Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Writing News and Updates


A story of mine just came out in Trembles Magazine. It’s called “Lily White and Red.” It’s not for the squeamish. Trembles has a webpage and a facebook page. Both pages are up now. An ebook version is out for both the Kindle and the Nook, priced at 99 cents. I have my contributor copy but haven’t read it all yet. Looks to be some good stuff in there, though.

In other publishing news, I’ve just finished ordering some author copies of all my books to have at home for signings or for direct sale. I was mostly out of copies before this latest round of ordering. I suppose no one will mind my putting up the details of that soon, with prices and that sort of thing. There’s one particular item I’m kind of proud of that I’ll talk about then.

In general writing news, I’ve made good progress this spring on my book on evolution and religion. The finish of that is still a ways off but the trees are thinning ahead. I also rough drafted a few pages of a potential novella I’m calling “Under the Ember Star.” I already have a market for it if I can get it written, but there’s been no fiction work for me since last Friday due to some family things and a heavy week at school. We’re coming down to the wire and I start getting final papers on Monday of next week, with final exams coming just behind. So, fiction will be waiting a while longer, although I hope to get some done this coming weekend.

That’s about it for news and updates. Stay frosty my friends!
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41 comments:

jodi said...

Charles-Stay frosty??? Ya gotta be kiddin'! We are sooooo ready for warm temps!

Sidney said...

Interesting looking magazine.

David Cranmer said...

Congrats on the story acceptance, Charles. And the progess on the Evo/Rel book.

(I need to get a signed copy of that 3rd Talera book.)

Tom Doolan said...

Yeah, stay frosty. We can't afford to let just one of those things in here. :)

X. Dell said...

(1) I certainly understand the latter part of the semester. Have fun.

(2) "Lily White and Red"? Lemme guess. It's about an All-American guy who becomes a communist. Right?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You stay busy, Charles! COngratulations on the story in Trembles.

laughingwolf said...

grats on the pub, charles!

as for `stay frosty`, i just finished a book where that was used several times...

Charles Gramlich said...

Jodi, lol. Frosty as in sharp edged and ready for battle. :)

Sidney, yeah it's got some interesting stuff in it.

David Cranmer, thankee.

Tom, lol.

X-Dell, yeah, that's it, communist, all American. :)

Alex, thankee. BTW, I've been visiting your blog but leaping from there to some of the other links in the A to Z challenge.

Laughingwolf, yes, it's definitely become a bit of a cliche.

Deka Black said...

Hye, congratulations on your advance. I myself started warm my writing muscle after so many years (emotional issues).

But here we cometo talk about you, right ? ;)

Glad to hear Ember, if is the same Ember you talked about some weeks ago is ready to start her life ;)

Hope some day your books are edited in Spain! ;)

Steve Malley said...

Ah, good stuff...

G said...

Frosty?

Like, "Frosty the Dope Man"?

In any event, I'm looking forward to expanding my collection of the written word.

David J. West said...

I would love to get some more personalized books from you.

Angie said...

Congrats on the Trembles story! Great news! :D

Angie

Hanny said...

Great to be busy with writing! Be glad you're not in the 9-5 rut.

Ty Johnston said...

Charles, will the Summer give you time to write?

Charles Gramlich said...

Deka Black, it is the same Ember. I've changed a couple of things but it's the same character. Glad to hear you are warming up those muscles. :)

Steve Malley, thankee.

G, I actually don't remember where I heard that. Some book or movie in which "stay frosty" meant stay ready for anything. and I think of the Dos Equus commercial, "stay thirsty, my friend."

David J. West, I would of course love for you to have them. :)

Angie, thanks, I appreciate that.

Hanny, sometimes I am, but most of the time my job is fairly flexible.

Ty Johnston, I'll certainly get more time. I'm trying to get someone to cover a committe I chair and if I can do that I'll have a LOT more time. If not, my time will be curtailed unfortunately.

jennifer said...

Squeamish is my middle name :)

So often, my best ideas come when I don't really have time to deal with them. It is so frustrating! I've used napkins, junk mail envelopes, and even the voice recorder on my phone to at least make note of those ideas so that I won't forget them. Does that happen to you? If so, keep a notebook handy because you certainly sound busy.

