Back at the beginning of July I blogged about my newly found critique friends…AKA the Critique Girls. I’m happy to report that we’ve been meeting weekly for about six months and not only have we become better writers we’re also great friends as well as support team. We write…read…edit and repeat until our stories are ready to send out into the world.
In the very beginning they told me about a contest sponsored by High Hill Press Publishing in connection to the release of Pamela Foster’s newest book Bigfoot Blues. The goal was to write a Bigfoot short story in 3,000 words or less. The editors were looking for stories to fill their anthology Bigfoot Confidential The Truth Revealed that was set to come out in October. So we each created our own tale of the elusive Sasquatch. Then came the editing them over and over until each was ready to submit…uggggh (editing has to be the worst part of this whole writing gig!) We each sent our stories in, crossed our fingers and waited…and waited. Just so you know this kind of waiting rates right up there with waiting for Christmas morning. Let’s just say waiting is something we will have to work on.
Then one day a few months later it started to happen…one by one each of us received notification from Lou Turner that our Bigfoot stories had been chosen to appear in Bigfoot Confidential anthology. (insert the official Happy Dance here). A couple of weeks later while attending the Ozark Creative Writers 45th Annual Convention in Eureka Springs, Ar. my co-Critique Girls picked up their copies of the anthology and Lou was kind enough to send my copy back with them since I wasn’t able to attend this year. (THANKS LOU!!)
The anthology, Bigfoot Confidential The Truth Revealed is packed full of terrific Bigfoot stories by some great writers, several from right here in NW Arkansas. I never imagined my first published short story would be about Bigfoot. But every time I open the book…there it is right there with my dear friends Rhonda Harvey and Staci Troilo. Congratulations girls!!! NEXT…
If you’d like to check out the anthology for yourself you can order it on High Hill Press‘s website.
Thanks again Lou Turner and High Hill Press!!