I had a delightful lunch with a fellow blogger and friend I got to meet in person for the first time last Friday. It occurred to me that I haven’t gotten permission to say who it was so I’ll just mention I had fun time and I hope we get to meet again soon.
All three anthologies should be headed for the publishing professionals either tonight or Monday. I mentioned in a recent post on one of my blogs that over 50 writers were participating. The actual number is about 40. I added the 23 poets to the then-19 short story writers and came up with a total of 52. I must have been tired that night because 23 + 19 is 42 not 52. I apologize for my error. Since that time two of the writers who initially expressed interest didn’t follow through by the extended deadline so will not be included in these projects.
Below are the writers (poets & short story writers) who were selected and who chose to participate, along with the titles of the anthologies that will feature their creations listed in order of the number of their creations included in the book, and alphabetically by surname when the quantity is the same.
I’m honored such fine writers and their creations are featured in these books. It has been a pleasure working with them. You’ll probably recognize many of the names from the blogging community and/or by the books they’ve written or writing awards they’ve won. For some, I’m delighted to say this is their print publishing debut, for others this is one of many publications in which their work is featured. I love that combination.
Thank you to all who are participating. I appreciate the many thank you cards and notes I’ve received. They touch my heart and inspire my spirit to shine. I am indeed a very grateful man.
Heart Whispers (poetry)
Marie Lukasik Wallace
Renate M. Bell
Slices of Life (Non-Fiction Short Stories)
Sheri de Grom
Koji D. Kanemoto
Palpable Imaginings (Fiction Short Stories.)
William Barrett Burton
Brad Latham Fort