Monday, October 6, 2014

Secrets of Honor, The Making of the IWSG Anthology, IWSG Videos, Ninja News, and Destination Star Trek 3

We're starting with a bang today and an awesome author, Carol Kilgore!

Hi! My name is Carol Kilgore, and I write Crime Fiction with a Kiss. Thank you, Alex, for hosting me today.

Once upon a time, there was a jewel thief . . .

So begins the tale of Kat Marengo and Dave Krizak. The story could go all kinds of ways. The jewel thief could be
• an especially mischievous fairy who delights in swapping one jewel for another.
• a zombie who believes emeralds are brains.
• an octopus-like creature from Neptune who adorns his tentacles with NASA probes.
• a mermaid who uses sunken treasure to purchase aquarium space for herself at SeaWorld.

But in my new novel, SECRETS OF HONOR, my jewel thief is a government agent doing her job.

SECRETS OF HONOR
By the end of a long evening working as a special set of eyes for the presidential security detail, all Kat Marengo wants is to kick off her shoes and stash two not-really-stolen rings in a secure spot. Plus, maybe sleep with Dave Krizak. No, make that definitely sleep with Dave Krizak. The next morning, she wishes her new top priorities were so simple. They have 24 hours to locate a kidnapped girl, or they will have to fight for the life of the first lady.

You may connect with me at any or all of these sites: Blog - Website - Facebook - Twitter - Goodreads - Amazon

So in lieu of telling you more about myself, I invite you to visit my website HERE. Each month I hold a new contest giving away free books and swag by the Author of the Month. This month, the author is Susan Swiderski. Susan is giving away a signed copy of HOT FLASHES AND COLD LEMONADE and a copy of OLD BROADS WAXING POETIC, an anthology benefitting CARE International.

Ninja News

Industry expert and author, Anne R. Allen, will be our guest at the IWSG Site on Wednesday.


Jessica McKendry’s From the Ashes is on sale for 99 cents. Buy it at Amazon.

The sequel to Julie Flanders’ Polar Nights, is now available for 99 cents. You can find The Turnagain Arm at Amazon.

New release - The Odyssey of a Monk by Dean K. Miller
It will also be free on Amazon October 10-12.

Girl of Great Price by Milo James Fowler was just released.
Find it on Amazon.

Out now - Scarlet Magi by Nicole Zoltack
Plus Black Hellborn is on sale for 99 cents and her next book, Starry Love, is available for preorder.






And Destination Star Trek 3 took place this past weekend. @StarTrek sent out a lot of images from the convention, including this one of Next Generation wrapping up the second day:
You can see images from the first day at their website HERE

IWSG Anthology!

HUGE thanks to everyone who posted or sent their submission for the anthology, The Insecure Writer’s Support Group’s Guide to Publishing and Beyond. We had over a hundred submissions and they were amazing. Quite a few were emailed to us, so there will be a lot of fresh, new content in the book.

One thing I learned was never say no to an anthology. I turned down submitting a piece to The Tree of Life because I was busy at the time. (Yeah – stupid!) Fortunately, Samantha asked me to contribute to Heroes of Phenomena, and I didn’t say no a second time.

I never realized how much effort was involved in an anthology until now. Let me give you a backstage view of what the IWSG Admins have been doing:

Me – Gathering all email submissions and all IWSG posts (which meant reading every single one.) Gathering and requesting bios, permission, and websites, then logging all entries on a spreadsheet and sending out to be proofed. (By Friday my brain was mush - my apologies to all the bloggers I didn't visit toward the end of last week.)

Joylene, Susan, Michelle, and Joy – Human Spell Check machines and proofers. (Wow, did they read a lot of words! And poor Michelle had the flu last week.)

Lynda – Final proofing and organizing submissions for the book, noting issues and quotes and other stuff. (She did a LOT of reading!)

Diane – Format the entire mess into a book. (Good luck!)

So, as you can see, a lot of work went into this book. But we couldn’t have done it without all of you!

And I want to point out one very special submission. It was on making book trailers, and unfortunately the videos won’t make it into the book. But you have to see what HJ Blenkinsop created for us! This is just one of three:


The Insecure Writer’s Support Group #3


Think Carol’s story is better without the octopus creature from Neptune? Picking up some new books? Follow along with Destination Star Trek 3’s events? Enjoy this past week’s IWSG or contribute to the anthology? Wonder what a Ninja’s brain looks like when it turns to mush…?

