For You: A Ground Floor Opportunity!
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Who’s your favorite author? Grisham or Grafton? Lehane, Le Carre, Lansdale or Leonard? Even if your favorite author isn’t a “G” or an “L”, I have the same question for you: Did you read the very first piece of fiction they were paid to write?
Well, I’m offering you that opportunity today. No guarantee I’ll become Elmore Leonard or John Le Carre, but I will guarantee you the chance to read the first piece of fiction I’ve ever been paid to write.
I’ve authored two published short stories. However, neither landed in a paying market. So this is the first time I’ve been paid to write fiction. It won’t cover the
mortgage groceries Mountain Dew budget this month, but it’s a step in my favorite direction.
Wanna read it? I’d be honored. The Guest Room is free to you in the current issue of Flash Bang Mysteries. The best thing you could do is leave a comment. Doesn’t have to be positive – any feedback is welcome. And any feedback, positive or negative, helps on the journey.
In a few years, when you hear about a debut author named John Davis Frain, you’ll brag to the lady in line in front of you at Barnes & Noble, “I read that guy’s first piece. Want me to sign the dust jacket?” At which time you’ll put your pen back in your pocket before she calls security.
It’s okay to make retroactive New Year’s resolutions, right? In that case, I hereby resolve to get published in 2017. Next!
Have a great week. Enjoy the story, and thanks for stopping by.