Just Jot It January: Day nineteen…

19 Jan


I had already decided on a subject for today’s JJIJ post and I was ready to roll out some medium-grade snarking and pithy witticisms on the subject of internet gullibility, but then I got an e-mail and had a change of plan.

I’m sure the snarkiness will keep until tomorrow, it’s always good to have a post in reserve after all, and I have exciting news which my inner blogslut just won’t allow me to keep to myself.

Well, I’m excited anyway.

I doubt this is going to be much of a shock to anyone who has been following me for longer than a couple of months, but my excitement revolves around Stories In Green Ink, the anthology of short fiction by new writers that includes my first published work.

image I know I’ve been plugging the collection for a while now, but today I heard from Catherine Broughton, the nice lady who took submissions for the book in the first place, and she gave me some more good news.

Not only has the Kindle edition of the book now been updated to include a third story of mine but, since there were some changes required on the paperback version, and whilst the printers are making the alterations, I’ve been given the opportunity to have the extra story included in that one too.

Ok, not that thrilling, you may be thinking to yourself, but Catherine also informed me that I (and one other writer who contributed to the book) have been asked to supply a story for a second anthology!

Exciting, right?

So I’m going to have to choose another of my SoCS-inspired pieces of short-order fiction to grace the pages of the new collection.
I did, of course, ask Catherine if she knew why I’d been chosen to contribute for a second time (I assumed my name had been pulled out of a hat, as it was when I got to dedicate Stories In Green Ink) but she said, and I quote;

“Why were you chosen? Because they like your work!”

Well I’m happy with that.


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11 responses to “Just Jot It January: Day nineteen…

  1. Darmon

    January 19, 2016 at 20:41

    Congratulations, Coop.

  2. anfinsenart

    January 19, 2016 at 21:06

    I tried to purchase a copy of the book from Amazon Kindle, but I was told it was available for UK customers only. Boo Hoo!

    • dalecooper57

      January 19, 2016 at 21:10

      I have been told that it is also available on the U.S. Amazon site. I don’t have a link I’m afraid.

  3. John W. Howell

    January 19, 2016 at 21:10

    Not surprising. You write great stories.

    • dalecooper57

      January 19, 2016 at 21:28

      I’m very pleased you think so John, it’s a great compliment coming from you.
      On which subject: check your Facebook messages, would you please, I am after an opinion on something…

  4. LindaGHill

    January 19, 2016 at 23:39

    Cool beans! 😀

  5. Fun Simplicity

    January 20, 2016 at 00:31

    Congratulations! That’s great news! 🎉🎉🎉

  6. herheadache

    January 20, 2016 at 02:52

    I had a story in an anthology last summer, so I totally understand the excitement.
    I understand why the need for the bragging, on one’s own blog. Glad you shared it here.

  7. lindamartinandersen

    January 20, 2016 at 10:55

    Great news! So glad you chose to post it and will save the other for another day! Congratulations!


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