Wednesday will be some light fun, trivia, and maybe even a bit about the Ninja…
 
And if you can co-host the IWSG in November or December, please leave a comment!

126 comments:

L.G. Keltner said...

If anyone can put together a successful anthology, it's you! I'd be happy to co-host IWSG any time! It's always so much fun.

NASHVILLECATS said...

Very interesting to read, Good that so many submitted entries for the anthology, sure to be a success.
Have a good week, a very wet and windy Monday here in the UK.

Lynda R Young said...

Yarp, my brain is turning a little mushy around the edges too, and I still have heaps to read through, correct, and organize. Woo!

Congrats to Carol and Julie and the others!!

I love the video!

kaykuala said...

Carol seems to have a lot on her plate on offer. So also Julie's! Will make a visit later! Thanks Alex!

Hank

Natalie Aguirre said...

Cool trailer. And yes, it sounds like lots of work putting the anthology together. Glad you have so many people helping you.

M.J. Fifield said...

An octopus creature from Neptune...sounds like the next great SyFy Saturday night movie.

I sadly missed last week's IWSG, which I think means I've been cut from the list yet again. I am such a terrible blogger. I'll pick it back up in January.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Formatting has to be rough

Brian Miller said...

ha. i like the premise of secrets of honor...a bit more realistic than the octopus...its cool to see the Next Gen crew again....there was a cool moment on NCIS the other day between the enterprise and DS9 captains....

Rhonda Albom said...

Carol's book sounds interesting, although the mermaid would have been nice. But what I really looking forward to is the anthology. I wish I was a bit less insecure in my writing, so I could have taken your advice to always contribute. Big thanks to all your team.

Cathrina Constantine said...

Congrats to Carol and everyone with book releases!! I've had a mushy brain from reading and editing, totally understand...

Jemi Fraser said...

Looking forward to the anthology - life has kind of been swallowing me whole lately so I didn't get a piece submitted. It's going to be awesome though!

Christine Rains said...

Congrats to Carol! I would love to see that alien octopus! Can't wait to read the anthology. You guys are an awesome team. :)

Jeff Chapman said...

Thanks to you and all the others working on the anthology.

Jo said...

All fascinating stuff. I read Polar Night and it was excellent. I'm sure this will be too.

Maybe someone should invent a drink, Ninja Brain Mush.

mshatch said...

A big congrats to Carol and I can only imagine how much work it was/is to create an anthology - all those submissions...all that formatting...yikes! Congrats as well to everyone who was involved!

T. Drecker said...

Congrats, Carol! The real book sounds tons better than the other 3 possibilities. Wow. I missed that there's another StarTrek generation coming...time to get out of my cave, I guess. And if you'll have me, I'd love helping out with IWSG in December.

Liz Fichera said...

"Crime Fiction with a Kiss." :) Love that.

Liz Fichera said...

"Crime Fiction with a Kiss." :) Love that.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

LG, thanks!

Lynda, she did three videos, which was very cool.

MJ, it does. And sorry - just jump back in when you are ready.

Brian, I'll have to catch that!

Rhonda, next time!

Jo, I bet you can find a recipe for it.

T, thanks!

Pat Hatt said...

Very well done video indeed. Wow, that was a ton of work on all accounts for it, my 20 minutes to write something seems so small lmao

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I really enjoyed this month's IWSG posts - I learned a lot, and I got great support for joining NaNo next month. Yeh, October! :)

Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

Tonja said...

The anthology is a great idea.

Kathryn McKendry said...

Congratulations Carol! I love the sound of the book!
I need to learn how to make trailers so I'll head over to HJ and see what I can learn.

Thanks Alex for mentioning From the Ashes and thanks so much for all the work you're doing to organize the anthology (thanks to all your helpers too!). It will be a great help to us all.

Kathryn McKendry said...

Congratulations Carol! I love the sound of the book!
I need to learn how to make trailers so I'll head over to HJ and see what I can learn.

Thanks Alex for mentioning From the Ashes and thanks so much for all the work you're doing to organize the anthology (thanks to all your helpers too!). It will be a great help to us all.

J.L. Murphey said...

Hi Alex! Just popping in.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I think combining all of those elements would make for a fun story.

Bring on the formatting. I can handle it.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

That is a lot of work that the admins are doing! Looking forward to the end result.

Excited for Carol!

Jay Noel said...

