Monday, May 16, 2011

Monday Miscellany

On this week's Miscellany I have great news. Jessica Verday has organized an e-anthology of short stories by the 2009 Debs. It will be available on Amazon, Kindle and Smashwords. The tentative release date is October 4, 2011.

Contributing authors are: Jessica Verday, Carrie Ryan, Rhonda Stapleton, Cyn Balog, Lauren Bjorkman, Leigh Brescia, Teri Hall, Stacey Jay, Janet Gurtler, Jenny Moss, Jackson Pearce, Kristina Springer, Charity Tahmaseb, Jon Skovron, Heidi Kling, Saundra Mitchell, Cheryl Herbsman, Kirstin Cronn-Mills, Lara Zielin, Shani Petroff, Kurtis Scaletta, J.A. Yang, Jennifer Brown, Sydney Salter and me, C. Lee McKenzie.

Hope to have the cover to show you soon. 

More Miscellany is about this month's Stories for Children. They have a great May edition and I'm very fortunate to be there with a non-fiction piece called, Henry is a Tuatara. I always love appearing in this e-zine, and they've become a paying publication, so take a look at what they want for future editions. 

Now about that Stylish Blogger Award. Here are some very Stylish bloggers that I'd like to pass it on to.

As to telling you 7 things about ME that won't bore you into a stupor . . . 

I'd rather eat than sleep.
I'd rather hike than sit--so pity the writer in me, okay?
I love to write ghost stories almost as much as I love to read them.
If there's pickles and candy on the menu, I'll take the pickles.
I'm blonde, but don't tell anybody.
I'm short unless I'm in South East Asia, and then I'm just the right height.
I tend to be a recluse, but love a party with friends.

Whew! That's done. Now Stylish Blogger Award winners it's your turn.


  1. Honored to be a stylish blogger, Lee! Thank for thinking of SunnyRoomStudio, sunny home to DazyDayWriter blog :) Hope you have a great day ... I liked the 7 things you shared ... you sound like a writer to me! Blessings, Daisy

  2. Wow! Great news, Lee! What a wonderful group of authors with I'm certain amazing short stories!
    And also congrats on the Stories for Children piece. They've been kind to me in the past, and I'm waiting to hear on a poem that has passed the first few stages.

  3. Wow, that anthology sounds great. I know some of those writers. And thanks for the Stylish Blog award. Gee, I'm flattered! I like ghost stories too. Trying to figure out how I could write one that doesn't make the ghosts seem hokey.

  4. Congrats on your Stories for Children getting published in the e-zine. I'll have to check it out. I've never read it before. Also, congrats to all the Stylish Blog award winners. Oh, and I got a kick out of the 7 bits of info about you that you shared. Cute and clever!

  5. Oh thank you for the award! I can't beleive you'd take pickles over candy, though!!! But I do know what you mean about tending to be a recluse, but loving a party with friends.

  6. I was in Stories for Children back in January 2010. I love their magazine. They just reviewed my picture book too. Such great people over there.

  7. Can't wait for the anthology to come out! And thanks for the Award - it's my first one!

  8. Oh **blush** I feel very humbled to be considered a 'Stylish Blogger' :-D Many love and thanks from Literary Relish!

    More importantly, big congrats to being published in the Stories for Children e-zine. I can't imagine anything more satisfying :-) xxxxxx

    'I'd rather hike than sit' - I sympathise completely, what a pain for those of us whose major passions require us to stay still for at least a few hours a week? :-)

  9. The anthology sounds great. Will be watching for it.

    Congratulations on being in Stories for Children. It is a wonderful magazine.

    I love to hear good news. :)

  10. I'm loving the e-zine. I really should check it out. Not sure what to write, though. :)

  11. Congratulations! Also, thank you for following my blog and posting a comment on my review of Long Way Home. I am a new follower here and look forward to reading more. Donna

  12. Great news about the anthology. Congrats! Loved your 7 things about you list. Very cute. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my review. I'm a new follower. :)

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

  13. Congratulations on the anthology. Can't wait to check out the blogs that you're awarding.

  14. Nice on the anthology!!! Will be watching for it.

  15. Congrats on the anthology inclusions!! That's great news!
    And, happy hiking!!

  16. Oh this is so nice. I like ghost stories too! And yes, you are considered TALL in this part of the world. Hope we in GatheringBooks can join these blogging events too. =) Were part of the kidlitosphere but have only recently signed up for the yahoogroups list. Will visit your site more often and see how we can be able to join in the fun! =)


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