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I wrote a story in honour of JRD

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Time for celebration!

A few days ago, I had an idea burst free from my head and onto the virtual page. It was a short story in honour of James Roy Daley, an amazing author and the man behind BOOKSoftheDEADPRESS.

It featured mostly narration by a serial killer looking back on the first time he killed, and the circumstances surrounding it. It was nasty, graphic and featured very explicit sex and sexual swear words. I was very proud of it, and I sent it to JRD, who thought it was great. Incidentally, the story is entitled Doing it for JRD (Justice, Revenge and Deliverance).

Another friend of mine, author M.C. O’Neill read it too, thought it was awesome and suggested that I submit it to James Ward Kirk at http://jwkfiction.com/ to see if it would be accepted for his upcoming Serial Killers Tres Tria anthology. Following his advice, I submitted the story, taking care to read through all of the submission requirements, and then I left it at that, hoping that I might be lucky enough to be accepted, but quite content in the knowledge that even if it didn’t make the cut it wasn’t the end of the world, because there are thousands of places to submit to.

To cut a long story short: tonight I got a reply from James Ward Kirk who said he loved the story and that he wanted to use it in his Sex, Drugs & Horror anthology which is to be published during the first week of July. He actually said that if I preferred for it to feature instead in the Serial Killers Tres Tria anthology, he’d send over a different contract, but thinking about it now, there’s a lot of horror and a lot of sex in the story, and because it’s about a killer’s first kill, it would be more suited towards the Sex, Drugs & Horror anthology.

Needless to say, I’ve written a bio and the contract has been signed and returned to JWK by electronic carrier pigeon, so next month will see me as being a published author in at least one anthology, if not two, as i have another story coming out shortly in an anthology that has been written in collaboration with some of my friends and fellow writers from the Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse  collective.

Things are looking up for me, folks, and now i’ve got my foot on the first rung of the ladder there will be no stopping me!

And So It Ends…Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse chapter 20

Alice Armstrong. Photo by Christopher Fincham

Alice Armstrong. Photo by Christopher Fincham.
http://www.facebook.com/christopher.fincham1

Did we all survive the Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse? You’re going to have to find out by reading today’s chapter, the final chapter, later today over at www.kseniaanske.com. Today’s offering is brought to you by the newest writer to join the Apocalypse Collective, Kevin Nielsen.

Kevin Nielsen

Kevin Nielsen

Looking at Kevin‘s blog, it’s obvious that he loves to write. I urge you to take a look at his work there. His Facebook page has some great photgraphs of him, though he does not show a recent pic of himself since he decided to shave his head! Only the chrome dome and eyes are visible, so i took it upon myself to choose an image to represent him here.

I apologize to Kevin, because i think he did submit a bio, but i can’t find it anywhere, and so i only have limited information about him.

Kevin is a native of Quebec, Canada, and he currently is a Document Management Agent in the Financial Aids and Awards department at the University of Ottawa.

As already mentioned, he has a blog and he is active on Facebook, but you can also find him on Twitter.

It’s not much to go on, i know, but you’ll definitely be hearing more from Kevin and the other writers who make up the Apocalypse Collective in the very near future as we have another project looming; one that is secret for the moment, but i will tell you that it involves the writers who are taking part writing 10 times the amount of words that we wrote in this project, so get ready for some great reading! We look forward to your continued support in all of our efforts, and hope that you have enjoyed and will continue to enjoy all that we bring to your reading table.

In addition to thanking you, the reader, i must thank the wonderful Ksenia Anske for bringing the team together and inspiring us all to do what we do: write, and for hosting the story on her wonderful website!

And then there are the writers to thank! Each and every single one of you i consider to be my friend and a wonderful writer. It has been a joy working with you all, and so i say thank you to:

Becky Flade; Brandon Yusuf Toropov; Seth Werkheiser; Andrew Hovenden; Sandra Hould; Doug Karlson; Dustin McKenzie; Michel Lee King; Aliaa El-Nashar; Sheila Hall; Kai Kiriyama; JLuis Licea; Colleen M. Albert; Rosalind Smith-Nazilli; LoriLesko; Barry NoVa; Catherine Scully; M.C. Oneill; Kevin Nielsen.

