https://vimeo.com/667768362 Hello my wonderful peeps, fellow authors and readers! Presenting the cover for my high fantasy Tinderbox, coming August 16, 2022 from Flame Tree Press! Isn't it beautiful?! For additional information and pre-order links, visit FanFiAddict at https://fanfiaddict.com/cover-reveal-tinderbox-by-w-a-simpson/
Now that I am an unofficially published author (WAHOO!) I looked at the SFWA membership again. At one point, they advised me they were giving diverse writers free memberships. I tried applying, but it always made me key in my card number and such. I was wary about that and it didn't seem that I … Continue reading So Maybe it’s Time to Update That List, @SFWA?
Thanks to my wonderful agent and the people at Flame Tree Press, Tarotmancer, sequel to Tinderbox will now see publication! I'm so happy! Dance with me! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6xLGer4O3V3Qq5nk9C1ggL?si=0a65602eda854f52 Music To Celebrate!
I commented on Twitter about the recent decision of Netflix to cast a young, slim, light-skinned actress as Stagecoach Mary Fields. I first came upon her when researching Black Females in the Old West and from the moment I saw her, I knew I had to write about her. Hence my western fantasy, Gunslinger Witch. … Continue reading Gunslinger Witch Query and Stagecoach Mary Fields
This is a map I drew for The Riven Isles where Tinderbox takes place. I know tacky isn't it? I'm going to be tweaking it using Corel Paint Shop Pro 2020 and a dozen YouTube Videos.
We've all heard it. Genre writers, in various forms or another. "Why don't you write something serious?" "Why don't you write a real book?" "Fantasy (science-fiction, horror, romance...) isn't real writing." Even with all the genre fiction being made into movies and TV out there, you still have people asking these questions. Recently, The Neverending … Continue reading Mini-Musing 8/27/21
I believe it's wonderful how there are so many production companies being created with the sole purpose of bringing BIPOC works to TV, movies and streaming services. Most recently, the production company Higher Ground, owned and operated by the fabulous Barack and Michelle Obama, are bringing Blackout to Netflix. Published by Quill Tree Books, an … Continue reading Musing 8/22/21 ~ MORE BLACK FANTASY, PLEASE!
I have some personal news that I needed to keep to myself for a bit. Big Brother and I just spent a marvelous week in Ocean City, MD. More accurately, in Bethany Beach, DE in a beautiful beach house. You may ask, "But wait, why did you wait until after to tell us?" That's easy. … Continue reading My Ocean City Retreat! Thanks to Little Pink Houses of Hope!
It's been quite a fight since I started this journey back when I was a girl of 14 years old. I suffered disappointments and setbacks. Sometimes I wanted to quit, but you know what...? IT WAS WORTH IT! You may have seen on my social media accounts, the news I have been waiting for, for … Continue reading Offer of Publication: Tinderbox!
Still waiting, but this is common for us writers. I’m not saying anything new. It’s tough, frustrating, but you keep at it. It’s the same for artists–I’m looking at YOU, Robin Brantley. But we keep going because we love what we do. Even when we want to quit. Even when we say we’re going to … Continue reading Musing 03/19/21 – Diverse Writers: Still a Long Way to Go.
I'm also glad 2020 is over. I laughed earlier today until I had to go to a doctor's appointment to get set up for my radiation treatments. Before, I hadn't for several days. I am angry and tired. I need an outlet. I know I shouldn't say certain things online, but I must get these … Continue reading Mini-Musing 02/24/21 ~ I’m Tired