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September 16, 2019

Daily dark flash fiction

Hello! I have started a new project. I write one flash fiction story per day and post it on a facebook account: Trixie Vexation.

The topics include witches, monsters, aliens, the paranormal, and other dark topics. Please add Trixie as a friend for hassle-free daily reading.
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Published on September 16, 2019 18:59

October 18, 2017

The reality of the book launch party

October 14, 2017, Houston Writers House held a launch party for Tales of Texas. As a contributor, I was invited to attend. I was not sure what to expect. The critique group I belong to had made references to book launches, but I had never attended one. My companion and I made sure to arrive early, as we had no idea what to expect and we wanted to assess the situation. The venue was a local bar, Ladybird's. Attached to Ladybird's is a food truck called The Whistle Stop, which serves decent bar food, though my vegan friends in attendance had to content themselves with cocktails. (Whatever you do, do not order the Banana Hammock expecting something fruity and sweet. This bar seems to specialize in drinks that are somewhat bitter. They didn't even have Amaretto!)

The atmosphere was very laid back and casual. The hosts had a social hour or so, and then announced which authors were present, as well as a couple who passed away in the time between the contest ending, and the book being published. The editor shared about the trials and travails of birthing the collection, especially in light of Harvey, which caused several delays in shipping and in having the party, as well. Several of the authors present read from their selections. Though I was ill-prepared to read from my story, I read a short passage. I signed a few copies upon request. My companion joked that I should go to the airport and sign their copies, then tweet out that I had done so. Mostly, I talked to those in attendance. It felt very comfortable to me. Most of the people were people I knew, or had met at least once before at a HWH event. Those I did not know were friends and family of someone I did know. I suspect that some people may have hoped for more community attendanees, but I left feeling satisfied with the experience overall. I hope to attend another one next year when Volume 2 of this anthology comes out.
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Published on October 18, 2017 15:34