Announcements & News For Stormdance Publications

Grumpy Old Gods Vol. 3

Available Now

The Grumpy Old Gods are back in a delightfully spooky edition. Sometimes poignant, sometimes funny, almost always grumpy, cranky, or cantankerous, these modern renditions of aging gods and goddesses will enliven the season and leave you wanting more.

The Blurbs

Maize by Marshall J. Moore: Family history and mythology both have a way of repeating themselves; and if you are P.I. Althea Stagg, they are basically the same thing anyway.

A Grave Mistake by Elizabeth Shaffer: Loki isn’t a good guy, but sometimes, even he gets the chance to be a hero. (So what if he was in the middle of pulling a prank when the chance came along?)

Queen of Nightmares by Ronel Janse van Vuuren: When Queen Mab tries to take a well-deserved break, all hell breaks loose…literally.

A Deal’s a Deal by Vanessa Finaughty: When the younger gods decide to throw a Halloween bash, the lord of Samhain is less than pleased. As usual, It’s up to Isis to fix the resulting mess.

Riding the Storm by Lyssa Medana: Even a retired God needs to get out occasionally; Taranis should have chosen a different night.

The Boy Who Became a God by Aletha Wade: Sometimes it takes a lot to become what you will be, and death isn’t always an ending.

Fingertips of Blood and Oil by K. A. Masters: On an epic trip across the sea, a Captain meets a Goddess, and finds out that they have more in common than one would expect.

Oracle by Mark Bruce: Beware what you bring with you when you enter the Oracle.

St. Estavan of the Children by E. E. King: He died. But after he died, he found a purpose.

Night of the Living Diva by Greg Nagler: Lilly and Mable face off with the Goddess Hecate. It’s not going to be pretty.

Free ARC’s to read for a limited time!

Rose by Vanessa Wells: Something is killing wealthy businessmen, something that can rip out a heart and leave no DNA evidence – when the police can’t find the killer, it’s time to call a witch.

Grumpy Old Gods V.1 and Grumpy Old Gods V.2
We hope you will consider leaving us a review on Amazon.

The anthologies are nearly-always amusing, somewhat insightful, and completely irreverent as we imagine the gods of yore in retirement. Tales of deities that are retired, reborn, waning or AWOL from their assigned posts as they hilariously navigate life, death, and everything in between.


October 30th Storytime Blog Hop. Deadline for links Oct. 25th.

Storytime Blog Hop is a author community event for networking and socializing posting your work on your own website and sharing the participate list. If you would like to participate check out the post along with the rules and guidelines for participating. Questions? Contact me here.

Call for Submission GOGV5

Grumpy Old Gods Volume 5

DEADLINE:
December 1st, 2019

Please read the instructions for submission to GOGV5 carefully and follow guidelines requirements.
Submission Guideline!

Publication Date Slated for January 2020

Grumpy Old Gods Vol. 2 Available Now On Amazon!

The Grumpy Old Gods are back in this second installment of mythical fun. Join us for 13 new tales of deities that are retired, reborn, waning or AWOL from their assigned posts as they hilariously navigate life, death, and everything in between.

Read What Readers Have to Say
About Grumpy Old Gods Volume 2

Grumpy Old Gods Vol. 1. Available on Amazon

What happens when gods wane, retire, or just decide they need a change of employment? 

13 writers took up the challenge and let their imaginations run wild in this anthology that is nearly-always amusing, somewhat insightful, and completely irreverent as we imagine the gods of yore in retirement.

Meet the 13 Authors of Grumpy Old Gods Volume 1–read about them HERE.

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About Grumpy Old Gods Volume 1

FUTURE ANTHOLOGY PROJECTS:

We have plans for future anthologies. More Grumpy theme anthologies TBA, e.g. Grumpy Valentine February 2020-G6, Grumpy Trickster April 2020-G7, plus others Mermaids, Faeries, Steampunk & Clockwork, Paranormal Romance Adventure, possibly some Sci-Fi Space Opera themes, even Horror.

Check back often to learn about upcoming calls for submission and deadlines.   Look for 2020 anthology call for submissions announcements in November 2019.

You can find future calls for submissions on this page and here.

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About

STORMDANCE PUBLICATIONS MISSION STATEMENT:

We are two Indy authors in partnership to find and create quality, fun stories put together in themed anthologies while providing opportunity, guidance, and encouragement to our existing and new writers. 

We seek to find new talent, and guide them, while building a network of independent, but loosely aligned writers, artists, and publishers as a talent pool in order to promote one another’ work/projects. 