And as a bonus for those of you who are wondering about the photo at the beginning of this blog entry, it’s a pic of a friend of mine, Alice Armstrong. She’s a model, performance artist, a COS player and SFX make-up artist.

You can find her on Facebook here, and she has a professional Facebook page here, where you can see examples of her work and find out details of how to book her.

Here’s the lovely lady herself, without the make-up and bunny ears!

Alice Armstrong

Alice Armstrong

A Very Happy Easter to you all!

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

 

Divine Intervention In Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse chapter 19

The Creepy Line, by Alena Beljakova

Easter Army.
Photo by Alena Beljakova.
http://perhydrol.deviantart.com/art/the-creepy-line-141605969

Tomorrow sees the end of what has been a wonderful experience for me as a writer. It has been a joy to work with every single one of the writers in the Apocalypse Collective, and we have become good friends and will continue to work together on future projects, one of which begins in May. Details of this new poject will remain under wraps for now, but it promises to be a much bigger undertaking, and we all hope that you will support us in the venture.

Today, though, we bring to you the penultimate chapter of Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse, written by the amazing M. C. O’Neill, whose writing style and subject knowledge suits these last 3 chapters down to the ground! You can read it at www.kseniaanske.com.

Author, M. C. O'Neill. Photograph by Indigo Moran.

Author, M. C. O’Neill.
Photograph by Indigo Moran.

What can i tell you of Mark? The man has done it all! The son of a JAG working with the US Army, he majored in Graphic Design and
minored in Art History and Biology at Indiana University before being accepted into the Painting program at the University of Cincinnati, soon becoming a Professor at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

Realizing that a career in academia was not for him, he left to work in the corporate sector as a Prototype designer, where he made models for many companies the names of which you will be very familiar. After a stint in that line of work, he became a therapist at an addictions clinic, then gave that up to work from home inking and designing comic books, giving him the chance to work on some very famous publications. After that, as work in the comic book industry became harder to secure, he paid the bills doing freelance paralegal work, before finally deciding to realize his ambition as a writer.

His novel, The Ancients and the Angels: Celestials is book 1 of a series and is available in paperback and for Kindle, with the second book in the series, Archons due for release in April 2013.

Always in demand, Mark is a regular on shows such as the Vinny Eastwood Show and the Jeff Daugherty Show.

Mark can always be reached via his website, Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads, which, incidentally has just become an Amazon company.

Tomorrow, we feature Andrew Nielsen, the man who wraps it all up! Yes, he’s the author of Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse chapter 20, so please join us for the finale. And bring chocolate eggs, but only ones that have cleared inspection! We don’t want any exploding heads now, do we!

Ye Gods! (And Goddessess) It’s Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse chapter 18

Things go cosmic today!

Things go cosmic today!
Photograph by AZRainman.

Be prepared for things to turn on their heads today, in Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse chapter 18, brought to you all by author, Catherine Scully. You will LOVE this turn of events, and you can read it at www.kseniaanske.com.

Catherine is one of the newest writers to join the writing team, and let me tell you, she has done an amazing job!

Author, Catherine Scully

Author, Catherine Scully

A fan of monsters that you kill versus ones that you date, Catherine Scully is a Writer and Illustrator of all things dark and whimsical. Currently, she is the Editor for the Horror Writers Association Young Adult blog and has had short fiction and poetry published with literary magazines The Nomad and Vision and Voice. She’s represented  by Carrie Howland of the Donadio & Olson agency.

Catherine is active on Twitter and Google+ and obviously, her amazing website! http://cscullywriter.wordpress.com/

Tomorrow we feature the author of Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse chapter 19, a man wh has done it all, got bored with it and found his true calling in life as a writer: the amazing M. C. O’Neill.

All Eyes Are On Peter In Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse chapter 17

Peter under surveillance

Peter under surveillance

Peter makes a return to Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse in chapter 17, brought to you by the fantastic Barry NoVa. Read it at www.kseniaanske.com.