Oh boy. I can't imagine formatting it all. Yowza! And with Carol's book, I'm going with Mermaids. They look so innocent, sure, but they could steal stuff right from under you.

Love the trailer. I've thoughts of using Animoto, but you have to use their music, I thought.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Wow! That's a lot of work to do in one week! Way to go!

Shell Flower said...

Wow, that is a lot of work to do so quickly. You people are awesome. I hope Michelle is feeling better. And Carol's story sounds pretty awesome without the octopus.

jaybird said...

Whoah! That's a whole lot of work and TIME investment. I'm so happy that you have such a great team in place to make this happen.

Looking forward to Wednesday. Hope to hear a bit more about the Ninja!!

Birgit said...

I kind of want to know if the mermaid made it to Seaworld? Was she a snack for Keannu the Killer Whale? . Congrats on the book! Wow Alex...you rock and now comes the day for the book and having to get it all organized-no small feat!

Carol Kilgore said...

Hi Alex! Thanks again for hosting me here today. I'll do my best to keep up :)

Lynda and kaykuala - Thanks. Lots of great new books here, plus the anthology!

M.J. - The octopus's name is Otto. He never knows if he's going or coming :)

Brian - Glad you like the premise!

Rhonda - The mermaid wasn't much of a team player. She wanted everything for herself :)

Cathrina - Mushy brain here, too :)

Christine - Otto the Octopus has Earth on his bucket list :)

Marcy - Thank you!

Hi to all! I'll be back here a little later this morning.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Kathryn, you're welcome!

Diane, be ready!

Jay, no idea.

Leovi said...

No doubt it will be a very interesting anthology! IWSG has been a great help!

ilima said...

Crime fiction with a kiss...I love that description, Carol.

A Beer For The Shower said...

Very cool to see Carol and her new awesome book over here. Also, what a trailer. When I start work on mine for my upcoming solo novel, I only hope it's even half that good (and professional).

cleemckenzie said...

Lots of behind the scenes work on anthologies. I really do appreciate what it takes to put all of that together in a cohesive piece. Congrats to the team.

As to Carol's book, I'll take anything but a zombie. Thank you.

What a great animoto bit for IWSG!

Michelle Wallace said...

I'm feeling much better now, Alex. But it was an awkward time to be ill...talk about bad timing...LOL
I hope your "mushy" brain has been restored to some semblance of normality (whatever your 'normality' consists of?)

I love Carol's "crime fiction with a kiss"!
...and you're so right - NEVER say no to an anthology. I'm honored to be a part of the Tree Of Life collaboration. It was an exhilirating experience!

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

A great success all around on the anthology, Alex. It probably makes you very proud to see your baby come so far. Also, is that Tasha Yar on stage? She's in the Walking Dead too. Nice to see she's popping up again after what seemed like a career hiatus.

Beth Ellyn Summer said...

huge congrats to Carol and Julie and everyone...so much exciting author news lately! makes me squee for everyone :)

Carrie-Anne said...

I can't imagine how much hard work must be going into the anthology behind the scenes. Congratulations to all the writers with book releases.

Patricia Lynne said...

I can't imagine the work that anthology needs. You guys are rock stars for doing it!

Julie Flanders said...

Thanks for sharing my novella here, Alex! And congrats to Carol, it's always great to see her pop up. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Carol, you're welcome!

Brandon and Bryan, I'm sure it will be awesome.

Michelle, glad you're better. And so cool you were a part of Tree of Life.

Michael, I think it is Tasha.

Julie, you're welcome!

Dean K Miller said...

Sweet trailer! Can't wait for the anthology and thanks to all who are putting that puzzle together. IWSG rocks the writing world yet again.

And thanks for the shout out for the Monk's Odyssey.

If you need a co-host, let me know.

Carol Kilgore said...

T. Drecker - Good thing I chose the option I did :)

Liz - Thanks!

Kathryn - Thank you! I need to learn to make trailers, too.

Elizabeth - I'm still excited about this book, too :)

Jay - Why am I not surprised you'd choose the mermaid :)

Shell Flower - Thanks! I hope readers think it's awesome :)

Birgit - The Mermaid is here at SeaWorld San Antonio! Sshhh...that knowledge is SECRETS OF HONOR access only :)

Sherry Ellis said...

Glad you got so many entries for the IWSG anthology! I read Milo's book. It's quite good!

Thanks for following Janie! She will be so happy to have reached her goal of 240 followers!

mooderino said...

