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ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: Wounded Alpha – Mell Eight

Wounded Alpha - Mell Eight

Mell Eight has a new MM paranormal romance out: Wounded Alpha. And there’s a giveaway! While Ryker’s body came back from Afghanistan just fine, his mind didn’t, and his thoughts wander back there in painful flashbacks that have present-time consequences. In order to avoid hurting anyone, Ryker secludes himself in a cabin in the middle of nowhere. Then Officer Chess Medcull shows up with a case of were-animals being tortured and killed in a way similar to how Ryker almost died in the war. In order to stop the murders, Ryker must face the demons in his head, and maybe, … Read more

FOR WRITERS: Managing My Brain and My Writing

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FOR WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Sheena J. Himes: Managing depression/mental health issues while still maintaining a decent writing schedule. Tips? Suggestions? I’m balancing a fine line but I’m failing more than succeeding at this point, and my production divebombs during the winter. (My current self-care routine is adequate for maintaining my equilibrium but not at all helpful in staying productive.) Join the chat

CALL: Unlocking the Magic Antho Looking for mental Health/Fantasy Stories

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Unlocking the Magic – Cuppatea Publications Deadline: November 1, 2018 Wordcount 3,000-6,000 words Payment: $300 USD + royalties In fantasy, we read about how people with mental illness are more susceptible to magic, closer to breaks in reality, more likely to be able to see the unseen. These stereotypes are harmful and contribute to keeping people from seeing the good in getting help, taking their meds, or talking to someone. This anthology is about changing the narrative and telling stories of strength and perseverance, of getting help despite the darkness. Not the myth that getting help will kill creativity and … Read more