Dedicated to finding great speculative fiction & creating themed anthologies. We love the anti-hero, the mythological, fantasy, sci-fi, paranormal and more.

About Vanessa Wells:  Co-Owner/Editor/Project Manager/Marketing

Vanessa Wells lives with her family deep in an enchanted forest (in Texas). Her hobbies include writing, drinking tea and coffee, reading, writing some more, and cooking. She battles daily infestations of plot bunnies…and dust bunnies, but that’s another matter entirely.

Vanessa Wells lives with her family deep in an enchanted forest (in Texas). Her hobbies include writing, drinking tea and coffee, reading, writing some more, and cooking. She battles daily infestations of plot bunnies…and dust bunnies, but that’s another matter entirely.

Vanessa is the author of the Seventeen Stones Trilogy, the Topeka Texas Chronicles, and the AREA 52 science fiction short story series. (Delta is coming September 6th!)

She is a contributor to the anthologies Adventure of Creation and Ye Olde Magick Shoppe, and editor for both Trick or Treat and Spirit, and co-editor for Grumpy Old Gods volumes 1& 2. 

She is currently editing a new anthology called Grumpy Old Gods Volume 3 (coming in Fall 2019!) with Juneta Key and working on the next story in the AREA 52 series, Epsilon.

About Juneta Key:  Co-Owner/Editor/Social Media & Website Manager/Marketing

Juneta is Texas born and raised, living in Central Florida–hanging out with pirates and playing with the dolphins.  

She writes SPECULATIVE FICTION. Fantasy with mythological elements, Sci-Fi Fantasy Adventure, a bit of Space Opera with a touch of mystery, romance, and paranormal hijinks.

Juneta is a big proponent of short stories through various venues. She participates in Katharina Gerlach Christmas Advent Calendar a 24 story a day count down to Christmas every year.  She is one of seven founders of the Storytime Quarterly Blog Hop a flash fiction challenge founded in 2015 by a group of writers brought together at HollysWritingClasses.com. 

She is an admin at the Insecure Writers’Support Group and a moderator at IWSG Goodreads Book Club.

“The Force is strong with this one.”~Star Wars

Joining the Team: Vanessa Finaughty: Editor

Vanessa grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and still lives there with her husband of twenty years, her two human children and her three furry, four-legged children.

Her passion for the written word started her career as an author, editor and copywriter, and she ran a fiction writers’ critique group for close on seven years. In recent years, Vanessa’s focus is on editing (non-fiction and fiction; any genre) and writing fiction (mostly fantasy).

Her interests include reading, ancient history, conspiracy theories, photography, graphic design, the supernatural, life’s mysteries, the human mind and martial arts, of which she has five years’ experience in Ki Aikido.

Vanessa has written or edited for magazines, national newspapers in South Africa, Oxford University Press Southern Africa and the International Trade Centre in Geneva, Switzerland, among others. She is a published author of fiction and non-fiction, with a main focus on fantasy in recent years. Vanessa is also an official short story judge for On the Premises, an online fiction magazine that hosts short story contests throughout the year, and proud editor of the Grumpy Old Gods short story anthology.

Vanessa works with authors and publishing companies anywhere in the world, and edits in South African, UK or American English. For a free editing quotation, please feel free to email her at: shadowfire 13 @ gmail.com (please remove all spaces in the email address; they are added to thwart pesky bots). Please include your total word count and a sample of the book you want edited.

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Welcome,
to the 
newest member
of the
Stormdance Team.

Vanessa Finaughty
Editor & Author

Types of editing – which do you need?

Grumpy Old Gods Vol. 2 Available Now!

The Grumpy Old Gods are back in this second installment of mythical fun. Join us for 13 new tales of deities that are retired, reborn, waning or AWOL from their assigned posts as they hilariously navigate life, death, and everything in between. Publication date August 9th, 2019.

What happens when gods wane, retire, or just decide they need a change of employment? 

Grumpy Old Gods Vol. 1 On Amazon!

13 writers took up the challenge and let their imaginations run wild in this anthology that is nearly-always amusing, somewhat insightful, and completely irreverent as we imagine the gods of yore in retirement. Volume 1 Available for
Available at Amazon  Now!


Meet The Authors!
Each post has something new to offer: Free Short Stories, Free Books or an interesting fact about the author. Don’t miss out. Follow the link and discover the goodies.

You can read all the BLURBS here.

Grumpy Old Gods Volume 3
Coming End of September 2019
Halloween Edition

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