Updates and Hiatus

Hello, folks!

Updates on a few things here.

The Bad Romance anthology, which includes my romantic thriller short ‘Beneath the Blue Irises’ is estimated to be published on January 28th, 2020.
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My dark fantasy short story ‘The Best Spice’ has been submitted to an anthology. No word yet on if has been accepted.

My thriller drabble ‘The Plunge’ has been submitted to an an anthology. No word yet if it has been accepted.


I will be going on a bit of a hiatus for a couple months to have a much-needed surgery. As a result, the monthly Author Spotlight readings at Elissimo have been suspended, likely until February 2020. We have a lot planned for these events moving forward, so stay tuned for those details. In the meantime, everyone enjoy the Holiday Season with your loved ones, and I’ll see you in 2020!

~JM Ames

The third Author Spotlight reading at Elissimo is Thursday, September 5th!

Hello again, folks!

I am thrilled to announce that our third Local Author Spotlight reading over at Elissimo Coffee is right around the corner – Thursday, September 5th. Come on by and hear some of your favorite local authors read their art for you!

If you are a local author and want to read in this or future events, please email me at JMAmesAuthor@gmail.com, with the subject ‘Local Author Spotlight at Elissimo,’ and we will get it all set up.

Scheduled readings:

  • Introductions
  • Lydia Nolan – TBD
  • Nick Mazmanian – TBD
  • R. M. Morgan – ‘Crown Hunt’
  • Caddy Everett – TBD
  • OPEN\Q&A\Critiques

I hope to see you there!

~ JM Ames

Next Local Author’s Spotlight reading at Elissimo Coffee on August 1st!

Hello again, folks!

I am thrilled to announce that our second Local Author Spotlight reading over at Elissimo Coffee is right around the corner – Thursday, August 1st. Come on by and hear some of your favorite local authors read their art for you!

If you are a local author and want to read in this or future events, please email me at JMAmesAuthor@gmail.com, with the subject ‘Local Author Spotlight at Elissimo,’ and we will get it all set up.

I hope to see you there!

~ JM Ames

Local Author readings at Elissimo Coffee and an update on the publication of ‘Karma’

Hello folks!

I’ve been busy organizing a monthly local author’s reading even at Elissimo Coffee in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. The inaugural reading will be on Thursday, July 11th, and will run on the first Thursday of the month after that. I encourage all authors who can make it to sign up for a reading. It doesn’t matter where you are in your career, we have authors scheduled ranging from unpublished to ones who travel the country to do book signings. If you’ve written it, we’d love you to come read it! I also encourage ALL of you that can to come on down and listen to your fellow authors.

I can tell you that Elissimo has fantastic coffee and tea drinks, as well as some of the best pastries you can find. There are also several good places to eat in the complex, if you are looking for a full dinner.

You can read more about the events and the schedule here.

I look forward to seeing you!


 

In other news, ‘Karma‘ will be published in the anthology Monsters, which is the third in a series of “Dark Drabbles” anthologies by Black Hare Press. It will be published on August 20th, 2019, and is available for preorder now.

A drabble is a form of microfiction, in which the story must be told in exactly 100 words – no more or less.

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~JM Ames
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