Barry NoVa

Barry NoVa

D.r. Barrington NoVa, A.d.h.d, T.h.C, but more commonly known as Baz or Barry. Born sometime ago in the hazy days of the 80’s, grown in a normal house by fairly normal people, in the garden of England. He started to show signs of rebelling from normality long before his first decade was complete. Instead of wanting to be a fireman or a tradesman, he wanted to be He-Man, a conviction he held close well into his 20’s. But after a long and treacherous dusty road, he came to the conclusion that he could not become He-Man, not without taking large amounts of steroids and hallucinogens at any rate. So he decided that using the gift of creativity he had harnessed so well as a child would be the only way he could truly be at one with the universe’s vibrations and walk around with a smile on his face.

“A writer I shall be!” he exclaimed, one day.

Then after several years of not doing anything about it, he grew a pair and finally manned up.
This is his power, his light, his divine path…his…his…er…yeah!

Welcome to the party pals…

I decided to let Barry tell you all about himself in his own words, rather than write about him and add a small piece that he wrote. All of the above regarding Barry came from the man himself! And he has honoured you all with a photograph of himself! That’s as rare as rocking horse shit! Respect is due!

Breaking news! Extra Barry NoVa information just became available! Actually, it didn’t. I just forgot about a previous e-mail from him until now! Barry‘s 6ft 2in, in size 12 shoes (UK) (size 13 US), and his weight is a closely guarded national secret!

Barry is active on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and he has a website

Nothing more need be said, really. Just go and get your asses over to Ksenia‘s site and treat yourselff to a fantastic chapter. The end is nigh, peeps! Only another 3 chapters to go after today, and i promise you, we’ve saved the best to last, as we have a new writer on board to take the place of Franza Dirnberger. His name is Kevin Nielsen, and you’ll be seeing him deliver the death blow, quite possibly in chapter 20!

Tommorow, we feature the author of Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse chapter 18, Cat Scully, who i must say, filled in absolutely seamlessly!

Enter…Frank! It’s Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse chapter 16!

Enter... Frank!

Enter… Frank!

Chapter 16 of Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse sees the introduction of a wonderful character, Frank. It has been written by the wonderful Lori Lesko, and you will laugh so hard reading it, i promise, because the humour in it is just great!

Lori Lesko, getting into the spirit of the story!

Lori Lesko, getting into the spirit of the story!

Lori was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She studied Photography for a year at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and traveled all the way to Arkansas to attend college, where she graduated with a Degree in Psychology and Theatre. Lori loves to travel.

Lori‘s first book is a novella, but she also likes to write screenplays on the side. Her novella, Our Daughters has recently been transformed into a screenplay, Diamond City.

Lori is active on TwitterFacebook and Google+. She also has a website.

Tomorrow, we feature the author of Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse chapter 17, Barry NoVa.

Behind Every Great Bunny, There’s An Even Greater…never mind. I got that wrong. Here’s Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse chapter 15

Beatrix Bunny, Easter's better(?) half

Beatrix Bunny, Easter’s better(?) half

Beatrix, Easter’s wife makes an appearance in chapter 15 of Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse, brought to you all by the lovely and very talented Rosalind Smith-Nazilli. You can read it at www.kseniaanske.com.

NOT Rosalind Smith-Nazilli

NOT Rosalind Smith-Nazilli, though she is a lovely looking girl, especially with those bunny ears!
Her image has not been shown to ensure her anonymity as an author of erotica.

Rosalind left the UK fifteen years ago to give it a go at making a home and a living abroad, and now spends 50% of her time writing, mainly writing flash fiction and material of the erotica genre. Rosalind is always writing, and has a body of work from earlier on in her life that she is constantly  revisiting and rewriting. She has published her erotica fiction before, and says of it:

I went ahead and e published a collection of flash fiction that to my complete amazement received fifteen, four and five-star reviews.My best advice to any one reading this is “Never say Never.”

I am a writer with the concentration span of a goldfish. I am also as mad as a box of frogs. How do I know this you may wonder? Because I learned a very long time ago, after a huge part of my life was misspent, that it’s the only way to survive.

I’m sorry to disappoint all the readers who had hopes of getting a glimpse of the “real” Rosalind. The very nature of erotica writing means that Rosalind must ensure her anonymity. though she did publish a photograph of herself wearing a great set of bunny ears on Twitter at the beginning of this project! If you missed it – too late! It’s gone now. I will tell you, the reader that Rosalind does not disappoint when it comes to looks. Imagine a more mature version of her Twitter avi, with sun-bleached hair and you have her! Or do you?

