For those who don’t know, one of the items on my writing goal list for years has been to get some poetry published. Poetry is really hard to get into print. First, it’s a whole literary discipline, including a huge learning curve and new skill sets. Second, not many people buy poetry, so there are few places publishing. Third, a lot of people write it, making it even harder to get into one of the few open spots. Still, I figured if I worked at it off and on over the years, eventually I’d get there… and this year I finally did!
Sibyl’s Scriptorium is the publication of wining entries from a writing contest associated with a local writing conference. It used to be part of LTUE, but recently moved to Fyrecon. So, as I’ve been doing for years, when I saw a place I might have poetry suited to, I submitted. Only this time, I won first place! Winners all get in the book, so I finally landed this goal.
My poem, RED WITCH RUN, was inspired by a piece of art by Alexandria Dior. Posted here with permission.
If you want to see the poem to go with it, you can get it here.
This isn’t the end of my poetry exploration. I intend to write more. And maybe someday I’ll have a book of my work published. Until then, this will do.
For a limited time, you can get DIVERGENT FATES, the cyberpunk anthology set in Matthew Cox‘s world, for FREE! This collection features my story, SPECIAL PROJECT, about underground hovercar racing in Korea. Packed with fascinating futuristic tales by an amazing cast of authors, I highly recommend it… and you can’t beat the price. (And I have to say, I really love this new cover.)
The GameLit Expansion Pack containing my novella, Pre-Screening Test, is on sale today for just 99 cents! If you missed the pre-order, it’s not to late to get a great deal on this box set full of amazing stories by many of the biggest names in game-based literature. This set has been #1 in Virtual Reality and Hot New Releases twice already, and it’s sure to rise to the top again while it’s cheap. Don’t wait!
It’s out! The kickstarter funded, so you can get Glimpses now. This album is full of songs with lyrics written by fourteen different authors, set to music and performed by the amazing Craig Nybo. I wrote the lyrics for track twelve: The Strong Must Wait.
They are all dramatic, and related to various literary works. You can get the lyrics for my song from this older blog. Or just download it and listen. You can get it almost anywhere, but here are three great outlets: