Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Weirdly, Volume III


Released yesterday from Wild Child Publishing.

Weirdly, Volume III, A Collection of Strange Stories.

e-book,

$5.95.


Several strange and weird events occurred during the compilation of this anthology -- but I am pleased to report that this book contains my urban fantasy short story: another Lillie St. Claire adventure, titled Ding, Dong, Dell.
Yes, the title and the frame of the story comes from the nursery rhyme which begins:

Ding, dong, dell,
Pussy's in the well,
Who put her in?...

Other Lillie St. Claire adventures with the paranormal -- Stone Child and Corpse Candles -- appeared in Weirdly I and Weirdly II: Eldritch.

A funny thing. I've always been a bit anxious about the ending of Corpse Candles -- the bad guys get creamed by a transport truck. I worried that their retribution might appear too neat, tidy and ex machina -- until I watched a recent episode of Criminal Minds ( the TV series involving a team of FBI Behaviorial Analysis investigators) where the bad guy gets creamed by a transport truck.
If the big dogs think that solution realistic, so can I!



40 comments:

raine said...

Oh, squee!!
Another Lillie!
Must order. :)

Congratulations, Bernita, on the new release.
(and I saw that episode--good one). :)

jason evans said...

Congrats, B!! Another Harris tale. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Very nice. I'll check it out. Looking forward to reading the story.

BernardL said...

I saw that episode. It may have been a little bit of a reach... but very satisfying. :)

Bernita said...

Raine, thank you.

I just discovered the series and really like the characters.

Thank you, J!

Charles, I think it's the best one yet in some ways.

Bernita said...

I caught only the end of it, Bernard...made my eyes pop out!

Natasha Fondren said...

Oh yay! Congratulations! I'm so happy. :-) I really like her!

Bernita said...

Natasha, thank you. So glad!

Whirlochre said...

Impressive. III is so much better than 3. And 3 is good...

Bernita said...

I'll take either, Whirl.
Especially since this is the third Lillie story.

Anonymous said...

YAY!!!

Asa

Dave F. said...

I'll have to buy that. Congrats.

Bernita said...

Thank you, Asa and Dave!

Jeff said...

Congratulations, Bernita! You already know this but I will say it again, I enjoy your writing.

SzélsőFa said...

this to the third appearance of Lillie! congratulations, Bernita!

Bernita said...

Thank you, Jeff. You know I enjoy yours too.You have "voice."

SzelsoFa, thank you. Someday I hope to tell Lillie's whole story, not just bits and pieces of it.

writtenwyrdd said...

Yay! Was this one by invitation only, because I missed the submissions announcement.

laughingwolf said...

grats bernita! very nicely done! :)

Bernita said...

Written, I suspect it was, but all I know was that I was asked to submit last spring.

Bernita said...

Thank you, LW.
A small publishing success but I'll take it.

Jamie said...

I found your site via a post on Editorial Ass. Congrats on the pub! I look forward to checking out the rest of your site!

Jane Steen said...

I came here on Moonrat's suggestion too. Congratulations on having your story published! I'll check it out.

Bernita said...

Wasn't it kind of Moonmouse to post it?
And kind of you both to drop by too.
Jamie and Jane, thank you.

s.w. vaughn said...

Awesome! Congratulations, Bernita!

maybe genius said...

My heartfelt congratulations to you! This is very exciting :)

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Congratulations, Bernita. I love the idea of an ending that has nothing to do with the story but everything to do with real life. Good people get creamed by trucks willy nilly with no rhyme or reason so why shouldn't the bad guys go down that way?

Pamala Knight said...

Congratulations! That's great news.

Bernita said...

Maybe not awesome, but awfully nice.
Thank you, Sonia!

A double thank you to you, dear Genius!

Plus it keeps my Lillie's hands clean - in that story! Thank you, Suzanne.

Pamela, thank you. Really appreciate it.

Betsy Dornbusch said...

Well done!

Bernita said...

~beams at Betsy~
Thank you.

McKoala said...

Congratulations!

Bernita said...

Thank you, McDear!

Carla said...

Congratulations!

bunnygirl said...

Congratulations! It must be great fun to see your name on the cover!

Bernita said...

Carla, Bunnygirl, thank you so much.

stacy said...

Congrats!

archer said...

Bernita rocks!

Bernita said...

Thank you, Stacy.

Back and forth, back and forth, all the time....
Thank you, Archer!

Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

Woooo hoooo! You rock, Bernita!

Bernita said...

Thank you, Sandra!