Rosalind has two websites: her main blog, and her erotica website.

She is active on TwitterFacebook, and Google+.

Tomorrow, we feature the author of Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse chapter 16, Lori Lesko.

As a special bonus for you all today, seeing as Rosalind is a writer of erotic fiction, i’m sure she will take great pleasure in joining me when i wish all the readers of Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse a spanking good Easter!

Have a Spanking Good Easter, everybody!

Have a Spanking Good Easter, everybody!

 

The White House Comes Under Attack In Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse chapter 14

The bunnies attack.

The bunnies attack.

The bunnies are storming The White House in Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse chapter 14, brought to you all by the multi-talented Colleen M. Albert. You can read it at www.kseniaanske.com.

Colleen M. Albert

Colleen M. Albert, Author, Editor and fan of the method school of writing.

C.M. Albert is a stay at home mom and YA urban fantasy writer who secretly loves when her kids are in school so she can work on her novel, the first book in her Guardian trilogy, without guilt. Before leaving corporate America to follow her dreams of motherhood and a better work-life balance, Colleen worked for almost thirteen years as a Communications Manager for a Fortune 500 company, for the City of Charlotte as a Public Relations & Communications Manager, and as owner and chief editing nerd at The Grammar Babe (offering freelance editing services to authors and other businesses as time permits). She’s a closet Ruzzle addict and finds it no coincidence that she was born on All Saints’ Day.

Colleen has a blog, her Grammar Babe business website, and is active on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

Tomorrow we feature the author of Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse chapter 15, Rosalind Smith-Nazilli.

The Harsh Reality Of War In Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse chapter 13

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Photo taken from the Japanese anime series, Cat Shit One.
http://www.animefave.net/cat-shit-one-episode-1/

Click the link to watch Cat Shit One (Japanese, with English subtitles).

Things are hotting up, as you will see in today’s episode, chapter 13 of Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse, brought to you by the great writing of JLuis Licea. You can read it at www.kseniaanske.com.

JLuis Licea

JLuis Licea

J. Luis is an aspiring writer who is currently working on an urban fantasy novel for young adults, The Empire’s Curse. He says that when he writes, his head expels out words and welcomes in new, bigger ideas. He loves the life of a writer and wishes he could have enough knowledge and resources to continue doing it, maybe, for the rest of his life.

He doesn’t just like writing. He also loves food, traveling, strange places, cookies, and chocolate. And everything else in this planet; he is a tree hugger. Loves, loves , loves nature!

I’m addicted to dark chocolate, but I’m afraid of the dark. I sometimes smile, I sometimes cry. But I always seem happy. Or maybe I’m just drunk. Don’t expect normal. I’m a writer. (Is that an excuse for my weirdness?)

JLuis is active on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Goodreads and just about everywhere else you can think of!

Tomorrow’s featured author is Colleen M. Albert, writer of Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse chapter 14.

Peter Gives Detailed Information In Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse chapter 12

Peter recollects the horror of his imprisonment

Peter recollects the horror of his imprisonment

Peter recounts his torture and imprisonment and gives details of the reason for the war against the humans in Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse chapter 12, written by the lovely and very talented Kai Kiriyama. You can read it at www.kseniaanske.com.

Kai Kiriyama

Author, Kai Kiriyama.
Photo by Kai Kiriyama.

Kai, a native of Canada, is the author of Blaze Tuesday and the Case of the Knight Surgeon, a mystery and suspense novel featuring Blaze Tuesday – a retired cop turned private eye, available here.

Kai mainly concentrates on writing novels, short stories and screenplays. “I don’t do poetry” she says. She is a monthly contributor to Zombie Training Magazine www.zombietraining.com and she writes about film, TV, and video games.

In her own words, Kai say of herself:

Kai Kiriyama is a time-traveling, demon-hunter most of the time and an over-caffeinated writer the rest of the time. She writes a little bit of everything and swears that there’s not enough hours in the day, even with time-travel! You can usually find her drinking coffee and sneaking comics when she’s supposed to be writing.

Kai has a blog, a Facebook author page, and she is also active on Twitter and Google+. She also has a Youtube channel.

Tomorrow, we feature the author of Easter Bunny’s Apocalypse chapter 13, JLuis Licea.