Author Spotlight – Beulah Vega

Also Known as B.F. Vega for horror/fantasy and speculative writing, Beulah has become one of our favorite authors. We just released a chapbook of her poems. We asked a whole bunch of questions as we always do for these. Beulah’s responses all were delightful. I think that I do not want to paraphrase or clean them up so I will share hers like a interview.

ow long have you been a Creative?
I’ve been in theater since I was seven. I’ve been writing since I was sixteen or so.

What or who got you started?
I don’t know. But whoever it is owes me!! ūüôā Seriously, short stories: I have always made up funny scenarios for my friends and I and one day I just started writing them down. Horror/Poetry came to me when I discovered that boys are no good poopy-heads…because I am that mature. ūüôā

Why did you choose to be an Indie Author? 
I actually sort of fell into it. I like the community that I have found in the various indie publishers that have published my work. I like that once you are in the community it is more supportive than competitive.

Has any of your work been published/shown or do you have a website? If so, where? 
Yes. Stories have appeared in Nightmare Whispers, Dark Celebration, Infection, The Legends of Night, Extreme Drabbles of Dread, Haunts & Hellions, and Good Southern Witches. Her poetry has been published in Fae Dreams, The Literary Nest, The Cauldron Anthology, Sage Cigarettes, Resist! With Every Inch and Breath, The Tuna Fish Journal, Hallowzine, Walled Women Voices against Violence, and Blood & Bourbon among others. Her poems have also been performed as part of the Bay Area WTF festival in ‚ÄúHeroines, Harpies, and Harlots: A Woman Speaks‚ÄĚ and the Cloverdale Performing Arts ‚ÄúDead Poet Society, Players in a Pandemic‚ÄĚ

If you have a website, what is it?
https://shuffle.do/@BFVega

What do you do for fun? Hobbies?
Cause mischief. Come up with evil Rube Goldberg style schemes to take over the world. Watch Kaiju movies. And I embroider inappropriate sayings on things. Sometimes I make whole quilts out of my inappropriate embroidery.

Where in the world do you live?
Santa Rosa (It’s an hour north of San Francisco)

Do you have family or pets you want to share with us?
Isn’t “family and pets” redundant? I am in-between cats at the moment and trying to trick my roommate into getting a puppy so I can love it and he can take care of it.

Have you ever suffered with writer’s block? If so how do you deal with it?
Not really. I usually have a million things going on at any time. As I write this I have eight shorts, two books, and some essays that I am supposed to be doing instead. I don’t have writers block so much as writers procrastination. And as with all procrastination the answer for me is accountability…so shhhh don’t tell my writing accountability people that I have so much to do and am filling out this survey instead.

(ok Beulah Vega we won’t)

So go check her out! Her poetry is amazing and her stories are better. We look forward to her work everytime!

Author Spotlight : Elana Gomel

Elana started off writing academic papers, but for the last seven has been writing fiction. At seven years old she read a Jules Verne novel and decided that she would write a better one the following year…it took her a slight bit longer.

Elana chooses to be an indie author because as an academic she lives with strict rules and schedules. She wants a bit of creative freedom in her writing. She has 3 novels and more than 60 short stories published in various magazines and anthologies.

For fun she travels, which means that right now, her only hobby is to go over Instagram posts from years past with a glass of wine and tears in her eyes. She lives in California. Previously she lived and worked in Israel, Hong Kong and Italy. Not to mention the fact that she was born in the country that no longer exists: the USSR.

She has two kids who have learned to put up with her flights of fancy through long practice. The Daddy Longlegs who lives in her office will do for a pet because she doesn’t like dogs and is allergic to cats.

We asked about writer’s block and her response was “Every day. And every day I sit in front of my computer and stare it down until the writer’s block scuttles away, only to come back later.” Such a wonderful way of putting it.

See more of Elana by visiting her website.

Author Spotlight : Victoria Costello

Victoria is a author living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been a creative soul for over 20 years now, Wow can you imagine the magic she has created? She said that sitting in trees as a child got her started. That sounds like a fun story to me. She says she writes to connect people to unseen worlds.

