Sunday, February 28, 2021

Black History Month present 4

 Write Volumes is celebrating writing by giving you some

Black History presents. 


Enjoy a brief video glimpse at Black writers’ impact past, present and future in 3 questions with writer  

Karen Brailsford

Hear her intriguing thoughts.




(5 minutes 6 seconds)

Watch at https://youtu.be/ADWbnrL81Sc

or www.writevolumes.com


Author of:

  •  “Shades of Love” in Shades of Horror & Strangeness
  • “Mommy, Still” & “Harriet and Me” in Shades of Transition & Transformation
  • “Floating Like Butterflies” in Shades of Chicago
  • Sacred Landscapes of the Soul: Aligning with the Divine Wherever You Are (Wyatt-MacKenzie | Sept 2020)

Check out Karen’s website for latest info and updates at www.karenbrailsford.com




Saturday, February 27, 2021

Black History Present 3

  Write Volumes is celebrating writing by giving you some

Black History presents. 

 

Take a quick video peek at Black writers’ impact past, present and future in 3 questions with writer  

 

Michael Dunbar

Hear his curious thoughts.




(6 minutes 20 seconds)

Watch at https://youtu.be/Vy1_3PpPNV4

or www.writevolumes.com


Author of:

·       “To Kill for Love” in Shades of Horror & Strangeness

·       “Adventure to Rio” in Shades of Transition & Transformation



Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Black History Present 2


 Write Volumes is celebrating writing by giving you some

Black History presents. 

 

Today is the anniversary of the death of this writer (2/24/2006).  We are honoring this author with the help of Fannie Price. 


Watch this video intro to a writer you may not know but maybe you should: 

Octavia E. Butler



(4 minutes 9 seconds)


Watch at https://youtu.be/FbEzxQE8dK0

or www.writevolumes.com 



Friday, February 19, 2021

Black History Presents

Aside from launching our 3rd anthology Shades of Chicago

throughout Black History month Write Volumes will be celebrating writing by giving you some

 Black History presents.

 

Let’s celebrate with this video intro to a writer you may not know but maybe you should: 

Alice Dunbar Nelson 



Watch at https://youtu.be/rK6IVawhIsw

or www.writevolumes.com 




Thursday, February 4, 2021

NEW Available for Pre-order now

 Happy 2021!  

We have been busy on the next installment of the Shades of series.  


Click Here to Pre-order Shades of Chicago on Amazon Now

or visit 

 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VWZRJ5Y


Moving, transporting, 

breathtaking

12 stories, 11 authors, 

12 skyscraping journeys

Paving the way to a novel Chicago view


This collection of short stories explores Chicago: the city, the myth, the borders, the legend, the infamous, the truth, the fiction. Past, present and future collide as we walk the Chicago streets wondering: Does a city have an identity, or is it only a landscape for us to project our fears and desires onto it?

How would a 13-year-old Venezuelan girl, sneaking to watch movies set in Chicago on TV at work, think about Chicago while she also tries to remain unnoticed during what feels like the start of a revolution in her home country? Or experience how a veteran of the Great War working at a Chicago steel mill in 1937 might view the city. 

Ride the bus, the el, and the Metra and discover how it can be a haven for unexpected encounters. Or perhaps you’re a tourist and you can watch how your connections to the city evolves with every visit to a Chicago friend. Have you heard of a Chicago winter or the troubles of shopping during one? Or have you ever visualized Chicago with supernaturals: dragons, werewolves, and gargoyles (oh my!)?

Does Chicago shift pre-Pandemic versus during the lockdown? How would you choose which neighborhood to rent or own a home? What does the city mean to you when you miss someone? Or how do you feel when you need to move from Chicago to follow your dreams?

Get a bicyclist’s eye view of Chicago without even leaving the couch.

The stories can be sometimes tense and unapologetic, other times intimate and sentimental, or even humorous and confessional, but they’re always moving moments with the city that works. Do people inhabit a city, or does the city inhabit us? 

