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I’ve been wondering how to celebrate the launch of my debut novel, Fur-Face (currently #1 on OmniLit.com’s best seller list for the sixth day in a row), then it hit me. What better way to share my good fortune with all my online friends than to invite them to share their own successes here on An Englishman in New Jersey.

With that in mind,
I’m delighted to announce the start of SUWYG (Show Us What You Got) week.

Here’s how it works:

If you’ve got a book to sell; online story for folks to read; good news to share; blog post/website you’re proud of, or anything else which you’d like to promote, post a brief description and a link to it/them in the comments for other folks to see. You can list as many things as you like, but make sure you put your favorite first, because that’s the one I’ll paste a link to below.

Anonymous comments are welcome, so don’t worry if you’re not on LJ, just make sure you add your name at the bottom of your comment, so folks know who you are.

I think that’s everything. If you have any questions, let me know. In the meantime, have fun, and Happy SUWYG week everyone!

[info]lysythe has a story about a girl and the what-she-thinks-is-love of her (short) life: Memories of You

Rose Lemberg (aka
[info]grayrose76) has a flash fiction, Kifli
, up at Strange Horizons today.

Gustavo Bondoni (aka bondo_ba*)has a story, Eyes in the Vastness of Forever, up at the Innsmouth Free Press.

Ruth Long(aka
)'s second novel, Soul Fire, is out now in both eBook and print.

Heidi Alfonzo (aka
[info]iamtheelfinpoet) has two poetry anthologies available, one of them is called My Gift to You.

Stacey Danielle Stephens aka
[info]msstacy13) has a lot of her work available, including an anthology, The Bohemian Girl and Other Stories.

Brian Kell (aka
[info]brian_ohio) has recently started a joint-venture website with some other middle-grade authors,

Deirdre Murphy (aka
[info]wyld_dandelyon) has a flash fiction, Feather-Blessed, up on her blog.

Derrick Ferguson (aka [info]dferguson) has a ‘James Bond meets Cthulhu’ novel, Dillon and the Legend of the Golden Bell, available at Amazon.com.

Matt Cowens (aka [info]mattcowens) co-wrote a horror novel, The Event, available at Lulu.com.

Kelly Fineman (aka kellyrfineman) is currently hosting a 'Brush up Your Shakespeare' month.

Phil Giunta (aka pgiunta) has a paranormal mystery novel, 'Testing the Prisoner' available from Amazon.com (and Barnesandnoble.com).

My friend and Release-Day buddy, Catherine Schaff-Stump (aka cathschaffstump) also has a new book out. It's called 'Hulk Hercules Professional Wrestler'.

Elizabeth Anne Ensley (aka snapes_angel) has a story, 'EYE SEE YOU' up at Streaming Meemies.

Elizabeth Inglee-Richards (aka bodgie) has a story, 'DRESSED IN BURGUNDY' up at LJ's storytellersong community.

Mia Brookes (aka drudhani) has an eBook, 28 Hours available from Solstice Publishing.

Keep 'em coming!

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Jun. 7th, 2010 12:50 pm (UTC)
Sounds interesting! :D

Memories of You
It's about a girl and the what-she-thinks-is-love of her (short) life.

There are other stories on my robotapplause journal, but this is the best one.
Jun. 7th, 2010 01:03 pm (UTC)
Nice one. Thanks for sharing :)
Jun. 7th, 2010 12:58 pm (UTC)
My very short story "Kifli", about a mother, a daughter and some dishes, went up on Strange Horizons today! http://www.strangehorizons.com/2010/20100607/kifli-f.shtml
Jun. 7th, 2010 01:09 pm (UTC)
Congrats, Rose. While you're here, why not add a bit about Stone Telling? :)
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Jun. 7th, 2010 01:03 pm (UTC)
Jon Jon Jon...

When I read the title "Show Us What You Got!", I snickered. It's way too early in the morning for my mind to be in the gutter....

Jun. 7th, 2010 01:05 pm (UTC)
Well, I was going to call it EYOJB (Expose Yourself On Jon's Blog) Week, but though that might give the wrong impression ;)
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Jun. 7th, 2010 01:03 pm (UTC)
Wow, Jon, yet another awesome inititative... No matter you have so many blog readers!

