Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In Creeps The Night



In Creeps the Night, the Halloween-themed charity anthology from J.A.Mes Press with my story Little Monsters, is now available! You can find it here on Amazon (Kindle ebook) just in time for Halloween!


Cover image for "In Creeps the Night" (Created by Blue Harvest Creative)


List of authors (with links to their web sites where available) and their story title:
AD Trosper           The Loop
Ailsa Abraham        Unexpected Visit
Andrew Patch         The Scarecrow
Angie Trafford       Subliminal
AR Meyering          The Dandelion Child
Ashley Fontainne     Whispered Pain

Beth Avery           Guardians

Catherine Connolly   Dealbreaker
Chris Fitzner        Murder House
Chris Glover         Eyes
Cory Eadson          Mr Morbid

DeVante Smith        Transitions
DJ Tyrer             Treat?
DM Kilgore           Nightfall’s Wraith

Edward Brock         A Cup of Yes or No
EG Smith             A Rustle of Leaves
Elle White           Delivery
Eric Brown           Under the Surface
Eric Martell         Penance
Essel Pratt          Fugacious Penubra

J Whitworth Hazzard  Ghoul’s Night Out
Joni Lynn            Ink

Kate Jennings        Final Investigations
Kayleigh Edwards     Now You See Them
Kevin G Bufton       The Face of Evil
Kevin Hammond        Write me In
KR Smith             Little Monsters

LaDonna Cole         Silenced
Laura Jamez          Vampire
Leslie Fulton        Dead Man Laughing
Lional Ray           Green Shadow
Lisa Shambrook       The Raven’s Bid

MA Walker            The Shadow Man
Marissa Ames         The Dark Spot
Mark W Coulter       The Mother-Thing
Mary MacFarlane      Live Witness
Michael Wombat       The Angel of Death
Morgan Griffith      Hellaway Bridge

Nick Johns           Gazes Also

Rebecca Fyfe         Immune
Rebecka Vigus        Finding Ghosts
Renan Nunes          Finders, Keepers
Ruth Long            Delivered
Ryan T Nuhfer        Closet Door

Shaun Avery          Child Chant
Sorcha O’Dowd        Friendly Fire
Spencer Stoner       On The Way Home
SR Karfelt           Golden Years

Theresa Miller       Deadliest Nursery Rhyme

William Dyer         A Dance of Amber

Note: If you are one of the authors and I don't have a link to your website, let me know and I'll be glad to add it.


© 2012-2014 K. R. Smith All rights reserved

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

FSF Challenge - Wheels



Lillie McFerrin Writes
This week's writing challenge from
Five Sentence Fiction
Lillie McFerrin Writes ) is based upon the prompt:

Wheels

What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week Lillie posts one word for inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word.



Some people only want the best for their friends—no matter how it screws up everyone else...




The Matchmaker Strikes Out
 
    "It's just that Brad and Sara as so right for each other."
    "You're not going to try to play match-maker again are you, Debbie?"
    "Well, being they're both so shy, I did have a few ideas on how to get them together—if you'd be willing to help."
    "Oh, I can hear those little wheels turning, but if you'll recall what happened before, I'm the one who got run over. Having already lost two good friends to your meddlesome schemes, all I can say is 'No, thanks'."



© 2012-2014 K. R. Smith All rights reserved

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Starship Farragut Kickstarter



Although science fiction isn't my favorite genre, I do dabble in it from time to time. And after spending the weekend with a bunch of Trekkies at Shore Leave 36, I have been keeping up with it a little more than before. So when I ran into this kickstarter plea from the folks who create the Starship Farragut stories, I had to give them a plug.


Image Source: http://www.starshipfarragut.com/gr/masthead/sfplanet-index.png


They're working on a big project (movie length) called The Crossing and need a little help in financing their endeavor.







If you have a few extra bucks, maybe you can help them out! And they still have a lot of prizes / gifts left for those who donate (as of 9/23/2014).


© 2012-2014 K. R. Smith All rights reserved

Monday, September 15, 2014

FSF Challenge - Grief



Lillie McFerrin Writes
This week's writing challenge from
Five Sentence Fiction
Lillie McFerrin Writes ) is based upon the prompt:

Grief

What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week Lillie posts one word for inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word.



Just keep walking...




Tears of Stone


Image source: http://lilliemcferrin.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/grief_by_firesign24_7-300x234.jpg


 
    "It's sad enough to bury a child, but if we're going to have a decent funeral I must insist on the family plot being properly maintained. I should think you would have the statuary cleaned as that horrid figure of a weeping woman on his wife's grave is simply covered with mildew. The child's father is the only survivor and I don't wish to make this any more depressing than it already is."
    "I'm sorry, Madam, but I don't understand. We have no statuary like that in our cemetery."



