Voices from the Dark: Available Now!

Out now!


Voices from the Dark, The Writing Journey’s sixth anthology, was unleashed upon an unsuspecting world on 10 December, 2015 (just in time for the holidays!).

Eleven members contributed original works to this book, the theme of which is “Darkness.” We each approached the topic in our own ways and bam, an anthology was born. So, what have we got? Lots of stuff! Among other things, there’s a graveyard, evil magic, some slight murder, and of course, unexplained horrors. What more could you ask for?

If you were curious who these “eleven members” are, here is a list of names in no particular order:
Eleanor Roth, K. C. Swier, Tim Yao, Catherine Brennan, Elaine Fisher, Todd Hogan, Phoenix Autumn, Diana Jean, Ana Koulouris, Sara Marschand, and Edison Pongklub.

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What is The Writing Journey, you ask? It’s a writing group affiliated with the Naperville region of National Novel Writing Month. We have an entire website right here for you to look at. Why not take a peek? Come on, everyone’s doing it.

If you prefer eBooks, we’ve got you covered! I mean, we WILL have you covered. The eBook versions of Voices from the Dark shall be available February 1 (just in time for Valentine’s Day!) from such retailers as:

Pro tip! You can sample the eBook RIGHT NOW, exactly where you are, yes, even dressed like that! You can enjoy the entire first story and part of the second*, all for the low cost of free!

*As well as the copyright information and table of contents, if you’re into those things.

We are officially out of exclamation points. 🙁

The 2016 Writing Journey

The 2016 Writing Journey is shaping up. We have about fifty active members and the framework for a strong year in 2016, having gained in November two new sponsors: the Woodridge Public Library and the Glen Ellyn Public Library. They will provide us with room resources for our workshops and events, all of which continue to be free and open to the public.

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Our general meetings:

Date Time Library What
January 23, 2016 Noon-4 pm Woodridge General meeting
February 27, 2016 11:30 am-3:30 pm Glen Ellyn General meeting
March 5, 2016 1-4 pm Glen Ellyn Shakespeare Reader’s  Theatre
March 19, 2016 Noon-4 pm Woodridge General meeting
April 23, 2016 Noon-4 pm Woodridge General meeting
May 21, 2016 11:30 am-3:30 pm Glen Ellyn General meeting
June 4, 2016 1:30-4:30 pm Woodridge Writer’s Voice Workshop (requires registration; limited to 18 participants)
June 18, 2016 11:30 am-3:30 pm Glen Ellyn General meeting
September 17, 2016 11:30 am-3:30 pm Glen Ellyn General meeting

It looks like we will do another short story anthology project (the Journey’s seventh) in 2016. Current front runner anthology themes are heroes and legends or fairy tales.

Sam McAdams will be leading our third annual Editing Path.

Voices from the Dark


The original release date for the latest Writing Journey anthology (I have a story in it!) was going to be today. It actually came out a couple of days ago, but either way, it’s available! In time for the holidays! Woohoo!

Here’s a little information about our anthology, Voices from the Dark:

Within each of us lies a darkness. A deep, unnerving essence that lurks at the fringes of our consciousness.

Eleven members of the Writing Journey set out to explore the darkness that lies in all of us. The Writing Journey beckons you to experience their darkness.

You can order the print book directly from CreateSpace here or from Amazon here.

There should eventually be an e-book available as well. If you’re waiting for that to happen, please let me know (comments below would be great!) so I can poke and prod the powers-that-be to make it happen.