It's pretty amazing how far IWSG has come. Congrats on a wonderful creation.

mood

Empty Nest Insider said...

It's great to see Carol here, and I'm excited about Secrets Of Honor! Congrats also to Julie Flanders, and all of the other authors! Thanks to you, and the rest of your team for working tirelessly to put the IWSG Guide together! I hope I didn't make more work for your proofreaders! Loved the IWSG trailer too!

Julie

Karen Jones Gowen said...

Hi Carol! Secrets of Honor sounds fabulous. The summary makes me think of the Kathleen Turner movie, Romancing the Stone. Wishing you all the best with your new release!

T. Powell Coltrin said...

Lots of good books out.

Aww Carol is awesome.

Love anything Trek. Have you ever gone to a Star Trek convention?

Maurice Mitchell said...

Congrats to Carol! It's great to see the TNG crew again.

Sarah Foster said...

Wow, can't believe how much work you had to do to put together the anthology. Thanks for doing it! I almost didn't submit but I knew I would regret it. Never miss an opportunity!

Gwen Gardner said...

Carol is always entertaining :)

A lot of work goes into an anthology. Just our small Untethered Realms group took a year to get ours out. Editing twice, proofreading, formatting--after the stories are submitted. Very rewarding, though! Can't wait to get my copy of IWSG anthology. Thanks for all the work you all put into it.

Congrats to everyone with new releases!

Angela Brown said...

I'd have to say I'm certain Carol's book is better without the octopus. The blurb is very intruging as is.

I've gotten a chance to snatch up a few things, including Gwen Gardner's Ghostly Gallows, with my One-click at Amazon. Me, that button and my wallet are going to end up needing counseling lol!!

And many thanks to all the peeps working to bring IWSG's anthology together. Big Hugs to you all!!

EEGiorgi said...

wow! thank you Alex, Joylene, Susan, Michelle, Lynda, Diane, and Joy for all your hard work! I can't wait to see and read the final product :-)

rolandclarke.com said...

Thanks to you and all the team behind the anthology. Admire you guys for everything you do.

Anne O'Leary said...

I like the soundtrack for the trailer. Sounds epic and slightly ominous. Best wishes on the Anthology!

Susanne Drazic said...

Cool IWSG video!

THANK YOU to everyone who is working diligently to make the anthology possible!

mail4rosey said...

Loving the tight network of writers promoting writers going on here. I think that's awesome. :)

Hart Johnson said...

You guys are so awesome for pulling that anthology together! I'm sure it is a HUGE amount of work. Be sure to hit us all up when it's time to promote.

And best of luck to Carol! While I like octopi, I am a big fan of spies and such, too, so I'm sure it's fabulous!

Kyra Lennon said...

Great work on the anthology!

Susan Kane said...

Oh, to have been part of that party! It is reassuring that everyone grows old.

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats to Carol!

It is great to be a part of an anthology, and thanks to you and the IWSG support team for putting this anthology together.

Sean McLachlan said...

Looking forward to reading the anthology!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Dean, you're welcome! And it does feel like a puzzle.

Sherry, I was number 241.

Julie, you did great.

Teresa, yes I have!

Sarah, that's right - never miss one.

Gwen, I can only imagine...

Angela, that made me chuckle.

Hart, you bet we will!

dolorah said...

I was hoping for the Octopus from Neptune storyline.

A lot of work for the IWSG book; and thanks for putting it all together. i read some informative posts. Its sure to be a must read.

Seeing as I'm jobless now, and not participating in NaNo, I could co-host either month.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hey Alex,


CONGRATS to Carol. All the best!

And a special CONGRATS to JULIE FLANDERS for her new release!!! Sell lots, Julie!

And CONGRATS to Dean and Milo, too! An Exciting MONDAY for releases!!!!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Crime fiction with a Kiss. Sounds intriguing, Carol. Congratulations.
I appreciate all the work going into the Guide to Publishing and Beyond. It will make for a great anthology. Thanks to all involved.

Al Diaz said...

A lot of hard work on that Anthology but I am sure it will be awesome and very useful. Good think you have an extraordinary and devoted team...and many clones for spare brains when yours melts. THat's something I can't do with dwarves. No dwarf brain fits dragon's head.

Carol Kilgore said...

Ilima - Thanks!

Beers - Hi, guys! Good to see y'all here, too :)

Lee - I wouldn't especially like meeting a zombie either :)

Michelle - Cool. Glad you're feeling better.