Erik Donald France said...

You are the Man + Machine in the best sense of the combo -- very impressive~ I'm emphatically looking forward to your work on Darwin -- best wishes and best luck! And, of course, kudos~

ivan said...

Congratulations on the acceptance and book issue!

Over here I've got my latest reprint of "The Fire in Bradford" out.

Beyond publishing, I'm having trouble having it reviewed locally, though excellent Mona Rahman did a review right inside the book as an afterword.

Why are journalists suddenly shying away from me?

...Could it be that they saw my Adidas sticking out of a dumpter?

I mean, a man's gotta eat.

"That's your famous author?" :)

the walking man said...

I can afford 99 cents as soon as my $3 dollar refund gets here from the gubmint.

Lana Gramlich said...

Congratulations, baby. Keep movin' on. ;)

Charles Gramlich said...

jennifer, I keep both notebooks and an audio recorder handy. It does indeed happyen quite often.

Erik Donald France, thanks, man. I'm really enjoying the science book.

ivan, I should definitely try for more reviews. I mostly get blog reviews these days, which certainly help.

Mark, I got some back from the state, had to pay federal. It evens out.

Lana, thanks for supporting me sweetnes.

cs harris said...

I really wish I had your knack for titles. And congratulations on the publication of the short story!

Charles Gramlich said...

Candy, thanks.

pattinase (abbott) said...

No grass grows under your feet. You are amazingly productive in so many venues.

BernardL said...

I like the layout of the magazine. I hope it does well.

Charles Gramlich said...

Patti, if you only knew how nonproductive I am. :)

Bernardl, yeah, it's very clean. I like the layout too.

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations on the story!

Michelle's Spell said...

Hey Charles,

I'm with my girl Jodi -- frosty? Not a problem in the D! Congrats on the new publication and recent progress!

Charles Gramlich said...

Golden eagle, thanks!

Michelle, almost finished with your novella. Over the weekend I imagine. Good stuff.

Kate Sterling said...

Exciting stuff. I'm looking forward to hearing more.

Ron Scheer said...

Good job, my friend. You are doing well for the end-of-semester crunch. With all the papers and other academic stuff, my brain is porridge. Someone, in fact, asked me to write something about some family photographs recently, and I can't rub two neurons together and produce a single creative thought...

Ocean Girl said...

Congratulations Charles. And I am interested in your evolution and religion research, outcome and what you think.

Charles Gramlich said...

Kate Sterling, thanks. I appreciate it.

Ron Scheer, it's amazing how much mental drain grading is, especially grading papers. I will be in that same boat soon.

Ocean Girl, it's really helping me think through the whole issue as well. I will be posting about it as it gets closer to fruition

Heff said...

Lilly White...

Isn't that Martha's sister ?

Charles Gramlich said...

Heff, I don't think you'd want to invite Lily to a cooking show though. Not unless you're into cannibles.

NOTE FOR Ocean Girl, for some reason I have not be able to leave a comment on your blog the past couple of days. When I click on the comment box it says, "wait," but it never resolves itself, even after I click reload half a dozen times.

Mary Witzl said...

Lily White and Red? Just the title is bringing out the squeamish in me (what there is of it). But your book on evolution and religion sounds very interesting.

It's frosty here, sadly, so I'm definitely frosty too.

sage said...

I'm interested in your book on evolution and religion. Congratulations on your other publication successes.

Travis Cody said...

I guess the good news for fiction is that you just have to get through final papers and exams, and then the summer break will kick in with lots of time for writing and other adventures.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Things are certainly frosty in Michigan.

Charles Gramlich said...

Mary Witzl, I like that title as well. Sometimes I can do pretty good ones. in my own humble opinion. :)

sage, thanks, and I'm having a great time with the science/religion book but it is tough to write. Taking me a long time.

Travis Cody, I am very much looking forward to being able to focus on my fiction. That is for sure.

pattinase, it's hard for me to imagine. We've had some very warm days here, but are having a nice spring.