My latest story is up at Innsmouth Free Press, and can be read here: http://www.innsmouthfreepress.com/?p=6349

Also, I wanted to let everyone know that I'm due to have a story published by Every Day Fiction this Thursday!
Jun. 7th, 2010 03:14 pm (UTC)
Yay! I do like Every Day Fiction :)
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Jun. 7th, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
Congrats on those awesome reviews :)
Jun. 7th, 2010 01:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks Jon!

I have 2 poetry anthologies, My Gift To You & The Capricorn Man

This is my blog &

My haiku page


My sincerest congrats on your best-selling book!
Jun. 7th, 2010 03:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Heidi, though I'm a long way from best-selling :)
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Jun. 7th, 2010 01:22 pm (UTC)
It does seem strange,
after blithely blurting "Buy my book!"
to be asked to chatter a bit about it.

(If you want to have fun, read that aloud.)


In 2005, I wrote Daybreak in Alabama, a 53,000 word novella about a lesbian mullato house slave who runs away with a field slave. The publisher of Eating Mississipi read it, but decided not to publish it. Apparently, canibalism is in more demand than-- well, let's not whine.

In 2006, I wrote But Soon It Will Be Night; Schweinfurt, 14 October 19431 Dan River Press considered it, but my unwillingness to sell it from the back seat of my car--I don't have a car--sort of soured the deal. Also, they would only publish it if I gave them all the rights. I'm figuring on getting $20 million for the movie rights, so that was not acceptable. Other than that, a number of agents have expressed varying degrees of reluctance about representing it. Of course I'm pissed. If that book had been on the rack when Ken Burns' The War aired, I and several others might be rich by now. Oh, wait, we're refraining from whining. Anyway, B-17 pilots have read that book and liked it, as have Kindergarten Special Education Teachers and a variety of other people, not all of whom even know me. So I'm sure it's pretty good. Right, well, what to do? I decided to self-publish two collections of stories, with the idea that if a few people buy them and say nice things about them, an agent might be less reluctant to mention my name and my work to publishers.

The Bohemian Girl and Other Stories is a collection of stories in which either the narrator or a principle character is transsexual. I had hoped to avoid mentioning that, in as much as many people assume this means it's all about kinky sex, or they'll imagine Felicity Huffmann, and feel no inclination to read the stories. But there it is. I did get someone to write a review, and they said, "The book is excellently written, and is strong enough to stand alone as what it is. The characters are interesting, and the details draw the reader in. It's obvious that the author has put a lot of her personal life into the book, and researched the lives of others rather thoroughly." This has not precipitated a stampede of buyers/readers, but I haven't abandoned hope. BTW, I had expected a bit more support from transsexuals with whom I am acquainted than I have actually received. *blink*

The Nothing That Is and Other Stories is a collection of stories in which either the narrator or a principle character is a lesbian, although her sexuality is not always spelled out. Two of these stories are set a few years on either side of 1900, and two of them in the 1930s; the rest of them are more or less contemporary.

I intend to publish/release Your Stef's a Detective and Other Stories later this year. It's a collection of stories in which the narrator is a stealth transsexual homicide detective in the Omaha Police Department. One of these stories is currently waiting around at The New Yorker, and another at the online anthology, Girls With Guns.

I might also publish a fourth collection of stories later this year.

I'm not making any money on these books; they're loss leaders toward building a literary reputation. In order for my plan to work, people are going to have to buy these books and say nice things about them.

The Stacy Danielle Stephens amazon author page.

Also, I've been acquainted with Ellie G for several years, and would like very much for people to download/listen to her songs, and maybe even buy her albums/CDs. I think she'd like that, too.


1 Bonus cool points to anyone who knows where I got the title.
Jun. 7th, 2010 03:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing, Stacy :)
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Jun. 7th, 2010 02:37 pm (UTC)
Once again, I'm confusing your acronym SUWYG with another called 'Stained Underwear With Your Gymshorts', which is a blog about wearing Stained Underwear With Your Gymshorts.

