Monday, September 2, 2013

NEWS ... NEWS ... NEWS ... ATTN. Y/A AUTHORS ... ALL GENRES! ...

HAPPY LABOR DAY, EVERYONE!

I am finally back from my rehab... although still in recovery, I am doing so much better. I'm still typing with one hand, but hopefully on Thursday my splint will become a shorter cast and I'll be able to straighten my arm to attempt typing... although my wrist is broken, my fingers still work.

I'm also sending out hugs to all of you! I know your prayers and good thoughts have aided me at a very traumatic time in my life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You all mean the world to me.


Now for THE EXCITING NEWS ....

As you all know I had illustrated a logo for a new publisher created by two authors... Well, their official site airs Today! And submissions will be open on September 9th! All genres in Y/A will be welcomed ... CONGRATULATIONS BookFishBooks!!!!! Drop by their site for submission details...

I am really excited about this new publisher, and I will be submitting my second novel, The Blinded Gardener, as soon as I tweak my synopsis.

Now Heeeeeere's Simon .... the mascot and my creation for BookFish Books ... Let me know what you think!

I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend. See you all back here on Wednesday for the Insecure Writer;s Support Group!



27 comments:

  1. Glad you are feeling a little better, hope you make a full and speedy recovery. That logo is looking fabulous, I bet the publisher will be pleased with it.

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  2. Glad you're improving. I hope recovery continues to go smoothly.

    Great fish logo!

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  3. Congratulations, Michael! Wow, you are really in the business now.
    Hope you get to use those fingers soon. Glad you're recovering quickly!

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  4. Hope it all goes well on Thursday, it must be so frustrating for you but you need to draw up all your reserves of patience during this time so that you don't make matters worse.

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  5. So glad you're starting to recover. And love the logo. Good luck submitting.

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  6. Michael, so glad you are on the mend. Being blindsided by an accident and injury like this is very discombobulating - I know - I fell of my bike and fractured my ankle in 7 places - down for the count for a very long time. So be patient, my friend. You are young and strong and will be fine soon. Your artwork is amazing!

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  7. such awesome news! personally & professionally! fabulous logo!

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  8. I'm so glad you're feeling better! I hope you get the use of your fingers back on Thursday, it really is awful typing with one hand!
    I love the logo, by the way :)

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  9. So glad you're getting better. I only wish it was faster! There are few things worse than forced rest. Especially during the summer!

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  10. Excellent news all around. Healing and making a new logo for a publisher.

    *high five* Oh, ouch. never mind. How about confetti instead *G*

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  11. Glad to hear that you are recovering quickly Michael. I love the logo.

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  12. Hi Michael .. that's great that the recovery is happening at a good speed - take care though .. and as you say thank goodness it wasn't your writing or drawing arm.

    The logo is great - I have no idea why ... but I'd prefer it the other way round with Simon reading to my left, rather than my right as I type this .. funny the way the brain works.

    But I love the concept ... Simon the goggling fish .. sounds good to me ..

    Cheers Hilary

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  13. Glad to hear you're better. That's a great logo, Michael.

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  14. Michael- so sorry to hear about your wrist, but glad to hear you are recovering well.

    We absolutely ADORE Simon!!! Thanks so much for creating him for us! Looking forward to receiving your submission!

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  15. I of course am glad you're feeling better, and from the gals at BookFish Books, we totally love our logo! Simon is wonderful!!! We can't wait to get our hands on your submission. If it's anything like the talent you have for artwork, I just know the novel will be perfect! Hope the wrist feels better soon.

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  16. Love Simon. The next time you are blind-sided, I hope it will be by GOOD FORTUNE! May this moment be the time when your literary career takes off!

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  17. Love that you're doing better! And the logo, awesome, but I knew it would be! And submitting too - you are not down or out - you're doing beautifully with a minor detour. Take care and have a very Happy Monday!

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  18. Wow, Michael, you're really getting there! Congratulations and I love Simon, he's cute!

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  19. Hi Michael. I was about to email you to see how you're travelling. I hope your rehab progresses quickly as it must be very frustrating to be plugging away one handed! I hope the aches and pains are receding too!

    LOVE your bookfish! How absolutely adorable and original. So much in that little drawing. How clever you are.

    All the best for your submission to BookFishBooks!

    See you for IWSG.

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  20. I am so happy to hear that you are doing better. I think the logo looks wonderful and I am so happy for the girls.

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  21. Pleased you're able to type, but do take care. Hope all goes well for you.

    Yvonne.

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  22. Happy mending brother dear. Simon is fantastic! Best of luck to this new publishing company, glad you can be a part of it!

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  23. So glad you're doing better, Michael! Once you're in the shorter cast and those fingers are at the ready, prepare yourself: typing will still be an exhausting effort. Don't ask me how I know, just rest assured I do.

    Love the logo. Simon is a total charmer. Congratulations!

    Wishing you many more successes!

    VR Barkowski

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  24. It's good to hear that you're on the mend...
    Keeping my fingers crossed for your submission Michael!
    That nerdy bookfish is too cute!

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  25. Michael, I am so sorry! I just saw this. Cyclists and pedestrians do not make a good mix!!! Am glad you are better.

    I love the Book Fish logo/mascot! How wonderful and creative!!!

    Hugs for a quick recovery...

    Mary Montague Sikes

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  26. OMG, I go away on vacation and miss everything. *hugs* Michael. I hope you have a speedy recovery!!!!

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  27. Love this fish! What a great logo. Congrats, Michael. You are so talented.

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