Monday, January 24, 2011

More fun news for me and perhaps you

***Been very busy. Surprised? My first novel just sold to Delirium Books!

It's still all very surreal and I think I need a few days to let it sink in while I work more on the next book. I have 20 handwritten pages to type, a novella to proofread before submitting the revisions, crits to work on for some friends, studying, house work to do, reading time, relaxing time, loving, and back to realizing that this isn't all a dream. Haha.

Also sold a story to Dark Discoveries issue 21 and couldn't be happier because they are a fantastic mag! James Beach has been supportive since before I sold my first story and he's helped me with feedback on other work. I can't say enough nice things about the guy.

My new novel is fun. I need to make some more time for it.

Also have to set aside a day each week to read subs for Horror Library volume 5. Can't wait to be surprised by some submissions.

Had a great review from Bob Freeman on Page Horrific. Here's what he said:

AS I EMBRACE MY JAGGED EDGES by Lee Thompson

To call this novella impressive is an understatement. Lee Thompson's prose is electric, captivating, and at times poetic. The reader is invited into a vivid world, fully realized, that's populated by characters both believable and sympathetic. The author deftly constructs a story that gains momentum throughout, leaving one on the verge of breathlessness by story's end, but what really makes AS I EMBRACE MY JAGGED EDGES tick is the masterful use of Jewish mythology as the vehicle behind the story's raison d'etre that puts one in mind of Steve Stern's Yiddish folklore stories.

Young Boaz is a terrific protagonist, flawed and self-doubting, but charged with a responsibility to guard and protect an ancient relic. As he struggles with his inner demons--the weight of his homosexuality and how it's instructed his family dynamic--he is forced to confront outer demons as well and Thompson shines in playing off the subtleties and subtext while producing a complex and original thriller.

AS I EMBRACE MY JAGGED EDGES (Sideshow Press) is a brilliant tale that I cannot recommend highly enough.

--BOB FREEMAN

Thanks, Bob! Seems lots of people are enjoying it. You can pick it up over HERE

Thanks to everyone who has already purchased a copy. The deluxe hardcover with bonus fiction is coming out next month! Thrilled!

Enjoy yourselves people. Work hard. Play hard. All that jazz. :D

Thanks for the support!

Lee

13 comments:

Damien Walters Grintalis said...

So much good news!! Congratulations!

Cate Gardner said...

Fantastic news, Lee

Lee Thompson said...

Yep. Hard to handle. haha. Thanks Damien and Cate! Wishing you ladies many more successes as well!

Shaun said...

You're on a roll. Two great markets. Congratulations.

K.Hinny said...

More good news to come your way, I'm positive! Work hard, but remember to take some time for yourself as well!

Enjoy your wonderful news :)

Aaron Polson said...

Awesome. Just awesome. 'grats!

Rich said...

Amazing news. I haven't been following your blog for that long, but anyone can see the hard work you put in.

Well deseved, man.

Rihc

Lee Thompson said...

Shaun: Thanks, bro! And thanks for all the help since meeting back in the day on Editred. :)

Kara: Yes, Beauty. Many more to come. I do need to learn to take it all in though, and take a break. haha. Love you muchly.

Aaron: Thanks, bro.

Rich: Thanks. Much appreciated, man!

A Different Shade of Reason said...

Yeah, but this was like two days ago. What have you done for me lately?

Check you're email, bro.

Lee Thompson said...

Oh, just stuff you, know? :P
Got it and sent you an email back. Thanks, Sam!

Rabid Fox said...

Meant to offer my congrats sooner, but better late than never. Good on ya with the sale to Delerium. Very cool news. Onward and upward, eh?

Best of luck, man.

Lee Thompson said...

LOl. I appreciate it Rabid! And yes, onward and upward. Thanks a bunch!

Sarah Allen said...

Man I love hearing things like this :) It makes me happy for your sake (Congrats!!!) but it is also good to know that its still actually happening. People are still getting published. That's awesome news for those of us still working on our first novel.

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)