Friday, January 29, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things-January 29, 2016

It's Friday!  Let's Celebrate the Small Things with Lexa Cain!  Tonja Drecker and I are her co-hosts.

This has been an exciting week for me since the cover art for the IWSG anthology was released.  It's crazy to see the title of my story on the cover, along with cover art inspired by my story.  This has put me in a pretty optimistic mood.

I haven't gotten a lot of writing done this week, but that's because I did a lot of reading.  At the end of the day, I can hardly complain about that.  Reading is an excellent way of passing the time.

I will, have an opportunity to catch up on the writing I missed out on doing over the weekend though.  Provided I manage my time wisely, of course.  That's always the tricky part.

What would you like to celebrate?

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Insecure Writer's Support Group Anthology Cover Revealed!

So, I've got something exciting.  Do you want to see it?  Why am I even asking?  Of course you do!

I have the cover and synopsis for the Insecure Writer's Support Group anthology.

Parallels: Felix Was Here
Print ISBN 9781939844200
eBook ISBN 9781939844118
Science Fiction/Alternate History

Enter the realm of parallel universes!

What if the government tried to create the perfect utopia? Could a society linked to a supercomputer survive on its own? Do our reflections control secret lives on the other side of the mirror? Can one moment split a person’s world forever?

Exploring the fantastic, ten authors offer incredible visions and captivating tales of diverse reality. Featuring the talents of L.G. Keltner, Crystal Collier, Hart Johnson, Cherie Reich, Sandra Cox, Yolanda Renee, Melanie Schulz, Sylvia Ney, Michael Abayomi, and Tamara Narayan.

Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these ten tales will expand your imagination and twist the tropes of science fiction. Step through the portal and enter another dimension!

Available from Freedom Fox Press, an imprint of Dancing Lemur Press, in Spring 2016.

Monday, January 25, 2016

The Undead Road Sale and Book Tour Info

The Vital Information

Title: The Undead Road: My Zombie Summer: Part One
Publisher: Dashboard Books / CreateSpace
Ebook Release: January 2nd, 2016
Paperback: January 26th, 2016
Cover by Steven Novak
Edited by Reece Hanzon

Nothing brings the family together like a zombie apocalypse …

Fifteen-year-old Jeremy Barnes would rather watch a zombie movie than shoot a real one, but he has no choice if his family wants to survive the end of the world. Their plan? Drive across the infected United States to a cabin in the Colorado Rockies without a scratch, but their trip takes a complicated detour in the middle of Nebraska when they find Kaylynn, a girl who can handle a baseball bat better than Jeremy can hold a .45 Berretta. And when they stumble into a sanctuary, Jeremy soon learns that Kaylynn is stronger than she looks—a deadly secret lies inside her.

After the radio picks up a distress call from Kansas City about a possible cure, Jeremy’s parents go with a team to investigate. They never return. The only way to find their parents is for Jeremy and his sister Jewel to rely on a dangerous girl who might just turn on them at any moment.

What Others Are Saying

"For me, zombie stories are never about the killing. They're about the survivors and how people deal with the apocalypse. To this undead end, David Powers King has come up with the most original spin on zombies I've ever read." - Michael Offutt, author of Slipstream and Oculus

Contest Details

Visit and leave and comment and/or tweet about The Undead Road (at least once) for a chance to win a free ebook. One out of every 10 comments and tweets is a winner! Use the Twitter Button below to ensure the author will see your tweet. Thank you!

Don't forget that The Undead Road is on sale for .99 in the Kindle Store from January 25th to January 29th!  Seriously, how can you pass that up?

There's also a blog tour going on as we speak, so be sure to check out when and where to go to keep up with all the cool goings-on.  

Blog tour hosts

Alex Cavanaugh         Jan 25th
Donna Hole                 Jan 25th
Chemist Ken               Jan 26th
Elana Johnson             Jan 26th
Nick Wilford               Jan 26th
Susan Gourley             Jan 27th
Tara Tyler                    Jan 27th
Kristin Smith               Jan 27th
Lidy Wilks                  Jan 28th
Elizabeth Seckman      Jan 28th
M.J. Fifield                 Jan 29th
Michael de Gesu         Jan 29th

About the Author

David Powers King was born in beautiful downtown Burbank, California where his love for film inspired him to be a writer. He is the co-author of the YA fantasy novel WOVEN, published by Scholastic. An avid fan of science fiction and fantasy, David also has a soft spot for zombies and the paranormal. He currently lives deep in the mountain West with his wife and three children.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things-January 22, 2016

It's Friday!  Let's Celebrate the Small Things with Lexa Cain!  Tonja Drecker and I are her co-hosts.

I finished the rough draft to a short story this week, so I'm happy about that.  I'm now working on the rough draft to a novella, and I'll probably return to the short story to revise it after I finish the novella rough draft.  It seems like there's always something to do.

The weather has been really cold this past week with subzero wind chills, but it's started to warm up again.  I'm grateful for that.  I can tolerate the cold, but I definitely don't enjoy it.

What would you like to celebrate?

