Monday, January 18, 2016

The red or the blue?

Loaded question, isn't it? I could be talking about the Matrix or the upcoming elections or a sports team or just which shirt I want to wear. And each choice we make can set into motion a different chain of events, whether catastrophic, terrific, or just a regular day... Which brings me to an exciting new anthology put together by Randi Lee who is now Stay Classy Publishing. And I'm honored to be a part of it!

The Thing That Turned Me

Here is our riveting (updated) cover...

There are so many awesome authors contributing! Check out the trailer:

I had so much fun writing my piece, I made a little image for it...
My story is a lite apocalyptic romance...because I like to put all seriousness aside.
It will be out this summer. I can't wait to read all the stories!

And even though it's January, the A to Z blogging challenge is right around the corner! I better start thinking of a theme  (you don't have to have one, but I find it easier to come up with posts). I also need to decide if I will have time to even do it this year...

Important Dates:
January 25, 2016 – Challenge Sign-Up
January 28, 2016 – Twitter Chats begin
February 22, 2016 – A to Z Theme Reveal Blogfest Sign-Up
March 21, 2016 – A to Z Theme Reveal Blogfest
April 1, 2016 – Challenge begins

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What's new with you? Ever try your hand at short stories?
Thinking of a theme for A to Z?

BTW - It's my week at the Really Real Housewives
I'm talking about yearlies... come on over!


I just got confirmation for a NEW BLOG HOP!!

Christine RainsC. Lee McKenzie, and Tara Tyler are hosting A MEME Blog Hop! We want to help chase away the winter blues with some Encouraging, Inspiring, and Funny MEMEs! Join us the week of Feb 29 - Mar 4!
This is a MEME
a picture with words

Easy Peasy "rules"
  1. Post a MEME during the week (use your own pic or an easy meme maker app) - and if you can't think of anything, pass on encouraging words from one of your reviews, or an inspiring quote! 
  2. Visit others
  3. That's it!
Then the awesome hostesses will hop around and Ooo and Ahh and choose one entry each to win an ebook. AND two lucky random participants will win a $20 GC. Enter and spread some warmth!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Be cool when the anthology comes out!
My Challenge theme is starting to come together. Which is good, as I really need to start planning my posts.

Heather R. Holden said...

Ooh, love that cover. Turning Points seems like it'll be a fantastic anthology. How exciting that one of your stories will be featured in it!

M.J. Fifield said...

Congrats on the anthology! That's awesome!!

I've only ever written the very occasional short story. Most of the time, if I set out to write one, it balloons into a novel.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

There will be some really interesting and moving stories in the anthology.

Sarah Foster said...

Congrats on the anthology!
I'm not sure if I'll do the challenge this year. I need to come up with a theme soon if I want to get my posts done ahead of time.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I'll be signing up for A to Z on that first day. Congrats on the anthology.

H.R. Sinclair, Southpaw said...

Congrats on the anthology!

Rena said...

Congrats on the anthology! Also, red vs blue is a video game thing. It's a whole TV series made from halo multiplayer, and it's pretty funny. So yeah, definitely a loaded question.

Carrie-Anne said...

Not only do I have my theme prepared for both of my blogs already, but I have all my posts for my main blog already written and edited numerous times over. I also have themes and lists prepared for the next several years. I have to get to work on finalizing the list of subjects for my names blog and writing those posts.

Chrys Fey said...

Sounds like an awesome anthology. I just love the title for your story! Congrats!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

The trailer was nice. Congrats on the anthology. I could not believe how many writers/bloggers I knew.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Congrats on the anthology. I think I may be in it since I am in the trailer but not listed in the bio's of the authors (I sent mine but perhaps it got lost in cyber-space?)

But either way, in or out, I am looking forward to its release.

Like Sarah, I am not sure I will be doing the challenge this year: there are some 3rd World nations that don't have as many people in it as the A to Z!

Have a great new week!

cleemckenzie said...

Great news about your story. And thanks for the timetable about AtoZ!

Patricia Lynne said...

Congrats on being in the anthology. =D

Christine Rains said...

Love that cover! It's so exciting being in a collection with you super writers. :) I realize I'm not going to have time for A to Z this year. I'll be reading along with everyone, though!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations for being included in the anthology. The trailer looks fantastic.

Heather M. Gardner said...

It's going to be AWESOME! I love our group!

I guess I'll have to start thinking of a new theme! You know I like to wait until the last minute.



emaginette said...

The anthology looks awesome. I love the theme.

Anna from elements of emaginette

Chemist Ken said...

Congratulations on the anthology. I almost tried writing a short story for the IWSG contest last year but I ran out of time, so I guess I've never written a short story yet.

Chemist Ken said...

Congratulations on the anthology. I almost tried writing a short story for the IWSG contest last year but I ran out of time, so I guess I've never written a short story yet.

Michelle Wallace said...

Your story sounds really adorable! Love the image too!

Crystal Collier said...

The meme bloghop sounds like a blast! I'll have to consult my calendar again and see if I can squeeze that one in.

M Pax said...

Your story in the anthology sounds fun. Congrats!

Cathrina Constantine said...

I'm honored to be part of Turning Points Anthology with such awesome authors like you Tara!!!! :)

Sherry Ellis said...

The anthology is going to be great! Can't wait to read the submissions!

This meme blog hop is a cool idea, too. I've seen some cute ones!