Image source: Image source: http://lilliemcferrin.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/grief_by_firesign24_7-300x234.jpg


© 2012-2014 K. R. Smith All rights reserved

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Beth Rhodes - Unwanted Vows



Beth Rhodes, one of the writer / bloggers I follow, has a new book out through Boroughs Publishing! The title is Unwanted Vows and it's available for Kindle at Amazon. It's also available in Epub and PDF format directly from Boroughs.


Cover image of Beth Rhodes new book, Unwanted Vows - Image source: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91gJBIU1paL._SL1500_.jpg


Just in case you couldn't tell from the cover, Beth writes romance. From the Amazon site, here's a bit more of what it's about:

To safely raise her daughter, Samantha Hollister must join wounded U.S. Army veteran Morgan Lawrence in rediscovering an old love that never truly disappeared.

WOUNDED
Samantha Hollister is done relying on other people to take care of—or abuse—her. Her ex-husband is out of the picture now…like her family home, the haven she intended to seek. Her father just sold it to her high-school sweetheart, the man who abandoned her many years ago for the army. The man who still makes her heart flutter. But Samantha has vowed to never be led astray again. She has a daughter.

WANTING
Despite being injured in action, Morgan Lawrence lives life to the fullest. Each day is a gift, and after five years he is finally one step away from opening a resort for wounded veterans like himself. Unfortunately, a woman stands in his way. And while she has changed, Samantha remains everything he’s ever wanted. Now it’s a matter of helping her see which promises are meant to be broken, and that being strong doesn’t mean one has to fight alone.


© 2012-2014 K. R. Smith All rights reserved

Monday, September 8, 2014

Cover Reveal - In Creeps The Night



Updated Sept. 10, 2014: There is a list of the authors for this anthology available on the J.A.Mes website.



Finally!

The cover for In Creeps The Night, a flash fiction horror anthology by J.A.Mes Press, has been revealed! It was created by their partner Blue Harvest Creative.


Original image source http://www.blueharvestcreative.com/files/Graphics_Portfolio/Book_Covers/Anthologies/In_Creeps_the_Night/In-Creeps-The-Night---Cover-Final.jpg
Cover of
In Creeps The Night

I rather like it. The fact that it will contain one of my own stories (titled Little Monsters) is entirely irrelevant. Well—I may be just the tiniest bit biased...

The book should be available on September 30, 2014. The proceeds for this anthology go to Mothers Without Borders, a volunteer, non-profit organization. From their website:
"Our purpose at Mothers Without Borders is to address the needs of orphaned and abandoned children in a holistic manner. We support efforts to provide safe shelter, food and clean water, education and access to caring adults. We want to assure that each child has someone who cares about them to teach them of their value."


© 2012-2014 K. R. Smith All rights reserved

Friday, September 5, 2014

FSF Challenge - Darkness



Lillie McFerrin Writes
This week's writing challenge from
Five Sentence Fiction
Lillie McFerrin Writes ) is based upon the prompt:

Darkness

What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week Lillie posts one word for inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word.



The girl is a bit of a mystery...




Dark Child


Image source: http://lilliemcferrin.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/dark-darkness-girl-light-lost-Favim.com-118417.jpg

 
    Marissa was such a sweet girl, so I can't say what changed as she grew older. As kids, we would set together on the bluff holding hands during moonlit nights while watching out over the ocean. We used to talk about sailing off together one day, though she now spends her nights there alone. She says she's waiting for her "Master," whoever that is, and speaks the words in a way that makes me wonder who's really in charge. No, I don't go up there anymore, but it's not the night's blackness that frightens me—it's the darkness within her.



Image source: Image source: http://lilliemcferrin.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/dark-darkness-girl-light-lost-Favim.com-118417.jpg


© 2012-2014 K. R. Smith All rights reserved

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Shore Leave 2014 - Michael Welch #2



Since there was so much interest in my first Michael Welch post, I thought I'd add a little more from Shore Leave 36 (2014). Here's a short video clip of Michael telling how he got the role of Artim in Star Trek: Insurrection. You can access the clip directly here - it looks a little better than the YouTube version.


video


And here are a couple of pictures. They're a bit grainy as my little camera couldn't pick up enough light to get a really good image. Maybe next time...


Image of Michael Welch at Shore Leave 36


Image of Michael Welch at Shore Leave 36



© 2012-2014 K. R. Smith All rights reserved