I got a pleasant surprise this month, which is awesome because it’s Women In Horror Month. My dark suspense short story, Plenty of Fish, got a 4-star review from Deborah J. Miles who lives in the UK. Thank you so much 🙂
“This is another well-written, short, dark tale from Ms Hosby, where I found myself holding my breath, expecting the worst, while still hoping to be wrong.”–Deborah J Miles.
Check out her blog (Against the Flow Press) to read the rest of her review.
I’m a worry wart, probably been like this all my life. Since I’ve gotten older, I can reel my fears in, or at least I try to…Want to know my top 3 fears? Check out K.T. Rose’s blog to see my guest post–MY TOP 3 FEARS by Yawatta Hosby.
me setting up my table
Over the weekend (9/14 and 9/15), I participated in the Craft Train 2 fair. There were 104 vendors, including 15 local authors. I had a blast both days. The more book signings I do, the less shy I become at talking to strangers. I sold 13 books, gave out a lot of business cards, and made over $120 dollars. Not bad for hanging out at the Martinsburg Roundhouse.
Audrey and me
me and Mom
Thank you everyone who came down for support! I really appreciated it. I reconnected with some local writing buddies, and reconnected with some old classmates. So surreal that I graduated high school in 2000 and WVU in 2004! Where did the time go???
me signing books
I’m in the process of switching my paperback covers into my more interesting ebook covers, so hopefully, that will help all of my books stand out in the future. I honestly think Perfect Little Murder was the best seller both days because the cover was eye-catchy, compared to the other generic covers.
me and Mary
The highlight of the second day–we had only 5 minutes left before the craft show was over. Some vendors were already closing. The guy beside me was having his family help him pack his stuff and fold his tables. A little girl named Kaylen walked over to my table. She was smiling, which is totally contagious. I asked her if she liked to read, and she said yes. She took me by surprise when she mentioned liking horror and suspense. Her mom let her buy Perfect Little Murder after I said the main character was around the same age as Kaylen.
You just never know what may happen 🙂 For example, I found out a YouTuber posted a video of me at the book signing! Click on the link to check it out: Book Signing.
I’m happy to announce Don’t Open the Door: A Horror Anthology is available on Amazon. My two shorts Man Cave and Nico’s Blood (an updated version) are in the book. I was very excited when our editor Cory Tomo accepted my work. The publishing industry can be full of rejection, so it’s always nice to hear a ‘yes.’ 🙂
A reality TV housewife finds that truth is often more disturbing than fiction. A college field trip devolves into something stomach-turning. A lonely boy finds something strange in the woods near his house.
These and even more wait for you behind the door. Step inside and discover ten of your new favorite authors of the weird and terrifying, serving you chilling stories that reveal how everything familiar and safe can hide something sinister just beneath the surface. Each of these stories will make you look twice at the places and things you take for granted every day.
If you want to feel safe, if you want to sleep soundly in your own bed tonight, then you only need to do one thing.
Don’t open the door.
The authors of Don’t Open the Door wish to help make positive change in the world, so the profits from every copy of this book will be donated to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, in the hopes that it will help at least one person who is struggling.
CLICK TO BUY!!!
***If you check out the horror anthology, let me know what you think. Disclaimer: the editor is working on a print copy, and there’s some formatting issues in the ebook (weird spacing between words in some stories) that should be fixed soon
I’m happy to announce book #6 is available! What would you do if someone killed your brother? Cry? Get revenge? Check out my new suspense to see what Loren does.
Franco was my brother, my best friend, my protector. He never missed any of my ballet practices.
Until Kina…killed him. I don’t care how many times she denies it. I know she killed him. And for that, she’ll have to pay.
CLICK THE LINK TO BUY: AMAZON, B&N, APPLE, KOBO, OTHER BOOK SITES
***If anyone wants a free copy so they can write an honest review, please email me: author.yawatta.hosby(AT)aol(DOT)com. I can gift the book at any book site or give a PDF, ePub, or Mobi file.
Right now, Perfect Little Murder is only available as an ebook. Once my proof copy arrives, I’ll be able to publish the paperback too 🙂
COMING MAY 2019:
Thanks to everyone who helped me with the title. I ended up going with my editor’s suggestion.
Hola. I want to thank everyone who has helped me with titles in the past. I suck at naming my stories hahaha. I’m asking again…can you please help me name my new suspense book?
The premise is:
Thirteen year old Loren terrorizes her younger sister after their brother, Franco, dies. Ballet will never be the same for Loren because she was his perfect little dancer.
I’ve named the story (in my head) Crazy Ballerina for so long that it’ll feel bittersweet calling it something else.
Please vote for the title you like the most:
- Perfect Little Dancer
- Franco’s Dancer
- anything you can think of. I’m open to options 🙂