Storytellers Worth Reading
My incredible friend and secret sister Margo Lerwill has released her first self-published story on Amazon this weekend. The cover is to die for. I haven’t finished reading it yet but I love Margo’s voice and her style is accessible and evocative. I was honored when she asked me to design the template for her new blog where she showcases some of her writing – Unsafe Haven. It is also where you can get more information on purchasing her new short story Dis. If you haven’t purchased it yet, go do so now. .99 at Amazon and worth all 99 pennies.
Colbie Moss has bigger concerns than being one of the dísir, the undead avatars of the Norse spirits of fate known as Norns. She has lost a mythic blade entrusted to her by her uptight yuppie mentor, no less than a Norse god of old. Now the blade is in the middle of a gang war that has left a beloved friend on the brink of death. Colbie will have to decide how far she is willing to go to recover the blade, save her friend’s soul, and keep gods and Norns alike from getting wind of the collateral damage.
“Dis” is an Urban Midgard short story, approximately 8,900 words (or roughly 30 pages) of urban fantasy with a noir sensibility that will appeal to fans of Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, and Laurell K. Hamilton.
I was impulsive this weekend and started making changes to my blog before I even knew what I wanted. It took almost 20 hours for me to stop messing around with the header, but I love how it turned out. I spent most of those 20 hours paging through examples of art deco and old World’s Fair Expo posters for inspiration. There are stories I’ve written that I’ve done less research on than I did for my new blog look.
You’ll notice most of the colors are the same – I am a girl who likes what she likes.
There is only one sidebar now, a lot of extra stuff is either gone or rearranged. The Archives, Calendar, and current posts has been moved to the footer.
I’ve included a place where I can showoff self-published stories by some of my awesome blog friends. Elemental by the lovely Emily White has not been released yet, but you can follow her blog for when it is released. (Also isn’t that cover gorgeous!)
I have also added a form to the bottom of College of Blogging page where you can submit questions about blogging and blog programs and other design questions. I’ll do what I can to help any time
Because I now have Wicked & Tricksy to write about writing, I would like to spend more time here talking about my personal life as a writer, social media, and all the different genres I find so fantastic. I would like to share some of my favorite bits of research and inspirations. Irony, since I talk so much about professional blogging, but I am yearning to lean more toward the personal. I’m not sure what form this will take, but I very much look forward to finding out.
Speaking of, if you haven’t signed up yet for a Wicked & Tricksy bookmark, you can still do so for a few more days. They are lovely, I hope you want one