Wednesday, October 14, 2009

International Fiction Gets The Nod...

My Dad used to tell me (still does from time to time) if at first you don't succeed, try and try again. When I was younger, I tended to give up pretty easily. As I matured, that changed. I think it has something to do with an underlying stubborn streak that developed somewhere along the way. We'll blame genetics for that I think. Anyway, now as a forty something year old, I wouldn't call myself tenacious by any means, but I guess I like a challenge. I am a writer after all.
When I first stepped up on the soap box and started talking International Fiction, I wasn't sure where it would lead.
However, I'm happy to say that there are many other authors out there who feel the same way as I do. We've started a Fan Page on Facebook to promote our genre and lots of people have joined, which means nothing really except to show that there IS interest. What's really exciting though, is that a new publisher "Written World Communications" has decided to publish stories with foreign settings. Thanks to CEO Kristine Pratt, who listened to what I had to say regarding International Fiction, they've jumped on the bandwagon and decided to embrace it! This is great news for myself and other authors outside of the US, as well as anyone who is writing International Fiction. I hope it pays off for all of us!
I appreciate everyone who's given support and encouragement to myself and the rest of us, keep it coming!

4 comments:

Jody Hedlund said...

That's great news, Cathy! Hope to hear many more good things about your venture in the future! Persistence does pay off!

Dorothy Adamek said...

Wonderful news. Thanks for running with the baton for us!

Eileen Astels Watson said...

I still have to check this publisher out, Cathy. Thanks for the link here!

Tina M. Russo said...

This is very good news and very interesting. Thanks for sharing.