Lately it’s been hard to keep up with all that has been going on!
Canine Cupid is now officially out from BWL Publishing, and has been receiving some great reviews. It’s presently available from Smashwords in ebook form, at 50% off, for all of July. In this case the cost of the ebook is only $1.49 for the next week or so! Check out: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1088124
Other recent publications include my short story “Where the Need is Greatest” in the anthology Apart, A Year of Pandemic Poetry and Prose, edited by Courtney Bates-Hardy and Dave Margoshes, released at the end of June by the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild. https://www.skbooks.com/bookstore/apart-a-year-of-pandemic-poetry-and-prose-p372883501
Also out in June is my poetic flash fiction “The Gift”, in Grain Magazine. http://www.grainmagazine.ca/current-issue
Coming in August is my 300-word flash fiction “Off the Wall”, officially written by my alias, “Ainslie Lloyd”, which will appear in an anthology on the theme of “Ink”…..
Coming in September is my fifth picture book, The 1-Dogpower Garden Team, illustrated by my artist cousin Gretchen Ehrsam, to be released by Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing! Today we finalized the colour scheme for the small “spot drawings” that appear on the bottom corner of each page of text. Sophie loves to play outside with her dog, Max – and Max loves to dig. This becomes a major issue when Max decides he wants to dig up Mom’s garden. Sophie comes up with an innovative solution … which is a game I used to play with my (late) dog Bailey, 2009-2020. A sampling of Gretchen’s amazing art:
Coming in 2022!
— another contemporary romance, coming out in June from BWL Publishing. Its working title is “Strong As a Pharaoh”…though I suspect the publisher will have a much stronger idea for its title! This novel is set on a tour of Egypt, similar to one I took in 2013 … and includes the tragic hot air balloon crash that occurred only days after our tour group had a truly amazing hot air balloon over the area around Luxor.
— and my seventh early chapter book, Tyler Evans the Great, again with Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing. Young Tyler so longs to be a hero, but everybody else seems to outshine him. Or perhaps there are a variety of ways to be heroic?
Kind of a “busy” year, so far!