I wanted to get you something for the holidays and thought why not share my writing? So here are my Christmas gifts to you — three of my flash fiction short stories:
“A Kwiki” – takes place in Madison, Wisconsin and plays with the idea of conformity.
“Jessie’s Jelly Joint” – is a whimsical, award-winning short story about a traditional writer corrupted by technology.
“Daniel’s Voice” – was inspired by my quest for finding my own voice as a writer.
I hope you enjoy them and have a very Merry Holiday Season!
Where you can find me when after the holidays:
Read more about me in Literary Mary Chats with Kristin Oakley.
Party with me at the Eighth Annual Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year Awards – January 19, 2019, The Book Cellar, Chicago’s Lincoln Square. A wonderful night to celebrate amazing authors!
For writers – incredible conferences in 2019 (also great Christmas present ideas for the writer in your life):
Just Write! An Uncommon Writers Conference 2019 – March 16 – 17, 2019, Warwick Allerton Hotel, Chicago. Great workshops on the craft of writing, plus book signings and a live lit event. I’m looking forward to teaching my cliffhanger workshop and curating the live lit event.
UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies 30th Annual Writers Institute – April 4 – 7, 2019 Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI. Workshops on everything from craft to marketing to pitching to publishing. I’ll be on the “Celebrating Your Book: Festivals and Readings Panel” with Author Shannon Henry Kleiber, helping writers hone their pitches, running the book day events, and judging the Live Lit Event with Author Silvia Acevedo.
Novel-in-Progress Bookcamp and Writing Retreat – May 19 – 25, 2019, Cedar Valley Retreat Center in West Bend, Wisconsin. I’ll be on a self-publishing panel with Authors Nicole Pierce and Melissa Haag and presenting my workshop titled “The Formula for Settings Agents, Editors, and Readers Love”.
Still shopping? Check this out:
God on Mayhem Street ebooks only
now through December 31st!
And don’t forget —
Carpe Diem, Illinois and God on Mayhem Street audiobooks
are available on Audible and as CDs!
They make great stocking stuffers.
**And to thank you for reading my newsletters, I’ll send you a Blooper Reel for free
— simply contact me.**