Thursday, November 26, 2009

I'm thankful for two wonderful bits of news

I hope everyone is enjoying that special lethargy that comes from consuming waaay too much turkey and enjoying being with family and/or friends this Thanksgiving. I'm resting my full tummy while catching up with some on-line networking, and I wanted to share with my readers two bits of writing-related news I received lately, for which I'm very grateful.

First, Sniplits has chosen my holiday story, "Biscuit Connection," as one of their featured audio short stories this week. For just 88 cents, you can listen to this touching story I wrote about a modern-day Scrooge who learns the true meaning of Christmas from an unlikely source. I hope many of you will become members on Sniplits (for free) if you are not already, download my story and listen to it! I'd love to get some feedback on it from you, too. While you're there, check out all the other excellent stories they have to offer. I can't think of a better gift to give an avid reader than a basketful of Sniplits audio short stories.

Second, Virtual Tales has (finally) set a publication date for my science fiction novella, The Epsilon Eridani Alternative, about space colonists wrestling with the moral dilemma of using alien stem cells to extend their human lives. The date is December 8, at which time the novella will be for sale in eBook and paperback form. For your chance to obtain some sample chapters and an offer to buy it at 40% off list price, you must sign up for a trial subscription with Virtual Tales at the website BEFORE December 8. There's no obligation to buy after you read the sample chapters, but I sure hope you get hooked by the story and want to finish it!

I hope you all have as many things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving as I do!


Maryannwrites said...

Congrats on the two publications, Beth. I have joined sniplits, but haven't put any work up, yet. I will go to listen to your story when I get a chance.

Cindy said...

Congratulations Beth! What a great year this has been! Hope you and yours had a fantastic Thanksgiving!