But your post comes at a good time. A bunch of Middle Grade authors (myself included) just launched a website dedicate to Middle Grade Books.


So thank, Jon. You're a jeanius (a guy who knows a lot about jeans).
Jun. 7th, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC)
Looks like a great site, Brian :)
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Jun. 7th, 2010 03:11 pm (UTC)
I'm very pleased with the stories that started with Feather Blessed, which I posted on my LJ as a #fridayflash story: http://wyld-dandelyon.livejournal.com/88168.html

And ErgoFiction will be featuring one of my Torn World stories this Friday, as part of their "Love is in the Air" week. To see more of Torn World, you can go to http://www.tornworld.net or you can look at the fiction and poetry I have up there at http://www.tornworld.net/members/memberinfo.php?id=51 (I've won some of the world-building contests there; to see those, you have to click on the word "background" on the sidebar.)

Torn World is an original science-fantasy shared world millieu, with an editorial board and including fiction, poetry, art, and worldbuilding articles, as well as forums where you can discuss things with the creators.
Jun. 7th, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing, Dierdre :)
Jun. 7th, 2010 04:17 pm (UTC)
When old enemies and an emissary from a far country rudely interrupt Dillon's vacation, he discovers that an old friend has managed to embroil him in a brewing civil war of the island nation of Xonira. The Lord Chancellor of Xonira figures he can unite the enemy factions if he recovers the ancient artifact called the Golden Bell and so he hires Dillon and Eli to recover it from the haunted vaults of the sealed Blagdasen Citadel. But what good can come from unearthing an artifact forged in blood? And what of the ancient forces of evil guarding it? The author of "The Nuclear Suitcase", Joel Jenkins, describes DILLON AND THE LEGEND OF THE GOLDEN BELL as "James Bond meets Cthulhu" and you'll want to check out this heady mixture of the spy thriller and horror genres.


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Jun. 7th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
Nice one, Derrick :)
Jun. 7th, 2010 05:42 pm (UTC)
I'm rather fond of a collaborative horror novel I collaborated on (collaboratively):

The Event - http://www.lulu.com/product/file-download/the-event/6482301

A collaborative horror novel set in Wellington, New Zealand. Something ancient is stirring, something in the water. Wellington harbour comes alive with a festival atmosphere as people are drawn to the shapes drifting below the surface. When people emerge from the water changed, thirsty, howling, and the sky starts to shatter, 5 strangers do their best to survive the night and beyond.

Featuring the writing of Matt Cowens, Debbie Cowens, Jenni Dowsett, Stephanie Pegg and Chris Gilman. Note - some content may offend or disturb. Contains scenes of graphic violence and horror.

It's a free pdf or cheap paperback, and is currently nominated for a Sir Julius Vogel fan award :-)
Jun. 7th, 2010 09:22 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the Vogel nomination, Matt. I hope you win :)
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Jun. 7th, 2010 05:53 pm (UTC)
Jon is #1! Jon is #1!!

I've no link to share yet, but I wanted to congratulate you on being #1 on their best-seller list. That's fantastic!
Jun. 7th, 2010 09:23 pm (UTC)
Today OmniLit, tomorrow a list that folks have heard of - sorry OmniLit, no offense intended ;)
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Jun. 7th, 2010 06:10 pm (UTC)
Jon, I am constantly amazed by the awesomeness of your blog and the inventive things you do in order to involve your readers. And congrats on the release... I am looking forward to reading your book!

Lemme see if I can add something. Ok so this was last week, but I just got a good review on SLEEPLESS, my soon-to-be-released YA paranormal romance, from Kirkus. It's on my blog somewhere. :)
Jun. 7th, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the kind words, Cyn :)

Let me know when you find that review.
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Jun. 8th, 2010 12:29 am (UTC)
Care to share something, Jenn? :)
Jun. 8th, 2010 12:23 am (UTC)
Hey Jon, I'm just popping in to say CONGRATS!!!! *throws confetti* on your #1 status! How very exciting!!
Jun. 8th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
Thanks! That's most kind of you :)
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