Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Halloween Treat

by Maggie Sefton

I've got news!  Since this is the week leading up to Halloween, I have a new E-Short
Short Story which will be available in E-book format on Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com, and Smashwords (which offers Ebooks for Apple iBooks as well as Sony and Kobo E-readers).

HALLOWEEN SCARE is a short short story (a little over 7000 words) and features the characters from the Kelly Flynn Knitting Mysteries.  The characters sent me this "E-short" a while ago, and I knew it didn't fit into an upcoming Kelly Flynn mystery.  Instead, it's a short episode in the lives of the characters.  Of course, this short scene takes place around Halloween, so it's only fitting that I release it this week.

I have a feeling the characters are going to keep sending me these short scenes which take place in between the individual Kelly Flynn Mysteries which come out in June of each year.  Now that E-books and Independent or "indie" publishing is available, there's a perfect spot for these "E-Shorts" as I call them.   That's why I released WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE? a couple of weeks ago.   It's a closer look at the cast of characters in the Kelly Flynn mystery novels.  New readers are always discovering "Kelly World."  :)   I hope you enjoy the first of these short episodes---HALLOWEEN SCARE.

Meanwhile---an update:  I just returned from a great conference in St. Pete's Beach, Florida, called Novelists Inc.  It's a once a year opportunity for novelists to come together and discuss what we're each doing with our fiction.  Trying new way to reach readers like self-publishing, developing new fiction projects, and finding professionals like graphic designers to help us with our fiction projects.

Of course, the setting was wonderful and the weather perfect---sunny and 81 degrees.  However, most of us were inside the lovely TradeWinds Resort because our conference sessions started each day at 8:30am and went straight through the day.  We even had late night Night Owl sessions going until 11:00pm.  Believe me, folks----don't think for a moment that we novelists are cavorting around and enjoying those beautiful surroundings.  Nope, not us.  We're in chilly air conditioned rooms trying to absorb as much as possible from the experienced conference speakers.    I'm posting some photos on Facebook.  Here's a view from my balcony.    


Laura S Reading said...

Sometimes those characters can be so insistant!

Mary Jane Maffini said...

Congrats on the short story, Maggie! And Novelists Inc sounds fabulous. Hope to attend one of these days.



Maggie Sefton said...

You said it, DogsMom. I love that "handle" by the way. Both my doggies are asleep already for the evening. Hound Dog Max is stretched out on his comfy doggie bed, and Border Collie mix Katy is lying on the floor right beside the sofa where I'm stretched out & checking email. :)

Maggie Sefton said...

You would love it, MJ. It's become a regular on my schedule. It replaced some of the other conferences I used to attend. I decided I needed to "cut back" that conference travel because of demands on writing time.

Janean Sparks said...

What day will it be released on Amazon? I look for it on there but couldn't find anything.

Maggie Sefton said...

Hey, thanks, Janean! This afternoon I'll be uploading the story to Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords (Apple always takes longer to get stuff up). I promise it will be up by tonight. So glad you're looking forward to reading it. Please let me know how you like it. :) maggie@maggiesefton.com

Fred said...

It's 6:30 EST and it is now available on Amazon. Bought mine.