Random Post of Awesome: Braggin’ on a Buddy!: Ajay Ramachandran Poetry Published by Midtown

Great news! My buddy Ajay Ramachandran, who comments early and often on anything Virginia Woolf or P.G. Wodehouse (our very special mentors from earlier this year), has had a a wonderful poem publish by Midtown: A Journal of Writing and Fine Arts.

“Achebe to Zwiren”

Please go check it out – it’s well worth it. Bookophiles will adore it, and those who followed the Woolf and Wodehouse discussions will find it particularly impressive. Ajay knows what he’s talking about! Congratulations, Ajay!

Random Post of Awesome: Braggin’ on a Buddy: Iver Arnegard in High Contrast Review

Wahoo! My wonderful friend and mentorish-writing buddy, Iver Arnegard, has just had his short story “Made of Land or Water” published in the High Contrast Review.

Definitely check it out if you’ve got a second. It’s worth it.

Congratualtions to Iver, who took time out of his crazed teaching schedule to talk to my writing group last month. So, not only is he a talented writer, but he’s an all around nice guy.

Random Post of Awesome!

Yay! My new flash fiction piece “Judas Slouches Through Jerusalem” is out at The Medulla Review! Big thanks are due to the editors. Your work is appreciated.

So, if you’ve got a quirky little story that has something to say, this is probably the market for you. Check it out.

Random Post of Awesomeness: Braggin on a Buddy and…Me!

Hey guys! I just got the great news that I won a copy of The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander over at Tracy Edward Wymer’s blog.

While I’m thrilled about winning the book, it’s going to an important cause: Getting kids to read!

Tracy’s whole contest was geared toward getting it into the hands of kids. You had to comment and tell what kid you would give the book to (after you’d finished reading it, of course). Well, my husband is switching gears from teaching high school to teaching middle school. First, I’m going to read this intriguing story. (See Tracy’s review here.) Then Shane’ll read it. Then it’s off into the hands of a passle o’ 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.

We’ll probably grab a few more copies along the way….

So, cheers to me. Cheers to Tracy for having such a great idea. Cheers to writer Chris Rylander. And cheers to the students who will benefit.

Brooke Axtell Poetry

Okay, I found Brooke Axtell as a friend of a friend on Facebook. (You guys know how this goes, right?)

Anyway, you guys have to check this out. It’s a link to her poetry. Sexy, risky, and, well, pretty.

But the really cool bit is you have to hit the ‘listen’ section and hear her read. Holy schmoly! It is awesome!

Brooke Axtell

Random Post of Awesomeness: Braggin on a Buddy!

AWESOME News Everyone!

My good buddy Fleur Bradley has just gotten word of her acceptance at HarperCollins!

Check it out here!

Great big hugs to Fleur. I personally know she’s worked her tail off for years and has earned every accolade that’s possible. Hard work and perseverance pays off people! Get to work! Though it helps to be talented and beautiful like Fleur too…;)

P.S. Fleur, I’m officially shouting out!