So all three of you who actually follow this blog know the story so far. My awesome publisher, Books of the Dead Press (Toronto) has spent the last few weeks really pushing their great line of books in an effort to get each of them to #1 at Amazon. Each week, it selects a book to push, then gets behind it in a big way.
A week ago today, i received a message from WordPress.com telling me that my blog had been deactivated because it didn’t comply with their terms of service, or their advertising conditions. It was something along those lines, anyway!
As it happens, this was a mistake on their part! WordPress.com’s anti-spam controls had flagged my blog for some reason. Distraught, i immediately bought hosting and my own domain name as i didn’t want to be without a platform, and i exported my site and was back up and running within a few hours, after handing over a couple of hundred dollars!
So, now you know!
My new home is hosted elsewhere, though it is powered by WordPress, as i love the software!
The new address of my blog is http://davidecclesauthor.co.uk
I hope that my followers will continue to support me and continue to enjoy my writings.
I thank you all from the bottom of my heart!
Click the link to watch Cat Shit One (Japanese, with English subtitles).
Things are hotting up, as you will see in today’s episode, chapter 13 of Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse, brought to you by the great writing of JLuis Licea. You can read it at www.kseniaanske.com.
J. Luis is an aspiring writer who is currently working on an urban fantasy novel for young adults, The Empire’s Curse. He says that when he writes, his head expels out words and welcomes in new, bigger ideas. He loves the life of a writer and wishes he could have enough knowledge and resources to continue doing it, maybe, for the rest of his life.
He doesn’t just like writing. He also loves food, traveling, strange places, cookies, and chocolate. And everything else in this planet; he is a tree hugger. Loves, loves , loves nature!
I’m addicted to dark chocolate, but I’m afraid of the dark. I sometimes smile, I sometimes cry. But I always seem happy. Or maybe I’m just drunk. Don’t expect normal. I’m a writer. (Is that an excuse for my weirdness?)
Tomorrow’s featured author is Colleen M. Albert, writer of Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse chapter 14.
Yesterday, i read a Tweet from the fantastic author, James Roy Daley, founder and owner of BOOKS of the DEAD PRESS, advertising the fact that they were open for submissions of pieces of flash fiction no more than 400 words in length.
Recognising the fact that unpublished writers like myself have only a very small reading audience and few fans, and that we write for nothing, he has taken the decision to showcase unknown writers who are of a decent standard, thereby giving them the benefit of increased readership, as his site has had over 1,000 visitors in the last 2 days alone! What a marvellous guy! It’s great for someone such as myself to find someone who sees how hard it can be to make a name for yourself, and for that person to stand up and say, “Hey. I’ll give you a helping hand.”
A good friend and co-writer of Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse, Sandra Hould had been successful in her submission, and was featured on BOOKS of the DEAD PRESS yesterday. You can read Sandra’s story, The “V” Syndrome Vaccine here. I edited her work before submission, and as soon as i found out that her piece had been accepted, i decided to write a piece of my own and try my luck.
The tale i wrote began as a conversation between my brother and i yesterday morning, about his having to cancel a dental appointment. Something that he said made me laugh and triggered my “story switch”, so i filed it away in memory to use in a story later that day. I played around with it, altering things here and there, and i could visualize it in my head as if i was watching a movie, and it may have only been 396 words in length, but it took me until this morning, working non-stop during the night to get it “right”. I din’t get to bed until around 5.30am!
I was happy with what i had written. James had asked for our best work, and i delivered just that, and now there was nothing to do but play the waiting game, with everything crossed! Earlier this afternoon, i received an e-mail from James Roy Daley, informing me that my submission had been succesful! Attached to the e-mail was a minimally edited copy of my story. James wanted to know if his edits were acceptable, and i was to let him know whether or not to go ahead and publish. The story is better for the small edits; of that i have no doubt. Any writer who thinks that his or her story will be published without being editing is delusional. I’ve a message for you: you’re not perfect!
Within minutes of my reply, my story was emblazoned on the screen of my laptop. It felt great to have a little recognition, no matter how small. And how James Roy Daley described my writing! He said i reminded him of…
To find out who i reminded him of, you’ll just have to go and read my story, The Teeth Police. Read it on BOOKS of the DEAD PRESS, or on my blog, here. Wherever you choose to read it, please feel free to drop by my blog and leave a comment. After all, it’s the surest way that writers like me know that we are being read and enjoyed!
Peter recounts his torture and imprisonment and gives details of the reason for the war against the humans in Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse chapter 12, written by the lovely and very talented Kai Kiriyama. You can read it at www.kseniaanske.com.
Kai, a native of Canada, is the author of Blaze Tuesday and the Case of the Knight Surgeon, a mystery and suspense novel featuring Blaze Tuesday – a retired cop turned private eye, available here.
Kai mainly concentrates on writing novels, short stories and screenplays. “I don’t do poetry” she says. She is a monthly contributor to Zombie Training Magazine www.zombietraining.com and she writes about film, TV, and video games.
In her own words, Kai say of herself:
Kai Kiriyama is a time-traveling, demon-hunter most of the time and an over-caffeinated writer the rest of the time. She writes a little bit of everything and swears that there’s not enough hours in the day, even with time-travel! You can usually find her drinking coffee and sneaking comics when she’s supposed to be writing.
Tomorrow, we feature the author of Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse chapter 13, JLuis Licea.
In today’s chapter of Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse, the Peeps King sends a delegation to deliver a message to Easter Bunny and his war council.
Chapter 11 is brought to you by the talented fingers of Sheila Hall, who normally writes in another genre entirely! 18+ readers only, but she shows her versatility in this piece, which you can read at www.kseniaanske.com.
I’m afraid i don’t have a photograph of Sheila, as she wishes to preserve her anonymity, being a writer of erotic fiction, and let me tell you, her material is steamy, so instead, i have included a pic from Sheila‘s blog to brighten up your day! Ladies included, of course! This pic is not just for the guys!
Sheila is an up and coming author who writes the stories she longs to read herself. She knows how to work hard and applies that same intensity in her “play” as well. While erotica is her main passion, Sheila has been known to pen in several other genres and styles from fantasy to poetry.
Tomorrow’s featured writer is Kai Kiriyama, author of Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse chapter 12.
me: Hey why did you pull out the bongos?
EB: I'm celebrating the ranking of our book. It's doing pretty well on Amazon.
me: Oh yeah? How can we be doing good on a book we've made no money on?
EB Be patient grasshopper, it will come. I copied the rankings and one of the latest reviews here for you.