What a wonderful month May was.
The first big event was my eldest daughter’s engagement party in sunny Romania. It was wonderful to see her take the next step in life, and to meet her friends and her fiance’s family. She looked, as ever, so lovely.
My middle daughter then announced her graduation grade: an upper second! We’ll be celebrating in the UK next week.
And within days, my youngest revealed her year end grade was a Merit!
Proud Dad, indeed. All those years of parental effort – plus an excellent genetic inheritance – seem to have paid off.
Somehow, in between the celebrations, I completed my first novel, “Faces of Janus“, set in the Paradisi Chronicles open-source universe. It’s the one the EasterCon crit group liked so much. Beta-readers are standing ready to receive their mailings!
An anthology requested a story from me and I’m working on edits for another two. Busy Dad.
Now, if it would only stop raining so I can sit out in the garden to work, I’m sure my output would ramp up – or at least enhance my already sunny disposition. I’ll be writing no dark dystopias for a while.
To round off this post, here’s the recent Risingshadow review of my short story included in the anthology Existence Is Elsewhen…
Homo Sapiens Inferior:
- A chilling vision of future where people are divided into two classes because of their genes: HSI and HSS (Homo sapiens inferior and Homo sapiens superior).
- A well written and cautionary tale about the possible future of mankind.
- I think that everybody who reads this story will be impressed by its atmosphere.
Thank you, Risingshadow.
And a very jolly June to you all!
4 thoughts on “My, The Force Was Strong”
Hey, Andy! Where can I find your books? I checked my local library, but then again, I’m in the U.S. Are you sold on Amazon?
Hi Beverley, long time no see. I hope things are going well for you.
All the anthologies that include my stories are available online.
Go to http://author.to/andymckell for my Amazon page in your country or check out the page https://andymckell.com/short-stories/published-work/ for alternative sources.
Hi Andy. Congrats on the accomplishments of your daughters, and your first novel. Blessings.