Tatarka2: My essay, "Bui Doi," which is the first story I wrote for FS, will be published in "Adoption Today" in their April edition. Thanks so much for asking and for all of the support and encouragement from all of you!
February 14, 2015 at 1:57PM
Tatarka2: I have a poem that I've written in a specific shape. It doesn't work unless it's printed in exactly that shape. I've tried & tried to post it that way, gotten advice from Tom, and even had a computer expert come over yesterday to help me out. It still doesn't post in that shape, so I've deleted it. Does anybody have any ideas that could help me? I know some of you have posted poems in alternative shapes. How did you do it?
May 12, 2015 at 1:51PM
Tatarka2: I am thrilled to announce that a flash fiction piece I wrote, "A Late Appointment," has been chosen as a finalist in Fiction Southeast's 2015 fiction competition. This is the first piece I ever submitted to FanStory. It's a true story that I've always believed in, and I've been shopping it around for the last couple of years, hoping it would find a home. It will be published in an upcoming issue of this journal. I'm really excited. Thanks you to all of you FanStory supporters and friends, who have offered so much encouragement and good advice. I appreciate all of you.
May 20, 2015 at 10:31AM
Michaelk: That's fantastic! Congratulations!
When I get a minute I'm going to go back and read it.
It's always great to hear Fanstorians' success stories. :)
One man's take on life told thru humorous short stories from his childhood on into his mid-50's; from feeling like an outcast in school to being an adult. His intent: hope. Hope in that you shall see, no matter how rough life can seem -and is- at times, that you may be able to enjoy it. Each story will bring a laugh, a smile, a tear, a lesson.
The 23rd Annual Book Awards said:
"We Really Need To Laugh" shares “memories which will resonate with many readers. Overall a creative presentation of the author’s life given in a rather sing-song poetic story telling style; a pleasant read"
Paige Swanson inherits her aunt's mansion and moves to Savannah, Georgia. There she meets Cash Wilkins, the architect hired to restore the home to its full glory, and Bradley, the resident ghost - a Confederate soldier killed in the Battle of Chickamauga.
Locals believe Civil War treasure's hidden in the mansion. Paige's new home becomes a target for thieves. Both Cash and Bradley vie to protect her. Who will succeed? Will Paige find an even greater treasure; romance with Cash?
This novel weaves a tale of romance, history, and ghostly mystery that keeps readers enthralled from the first page to the last.