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It’s time for an author update, with a goodbye, a hello, and an on-the-way!
First, the Goodbye: My short story, “Visceral,” which has been featured in issue 36/63 of Allegory Online Magazine since November, is moving from their online portal to the archives at the end of April. You can always purchase a digital PDF copy of their archived magazines for $10 each (which goes to support the rising cost of running the magazine), but you can also catch their current issue for FREE on their website. If you haven’t had a chance to read my suspense horror story (based on a true event), AND if you’d like to read eleven other well-crafted science fiction, fantasy and horror stories, go check out their website by April 30. If you enjoyed the stories, please consider—if you can—donating a few bucks to help keep the magazine going. On that note, I wish to thank editor Ty Drago and his staff for giving my gut-wrenching story a place to live and shine for the past several months.
Next, the Hello: My latest short story, “It Happened One Night,” will be included in the new Sandy Paws anthology, coming out from Cat & Mouse Press this April. If you’re a cat- and/or dog-lover, then this short story collection is for you. “It Happened One Night” can best be described as Cats & Dogs meets Freaky Friday, and I hope it will have you “howling” with laughter! Oh, and on that note, the lead characters have punny names based on the 1934 movie for which the story is titled—mega cinephile points if you can guess them! If you live in the DelMarVa area and would like a signed copy, join us for our launch party on 4 April from 1-3 p.m. at Browseabout Books in Rehoboth.
Finally, the On-the-Way: My local writing critique group is putting together its third anthology, titled In the Shadow of the Spires, which is tentatively scheduled for release in July. I volunteered to serve as publication manager for this anthology, but I’ve been getting a ton of help from my fellow writers—it’s definitely a collaborative effort!
This anthology will feature eleven noir-inspired stories set in and around Frederick County, Maryland that span from the Civil War to the dystopic far future. Indie author Amanda Linehan is assisting me with assembling the innards of the anthology, and picture book writer and illustrator Sunny Duran is working to dress it with a moody, broody and beautiful cover. We don’t have an official launch event planned just yet, but we will be hosting an open mic night in August at Sky Stage in Frederick. I’ll post more details on that as we get closer to publication.
— D.M. Domosea