Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Welcome Heather Kuehl!

The Process of Far and Away: a collection of flash fiction and poems
By Heather Kuehl

I didn't start to take my writing seriously until 2007. Before that I had written several novels that, to this day, have never been finished. I had written some short stories, two of which were published by my local newspaper, but I looked at my characters as anything more than a hobby. However, in 2006 I started writing about Sarah Vargas, a character that has appeared in three books that have since been published with Eternal Press. Also in November 2006, I rewrote Promises to Keep for National Novel Writing Month. Even with a finished book, I felt like I knew nothing about the publishing industry.

Because I didn't.

Besides the two stories that were published in my local paper, I had never been published. I wanted to get a taste of the industry before sending my books out to potential publishers, and I decided to do that with short stories. Many of my first short stories were flash fiction, a story of 1000 words or less. I learned that I was especially skilled at writing stories of 100 words or less, and focused on getting those published while I worked on longer stories.

To date I have over thirty flash fiction stories published, and I wanted to collect them in one book. What better way to do that than in an anthology! Far and Away is a collection of those previously published flash fiction stories, as well as a handful of poems I've had published. Far and Away also includes ten works that have never seen the light of day. This anthology takes readers into a world of possibilities. Join a bride on her wedding day where all isn't as happy as it seems. See life through the eyes of a beloved pet as he tries to make the great escape. What is hiding in the dark? I made sure to include my award winners, such as "Miscommunication" and "Beauty is the Beast."

In my opinion, Far and Away has something for everyone. I use flash fiction as a way to experiment with other genres, so within this anthology I have paranormal, fantasy, science fiction, romance, and contemporary genres.

I had a lot of fun putting this anthology together, reading my earlier work and realizing exactly how far I've come.

Heather Kuehl Buy Links

Fade to Black (Sarah Vargas Book 1)
Ebook: http://www.eternalpress.biz/book.php?isbn=9781926704692
Print: http://www.amazon.com/Fade-Black-Heather-Kuehl/dp/1926704770/

Malevolent Dead (Sarah Vargas Book 2)
Ebook: http://eternalpress.biz/book.php?isbn=9781615722037
Print: http://www.amazon.com/Malevolent-Dead-Heather-Kuehl/dp/1615722041/

Blood Moon (Sarah Vargas Book 3)
Ebook: http://eternalpress.biz/book.php?isbn=9781615723065
Print: http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Moon-Heather-Kuehl/dp/1615723072/

Promises to Keep
Ebook: http://eternalpress.biz/book.php?isbn=9781770650480
Print: http://www.amazon.com/Promises-Keep-Heather-Kuehl/dp/1770650539

Dragon Sent
Ebook: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/49712

Amythist Dreams
Ebook: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/49843

Through the Rosebush
Print: http://www.anthologybuilder.com/view_template.php?template_id=639

Free Read - Struck by Beauty
Ebook: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/49914

Far and Away.
Ebook: http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/hkuehl

Heather Kuehl Coming Soon

Dream Lover. Eternal Press, August 7, 2011
"Raising the Dead." Aoife's Kiss, October 2011.
At All Costs. MuseItUp Publishing, December 2011.
Epiphany. Decadent Publishing, TBA.
"Into the Dark." Ruby Red Cravings, TBA.


Unknown said...

Fascinating being you are Heather...interesting indeed. 'Course Amy doesn't host just anyone lol. Great info and entertaining way to get to know you. Thanks for the highlight Amy on such a unique artist.

Heather Haven said...

From one Heather to another, sounds like you're up and running! Have a long and illustrious career. Amy, have I mentioned how much I love the name of this blog? Love it!

Charlie said...

Wonderful post Heather. So glad to see I'm not the only one who jumped from a hobby writer to one serious about the craft! Thanks for sharing!
C.K. Volnek

Patti Larsen said...

smart of you to find a way into the industry doing something you love! Bravo!

alberta ross said...

have noted your smashword edition, am collecting short stories to take away on holiday end of month - will report back after - well done - short stories can be difficult - I enjoyed the post

Nan D Arnold said...

Boy, am I jealous. Tried short stories, couldn't do it. Kudos