Story Sold!

Good news, everyone! No, I haven’t transformed into a frail cartoon-scientist, but I have made a sale! I received my first acceptance to a pro-rate, SFWA qualifying market today.  I’m very excited and will give out more information when the formalities are taken care of. The story I sold was also my Q4 WotF finalist, entitled: SojournContinue reading “Story Sold!”

Thank You and Happy 4th!

Here’s wishing everyone a safe and fun Fourth of July (whether it’s a holiday for you or not)! I just want to take this moment to say how much I appreciate everyone who has commented on my blog thus far.  I strive to be interactive here, and you all make that happen. I also wantContinue reading “Thank You and Happy 4th!”

WotF: Anonymity and the Number Eight

Note: Even if you’ve been entering a long time, I highly suggest you read this post.  You might be damaging your anonymity without realizing it. For those of you who don’t know, the Writers of the Future contest is open to amateurs looking to become professionals.  It’s designed to give them a leg-up in theContinue reading “WotF: Anonymity and the Number Eight”

Short Fiction Sale: Mirror Shards Vol. 2

I am happy to announce that my story, Rats Will Run, will appear in Mirror Shards Vol. 2, an augmented-reality themed anthology edited by Thomas K. Carpenter. This is my first short fiction sale, hopefully just the first of many.  And remember that 100 rejections I was “aiming” for?  Well, I hit 94. The deadline for MirrorContinue reading “Short Fiction Sale: Mirror Shards Vol. 2”

It’s WotF Workshop Week!

Hello all, If you’re interested in keeping up with what the winners are experiencing, I suggest visiting the W&IotF Herald. There you’ll get day-by-day updates and introductions to the new authors and illustrators. Feel free to fantasize about attending the workshop yourself.  😉 ~Marina

Looking for a Free Webinar?

Best-selling author Tracy Hickman is offering a free online webinar focusing on how to get read (rather than published) on Friday the 13th and Friday the 27th of April.  Each class is open to the fist twenty people who sign up, so if you’re interested, act fast!  Here’s the link: http://www.instantpresenter.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=EA55D7898147 I’m signed up forContinue reading “Looking for a Free Webinar?”

Absolute Visions Anthology

Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Just a little release-oriented news today. Absolute Visions, the anthology in which my first published illustration appears, is now available for purchase! If you’d like to see my full illustration (I haven’t seen it yet, but what appears in the anthology is probably a cropped version) youContinue reading “Absolute Visions Anthology”