On the Look Out for VERVE Flash
My kids were home last week for winter break and on Sunday night, at the beginning of break, my eldest and I came down with the respiratory ailment that has been going around. We have tried very hard to stay well this flu season, and thought we'd made it, so you can imagine my disappointment. We've spent the week coming down with and recovering from the cold, and everybody is well on the mend as of this morning. So it was a quiet winter break around here, in which I was able to read a preview copy of VERVE FLASH, the Short Road to Big Fiction, a Multi-Genre Flash Fiction Anthology edited by Janet Fix, published by thewordverve, inc.
I was thrilled with the culmination of the project, and excited to find some new writers for me to enjoy in the mix. I want to give a little peek at the authors highlighted and hope you'll take a few minutes to check them out.
These authors have Verve, and I'm honored to be in the mix! What a team over at Team V.
Deborah Beck has been with thewordverve since Day One, editing and proofreading books by many of the other authors featured in this collection. Her forte (and favorite role) is continuity editing; if a minor character has green eyes on page 13 and brown eyes on page 267, she will find it.
Jeffrey Balanger, the author of thrillers Code Blood Red, Fourth and Dead, and Squeeze Play. You can follow Jeff on twitter @ coachbelanger, listen to him on the Gambling Chalk Talk Podcast, and check out his website www.jeffreybelanger. com. You will also find his books available at any online retailer (in eBook and paperback formats) as well as at www.thewordverve.com/authors/jeffrey-belanger
Barbara Cohea, author of Intelligent Life on Earth. You will find her book available at any online retailer (in eBook and paperback formats) as well as at www.thewordverve.com/shop/ inteligent-life-on-earth-humor/ Visit Barbara on Facebook and share some laughs: www. facebook/barbara.cohea.3/
Maria De Leon, author of Parkinson’s Diva: A Woman’s Guide to Parkinson’s Disease and Viviendo más allá del párkinson: explorando las posibilidades. You can contact her through www.parkinsonsdiva. org, www.defeatparkinsons.com, and www.facebook. com/defeatparkinsons101. Her books can be found at any online retailer (in both eBook and paperback formats) as well as at www.thewordverve.com/authors/maria-deleon
Rachel Eliason, author (R.J. Eliason) of YA fiction including the Bear Naked Series and the Mondomin Court Series. Rachel is active on many social media sites and can be found on twitter @racheleliason, Facebook, Google + and Pinterest, to name a few. Her books can be found at any online retailer (in both eBook and paperback formats), including her “Bear Naked” shapeshifter series. This series can also be found at thewordverve. www.thewordverve.com/authors/r-jeliason
Phil Emmert, author of WWII era, When War Was Heck and The Afterglow of War: Lessons Learned. His Christian based works include The Overcomers and America Rebooted. His books can be found at any online retailer (in both eBook and paperback formats) as well as at www. thewordverve.com/authors/phil-emmert
Angie Gallion, author of the Alison Hayes Journey, a coming-of-age series. Angie expects to release Off the Dark Ledge, her first psychologic thriller, in spring 2018, and a fourth installment in the Alison Hayes Journey in late 2018. Follow Angie at www.angiegallion.com, where she not only promotes her own novels but others’ as well through her book review blogs.
Sue Kotchman, author of children's books With Love, From Grandma; With Love, From Grandpa; Sam; and Mason’s This-and-That-Day. The latter two can be found at any online retailer as well as thewordverve. www. thewordverve.com/author/susan-kotchman/
Sue recently earned First Honorable Mention for her short story, “Finding Sofia,” published in the ABC-2016 Anthology of Florida Writers and Poets.