Friday, January 15, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things-January 15, 2016

It's Friday!  Let's Celebrate the Small Things with Lexa Cain!  Tonja Drecker and I are her co-hosts.

It's been a crazy week.  How did the world lose so much talent in one week?  Seriously. The world has been reeling from the deaths of David Bowie, Alan Rickman, and several others over a short period of time.  It's sad that these creative geniuses will no longer be able to contribute any new work to our world, but the work they have done will live on.   I'd like to celebrate the lives of all the creative people who have kindly left us with some amazing works that we'll be able to cherish for many years to come. Thank you for everything.

I submitted a story to Daily Science Fiction this week, so that means I am 1/6th of the way to reaching my submission goal for the year.  Whether it is excepted or rejected, that is still something to celebrate.

I've written and scheduled two posts for the April A to Z Challenge already.  I wanted to get a head start so I don't end up falling behind.  For those of you who are planning to participate, sign-ups for the challenge start on January 25th.

What would you like to celebrate?

Monday, January 11, 2016

IWSG Guest Post

Today I'm over at the Insecure Writer's Support Group website talking about what authors stand to gain from submitting to anthologies and what authors should expect from the process.  If you're interested, you can find my guest post here.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

4 Years!

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles/
As of today, I've been blogging for 4 years.  The day I wrote that first post, I kind of did it on a whim.  I'd heard people say that if you want to make it as a writer, starting a blog was a good step to take.  One day I just decided to do it, and I'm glad that I did!  It was one of the best decisions I could have made.

In the past, I've had a blogfest to celebrate each blogoversary.  This year I didn't get around to it.  Why?  I've just been too busy with writing.  That's not a bad thing, either.

Thank you.  Thank you for following me.  Thank you for leaving words of encouragement.  Thank you for providing me with a wonderful online community.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things-January 8, 2016

It's Friday!  Let's Celebrate the Small Things with Lexa Cain!  Tonja Drecker and I are her co-hosts.

It's been a heck of a week for me.  I co-hosted the Insecure Writer's Support Group on Wednesday.  That kept me plenty busy, but as always, it was a lot of fun. The IWSG admins also announced the winners of the anthology contest that day, and my short story "Felix Was Here" was selected as the winner.  I'm not going to lie. When I first found out that I'd won, it was a shock.  The competition was stiff.  You only have to look at the list of entries that made the anthology to see that.  Heck, you only need to look at a list of IWSG members to know that's the case.  We may be an insecure bunch, but there's plenty of talent to be found.

Anyway, since that happened, I have a guest post appearing on Monday, January 11th on the IWSG website about submitting to anthologies.  If you're interested, check it out!

Life is starting to settle back into a regular routine after the holiday craziness.  That'll be good for my writing schedule.  As much as I love that time of year, normalcy is a good thing too.

One of my closest friends is expecting a baby girl any day now.  Her due date was actually January 6th, so it's just a waiting game at this point.  I know she's anxious and ready to get it over with.  This is her third child, so she knows as well as anyone how hard it is to guess when the baby will decide to make an appearance. 

What would you like to celebrate?

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The Insecure Writer's Support Group-January 2016

It's the first Wednesday of the month!  That means it's time to reconvene the Insecure Writer's Support Group for another meeting!  The ever-elusive yet astonishingly pervasive Alex J. Cavanaugh is our esteemed leader.  Today he is assisted by Denise Covey, Sheri Larsen, J.Q. Rose, Chemist Ken, Michelle Wallace, and me!

Be sure to stop by the IWSG website!

This is a big post for me.  Not only am I co-hosting today, which is always an enjoyable experience, the winners of the anthology contest are also being announced. As some of you may already know, the winner is . . . me.


I'm grateful there's no video evidence documenting the moment when I found out I'd won.  That would be a wee bit embarrassing.  My kids certainly thought I'd lost my mind.  All I can say is that I'm grateful for the opportunity that being a part of this group has given me.

This whole thing has boosted my confidence, so I'm not feeling as insecure as I normally might.  I have, however, been a little reflective.  I went back to look at the first post I wrote for IWSG back in May 2012.  I started blogging that January, and though I'd been seeing plenty about IWSG in my blog feed, it took a few months for me to gather the courage to sign up.  Yeah, I initially felt too insecure to join up to talk about my insecurities.  I'm glad I finally pushed past that fear, because if I hadn't, I wouldn't be where I am today.

I'm grateful for everyone who has worked to make this group the success that it is, and I'd like to congratulate everyone else that made it into the anthology.  2016 is shaping up to be a great year for me, and I hope it's great for all of you as well!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things-January 1, 2016

It's Friday!  Let's Celebrate the Small Things with Lexa Cain!  Tonja Drecker and I are her co-hosts.

First of all, Happy New Year!

I can't believe that this is my first blog post of 2016.  How did we get this far into the new millenium already?  Seriously, time is going by far too fast.

My kids had a wonderful Christmas.  Our house is littered with toys.  It always takes us a little time to rearrange the toy room to accommodate the new additions.

I got a new writing desk, which is awesome!  I'll make good use of it.

Anyway, I'm hoping for a wonderful 2016, both for myself and for all of you.

What would you like to celebrate?