IYWM February 2017 Newsletter

Quote of the Month

“A story is a letter that the author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise.”

Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind


March 15th, 2017 is the final day to submit workshop proposals for the 2017 workshop! Have an idea? Then click here to submit your workshop or panels!


The 2017 Guest Author is…Diana Rowland!


Alumni Publications

Blood Bound by Traci Douglass, Romance
Anna Frost goes undercover in an notorious Otherworld biker gang to try and find her missing sister and teams up with Dante, half demon, half human. Working together, they discover white-hot passion in each other’s arms, but will her quest for the truth cost him more than he ever bargained for?

Blood Freed by Traci Douglass, Romance
Wild child Liz Frost is ready to turn over a new leaf and what better way to prove she can be responsible than by volunteering to answer a call for help. Dex MacCallahan is tasked with guarding Liz on a mission he can’t refuse. Together, Dex and Liz must search for the information they need, but when their simmering chemistry boils over into searing hot passion, will they risk losing their hearts to save the ones they love?

Defending the Future 7: Man And Machine Anthology byJudi Fleming, Science-Fiction Short Story

The plan had been to un-man the battlespace, replacing flesh and blood with steel and carbon fiber. Machines, both remote-controlled and autonomous A.I.s, would fight and be destroyed in the name of freedom; sparing the troops at the cost of the nation’s treasure. However, as with any arms race, the opposing side’s technology eventually catches ups to yours, resulting in the need to put lives back in harm’s way on the frontline; to deal with, and adapt to the unknown, as only humans can.

The Ceiling Man by Patricia Lillie, Horror Novel

The stranger only Abby, an autistic teen, sees and hears introduces her to evil. When her mother falls under the stranger’s sway, she must solve the puzzle of The Ceiling Man and save them both. A Kindle Scout selection.

Satisfying Silicon by Virginia Nelson, Romance Anthology
Lady Dead may be number five on his hit list, but she trusts that Silicon will come for her. Save her or kill her… either way, it’ll be a hot ride.

Killing Cancer: When Dad And I Fought A Titan by Donna J. W. Munro, Other Short Story

Jeff: Ghost-buster Extraordinaire by Elsa M Carruthers, Horror Short Story
A comical horror short. Reprint

Coppelius by Kristina Elyse Butke, Fantasy Poem
A poem inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s “The Sandman.”

A Strange and Distant Safety by Jennifer Loring, Romance Short Story
For one young man, the nightmare scenario of abduction and torture becomes the key to unlocking his ultimate fantasy.

No One on Earth by Jennifer Loring, Romance Novella
Will two timelines that have always intersected, no matter when or where, finally be forced to diverge?

Arizona Impulse by Tiffany Avery writing as B. Leslie Tirrell, Science-Fiction Novella
Celebrity chefs, politicians, and the holidays combine to create scandal due to a looming famine.


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