Tuesday, October 25, 2005

A Year Last Week!

Last week marked the 1st anniversary of the launch of my debut novel QuixotiQ. It was on October 21, 2004, at around 8pm in the Booksplus of Seef Mall, that scores of people turned up for the event. It was a glorious night that I will never forget for the rest of my life.

It was thanks to those people and everyone who was involved and supportive, that QuixotiQ went on to become what it is today. A national award-winning, best-selling novel. And that is why, in due time, I am hoping to release a new special edition of the novel. I am currently in the process of redesigning and revising.

But I have also been busy with the collection of short stories that I've been yearning to publish for a very long time. Now titled Moments, the collection will feature about 22 stories. You might be interested to know that I was planning on publishing the collection before QuixotiQ, as it wasn't even finished back then.

Anyhow, my dear partner Karen has been doing a great job in editing and proofreading the stories and I am very happy with the progress. I am hoping that it will all be ready shortly. Cover design and concept have also been created.

On other news, Apodis Publishing, Cavan Terrill's new exciting venture, have rejected two of my short stories (both sci-fi), Writers Block and Newton's Hope, for their future anthology. But I would like to leave you on a happier note! I had failed to mention earlier that, at long last, the new issue of Gold Dust Magazine has been published, featuring my short story Ezrael's Leaf and an author interview with yours truly. Make sure you get your hands on a copy right away!

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Cavan said...

Cool news, Ali! By the way, "Writer's Block" still ranks among the best concepts of all the stories I've received for the anthology - I'd love to see a revised copy sometime.

Good luck with the collection.

Cerebralwaste said...

Ali

Congrats on the ONE YEAR MARK! May the next year be even better!

Anonymous Poet said...

Congrats! Good luck!

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