My SF story “Esmeralda’s interstellar Hot Tub Cafe” was published today by Aurora Wolf. Editor Michael Pennington included it in this issue and I thank him for doing so! It’s not Shakespeare, but I had a lot of fun writing it. If you liked the bar scene in Star Wars, you’ll like Esmeralda’s place. Here’s the link: https://aurorawolf.com/2018/04/esmeraldas-interstellar-hot-tub-cafe/
I thought I’d give you a heads up. I’ve made a modest contribution to what promises to be a great anthology. Avarice is the latest volume in The Seven Deadly Sins, a YA Anthology and will be available early in April. My story “Fallen Angel” is tucked into the mix of compelling stories. I’ll update you as publication approaches.
Dawn Drums received a unique honor at the end of last year: First Place in the historical fiction category of the 2017 Readers Choice Awards. Publisher Moonlight Mesa Associates is celebrating the book’s recognition by offering the ebook edition at a reduced price. It’s available on both Kindle and Smashwords for $4.95 a copy. I’ll also offer a reduced price on my inventory of the paperback edition to folks in King City and the Central Coast: $9.95 a copy. This offer will be good for the month of February. You know where I live!
Here’s the Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Dawn-Drums-Robert-Walton-ebook/dp/B00C4ZH1VU/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
Apologies! I lost track of “Tag Team” and didn’t let you all know when it was published last fall. Ever since I watched the original “Topper” – Cary Grant, Constance Bennett and Roland Young – I’ve been enamored of humorous ghost stories and have written several such. You can read “Tag Team”, one of my better efforts, in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Archives. I hope it offers a few chuckles!
Editor Ron Harton included both a reminiscence and a poem of mine in this issue of NatureWriting.com. My son Jon’s photos greatly enhance the writing, believe me! I’d be most interested to learn of your Raven encounters, if any! This adventure convinced me that there’s far more to the big birds than meets the eye. Also, I suspect that the famous Raven was teasing Poe. It was a joke, Edgar, not a haunt!
The Kids Book Review (KBR) is an Australian site devoted to fun, quality literature for young people. Run by a dedicated and far too busy group of women, it monitors and recommends the best in books for kids. It offers excellent credibility to aspiring authors, so I tried to bolster my reputation a bit by writing several stories for them a few years back. “The Dark Monster” was the first of these. I liked its two characters – a grandfather and his grandson – and, more importantly, they liked each other. More stories naturally sprang from their friendship. The latest was just published in the Assisi journal, a publication associated with St Francis College in Brooklyn.. “Uriah” has an additional character, but the story’s inspiration derived gramps and the kid. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I still do.
P.S. I’ve included a link to a poem of mine that’s also in Assisi.