She likes to hike, BBQ, cook, read, and hopes to someday be able to travel again. (Don’t we all) She lives with twin female Cats. When creative blocks hit, she just waits them out.

You can find more about Victoria on her website.

Reminder Deadline Approaching

We are looking for spine-tingling thrillers. Preferably with a supernatural/otherworldly bent.  Got a story that makes the hair stand on end? Something otherworldly that is just perfect for telling over a campfire? Submit it and let us see your best!


This anthology is limited to the thriller/horror genre. 
Requirements:
Short Story word count min/max: 3k/5k
Art/Photography: up to five must be printable quality
Poetry/Haiku: up to 5 each per topic


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Submissions email to Faecorpspublishing@gmail.com with a subject of Fae Shivers. 
Due by:  August 1, 2021

Specific Genre  Short stories/Poetry/Art/Haiku/Photography.


Currently, there are 9 story slots and 10 slots for art/poetry, etc. We may if we receive enough quality submissions decide to open up more volumes to accommodate more openings. 
This is a paid anthology. You will if you get in receive a portion of the royalties…however you will be expected to assist in the marketing of the anthology.


Editing is provided. If your story is in draft form it is still acceptable, however, it must be readable. Gore is acceptable, however, do keep it reasonable, no one wants to read gore for gore’s sake.  We do not accept erotica at this time.  We are here to showcase good indie authors and are more than willing to help those just getting started.
We will accept stories that have been published before,  as long as you retain publishing rights. 
If you have any questions feel free to ask.

Deadline Approaching! And Surprise Announcement!

Let’s talk about Faery Places. This anthology is all about the places. The dark sppoky forest, or the undersea cove‚Ķ the story must feature a place for the fae to play in.

This anthology is not limited by genre, any will do. We are looking for the location to shine through the story the most.

Requirements:

Short Story word count min/max: 3k/5k (flexible. If your submission is close… Send it.)

Art/Photography: up to five must be printable quality

Poetry/Haiku: up to 5 each per topic

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Submissions email to Faecorpspublishing@gmail.com with a subject of Into the Glen.

Due by : June 1, 2021

Specific Fae Theme Short stories/Poetry/Art/Haiku/Photography.

Editing is provided. If your story is in draft form it is still acceptable, however it must be readable. Gore is acceptable, however do keep it reasonable, no one wants to read gore for gore’s sake. We do not accept erotica at this time. We are here to showcase good indie authors, and are more than willing to help those just getting started.

We will accept stories that have been published before, as long as you retain publishing rights.

If you have any questions feel free to ask.

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ANNOUNCEMENT!
Due to the amazing level of submissions, we have decided to split the anthology. One for the light, one for the dark. Deadline is June 1st and I will have all of the acceptance/rejection letters out by the middle of June.

Author Spotlight – Lorraine Lewis

Lorraine is a blind Author. She writes poetry, short stories and maintains a blog. She swears that she was born holding a pen. We have had Lorraine now in two of our anthologies, Fae Dreams and Faery Playground.

Lorraine is based in the UK where she lives with her husband and a rough collie she has named hope. Wheelchair bound, Lorraine is limited to what she is capable of. What she writes is amazing. Her blog, Blindwilderness.wordpress.com is fun and enjoyable to read.

Author Spotlight – The Tenth Zodiac

The Tenth Zodiac, also known as Nina Mohan, is a wonderful Poet and Author. Her site is filled with verse and delights. She writes short stories as well as poetry, and publishes to Spillwords press.

We asked her why she chose to become an Indie writer and her response was that she wanted to be known as being a writer. We have no doubt that this up and comer will achieve that goal. Her blog shows her more than capable.

When asked if she ever suffered with writer’s block and how do she dealt with it, her response was “Oh yes I have. I wait for it to pass and then a come back is always amazing !!”

Married with a young son, Nina juggles everything well. We look forward to seeing more from her in the future!

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