From Blair Mountain to Black Hill

Merry met, my good readers. I have some excellent news. If you went to 1888’s website this weekend, you may have been greeted by my face. As some of you may recall, this summer I participated in the Summer Writing Project, an annual contest held by 1888, Black Hill Press, and JukePop. All summer long, writers serially updated novellas on everything from the escapades of wayward youth to space stations to caffeine outlawing dystopias.

My own novella was a mix of Urban Fantasy, Horror, and Historical Fiction set during the 1910s. Beneath Blair Mountain follows the story of Lara Rae Brecken, a West Viriginia girl trying to escape her fate, who finds herself face to face with the fair folk one cold October night. And, lo and behold, Beneath Blair Mountain, was one of three novellas selected by Black Hill Press for publication.

Bidding a very fond farewell to this cover. Next time you see Beneath Blair Mountain, it will have professional cover art not made on my iPhone at 1 in the morning.

Bidding a very fond farewell to this cover. Next time you see Beneath Blair Mountain, it will have professional cover art not made on my iPhone at 1 in the morning.

What does this mean? This means that in the not too distant future you could be holding a physical, paperback book authored by yours truly and read about Lara Rae’s trials and terrors at your leisure. I’d like to take this moment to thank everyone who voted, read, commented, shared, or in any way helped Beneath Blair Mountain get here. It takes a village to write a book and I have such wonderfully supportive villagers about.

I’d also like to congratulate Allison Spector and Dean Moses, my fellow SWP2015 winners, on their respective novellas and wish them both the best of luck. Allison has been super supportive and lovely throughout the project, so you should definitely check her out. I don’t know Dean at all, but I’m sure he is worth a look as well. I look forward to seeing all three of our books in print, alongside all of the other awesome books by the talented writers at Black Hill.

You can read the announcement straight from the source and see all three of our bio’s here. To stay up to date with Beneath Blair Mountain‘s progress and its impending trek to your bookshelf, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Goodreads.

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2 thoughts on “From Blair Mountain to Black Hill

  1. Reblogged this on Bound and Gagged and commented:
    I know I’ve been absolutely terrible about this blog in the last year, but I have some excellent news for those lamenting a lack of Shannon in their lives. I’m getting a book published.

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  2. […] as you may know from my last post, my novella, Beneath Blair Mountain, is being published as part of the Summer Writing Project 2015 […]

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