It’s weird isn’t it? I never expected a press release.
The funny thing about getting published is I needed to WAIT to tell everyone. I could only say I was excited. Well, the press release is out, so now I can talk. All the details are below (A little boring for my style, but I thought you’d like to see it just like it went out to the news gurus.)
It’s pretty cool. Here ya go if you want a looksie.
Oh! Notice the cover release is slated for May 21st! So excited to show your guys!!!!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Make Believe Anthology authors revealed!
Five authors to be featured with J.A. Belfield in Make Believe Anthology from J. Taylor Publishing.
Apex, NC – March, 2012 – On December 3, 2012, J. Taylor Publishing will release Make Believe, an anthology of six short stories, ranging from contemporary romance to fantasy, written based on a photo prompt with a wintery setting and a woman in red.
“A photo prompt is one way to stir the imagination. As is evidenced by the six selected entries, each author brings a unique perspective, as well as to the twists and conflicts used to push the main characters one way or another,” says J. Taylor Publishing. “These differences, the broad range of ideas and writing style of each author determined their selection for the anthology.”
The anthology will open with Terri Rochenski’s Sacrificial Oath, a story of self sacrifice. J. Keller Ford’s The Amulet of Ormisez will follow—a story of success in failure. From there, Birthright by Australian author Lynda R. Young will delve into secrets revealed. Kelly Said returns to this anthology with Petrified, taking the reader on a journey of finding one’s purpose. Last Winter Red by Jennifer M. Eaton finds us in a post-apocalyptic world where not all is as it seems. Rounding out the anthology, is our headline author, J.A. Belfield, author of Darkness & Light and the to-be-released Blue Moon, with Escort to Insanity.
“While J.A. deviates from the Holloway Pack with her short story, her characters are just as engaging and full of the paranormal, and we’re excited to have a return anthology author as well. In choosing the stories, we looked for diversity, unique and intriguing stories and solid writing. In this set of authors, we found it,” says J. Taylor Publishing, adding, “In fact, the stories are as different as the authors themselves.”
About J.A. Belfield One day, a character and scene popped into J. A. Belfield’s head, and she started controlling the little people inside her imagination as though she were the puppet master and they her toys. Questions arose: What would happen if …? How would they react if …? Who would they meet if …? Before she knew it, a singular scene had become an entire movie. The characters she controlled began to hold conversations. Their actions reflected the personalities she bestowed upon them. Within no time, they had a life, a lover, a foe, family … they had Become.
One day, she wrote down her thoughts. She’s yet to stop.
J. A. Belfield lives in Solihull, England, with her husband, two children, three cats, and a dog. She writes paranormal romance with a second love for urban fantasy.
About Jennifer M. Eaton Corporate Team Leader by day, and Ranting Writer by night. Jennifer M. Eaton calls the East Coast of the USA home, where she lives with her husband, three energetic boys, and a pepped up poodle.
Jennifer hosts an informational blog “A Reference of Writing Rants for Writers (or Learn from My Mistakes)” aimed at helping all writers be the best they can be.
Beyond writing and motivating others, she also enjoys teaching her dog to jump through hoops—literally.
Jennifer’s perfect day includes long hikes in the woods, bicycling, swimming, snorkeling, and snuggling up by the fire with a great book; but her greatest joy is using her over-active imagination constructively… creating new worlds for everyone to enjoy.
About J. Keller Ford J. Keller Ford is a quirky mother of four, grand-mother and scribbler of young adult fantasy tales. She has an insatiable appetite for magic, dragons, knights and faeries, and weaves at least one into every story she conceives. Her muse is a cranky old meadow gnome that follows her everywhere she goes and talks incessantly, feeding her ideas for stories 24/7.
When she’s not writing or blogging, the former Corporate Paralegal enjoys listening to smooth jazz, collecting seashells, swimming, bowling, riding roller coasters and reading. Jenny lives minutes from the beaches of the west coast of Florida with her husband of twenty years, her two sons and a pair of wacky cats and three silly dogs. The pets have trained her well.
About Terri Rochenski Terri started writing stories in the 8th grade, when a little gnome whispered in her brain. Gundi’s Great Adventure never hit the best seller list, but it started a long love affair with the fantasy genre.
Today she enjoys an escape to Middle Earth during the rare ‘me’ moments her two young daughters allow. When not potty training or kissing boo-boos, she can be found on her back patio in the boondocks of New Hampshire, book or pencil in hand.
