Sunday, March 1, 2020

2020 Publishing Lineup: Upcoming Books and Publications!

Hello friends! This is shaping up to be a big year in publishing for me, and I have some exciting updates on my upcoming books and publications:

apparitions longlisted by Rhythm & Bones Press for their Bonechaps series.
This House: The True Story of a Girl and a Ghost: Temporarily out of print, a tenth anniversary edition of my first book is on the way this spring from Haunted Road Media!

Breakfast with Bigfoot: Also temporarily out of print, breakfast will be served again shortly with a third edition of my children's book coming this spring, also from Haunted Road Media.

apparitions: After two long years of preparation, and more than a year of searching, shopping around, and submitting various versions of the manuscript to contests, publishers, and small presses, apparitions has been longlisted by Rhythm & Bones Press for their Bonechaps poetry chapbook series! I am awaiting further news of the shortlist and final selections. Because this has been such a journey and I am really, really ready to share this book with the world, if it isn't selected by this or another press by spring, I have decided to publish it under my own imprint this summer.

Old Baraboo Inn: I am eager to return to crafting and sharing good ghost stories, and have been collaborating with my friends at the Old Baraboo Inn in Baraboo, Wisconsin to release a book about the Inn's haunted history, also from Haunted Road Media. I am looking forward to getting the project started, and hope to have a tentative release date soon!

In recent publishing news, my haiku "apparitions" (the title haiku for the apparitions book) was awarded Honorable Mention in the Soka Matsubara International Haiku Competition. My work was also featured in the February issue of Stentorian Bitch, including the nonfiction piece, "Burn the Witch," and poetry piece, "Stellar Nebula."

Forthcoming, one of my haiku was chosen from more than 1,400 entries to be displayed at the Chicago Botanic Garden for their Words in Bloom: A Year of Haiku initiative! Throughout 2020, 32 signs featuring a different haiku will be posted throughout the Garden. Mine will be displayed in the Native Plant Garden sometime during early summer/fall. I also received Third Place in the Mars Category, by Adult Non-Resident, in Highland Park Poetry’s 2020 Poetry Challenge. I will be able to share more details on both of these later this year when they are ready for display and publication!

Stay tuned, friends! Please check back here and elsewhere on social media, or email me any time, for updates. Thank you so much and Happy Hauntings!

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