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Update!



I've been posting my stories at my website, but I have been forgetting to post links here. I'm not sure if anyone is interested in reading my work, but I'll remember to post the links to my site here just in case. This is a continuation of the story of Aladdin (the one from A THousand and One Nights) called The Echo of Eons: http://www.keppiehed.com/includes/story/library.php?sid=231l11698. I wrote it for Zimbell House Publishing, which has some really great opportunities for writers, if any of you are interested: contests/submissions here!

I know I've been really absent lately; the start of the school year seems like it has been rocky this time! I'm buried under conflicting kids schedules/illnesses/etc. In happy news, I was asked to join the staff of Bedlam Publishing in a newly created position as submissions editor! So I am really thrilled about that. We're just beginning the process of looking through submissions for the third issue of Loud Zoo, their online literary magazine, so I have my hands full with that job. It's been a daunting but educational experience. I hope I'm doing a good job. Eeek!

I'm also keeping my chin up about writing. It comes and goes as far as rejections and acceptances are concerned (as you guys know!) so it's important to keep going with it. I've only had eleven acceptances this year, which feels a bit like a loss somehow, but the year isn't over yet.

In unrelated news, I just got back from a great trip to Stratford, Ontario. For those of you who don't know Stratford, it is known for its outstanding repertory theater, most notably their excellent Shakespeare productions. I was invited to take a trip with my sister and her friend, a world famous Shakespeare webcomic artist. We had a wonderful time! Stratford had a fantastic season this year, and I was able to see two shows: an avante garde production of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Gershwin's Crazy For You. I can't praise them enough; they were just phenomenal. To say I rarely get out is an understatement, but these made up for the lack. I feel fortified enough to dance through winter now. Here I am basking like a queen in hotel room and another pic of me with a random gnome on a street in Stratford:

me on bed in Stratford
me and a garden gnome in Stratford

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the fall season, especially if you live somewhere with beautiful foliage. Take care of yourselves! <3

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rubyelf
Oct. 14th, 2014 07:20 pm (UTC)
Hello, beautiful! It's good to see you again!
keppiehed
Oct. 14th, 2014 09:30 pm (UTC)
Ruby! How's life been treating you?
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keppiehed
Oct. 14th, 2014 09:31 pm (UTC)
Hello yourself! How have you been these days?
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keppiehed
Oct. 14th, 2014 10:56 pm (UTC)
I'm embarrassed to bother writing anything personal because my life is so terribly boring. I did see that you are testing for jiu-jitsu and have recently been to Amsterdam. You do enough exotic things to write a book on experience alone!! It's all very exciting!
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starduchess
Oct. 15th, 2014 03:07 am (UTC)
Hi, dear! So good to hear from you. *hugs*

Sounds like lots of exciting things on the job front. That's really cool. I had my first short story published in February by Elm Books (the Fae Love collection) and I've been working on a lot of podficcing this year.
keppiehed
Oct. 15th, 2014 12:31 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh I'm so proud of you for getting your work published! I'm not surprised one bit; you're a fantastic writer. It's a great feeling, isn't it? Cheers to you! I'm going to tell people that I knew you when!! <3 Many congratulations, and keep up the great work!
hwango
Oct. 15th, 2014 04:20 am (UTC)
Hey there! I hadn't heard from you for a while, and I'd begun to assume the worst, which is to say the usual reason that I stop hearing from people - they've changed their names and moved to the moon. I'm glad to learn that your name isn't Esmerelda Flamjammer and that you don't live on the moon.
keppiehed
Oct. 15th, 2014 12:36 pm (UTC)
Hwango, I have missed you! How have you been? How is your art going? I can't say that I have plans to go to the moon, but the name Esmerelda Flamjammer is too good to pass up, so I have to make that my new alias. I wonder if that would be Ms. or Mrs.? Aha! Dr. Flamjammer for sure! ;)
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dubaiyan
Oct. 15th, 2014 11:11 am (UTC)
Wow Keppie, you do look like your Galadriel icon :D
keppiehed
Oct. 15th, 2014 12:37 pm (UTC)
Awwww ... *blushes* Get out of here! But you just made my day! <3 <3 <3
anyonesghost
Oct. 15th, 2014 07:36 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear you're doing well. :-)
keppiehed
Oct. 16th, 2014 12:58 pm (UTC)
I've been keeping abreast of your adventures, mister, and I don't know how you have the energy to work so hard! I hope that you are okay, too, and that you get to relax a little sometime (although it doesn't sound like it!)
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quaffswinegaily
Oct. 18th, 2014 06:35 am (UTC)
Hey, chook! Good to see you looking so happy and healthy, and it sounds like you've been ridiculously busy too.
keppiehed
Oct. 21st, 2014 03:17 pm (UTC)
I have been too busy. I need some downtime!

It's wonderful to hear from you. I hope all is going well for you on the other side of the world. I've love an update if you feel up to it! <3
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silverflight8
Oct. 23rd, 2014 03:22 am (UTC)
Yay! So glad to see you again! I still love your hair--it's gorgeous! You look like you're having a great time :)

Eleven acceptances! I'm impressed, to be honest. That's a lot!
keppiehed
Oct. 23rd, 2014 01:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, you are always so kind!! Thank you so much for your very nice words! *squishes you* <3
smwright
Oct. 23rd, 2014 10:08 am (UTC)
What a wonderful update! You look fabulous!

(I just back from ON, too, but my trip was less fantastic than yours, I fear...)

Congrats on the job. That's wonderful. And 11 acceptances? Sounds pretty good to me, lady.
keppiehed
Oct. 23rd, 2014 01:16 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you! I did have a good time--I am a big fan of Shakespeare, and it is a rare treat for me to get out and do something fun. I'm surprised that you were also in ON; you had to have taken a plane, that's a long way from home for you. Were you there for a conference?
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