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Hello to my LJ friends, :-)

I know this may come off as kinda tacky, seeing as I post here so often . . . *embarrassed blushing* (as a good friend of mine who is in a bluegrass band always says when she posts about their gigs *shameless self promotion*) - but I want to share some news I'm excited about.

Many of you, when I was writing fanfiction consistently, urged me to try writing stories that would be eligible for publication.

So I have.

I took a general writing course and a novel writing course, had a couple of short stories published, and started working on a cozy mystery novel. Cozy mysteries are like Agatha Christie's stories. Not gorey, not overly violent and not R or X rated.

I am pleased to be able to tell you that my first mystery, The Devil's Music, has been accepted for publication by International Hybrid Publishing Group out of Victoria, British Columbia. The release will be in November of this year.

I'll post here to keep you all up to date.

I will be thanking the writers and readers in the Tolkien fanfiction communities that I was active in on the book's acknowledgement page. If several of you hadn't encouraged me to try writing for publication, it never would have crossed my mind.

Thank you so much! :-)

Hugs,

Pearl Took - Tolkien Fanfiction Author,
Pearl R. Meaker - Author of "The Devil's Music"

http://pearlrmeaker.com to read the first chapter ;-)

Comments

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shirebound
May. 31st, 2014 09:08 pm (UTC)
Pearl, I'm absolutely thrilled for you. Congratulations!
pearltook1
May. 31st, 2014 09:13 pm (UTC)
Hugs!
It really is all your fault, you remember that don't you? LOL If you hadn't encouraged me to write a fanfic and post it at ff.net, none of this would have happened.

And for that I'm extremely grateful. :-) :-)

Hugs & thanks, m'dearest Shirebound!
shirebound
May. 31st, 2014 09:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Hugs!
*gladly takes the blame for nudging forward such a momentous event*

*twirls you around*
pearltook1
May. 31st, 2014 10:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Hugs!
Love twirlin'! :-)
rhapsody11
May. 31st, 2014 10:34 pm (UTC)
*tackleglompsquish* :D :D
pearltook1
May. 31st, 2014 10:46 pm (UTC)
Cool!
Don't know as I've been glomped before! Thank you, Rhapsody :-)
rhapsody11
May. 31st, 2014 10:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Cool!
See there is a first time for about everything!
pearltook1
May. 31st, 2014 10:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Cool!
Many first times, even at my age. LOL ;-)
bonnie_halfelvn
Jun. 1st, 2014 02:06 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! How exciting!
pearltook1
Jun. 1st, 2014 06:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :-) I can hardly believe it myself.

Hugs!
bonnie_halfelvn
Jun. 2nd, 2014 02:36 am (UTC)
Will we see you at ALEP this fall?
pearltook1
Jun. 3rd, 2014 12:20 am (UTC)
I don't think so. I think that first time was my golden moment. I would dearly love to go back, but with the last one I was going to meet up with some friends and it ended up none of us could make it or (in the end) afford it. I'm pretty sure I won't be able to afford it this year. :-(

I hope you all have a fantastic time!

Hugs,
Pearl
bonnie_halfelvn
Jun. 3rd, 2014 01:58 am (UTC)
There is a payment plan that is helpful. You can actually make your own to a point. However, you pretty much have to make up your mind well before now. They are full-up and there is a waiting list.
pearltook1
Jun. 3rd, 2014 03:22 pm (UTC)
I thought they might be full. It doesn't surprise me, it is a wonderful place and they do such a wonderful job with planning the events and all.

Maybe next time I'll find out about it in time to make arrangements. Hope you have a great time this year. :-)
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