Beth Ellyn - I love squees :)

Julie - Congrats to you, too!

Mina Burrows said...

Go Carol! Beautiful cover.

Alex, you guys did so much work on that ebook. Wonderful job!

Andrew Leon said...

I don't even know what Destination Star Trek is...
Fine. I'll go look it up.
Maybe.

Carol Kilgore said...

Julie - I love visiting with Alex and his readers. I'm happy you're excited about Secrets of Honor!

Karen - I loved Romancing the Stone! Thanks for the comparison.

Teresa - Aww, you're so sweet :)

Maurice & Cherie - Thank you!

Gwen - I try.

Angela - I'm certain glad I don't need to do a rewrite and add in the octopus. Dealing with all those tentacles would be messy :)

Hart - Thanks for the good wishes! I'm a fan of spies and such, too :)

dolorah - LOL! Maybe one day :)

Michael - All good wishes much appreciated!

Beverly - Thanks! I hope so :)

Mina - Thank you! Cover designer extraordinaire: Linda Kage of Kage Covers

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Look how big the IWSG has gotten, Alex. There's even a video, and it's awesome.

Thanks and congratulations to all of you for your hard work on the anthology.

xoRobyn

Liza said...

Love that trailer!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Donna, thanks!

Al, good point about the dwarf brains.

Robyn, I know!

Fundy Blue said...

Congrats to Carol on her book!
Sorry about your mush brain, Alex! I'm not surprised though ~ look at all you've been doing. And thanks to the admin team for taking on such a daunting task!

Helena said...

Of course I'll be reading Carol's Secrets of Honor (really enjoyed her Solomon's Compass). I also just read Milo Girl of Great Price noir story/novella and highly recommend it.

Stephanie Faris said...

Congratulations, Carol! It's amazing to me how Star Trek continues to endure after all of these years. I wonder if there will still be Star Trek conventions 100 years from now.

Intangible Hearts said...

Congrats on the anthology and someone needs to write that mermaid story about sunken treasure and Sea-world!

DMS said...

Carol's book sounds so great. I look forward to reading it!

I had no idea what went into putting together an anthology. Wow! Good luck!
~Jess

Carol Kilgore said...

Fundy Blue, Helena, Stephanie, IH, and Jess - Thanks for the kind words and congratulations. Much appreciated. Perhaps I need to rethink the mermaid :)

Cherie Colyer said...

It's nice to meet you, Carol Kilgore.

Alex, Joylene, Susan, Michelle, Joy, Lynda, Diane and anyone I may have missed, thanks for all your work to make the book possible.

And the trailer is awesome!

J.L. Campbell said...

Congrats to Carol. The book sounds intriguing and so does her main character.

Good job, Alex. I know the anthology will be a valuable resource and I'm happy to be part of it. Gonna have a look at the book trailer.

Truedessa said...

Hi Carol,

Nice intro to your book. I will have to check out your site and congrats!

Alex a man always on a mission.

Leandra Wallace said...

Secrets of Honor sounds really good, and I like the cover lots! And I can only imagine your brain was leaking out your ears, Alex. =D

Trisha F said...

This anthology should be really intriguing with lots of different aspects of writing, publishing, marketing, etc., covered. The book trailers thing is awesome 'cause I have always wondered about creating these for my books.

Stephen Tremp said...

Man I really wanted to submit something for IWSG but with everything that's going on with wifey and all the preparation and all I don;t have time to fart.

And best wishes to Carol and Secrets of Honor!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

My brain was mushy too by last Friday. Congrats to all the new releases.

Raquel Byrnes said...

So bummed I missed Destination Star Trek. Sounds so fun! :)

Huntress said...

Star Trek will always have a place in my heart. Congratulations to Carol!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Stephanie, I bet there will be!

Jess, yeah - wow!

Trisha, she did a good job.

Stephen, sorry about that!

HJ Blenkinsop said...

Brilliant! Looking forward to the anthology. Glad you liked the video trailer and hope it helps some writers to make their own!

Loni Townsend said...

Woot! I'm looking forward to the anthology's release. There were so many great entries that it'll be handy to have them all in one easy to look up location.

Grats to all the new releases.

I think a zombie eating emeralds is a good horror mystery book premise. :)

Rachna Chhabria said...

Love the sound of Secrets of Honor. Good luck to Carol.

I have already started recommending the IWSG Anthology to writers.

Debra McKellan said...

