Today, I have a great guest post from Suzanne Abel Sullivan, a debut author, discussing how she feels about getting published. I hope you enjoy!
There are many ways to be published and each one brings its own excitement and jubilation. The first publication in an online Ezine. The first print magazine publication. The first foreign magazine publication. The first pro-level magazine publication. And the first book.
CURSED: WICKEDLY FUN STORIES is a first in many ways. Not only is it my first published book, it’s my first published short fiction collection and it’s my first eBook, the newest technology for telling stories. It’s also the first book released by World Weaver Press and I am honored to be their debut author.
To say I’m excited about all this would be a cheat as a writer. I’ve been elated, ecstatic, and, yes, I’ve done a few happy dances around the house. What I didn’t anticipate was how absolutely cool the whole eBook publication would be. I attended a birthday party recently and the hostess, upon hearing that I’d published my first book, pulled out her Nook, came and sat down beside me, and right there in front of everyone, bought my book. Now how cool is that? That just wouldn’t be possible with a printed book. Sure, someone could buy a printed book online, but it would have to be shipped. The hostess was able to buy and acquire my book immediately. That is just the best feeling ever.
World Weaver Press has done an outstanding job with publicizing the book. The last two weeks have been a whirlwind of interviews and guest blogs and I now know how celebrities feel. People who didn’t even know I write have discovered my passion and not only bought my book, but read it. And they’ve told me about it, sharing which stories have been their favorites. I’m an entertainer at heart and for someone to read my work and come away entertained means the world to me.
So, what does it feel like to be published? It feels great!
About CURSED: WICKEDLY FUN STORIES
Wickedly fun short stories featuring witches, werewolves, limericks that can change fate, and a sinister vine bent on murder and the destruction of Alabama! Inside quirky settings with creepy plots, characters discover new and unsettling powers as their worst fears manifest.
Let these stories draw you in with their lighthearted tone — then delight you with their wickedly sly sense of humor. You’ll laugh, you’ll shudder, you’ll think twice about taking a deal from a bucktoothed woman.
Praise for CURSED: WICKEDLY FUN STORIES:
“CURSED is a small package of strangeness and charm, delivered by a writer blessed with imagination and wit.” – Hugo Award Winner Allen Steele, author of THE COYOTE TRILOGY and THE COYOTE CHRONICLES
“Quirky, clever, and just a little savage, CURSED is a delightful read!” – Lane Robins, critically acclaimed author of MALEDICTE and KINGS AND ASSASSINS
“Engrossing, imaginative, and funny … Susan Abel Sullivan’s debut collection of short stories will have you both laughing out loud and checking your closet for monsters.” –Kelly L. Stone, author of GRAVE SECRET and THINKING WRITE: The Secret to Freeing Your Creative Mind.