There is very little else that is as satisfying as finding someone or ones, who
is willing to take a chance on you. When you find someone or in my case a group
of people who want to share your passion, nurture your skills and help you live
the dream…what more could you want?
That is something I have been lucky to find at the Firefly and Wisp Publishing Company. Everyone there from Publisher down to the other authors are always willing to help. I have seen their support during times when I felt alone in the big, wide world of becoming an author.
When I was sure my writing sucked and I had no hope in hell
of every making it work, their encouragement saw me through, giving me the
strength to have faith in my work and to write. Now I have three stories in
Firefly and Wisp anthologies and my first novel, Death Lilly is due out in Nov.
Danielle, Firefly and Wisp’s Publisher has spent many hours chatting
with me. She is there when I need encouragement and I can tell she wants what’s
best for me and my writing. That is something I feel very lucky to have. I can
talk to her about anything even though we are countries apart. This is something
I have learnt is not very common. We you become a Firefly and Wisp Author,
you’re not just another face in the crowd but your family.
Phyllis, Lisa, Jay, Crystal, Roy, Caitlin and the rest are some of the authors
who write stories which blow my mind. They are some of my greatest friends,
always cracking a joke and teasing me for being from Australia hehe. They also
look over my work, critiquing it, giving me hints here and there, especially as
my stories are American based. With my husband being in the military he is often
away. It is during those times I can rely on them for support making me feel
So why I am telling you all this… why now? Well the
answer is I have just been through a few hellish months. I have maybe seen my
husband 4 weeks all up since the beginning of April and he is still has more
trips to go to. I have also completed the most manuscripts ever this year…a
grand total of 9 from shorts to novels; and I have three more on the go. My
firefly and Wisp family have been there, though all of this. Taking time to chat
and read though these, help me to get them ready for the world. Now that I have
the confidence to believe in my work, thanks to the team, I just want to share
it with the world.
While there are many, many friends, most of whom
I’ve meet since I began writing, I feel it is nice to recognise where it all
started. So many others have been there for me, encouraging me and the amazing
friendships I have found, well it’s enough to make a girl cry…I know I wouldn’t
have found them if not for Firefly and Wisp!
Thank you for taking
the time to read this!
P.s here are
some links so you can check out these people also!