Get Published Episode 142 – Portal Anthology News

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode142.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFor those of you new to the show, let me tell you about a project I’ve been working on with Jeffrey Hite. We decided a little over a year ago that we should do another anthology together. Our first anthology, A Method to the Madness: A Guide to the Super Evil was picked up and published by 5 Rivers Publishing. We had a lot of fun doing that anthology and decided to do another. This time, we are publishing the anthology ourselves. The new anthology was originally titled Portal Under the Sink, and other stories of magical places you likely don’t want to go. We had submissions opened until […]

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Fun and Creativity

I have always liked to create things. When I was young(er?) I would make things out of wood and paper and whatever else I had at hand. I’ve also always written stories. Granted, most of my stories were childish and not terribly good, but I was able to write them and feel good about what I’d put on the page. That is even more true now, although I put the added pressure on myself of wanting the stories to be publishable. And, in the case of Mik Murdoch: The Power Within, I want the book to be equal to or better than the first one in the series. It has meant writing, rewriting, editing, revising and stressing about the book. […]

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Watch Out 2014

On only the second day of 2014, I’m back at it and moving fast. I kind of have to be. I have contracts for two books to come out this year (Mik Murdoch: The Power Within, 5 Rivers Publishing & Jack Kane and the Statue of Liberty, Champagne Book Group/Burst Books) plus an anthology to put together and a possible self-published book as well. That, of course, doesn’t include writing more books and short stories, doing school visits and attending my first Calgary Young Writer’s Convention as a guest. Oh yeah…I think I might have a day job, family and podcasting to mix in as well. None of that lends itself to a slow, leisurely paced life for this year. But […]

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