For fun I decided to collate all the book covers and site logos where my prose/poetry has appeared this year- a visual CV for my personal satisfaction.
You have to click on the file link and it will load up-
And below is 2019’s Writing CV :- it has been a brilliant year for me with my personal highlights marked in red. There has been a gradual shift towards the paying markets for my work along with 2 major solo publications from Demain Publishers – Night of the Rider and Maggie of my Heart. Thank you to Dean Drinkel for these opportunities.
I have enjoyed very much reading the reviews of my work, (big shout out to Steve Stred for his fab review of Christmas Terrors) as well as my appearances on local radio shows (BCB and Drystone) – huge and heartfelt thank you to those hosts (David Driver) and all the other interviews and promo pushes I’ve been invited to do online. (Gavin at Kendall Reviews – thank you for all your support).
The ongoing, valued and much appreciated support of the editors at the Horror Tree, Joanna Sterling at The Casket of Fictional Delights and the team over at the horror ezine, Siren’s Call, who have continued to publish my work during the year, and have helped keep me writing and to motivate me through all the many rejections.
Not forgetting everyone else who has helped me along the way- you know who you are.
For all the laughs/coffees/online chats/meet ups/tech support/residentials- thank you to Alex W/Martin Fuller/Jo C/Steph Ellis/Steve Cameron/Dave Driver.
11 Jan Trembling with Fear- Horror Tree will pub Unholy Trinity drabbles/10/1 Htree accepted 2 drabbles, Party Time and Scrap It
14/1 Jack of No Trades Nothing Sacred vol 5 Projected Release Date: April 1, 2019/horror magazine. Accepted my 2 sentence story and it’s PAYING –publication Due out 10 May
26/1 Sirens call WinH issue issue 43 accepted flash horror piece Nanny
28/2 Drabble no 3 A Slippery Dish in writing writers drabble comp
28/2 Siren’s call winh issue 43 pub Nanny and drabbles
28/2 Read Marilyn poem and 3 Unholy Trinity drabbles out at Rhubarb open mic
1/3 Wordsmag short story comp (Lost Property) made short list
4/3 Adverbially Challenged ed Chris Fielden :- 100 word piece in this book.(This antho went onto get in top 10 on amazon and gain a special mention in Saboteur 2019 awards.
Gerald So has uploaded me reading poem Tiger Watching to Youtube (this was a first for me) Me and my son did the recording together.
15/3 Casket of Fictional Delights accepted for publishing flash piece Timeslip
22/3 Sirens Call #44 flash piece Hide and Seek
5/4 Demain Publishing accepted Night of the Rider for the SSS! Series of stand alone e book novellas- as Book 18 due to be pub in May.
8/4 Casket of Fictional Delights accepted Porky Pig! For pub and audio recording. (for 2020)
10/4 Gill James The Best of Cafe Lit 8 – my flash piece Budgies and Bingo is on the list.
30 April/1 May/2 May – Night of the Rider on pre orders reached no’s #9 in amazon kindle best sellers lists for horror short stories,
2/5 interview over at Demain publishing with me about Night of the Rider https://demainpublishingblog.weebly.com/home/author-interview-alyson-faye-night-of-the-rider-book-18-in-the-short-sharp-shocks-series
8/5 Got a spot on BCB tomorrow 9/5 at 3.30pm to talk about Night of the Rider
8/5 Leeds Trinity University Mystery antho – overall ed is Oz Hardwicke accepted my piece Crow Girl;
11/5 Horror Tree accepted 2 drabbles, Out on a limb and Show Time
1/6 My short story, The Dolls House accepted by Twisted Wing Press for their antho Strange Girls: Women in Horror Anthology! Due out Feb 2020 (paying market) ed Azzurra Nox
10/6 issue 45 of The Sirens Call eZine. Published 2 poems :- Heavenly Prisoner and Stone Boy
24/6 Drabble accepted by ed Kevin K Kennedy- The Necklace for his Horror antho drabbles vol 3
26/6 Htree accepted Traces (drabble poem) and drabble Sacrifice
29/6 The Third Corona Book of Horror Stories.’When Dead Eyes Weep’ made the long-list of 50 for inclusion as an ‘honourable mention’.
2/7 Bridge House publishers accepted story Sharing Mary for their Christmas antho Nativity.
6/7 Ladies of Horror blog -for their debut horror podcast my piece of flash -Run Ruby Run on Creature theme to be read on air.
6/7 Trembling with Fear –More Tales from the Tree is out on amazon to buy with my stories (a bonus original one) All the Lost children in and One xmas eve plus drabble;
7/7 Trembling with Fear, Year 2 antho is out in p/back and kindle on amazon containing short story,In the Frame/ a few drabbles and my short story, A Second Hand Haunting.
9/7 Paragraph planet 75 worder Inspection
18/7 Timeslip up on Casket of Fictional Delights https://thecasket.co.uk/story/timeslip/
19/7 Coffin Bell Journal accepted prose poem- Rebirth- for mag issue 3.1 of Coffin BellIssue 3.1 launches 1/1/20 on the theme of Masquerade.
3/8 Two drabbles accepted by the Horror Tree- Ink and Buttons
5/8 DEMAIN Publishers ACCEPTED CRIME NOVELLA MAGGIE FOR PUB- END OF YEAR/ EARLY 2020
19/8 Sold, Mr Dandy (reprint) to Mortal Realms https://mortalrealm.com/Anthology
20/8 Review of Night of the Rider up on Gingernuts of Horror
20/8 Steve Dillon of Things in the well accepted double drabble Crosscurrents for his erotic horror antho- Guilty Pleasures. (Ramsey Campbell’s work also features in this antho.)
20/8 Deadcades is up on the Bradford library catalogue to borrow.
28/9 https://authorerincrocker.com charity antho for all Rejected stories, to raise funds for animals. Cd 20 August accepted reprint story Swan Song for pub
29/9 Horror Tree summer special published my drabble No Mercy
4/9 poem Carnival up on Voices blog for short listing for comp- where it made the final 12.
5/9 Kendall reviews accepted my Val Lewton horror article for their blog – In Oct and my interview to promote and support their review of Night of the Rider – for 1st week in October
10/9 added my details to ladies of Horror fiction directory on their site with links to books
5/10 Dean sent through cover designs for Maggie and contract etc
7/10 Review of Night of Rider and Interview with me up on Kendall Horror Blog
30/10 Horror tree accepted 2 drabbles :- Looking Glass Tale and Little Boy Lost
5/11 My profile is up on LOHF along with promo push for Maggie https://www.ladiesofhorrorfiction.com/the-lohf-directory/
5/11 Nativity antho is out from Bridge House with my story Sharing Mary in it
16/11 Poem, Blue Kisses accepted by Truth Serum press antho call out Indigomania (saw in Writing Mag)
27/11 Scary Snippets Xmas e book accepted flash piece ‘A Stitch in Time for Christmas’ (contract/royalties)
2/12 Sirens call issue 48 accepted drabble Game time and short story Dear Sweet Evangeline
16-18th I publish my mini collection as an e book and p/b version – Christmas Terrors via amazon. 19 Dec Steve Stred reviewed Xmas Terrors on Kendall reviews – 5 stars
20 Dec Scary Snippets: Christmas Edition by Suicide House Publishing is out on amazon e book/pback includes my flash story ‘A Stitch in Time for Christmas’
I am planning a change of direction in 2020- more of that later.