Month: October 2017

Stories etc.

Still awaiting first submission from latest artist, attempting my Children’s Book Story.  Also awaiting to hear from Literary Agent.  Ran into the parents of a woman who presents text stories to her employers who try to find an artist for them to present to publisher. Sounds like another Literary Agent.  So, we’ll see after we connect, and after the drawing from awaiting artist to see if I’m satisfied with his drawings.  Meanwhile, I continue to write, another Children’s Picture book text, a mid-grade children’s book, and two novels.  Last time I try multiple books at once.  Easy to keep separated in my mind, but progress is slow on all, since writing time is shared by all.

Permission to use “Puppy Olympics”

Today, I received permission from “The Hungry Puppy” to use their “Puppy Olympics” title for use in my Children’s Picture Book, Chewie, The Puppy Who Liked to Jump.  I thank them very much.  I have also have contacted an artist who is going to draw one of my other Puppy books to see if her vision meets my expectation.  I certainly hope it does!  Still awaiting decision about representation by a Literary Agent.  As I love to say, “Hope Springs Eternal.”

In any case, I continue to write Vampire Wars, the follow-up to my Zompire novel, and a new Mystery novel, The Mystery of the Gilded Eagle, staring Jackie Kant, one of the characters from Not Privileged to Know.  I’d like one of these novels finished by next June, so I can self-publish it for sale/presentation at FuMPfest 2018 in Chicago, scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend 2018.

Short Stories: one leads to a Mid-Grade book

I have recently written the text to 5 Children’s Picture Books (artwork needs to be done by someone who can draw…I can’t).  Anyway, upon hearing this, my 12 year old grandson asked me to write a story with him as the central character.  I immediately went home and wrote, “Fetch,” a short story wherein my grandson is a wizard, but is unaware of it, but discovers it as the story unfolds.  I like the story so much that I intend to turn it into a Mid-Grade book.  Thanks, Darren for the inspiration!