Friday, February 1, 2019

Celebrate the Small Things-February 1, 2019

It's Friday! Let's Celebrate the Small Things with Lexa Cain! I am her co-host.

It's been a strange week. The weather left us all cooped up in the house for days. I'm certainly thankful that our furnace was able to keep up with our insane weather. The wind chill outside was between -50 and -60 for a couple of days. School was canceled for the kids for 4 days straight, and since it was too cold to go outside, they've been going stir crazy. The good news is that we're on the verge of a warming trend. We should see temperatures of above 40 degrees by the end of the weekend, and I can't wait for it.

I'm also celebrating the cover reveal for the upcoming IWSG anthology Masquerade: Oddly Suited. There's something thrilling about seeing the cover for a new book (especially if you have a story included in it!), so being able to share that with the world felt great.

Masquerade: Oddly Suited
An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology
Release date – April 30, 2019
Young Adult Fiction: Romance - General/Paranormal/ContemporaryPrint ISBN 9781939844644
EBook ISBN 9781939844651

Find love at the ball…

Can a fake dating game show lead to love? Will a missing key free a clock-bound prince? Can a softball pitcher and a baseball catcher work together? Is there a vampire living in Paradise, Newfoundland? What’s more important—a virtual Traveler or a virtual date to the ball?

Ten authors explore young love in all its facets, from heartbreak to budding passion. Featuring the talents of L.G. Keltner, Jennifer Lane, C.D. Gallant-King, Elizabeth Mueller, Angela Brown, Myles Christensen, Deborah Solace, Carrie-Anne Brownian, Anstice Brown, and Chelsea Marie Ballard.

Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these ten tales will mystify and surprise even as they touch your heart. Don your mask and join the party…

I've also been promoting another anthology this week. The Young Explorer's Adventure Guide: Volume 5 came out in December, but the publisher is doing a publicity push this week. I may be biased since I have a story published in this one as well, but I think this is a wonderful collection of science fiction stories for middle grade readers. If that sounds like something you'd be interested in, please check it out!

Finally, I'm celebrating another upcoming WEP Challenge. The prompt for this month is 28 Days. A lot can happen in 28 days, so there are plenty of ways for submissions to play out. If you'd like to take part in this one, hop on over to the website and sign up!

What would you like to celebrate?


  1. You're all about the anthologies right now.
    That is damned cold. You need a couple days above freezing.

  2. I think the coldest it got in my neck of the woods in January was -17 with a wind chill of -37. I stayed inside that day. LOL

  3. That is cold!

    Glad you like the cover and hope it captures that scene in your story well.

  4. Did you get snow or just freezing wind? That's too bad for the kids if they can't even play out when school's off.

    Congrats on your inclusion. It'll be a great anthology!