Monday, January 13, 2014

Cover Reveal of My Chapter’s Anthology

I’ve mentioned about the anthology members of my RWA Chapter has gotten together that was supposed to be released last summer. But as things go…yeah, it got delayed. It’ll be out next month though -- YAY!

I saw the cover for the first time yesterday and now I’m sharing it with all of you.

Love’s a Beach

Coming in February, 2014 from Mythical Press

Edited by Michele Stegman, Barbara Lohr, Lorrie Moggenberg, Rosie Murphy, and Mary Ulrich

Warm up your winter with this anthology of stories of springtime and summer love by members of the Ohio Valley Romance Writers of America. From heartwarming to mysterious, comical to suspenseful, these romantic tales show that there really is someone for everyone. Featuring stories by Linda Chalk, Ann Gregory, Dakota James, Stacy McKitrick, Sandy Pennington, and Jennette Marie Powell as well as flash fiction and poetry, Love’s a Beach proves there’s something magical about finding love when the warm breezes blow, whether it happens today or a hundred years ago, from the Atlantic shore to the American West coast.
Love’s a Beach will be available in trade paperback, and in all major electronic formats from your favorite retailers.

Cover was created by Jennette Marie Powell (isn't it great) and I have two short stories included in this anthology: “The Ferris Wheel” and “The Wish.” Both are romances, but neither one are paranormal. Who knew I had it in me? Haha! J

Last night I saw my first Elvis film from beginning to end. Shocking, huh? When we went through Graceland, back in October, I saw clips to “Viva Las Vegas.” It looked interesting so I asked for that movie for Christmas. Figured it would be a cheap gift. Well, I got all 17 Elvis movies. Don’t know if I’ll watch them all, but I did finally see VLV. I swear, it felt like I was watching a tourism film on Las Vegas! But it was fun.

So, are you an Elvis fan? If so, which movie of his should I watch next?




JeffO said...

Congrats on the cover, very nice. My writers' group met yesterday to discuss our anthology--an interesting process. No clue on the next Elvis film, I don't think I've every seen any.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - If you've never seen an Elvis film, then you're not missing much - haha! Uh oh. I guess I'll hear it from the Elvis fans, now. Ooops. :)

Stephen Tremp said...

Those old Elvis movies are fun to watch. And good luck with Life's Beach! Great title.

Maria Zannini said...

Congrats on the anthology!

Re: Elvis
My mother is a fan of all things Elvis. I like some of his music, but I don't watch his movies.

The Happy Whisk said...

Good cover, looks like a fun project you guys put together. No, never seen and Elvis film all the way through.

Happy Monday.

Bonnie said...

Wow Stacy you've been busy.
The cover looks great.
I've never watched an Elvis movie.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Stephen - I hope you're right about the Elvis movies! Thanks for stopping by.

Maria - Elvis was only a few years younger than my mother, but my mother liked Frank Sinatra. She told me you were either a fan of Frank or a fan of Elvis, but not both. Think that's true?

Ivy - It was a fun project. Gave me the motivation to finish one of those short stories I had started and didn't know how to finish!

Bonnie - I guess there are lots of people who have never seen an Elvis movie! Can't say I'm one of them any longer. :)

Jennette Marie Powell said...


Never seen an Elvis film. Sounds like fun though!

Jennette Marie Powell said...


Never seen an Elvis film. Sounds like fun though!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - As long as you're not expecting a PLOT, yep, they can be fun!

Michael Seese said...

I think the best Elvis movie is "Hard Day's Night." Watch it. You won't be disappointed.

Stacy McKitrick said...

You made me laugh out loud, Michael! Good thing I wasn't in the middle of sipping my coffee. I might have had a mess! :D

Jen B said...

Congrats on the Anthology. I don't think I've seen an Elvis movie the whole way through. Let us know if you make it through all of them.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jen - Maybe I'll make that my mission this year - to watch all the Elvis movies. Then again, I do have BETTER things to do! I'll certainly post when I watch the next one, though.