Good News Everyone!

Yet another Good News post!  These are my favourite.  :3

The scariest short story I’ve ever written has been accepted!  “Dark Light 2”, sequel to the wildly successful “Dark Light” will feature my piece, “Duck”.  My name will even be on the cover (along with the other contributors; that’s pretty cool!).

Annie hears her mother call from downstairs.  As she rushes to go to her, her mother stops her.  “Don’t go; I heard it too.”

(Incomplete cover below.)

I’ll of course let you know when it’s out and link to it and everything.  I’m really excited to see this one in print, and really pleased that my attempt at writing something scary-pants actually worked.  So here’s to Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly, and to their anthology, “Dark Light 2”.

Thanks for reading.

Heidi out.

Good News Everyone!

Hello all.  So glad to be able to share some more good news with you today: a short story of mine, “Mirror Twenty-Two” has been published!  It’s part of the online portion of the Haunted Waters Press ‘From the Depths’ magazine.

…And you can read it for free!  It’s a paranormal-military-action-horror.

“For our purposes, that little girl is no longer a little girl,” he said with measured calm.

I want to thank everyone that has subscribed to my blog.  It’s really nice to have a few people interested in my work.  I’m so, so grateful for your readership, and it’s nice that I can share some nifty things with you.  🙂

“Mirror Twenty-Two” by H.G. Bleackley

Hopefully I’ll have something more in this universe to share in the new year; I’m working with an artist to adapt another story into comic form.  I’m really excited about that one… And I really dig the world I’m building using short stories.  I think there might be something more there, something bigger.

Also, I’m adapting my latest novel into a screenplay, which I will start shopping around in January/February.  My screenplay chops are a little rusty, but it’s coming along.

So I’ll keep writing, and submitting, and sharing.

Thanks once again for reading.

Heidi out.

Good News Everyone!

Hah, so soon after my last announcement, I’m extremely pleased to tell you that I’ve had another acceptance.  This one is for a short story entitled “Mirror Twenty-Two”, and it will be published by Haunted Waters Press.

This one is ‘for the love’, meaning, non-paying, but another credit, none-the-less.  🙂

Best of all, it will be available online, and you can read it for free!  I will include the link when it’s up.

“Mirror Twenty-Two” is part of an ongoing project of mine, wherein the Canadian Artefact Recovery and Containment organisation sends teams of Recovery/Containment officers on mission to secure paranormal objects.

“Mirror Twenty-Two” is an extremely dangerous artifact in a farmhouse, and CARC Team Alpha must recover it at all costs.

…though there’s a little girl in the attic with it.

I look forward to sharing it with you.

In other news, work on the novel is going swimmingly.  I cracked the 40k word mark the other day, and the end is actually coming soon than I expected; I think it will cap off at around 65k or 70k, depending on how things go.  Nearly there!  I feel a limit break coming on…

Thanks for reading.

Heidi out.

Good news everyone!

I’ve had my third acceptance!

Well, my piece was accepted in March, but they were dealing with volume 1.  The contract finally was sent out, and I signed it.  I wanted to wait until it was ‘official’ before announcing it.  Good things come to those who wait!

I’ve been really bolstered by this one.

One piece published is a fluke.

Two could be a horrible mistake.

Three is the start of a beautiful friendship.  Three is pattern.  Three is what starts a career.  Man oh man am I ever happy to be telling you guys about my third publication.

My short story “Monday Matinee Madness” is about a Projectionist surviving in the zombie apocalypse, running films every Monday.  It will appear in Zombies Gone Wild vol.2, edited by Michael S. Gardner and Matt Nord.  It’s sure to be an eclectic mix of tales of the zombie apocalypse.  I will make sure you hear about the release date!

Thanks for checking in ever so often.  I hope to share more great news, like this, with you more and more frequently.

But for now, I’m 34,000 word into the book, and it’s coming along nicely.  Solved some problems I was having about conflict and the antagonist.  My next post will be all about PAX, which I was at over the weekend.  It was way. cool.

Thanks for reading.

Heidi out.

Good News, Everyone!

Yes, good news indeed!

I’ve received another acceptance for a short piece!

It’s an anthology of zombie flash fiction:

It’s going to be published by Hazardous Press.

I’ll be sure to let you know when it’s out.  Should be a riveting collection of all things zombie related.

My piece is called “Coping Mechanisms” and features a Projectionist named Rose, and some settings familiar to my fellow Vancouverites.

I’m actually getting royalties!  Ooooh, aaaaah!  I’m excited.  It will be out in print and ebook formats.

In the mean time, got to keep writing!  Sure feels good to get an acceptance; really bolsters my spirits.

Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you for reading, following, commenting, and linking: your support is really helping me get my career off the ground.  I hope to string you along on a lifetime of exciting work!

Heidi out.

Chopin’s Blooddrop Sonata- and the super prolific author who is editing it

Working on a piece for a horror anthology featuring classical music.  I hope something from the early Romantic period counts, because Chopin’s Raindrop Sonata has always been mind fodder for terrors for me.  It’s such a journey; one of my favourite pieces I studied while taking piano.

Chopin doesn’t look like a scary guy, right?  *Swoon*

Working out the logistics of a werewolf who becomes a poltergeist is interesting; do they change into an etherial werewolf on the full moon?  (Yes.)  Can someone be bitten and infected by such a werewolf?  (Yes.)  Fun stuff.  So far the musical aspect of my story is the most creepy; my protagonist wakes up playing the piano, when she’s never played before.

(Insert scary ghost noises here!)

So, DF Lewis, I hope you dig Chopin, because he can be one scary, scary dude.

Whoa whoa whooooooaaaaaa- what do you mean you had 1,500 short stories published while I was slacking off aging from 1 to 15!?  Holy smokes, this guy is a machine.  What an inspiration!

He must know the craft pretty well; hopefully he digs my classical-pianist/werewolf/poltergeist silliness.

Thanks for reading.

Heidi out.