Wednesday, May 3, 2017

#IWSG - Insecure Writer's Support Group and the release of Hero Lost!

It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up.

We post the first Wednesday of every month. We encourage everyone to visit at least a dozen new blogs and leave a comment. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs.

Our awesome co-hosts for the May 3 posting of the IWSG will be Nancy Gideon, Tamara Narayan, Liesbet @ Roaming About, Michelle Wallace, and Feather Stone! 

Our Twitter is @TheIWSG and hashtag #IWSG

Optional May Question:  What is the weirdest/coolest thing you ever had to research for your story?


Want to know how the authors of the newest IWSG Anthology answered this question? Check out Admin/Co-host Michelle Wallace's BLOG today to find out!!!


It's finally here. 

Hero Lost
Mysteries of Death and Life
An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology

Can a lost hero find redemption?

What if Death himself wanted to die? Can deliverance be found on a bloody battlefield? Could the gift of silvering become a prison for those who possessed it? Will an ancient warrior be forever the caretaker of a house of mystery?

Delving into the depths of the tortured hero, twelve authors explore the realms of fantasy in this enthralling and thought-provoking collection. Featuring the talents of Jen Chandler, L. Nahay, Renee Cheung, Roland Yeomans, Elizabeth Seckman, Olga Godim, Yvonne Ventresca, Ellen Jacobson, Sean McLachlan, Erika Beebe, Tyrean Martinson, and Sarah Foster.

Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these twelve tales will take you into the heart of heroes who have fallen from grace. Join the journey and discover a hero’s redemption!

In this marvelous collection of speculative fiction, we journey through twelve wonderfully written tales to find out if the tortured hero can be redeemed. - Christine Rains, author

The authors have done us a favour by all being darned good at their craft. Recommended for fantasy fans. - Gordon Long, author

Print ISBN 9781939844361 $14.95
eBook ISBN 9781939844378 $4.99


eBook -

Blogs/sites -
Jen Chandler -- L. Nahay -- Renee Cheung -- Roland Yeomans -- Elizabeth Seckman -- Olga Godim -- Yvonne Ventresca -- Ellen Jacobson -- Sean McLachlan -- Erika Beebe -- Tyrean Martinson -- Sarah Foster


 Check out the Hero Lost Blog Tour!

May 2 - Stephanie Faris - Guest Post
May 3 - Michelle Wallace - Interview

May 5 - Cathrina Constantine - Spotlight Post

May 7 - Ronel Janse van Vuuren - Interview
May 8 - Bish Denham - Guest Post

May 8 - Patricia Lynne - Guest Post
May 9 - ChemistKen - Guest Post
May 10 - M.J. Fifield - Guest Post
May 15 - Alex J. Cavanaugh - Interview
May 15 - Juneta Key - Spotlight Post
May 17 - Nicki Elson - Interview
May 19 - Chrys Fey - Guest Post
May 22 - Christine Rains - Review

May 22 - Nick Wilford - Guest Post
May 24 - Toi Thomas - Interview



Ever thought about being a co-host for IWSG posting day? Co-hosting means a lot more visitors to your site and it’s a lot of fun. Please leave a comment if you can volunteer this summer!


nashvillecats2 said...

Heather, what a fascinating book the Anthology sounds.
I'm sure it will be the success it deserves to be.
I will follow it's tour with continued interest.


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Heather - lots going on ... and the Anthology authors have done wonders - I loved reading their thoughts on Michelle's blog - all the best and thanks for all your work during the A-Z ... cheers Hilary

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats to all the writers in the anthology! It's awesome that IWSG gives writers this opportunity to get published.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Big congratulations to all of the Hero Lost authors! Thanks for rocking our second anthology.

Pat Hatt said...

Congrats to all the authors indeed!

Ever need a co-host the cat can help with his snarky self lol

Karen Baldwin said...

An awesome anthology! Congrats to all the authors.

Sandee said...

What Alex said. This surely must be a talented group of authors.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Jen said...

Yippee! The Anthology is HERE! A HUGE thank you to everyone who has helped make this a reality :D

I didn't do any research for my anthology story, but the weirdest thing I've ever researched for a project would have to be snake handling churches in Appalachia. It's a fascinating, albeit, weird topic but on the upside, I did get to watch an episode of the X-Files!

I'd be happy to help co-host this summer! :D Just let me know where you need me!


Christine Rains said...

Congratulations to all the authors! It's an awesome collection.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

They're a very talented group. All of the stories are wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the release!
I've cohosted before and I always enjoy it, so hit me up if you need help this summer.

LD Masterson said...

Big congratulations to all the authors. A very talented bunch.

Juneta key said...

I can co - host this summer, just need a heads up. Congrats to all the authors on the new release.
' Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

Debra Renée Byrd said...

I need to start getting the fiction anthologies!

Yvonne Ventresca said...

What does a co-host do?

I'm so happy the anthology is out in the world! I hope many readers enjoy it. :)

dolorah said...

Congrats to all the authors. I'm looking forward to reading this.

Doreen McGettigan said...

I would be happy to host this summer!

Trin Carl said...

I would love to host this summer.

The Cynical Sailor said...

It's hard to believe the anthology has actually been released. It seems like so long ago when I entered the contest. Where does time go? I can probably co-host in August. Cheers - Ellen

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats to the authors of Hero Lost!

Karen Lynn said...

I'd love to see a write-up of what a cohost does, before I make any commitments. Maybe I overlooked one somewhere?

Tamara Narayan said...

I've got my copy of Hero Lost and am now just waiting for my Kindle to recharge. And waiting. Waiting. Still waiting...

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Being part of the anthology was especially thrilling for me this year. Seeing all the stories come together was exciting. I learned a lot of good storytelling.

Michelle Wallace said...

It was so exciting to be a part of this anthology...and see it all come together!
Congrats to all the authors...amazing storytelling skills in one collection!

H.R. Bennett said...

Ooo~ Definitely adding that to my reading list.

Also, I'm not sure what the weirdest thing is. I've never given it much thought simply because it's fact finding. However I can imagine at least a few search histories are worrisome given the number of times I've looked up anatomy, murder, and effects of certain lethal happenstances.

There are negatives to being a monster/horror least where the DoD might be involved. haha

Lux G. said...

Woohoo! Congrats and good job to all heroes behind this book!

Diane Burton said...

What a great coup. The anthology looks great. Congrats to all included.

Olga Godim said...

I can be a co-host one of the summer months.