Saturn as seen from Titan, painting by Chesley Bonestell

Saturn as seen from Titan, painting by Chesley Bonestell
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Monday, January 18, 2016

My Recent writings and submissions

I have been terribly negligent in posting and must make amends.  I have not heard from my religious character short story submission, The Shunammite Woman.  This is a disappointment in that I submitted it to a publisher who put out my science fiction novel, print version of The Silver Dart.  The Shunammite Woman story is fiction, except when she meets the prophet, Elisha and King Joram, those portions remaining accurate according to the Bible references in 2 Kings 4 and 2 Kings 8 concerning this wonderful Old Testament woman.  I also remain as true as my research has allowed in the towns, countries and lay of the land.  I may self-publish this story via Create Space so that it will be in print form.  Since it is only 18,000 words long I'd predict a price of four or five dollars, which is about what my religious book In Remembrance of Me cost.
I submitted my older novel, The Vanishing Shed, to Avon Books and am anxiously awaiting word on that.  This is the novel I received a personal comment hand-written by a reputable agent on her form rejection.  I should hear something on that sometime next month.
I have finished editing an older novel, A Reason for Rescue, but have not submitted it yet.  I had received several rejections on these two novels some years back.  I still believe in these novels and have polished them as best I can.
I am thinking of doing an Amazon giveaway on my romance novel, A Change of Heart.  If anyone out there is interested in me doing that let me know.  I've not had any comments forever on my blog.  The way this works is I purchase my own book from Amazon, offer it as a giveaway to my groups and then Amazon ships the book directly to the winner.  I am willing to do that just to get a little visibility for this novel, my first published novel.  I will probably email my romance author's group I am in and see what they say too.

11 comments:

annepatrick07 said...

Sounds like you're keeping busy, Larry. That's great. Best of luck to you on your submissions.

Larry Hammersley said...

Thanks, Anne, for coming by and commenting. I've done little writing recently, only a short story about a Bible character numbering 18,000 words has been it.

Miss Mae said...

Sometimes it's hard to find time to get in the writing "zone". But I'd say go for self-publishing. That's the only way to fly, I think. :)

Larry Hammersley said...

Miss Mae: Thank you for the comment. I've done one self-pub and have had a hand in the covers at Smashwords on some of those stories, and I thank you for the nice cover on Small is Beautiful over there too.

Diane Craver said...

Good luck to you, Larry. I remember reading one of your shorts and I loved it. I'm lousy at remembering titles. Have a great day!

Larry Hammersley said...

Thanks for dropping by, Diane. I appreciate your kind remarks. I need to check to see what you have published. Except for the recent short story of an Old Testament character I've not written a major work for awhile. I hope for favorable news from Avon and figure out where to send a polished novel I just finished editing too. Feel free to drop me a line any time. Larry

Diane Craver said...

Good luck with Avon and I hope you receive good news. I submitted a query letter to them long time ago. They were actually looking at query letters at that time but never heard anything. Then I thought maybe they were no longer considering anything from a query letter. I decided to self-publish my Amish romances.

Larry Hammersley said...

Hi Diane: The recent submission procedure to Avon allows submission of the entire manuscript and I did that on Dec. 4, 2015. They stated 8-12 weeks for a reply. They called themselves Avon Impulse. I hope to hear something in late February. Have you done well with your Amish romances? I've only self-published one manuscript, a nonfiction short one of a religious nature. Larry

Diane Craver said...

Maybe I'll try Avon again - it was Avon Inspire that I sent my query letter to. I'd love to be a hybrid author again and have both books with publishers and continue to self-publish too. But I do make more as an Indie author at this time. Will email you later this evening.

Gail Pallotta said...

Hi Larry,

Wow! I'm late to the party. But I'm glad to be here. I've enjoyed reading your work and am hoping you'll find just the right place for your books and stories.

Larry Hammersley said...

Hi Gail: Thanks for coming over to comment. I'm sorry you missed out on the giveaway of my sweet romance novel A Change of Heart. There are a lot of titles similar to mine and if you check at Amazon you would have to type in the title and "by Larry Hammersley". I gave away three Kindle versions and one print version. Actually that was to everyone who hadn't read the book. I think I'll get at least two reviews out of the four folks who picked up the book. The kindle version is $4.99 at Amazon. The print version is quite expensive and I can sell one of my print copies and can undercut the print price on Amazon by six or more dollars. I can't remember if you read my romance novel or not.