 

Please be our guest and experience the varied shades of Chicago today!


Saturday, December 19, 2020

One Question Author Panel Video Series #5 Book Reco

 

December 11, 2020 – Question #5 

Happy Holidays

 

Everyone enjoys a good book, and if you have time over the holidays to read, then watch this video for some recommendations from our authors.

 

Write Volumes One Question author panel discussion video series is exploring the question:


Who is one of your favorite writers or books in your identified community and why?


4 authors + 1 question = watch the video below to discover
 

 Panelists:

Karen Brailsford is the author of Sacred Landscapes of the Soul: Aligning with the Divine Wherever You Are (Wyatt-MacKenzie | Sept 2020). A native New Yorker and Yale graduate, she is a licensed spiritual therapist with the Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles. Author of “Shades of Love” in SoH&S (Shades of Horror and Strangeness); “Mommy, Still” & “Harriet and Me” in SoT&T (Shades of Transition and Transformation).

 

Fannie Price resides in the Chicagoland area and enjoys creating stories that bring her hometown and other cities to life. “Siren” (in Shades of Horror & Strangeness), introduces readers to Veronica Sykes, prior to the challenges she confronts in After the Flesh, the debut novel of Fannie’s Dragon Rider series. Visit fanniepricenovels.net for updates on her book releases, excerpts, free reads + more.

 

Randall Jon Van Vynckt specializes mostly in being unpublished, so he's delighted to have his fiction find a home in Write Volumes' e-books (“Slow Dance” in SoH&S, “14 days” & “Valentine's Day” in SoT&T). He is a dozen years into the proverbial Great American Novel. In a past life, he published essays about historic places and wrote erotic fan fiction.

 

Jhoselin Dominguez (Jojo) is a graphic design graduate from Fort Hays State University, part-time writer, and full-time artist. Her fictional short stories explore existential topics and characters that wander her mind. Author of “Seen” in SoH&S; “Yellow Light” & “Knowing” in SoT&T. See more of her work at https://www.jhoselindominguez.com/

 

Listen to your special access panel discussion today!


For more info visit www.writevolumes.com

 

You have a question? Let us know.

  • If you think could be good for our One Question series, please DM @writevolumes on Twitter or Facebook or email us a writevolumes@gmail.com and perhaps your question will be chosen for a video topic.


Monday, November 23, 2020

One Question Author Panel Video Series

 

November 20, 2020 – Question #4 

Write Volumes One Question author panel discussion video series is exploring the question:

How do you decide the gender of your characters? 


3 authors + 1 question = watch the video below to see




Panelists:

 

Michael Dunbar is an aspiring writer from Florida. When he is not documenting his tales of not being your average Florida man, he enjoys traveling the world, dancing, and enjoying the local cuisine. Author of “To Kill for Love” in Shades of Horror & Strangeness; “Adventure to Rio” in Shades of Transition & Transformation.

 

Matthew Vargo lives and writes in Pittsburgh, PA. He is pursuing a creative writing MFA at Chatham University and has previously been published in the National Gay & Lesbian Review. Author of “Two Hallucinations, One Monster” in Shades of Horror & Strangeness; “Voice”, “My Jinn and I”, & “dark apricot sky turning plum” in Shades of Transition & Transformation.

 

Fannie Price resides in the Chicagoland area and enjoys creating stories that bring her hometown and other cities to life. “Siren” (in Shades of Horror & Strangeness), introduces readers to Veronica Sykes, prior to the challenges she confronts in After the Flesh, the debut novel of Fannie’s Dragon Rider series. Visit fanniepricenovels.net for updates on her book releases, excerpts, free reads + more.


Listen to your special access panel discussion today!

 

You have a question? Let us know.

  • If you think could be good for our One Question series, please DM @writevolumes on Twitter or Facebook or email us a writevolumes@gmail.com and perhaps your question will be chosen for a video topic.