Oh, wow, that's a great video! So sweet. :D

Carol Kilgore said...

Cherie Colyer - Nice to meet you, too!

J.L., Truedessa, Stephen, Huntress, and Rachna - Thanks for the congrats and good wishes!

Leandra - Cover brilliance is all Linda Kage at Kage Covers. I ♥ her!

Loni - Imagine all the crunching going on! And broken teeth :)

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Very kewl video. Congratulations to the authors and their new books. And thanks for mentioning me. It was an honour proofreading the submissions.

Chrys Fey said...

Crime fiction with a Kiss...I love that!

Congratulations to everyone with new releases!!!

I hope you're feeling better, Michelle!

Thank you to Alex and everyone who pitched in with the making of the IWSG Anthology! You all ROCK!!!

S. L. Hennessy said...

A HUGE thank you to everyone on the anthology team for all you're doing. Please let me know if I can be of any help!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Thank you for sharing my news! I can't imagine all of the work that goes into putting an anthology together.

Mark Noce said...

Sweet! Good to see Carol on Alex's blog:) I enjoy hosting her as well:)

Leovi said...

Very interesting SECRETS OF HONOR!

Mark Means said...

Congrats to Carol, that looks like a very intriguing book.

Sorry I couldn't contribute to the IWSG anthology, time being what it is and all. I'm sure it will be chock full of writerly goodness, though.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Anthologies are a lot of work, but great fun to read.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Carol's post was fun it was nice seeing the crazy alternatives the book could have been about. The octopus deserves his own book. Wow that IWSG anthology is loads of work. Best of luck to all those who are getting it together. Congrats to all authors and events featured today. That trailer was amazing! IWSG is just that awesome. Star Trek perseveres where many others have fallen. Long live Star Trek.

Arlee Bird said...

An octopus creature from Neptune sounds like a bad idea from a 50's sci-fi B movie. Could be fun though.

Lee
Wrote By Rote

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

HJ, they were all great!

Rachna, thanks!

Joylene, it was a joint effort. Still is, for that matter...

Lauren, we'll need help spreading the news.

Nicole, you're welcome!

Sheena-kay, you said it!


lilicasplace.com said...

Congratulations Carol!! And Alex, I can only imagine how busy you all were working the anthology. Somehow I knew you weren't going to take a rest this past weekend.

Have a great day!!

Rusty Carl said...

I missed out on IWSG this month. Was out of town. Actually, I've missed out on everything Internet related lately.

Sarah Allen said...

This anthology is looking like its going to be so cool :) Very exciting!

Sarah Allen
(Writing Blog)

Medeia Sharif said...

I love the trailer. The anthology sounds like a lot of hard work. I can't wait to read it.

So many bloggers' books for me to read. :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Chrys - Glad you like the tag line.

Mark N. - Thanks for such kind words. I like blogging with you, too.

Leovi and Mark M. - I hope so :)

Sheena-kay - That octopus was a real piece of work :)

Arlee - Don't let the octopus hear you say that. He'll be all over you in half a second flat with all eight tentacles :)

lilicasplace - Thank you!

Theresa Milstein said...

Carol always has such cool covers.

I can't wait for the IWSG to come out. Thanks to everyone who's working so hard to make it happen.

John Wiswell said...

Godspeed, anthology!

Anne is a great choice for an ISWG guest! Her blog is very practical in its writing and publishing advice.

Melissa said...

So much good news! Cool video!

I don't envy you guys all the work, but the anthology will be worth every bit of it. What an accomplishment!

M Pax said...

Carol, that'd be quite a book with all of those twists. :) It was a fun list to read.

Great you got such a good response for the IWSG anthology.

Carol Kilgore said...

Theresa - This one from Linda Kage at Kage Covers. I love it!

Mary - Wouldn't it!

Elise Fallson said...

Awesome trailer. All you guys are doing such a great job!

Pat Tillett said...

Congratulations and good luck Carol!

Carol Kilgore said...

Thank you, Pat!

Toinette Thomas said...

I don't know about Carol's story. I mean sure it sounds great as is, but maybe there's a shocker at then with octopus creater. LOL.
There are some good looking books out now.
I can't wait to see the anthology when it's ready.

Carol Kilgore said...

Toinette - You'll have to read the book to find out :)

John Wiswell said...

I'll admit that Ilima Todd hooked me with titling the book "Remake." That's bald in a way I didn't expect. Nice!