About Kelly Said: Kelly enjoys life near the foothills of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, in a city a mile closer to the sun than most. When she’s not hanging out with her Mr. S, binge reading on the weekends, or being pressed for playtime by the wet nose of her beefy bull terrier, she can be found tucked away in a quiet spot, huddled over her laptop, writing stories for young adults.
About Lynda R. Young Lynda lives in Sydney, Australia, with her sweetheart of a husband who is her rock, and a cat who believes world domination starts in the home. Lynda has an adventurous spirit and has traveled the world.
As a chaser of dreams, she found success as a digital artist and an animator, and now as a writer of speculative short stories. She currently writes novels for young adults.
In her spare time she also dabbles in photography and all things creative.
The cover for Make Believe, and short summaries for each story, will release on May 21, 2012.About the PublisherJ. Taylor Publishing is an Independent Publisher who, thanks to the Internet, has a worldwide reach. Our debut authors are in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The company produces print and electronic books. For more information about J. Taylor Publishing, please visit www.jtaylorpublishing.com.
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Congrats! That anthology looks fun, fun, fun!
Fun, and a lot of work. Exciting though!
Sweet!! Celebratory fist pump!
I’m so happy for you sweetie! All your hard work paid off! Yeah!!! 🙂
Yay! Thanks so much!
The pompoms are out, my booty is shaking, I’m dancing…. I’m exhausted. Congratulations Jennifer! You’ll post the cover?
Absolutely! Wild horses couldn’t stop me. Well, that might slow me down a bit but I’d get it to you eventually! Cover reveal is May 21st!
Wow, that is great news. So happy to hear your story got in. I know how hard you worked on it. Definitely keep us updated as things progress. The idea behind the anthology sounds really unique!
Yes. I’ve read the back cover copy, and it’s amazing what different ideas we all came up with looking at the same picture.
Congrats Mrs Eaton!!! So excited for you!
Thanks so much!
YAY! Congrats, Jennifer. This is so exciting. I hope you have big weekend plans to celebrate!
You know it! We already went out for dinner.
I feel a long walk in the woods with my kids and dog calling me. So relaxing. And snacks out in the middle of nowhere after we find the perfect fallen tree to sit on. Heaven.
Congratulations, Jennifer. SO glad your hard work paid of and your talent was recognized.
Thanks for being part of my beta army!
Congrats!!! How awesome to see your first press release! I hope it is one of many!
Oh! I hope so. I think they need some pictures to jazz it up, though.
WOOT WOOT WOOT!!!!!! That’s fantastic. I am shaking my hot pink pompoms and cheering for you!! SQUEEEEEE!!!
Yay! I haven’t had you shaking your pom poms here in a few months. I was in pom pom withdrawal.
This is fabulous. Congrats Jennifer.
One more thing! And I think this is important readers!
Look at how Jennifer included HER BLOG in her bio. Someone who reads this press release can start learning more about Jennifer before the book is even published. No other author did that. Sure, I could google them and eventually find a blog or weblink, but Jennifer makes it easy for me. And we should make it easy for readers to find us.
Let’s all keep Jennifer’s example in mind for future reference! 🙂
Ra Ra! Thanks so much.
I realize that a lot of new writers look into who’s being published, and if I can help anyone get to the finish line a little faster it will make al these late nights worth it.
Awesome! And your bio looks perfectly at home in a press release! What a great early Christmas present this will be for you! 🙂 Enjoy the ride!
Brilliant to see 2 bloggers I follow have made it into this anthology 🙂
Yes! Very cool to see people you know. I’m also excited because I’ve actually read some of JA Belfield’s stuff before I even heard of J.Taylor publishing. So cool. Thanks so much!
I’m over the moon excited for you, and it’s a supermoon too.
Remember we knew you before you were hugely famous 🙂
Ha! Lets not count our grapes before they are raisins. I’ll always be here with you guys!
Huge congratulations on your most awesome news, Jennifer! I’m thrilled to bits for you! 😀
Thanks so much Julie!
wootwoot! *tosses confetti* Mega-congrats to you, antho-buddy! 😀 Feels so awesome that we can *squee!* about it publicly, hehe! 😎 Whew! I’m anxiously waiting now to read your story! 😀
*oh, and please forgive the excessive abuse of exclamation points in this comment, hehehehe!!! excitement … can’t be … contained !!! 😀
Yay! Looking forward to reading yours too. So exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!