publishing companies don't touch anthologies, and because I want this done in a timely fashion, I will publish this through Flaming Pen Press. My target release is Christmas 2010 and that shouldn't be too difficult to achieve (especially considering that most of the stories are already edited and publishable). However, I am going to throw in some unpublished pieces that I want to share . . . and I am working on ideas for a couple additional pieces to top of the pie!

Here is the initial cover design. The title I've come up with is By Sword, By Right which I believe bags the variety of stories contained therein (fantasy, science fiction, allegorical, biblical, inspirational). I'd love to hear everyone's impressions!

6 comments:

Andrew K. York said...

WOW!! I can't wait! That cover art you have there is pretty cool too! I would definitely buy this book! And Christmas is coming soon!

Star-Dreamer said...

Wow... that cover art is amazing! And that was fast! :) I only posted a comment yesterday. But I would definately look into it.

Such good news!

Storyteller said...

Awesome! I'll put that one on my list for Santa!

Evergreena said...

Oh, cool! I love to read short fiction, though I have yet to get the hang of writing it. :)

Nathan R. Petrie said...

Looks great! You know I'd get it haha

Loving the cover as well!

Jake said...

Whoo! Looks awesome. I'll have to check it out once it gets published. :D

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"Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones." -Proverbs 16:24

In a world where morality is forsaken and Christ neglected, wholesome books are uncommon. The themes of my writing are love, self-sacrifice, and honor.

I see my generation turning from God to the gods of this world. I see homes torn apart in the pursuit of pleasure and self-gratification. Children are murdered by the millions every year . . . without ever seeing the world outside their mothers' wombs. Through fiction I strive to encourage those who are willing, to stand against these things and be heroes and heroines; chivalrous, gentle, full of righteous indignation, and the fear and love of their Creator.