Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Teaching, Writing, Editing, Softball and Poets by BJ Neblett


Image by Alex Kie

Just a brief note to bring you up to date and let all know I am still alive! It's been a crazy, busy new year so far. I recently finished teaching my Short Story and Shorter Stories class at Hugo House. It will be offered again soon. In the mean time I'll be teaching Intro To Fiction beginning May 23. And keep in mind I have a new class coming up in the summer about writing compelling and original time travel in fiction. Stay tuned for more details and dates/times.
I have been feverishly editing my friend KJ McPike's new work, book two of her Astralis series. Tenuous is due out late spring and is turning into a great sequel to her award winning Young Adult novel Xodus. It's been a double edge sword as working on her new book has cut into my own writing time, and yet her work has been inspiring and filling me with new ideas for my own latest effort, Princess Haylee. It's book two and the sequel to Planet Alt-Sete-Nine, my own new contemporary fantasy due out this summer/fall. I love the image above and am considering using it and Alex Kie for illustrations. More to come on all this as well, so hang in there!
Despite the rain and cold I've bitten the bullet and returned to softball, what they are calling the "early spring league." Our first outing went well, just a few sprinkles, freezing cold (we play at 8 PM) and a 19 to 3 win. Let's hope this Wednesday is warmer if not drier!
Finally, with all I'm doing lately, I've been seriously neglecting my poetry blog, Here For A Season (the link is to the right). If there are any aspiring and/or established poets out there interested in a guest shot please contact me via my email: bjneblett@gmail.com Let me know a little about yourself and what type of poetry you write and we'll chat. I look forward to seeing some great work in future editions of Here For A Season.
Peace,
BJ

Monday, January 16, 2017

New Release From A Great Author by BJ Neblett

Hello again. Today the spotlight is on a romance author friend of mine Renee Harless and her newest release Coming Alive.
For more info visit Renee on her Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ReneeHarlessAuthor and be sure to tell her BJ sent ya!


Friday, January 13, 2017

Reader's Catalogue And Back To Teaching by BJ Neblett

Reader’s Catalogue and Back To Teaching by BJ Neblett

Hello and happy New Year. Here is the overdue year end listing of all of my publications and where you can find them. Most everything is available through Amazon.com simply by searching my name. Please be sure to leave a review of anything you may read. Thanks in advance.
For those of you in the Seattle area, I will be teaching a class on short story and flash fiction writing, Short Stories & Shorter Stories at Hugo House forWriters. Classes will be Sunday’s from 10 AM till Noon and commence February 5, continuing through March 12. There is still time to register and plenty of room for more students. Click here for more info.
Looking ahead, I will be teaching my fiction writing class during the spring semester. Tentatively scheduled for Tuesday evenings, 5 PM till 7 PM, starting May 23, you can find more info by contacting Hugo House. This has proven to be one of my most popular classes and I hope you plan on joining us.
Finally, Planet Alt-Sete-Nine is at the publisher, and the sequel, Princess Haylee is coming along great. Keep watching here for publication/release dates for these and more!

Books:
Available now:
Ice Cream Camelot                Memoir                                   
Elysian Dreams                      Contemporary urban fantasy adventure
2017 releases:
Planet Alt-Sete-Nine               Contemporary fantasy/alternate reality
Princess Haylee                      Contemporary fantasy/alternate reality
2017/2018 release:
Never Let A Vegetarian Pack Your Lunch (And Other Love Stories)
                                                Collection of romance stories

Short Stories:
Rain At The Intersection Of Tomorrow                   
                                                Beyond The Hedge Anthology          7-1-2016
The Girl With The Stars In Her Eyes                                   
                                                Paradox Ethereal Magazine                12-1-2016
Round Table                           Paradox Ethereal Magazine                6-1-2016
Summer Of Love                    Romance Magazine Vol 3 No 9          10-8-2015
No Boundaries                       Romance Magazine Vol 3 No 8          9-8-2015
The Man Who Wouldn’t Die
                                                Paradox Ethereal Magazine                8-27-2015
The Gift                                  Paradox Ethereal Magazine                6-1-2015
Seven Seconds                        eFiction Magazine Vol 6 No 4            7-1-2015
One-Eyed Redhead From Texas
                                                Romance Magazine Vol 3 No 4          5-8-2015
Crank Up The Wyrd              eFiction Magazine Vol 5 No 12          3-1-2015
Business As Usual                  Romance Magazine Vol 2 No 12        1-8-2015
Ponytail: Never Say Uncle     Romance Magazine Vol 2 No 7          8-8-2014
Tulips                                      Romance Magazine Vol 2 No 6          7-8-2014
Three Of A Kind                    Romance Magazine Vol 2 No 5          6-8-2014
All The Wrong Places            Romance Magazine Vol 2 No 2          3-8-2014
Rain                                        Romance Magazine Vol 1 No 10        12-8-2013
Satan’s Blood                         eFiction Magazine Vol 4 No 3            7-1-2013
Seven Seconds                        Northern Liberties Review                 4-1-2013