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Fresh Start on a Dragon's Rocketship

July 8, 2016

Former readers will know that I haven't posted much in the past several months. I'm great at meeting personal writing quotas -social ones? Not so much.


The good news is that this Hiatus of Silence was productive in nature. As you can see, there's a new, far prettier (and hopefully far more consistent) website. There's also the matter of going from self-published author to an author at a traditional small publishing house.


That's right! I've found a new home over at The Dragon's Rocketship, or TDRPublishing, run by none other than the fabulous Nikki Yager.



Look at that logo! Look at how professional and shiny it is! Behold its monochromatic glory, and bow to its inherent sex appeal!


...just for the record they don't publish smut. I'm being ridiculous because, well, I am.


Currently Ghostwalker is going through the revision wringer, courtesy of a wonderful editor who shall go unnamed at present because I've yet to obtain permission *coughs*. I don't think she'll mind if I call her the Valkyrie of Vocabulary, though. Picture her with a horned helm and a trident of a red pen.


Fear the corrections.




I kid, I kid.


Now then, TDRPublishing's company motto is "Publishing by Geeks who Get It." Being a geek, or at least inadequately-normal, I saw the appeal. The company specializes in fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal (urban, high, mushroom-high, and everything in between). The stories are immensely entertaining, and I find myself both proud and grateful that my work will soon be counted among their roster.


Because of its size, it allows authors who love the art of story-telling without agent representation  to pitch their work in the eyes of those who oversee its fruition. What that means is that there isn't a profit margin to look for, an appeal determined strictly by earning potential like your run-of-the-mill large press.


TDR is about reading, polishing, and sharing stories that its founders resonated with. Money isn't the goal. The joy of a good story is what this place is all about, which is precisely why I've come to have such great respect for everyone involved.


With a little luck, and a whole lot of teamwork, I've little doubt that my future, and theirs, is off to a very bright start.


If you'd like to submit any work to TDR then check to see if they're accepting submissions at this page, just be sure to follow the guidelines!



Happy Reading,


-Nicole M.



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