Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Make Believe Anthology authors revealed!

On December 3, 2012, J. Taylor Publishing will release Make Believe, an anthology of six short stories, ranging from contemporary romance to fantasy, written based on a photo prompt with a wintry setting and a woman in red.

The anthology will open with Terri Rochenski’s Sacrificial Oath, a story of self sacrifice. J. Keller Ford’s The Amulet of Ormisez will follow—a story of success in failure. From there, Birthright by Australian author Lynda R. Young will delve into secrets revealed. Kelly Said returns to this anthology with Petrified, taking the reader on a journey of finding one’s purpose. Last Winter Red by Jennifer M. Eaton finds us in a post-apocalyptic world where not all is as it seems. Rounding out the anthology is our headline author, J.A. Belfield, author of Darkness & Light and the to-be-released Blue Moon, with Escort to Insanity.

Did you notice something odd? Yep, my name is among the authors. How super exciting is that? This news comes a little late because I was away on a cruise during the official announcement, but it's never too late to celebrate.

Virtual chocolate cake for all!!!

I also have a new author picture to show off in the sidebar (I hope it doesn't scare too many people) and a slightly new look to my blog. And next week I'll be able to show off the cover of the book. Exciting times!


Photo: Even though the photo has nothing to do with snow, it has everything to do with my cruise and I promised to share some photos. While the authors were being announced for Make Believe, I took this photo on the Isle of Pines last week. Wow, was it only last week?

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  1. Congrats Lynda.Its super news. Hope you will tell us a little more about the story. I love the new author picture in the sidebar, you look great. Hugs.

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    1. Yep, you'll hear a little more about the story soon :)

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  2. Hi Lynda. Thanks for the chocolate cake. This is super cool news. Congratulations! I hope your cruise was just the best! Now you'll be all fired up to get writing again!

    Your new pic is super cute.

    Denise

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    1. The cruise was soooo brilliant. I loved it sooooooo much! So much, in fact, I want to go again! hehehe

      Thanks :)

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  3. That is so wonderful. Congratulations!
    I like your photo too, and the new blog make-over.

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  4. Yay you! Well done! Very happy for you :)

    Thumbs up for the new blog layout and picture.

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  5. That is too awesome, Lynda!! Congratulations. Not until December? Well, plenty of time to plan a party.

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  6. Congratulations!! This sounds awesome. Good luck with the release!

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  7. Congrats fellow anthology author!!! Nice to meet you. I am super excited about the antho and Dec. 3 can't get here soon enough! I'm looking forward to hearing more about your cruise. Sounds completely wonderful.

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    1. Yay!! December 3rd will be on us in no time! So exciting!

      And yes, the cruise was brilliant!

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  8. CONGRATS! Very exciting.

    I noticed your new picture right away. Very nice. : )

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  9. Yay! So happy you're back from vacation so I can come by here and give congrats to my antho-buddy! :D Here's some *wheee's!* and *woohoo's!* I've saved up for you! hehehehe! :D

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    1. Thank you for saving up those wheee's and wooo's! It's so exciting and fabulous to be able to share the joy.

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  10. Super excited for you!! So awesome! Congrats. Can't wait to read.

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  11. sounds exciting, I do love short stories! And the new pic is nice.

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    1. Thanks so much. I hope you'll like my story :)

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  12. Congratulations. I noticed your new picture right away. You look very professional. :)

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  13. 'From there, Birthright by Australian author Lynda R. Young will delve into secrets revealed.'

    Yay! Great cake, btw! :) :)

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    1. The cake is homemade. I'm a master of cooking virtual chocolate cake. It tastes awesome and has no calories ;)

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  14. I agree, it's never too late to celebrate! Congrats!

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  15. Congratulations!! And your new author picture is great. :)

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  16. Major congrats to ya, and we look forward to seeing that cover! Love the new author pic. :)

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  17. Congratulations to you! That is wonderful news.

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  18. Lynda... Sooooooo cool!!!!!! :D

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  19. Woot! That is super exciting! Can't wait to pick this one up!!!

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  20. I love your picture. You're beautiful. And super congrats on being included in that collection.

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  21. Congratulations, and the photo looks great!

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  22. Yayyayayay! Super exciting for you!! And that's a great author pic!! Congratulations!!! Take care
    x

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  23. EEEEEEEE!!!!!! SO exciting! Congrats, Linda.

    Your photo looks GREAT. Really, couldn't ask for a better author photo. ;)

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  24. Congratulationsm Lynda, we are very happy for you. Best of luck to younand Good on 'ya.

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  25. Yay Lynda!! Congrats, that is such great news!

    And your author pic is lovely. :)

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  26. Lynda, how cool is that!? WEll, you may have been away when the news came but it is still worth celebrating!

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  27. Congratulations! I think that seeing one's name in print is something that never gets old for writers. :) And I like the new look of the blog! I wish that I could redesign my blog, but I don't really know how to do that. You'd think Blogger would have more templates to choose from.

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    1. It takes a lot of time to deviate from the blogger templates. It's funny with those templates because initially it looks like they have heaps...until you have to choose one, lol.

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  28. Yay! Linda! Mega congratulations! And the photo is awesome! All cool and author looking!

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  29. Super exciting and thanks for the cake. Delicious. Congratulations! Now I must go Google The Island of Pines. Never heard of it before. . . Welcome back.

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    1. The Isle of Pines is a tiny place. It's part of New Caledonia. The people there speak French and a native tongue (forgotten the name of it, oops).

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  30. Chocolate is one of my passions.

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  31. Congratulations, Lynda! How exciting! :) Love the author pic - it's too lovely to be scaring anyone away. :)

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  32. Welcome back,Lynda!

    Your picture looks magnificent!

    I'm so happy for you; congratulations!

    I'm looking forward to the release!

    Ummm- the cake was yummy!

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  33. Thanks for the cake! How about some virtual wine?

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  34. Congratulations on the anthology Lynda! I did notice the new look, and the new pic, very nice profile picture! And I like the clean look of your blog, I need to clean mine up, but it's just one of those jobs that keeps getting pushed to the bottom of the list :)

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  35. Woohoo! Awesome news! I love the new profile pic! :)

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  36. Beautiful picture, Lynda!

    Thanks for sharing the news about the anthology. Sounds like a good read!

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  37. How great is that! Congratulations. That is good news. :)

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  38. Congrats! How exciting. I'll keep an eye out for this. :)

    That pic looks idyllic - my cruise feels like ages ago too although only got back Sunday. Back to normality with a bump!

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    1. Welcome back!!! I hope your cruise was as good as mine because mine was awesome! (Despite the 3 metre swells)

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  39. Wow!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! So exciting! And that's a lovely picture! Cheers to you!

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  40. Major awesome, Lynda!! Congrats. Woot.

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  41. I like the new author pic! Can't wait to see the cover!

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  42. Thanks for the cake;) Pic looks good:)

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  43. Great picture, Lynda! Congrats on the anthology!!!

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  44. Congratulations! :)

    I really like your new author picture.

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  45. Hi Lynda,

    Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!

    Riya

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  46. Congratulations! That is wonderful news! I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award. You can stop by my blog, Gone Gardening, to pick it up.

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  47. wow..awesome pic..Lynda ! My heartiest wishes for you..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  48. Huge congrats... so exciting:)

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  49. Thanks again to everyone for the congrats :)

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