Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Insecure Writer's Support Group #HeroLost Day! #IWSG #Newrelease

Today is the #Newrelease Celebration for the #IWSG Hero Lost: Mysteries of Death and Life Anthology, so I'm posting a day ahead of the official IWSG day. 

IWSG started as an encouraging hop hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh and alternating co-hosts every month. IWSG has a website and a newsletter. We're also on facebook, twitter, and Goodreads.
The current Goodreads book is: Chapter after Chapter by Heather Sellers. I'm definitely taking notes while reading this book. I recommend reading it to hone your own thoughts on writing and to help boost your writing.
IWSG will also have a twitter pitch day on July 27th. 
IWSG has books out - including one celebrated today!
If you didn't know, IWSG is a thriving community of supportive writers!

OPTIONAL May IWSG Day Question: What is the weirdest/coolest thing you ever had to research for your story?
For my current WIP, I've watched haka dances on youtube. This is only a small part of the novel, but it will come into play.
*For "Of Words and Swords" in Hero Lost: Mysteries of Death and Life, I found all the lyrics for a song on youtube. (See Michelle Wallace's post for more info.)

I'm super excited to share the IWSG 2017 Anthology Hero Lost: Mysteries of Death and Life with everyone I know, especially since I've read all of the stories now. The other eleven authors are amazing!!! Truly, if you read the anthology, you will laugh, cry, find yourself on the edge of your seat, and feel blessed by the writing of at least eleven of the authors (I can't say that about my own work, but the other writers blew me away). I'm humbled and honored to be in the anthology.

Eleven of the twelve - the awesome ones:

The Book

Hero Lost
Mysteries of Death and Life
An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology

Can a lost hero find redemption?

What if Death himself wanted to die? Can deliverance be found on a bloody battlefield? Could the gift of silvering become a prison for those who possessed it? Will an ancient warrior be forever the caretaker of a house of mystery?

Delving into the depths of the tortured hero, twelve authors explore the realms of fantasy in this enthralling and thought-provoking collection. Featuring the talents of Jen Chandler, L. Nahay, Renee Cheung, Roland Yeomans, Elizabeth Seckman, Olga Godim, Yvonne Ventresca, Ellen Jacobson, Sean McLachlan, Erika Beebe, Tyrean Martinson, and Sarah Foster.

Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these twelve tales will take you into the heart of heroes who have fallen from grace. Join the journey and discover a hero’s redemption!

Print ISBN 9781939844361 $14.95
eBook ISBN 9781939844378 $4.99


 Please visit our blog tour stops!

And, if you didn't already know, Dancing Lemur Press made the book beautiful!

Thank you, IWSG!

What kind of research do you do for your writing? Do you ever search youtube? Have you picked up a copy of Hero Lost?