The Pixelvania Publishing Proclamation o’ Progress, February 2024 Edition

The Pixelvania Publishing Proclamation o’ Progress is a semiannual post detailing what’s going on around here, and what might show up in the future.

Cute kitty photos at the end.

Recap

Whoa, it’s been a minute, hasn’t it? When it came to posting these updates, 2023 got away from me, but I still manage to publish things!

…Seems they were all horror short stories!

Cover for BAD TIDINGS FROM QUEEN SOPHIE: An eerie cat's face emerges from the dark below the title text.

I love how this cover turned out.

The Accuser (cover) - A shadowy monster has its hands on a tough looking man in tattoos, seated in front of a bed. A cat sits besides the man.

Cover by GetCovers.com. The kitty’s name is Dozer.

Cover for Bona Ossuaria: A Home Renovation Horror Story. Two smiling women stand back to back, superimposed above a red house and a disturbingly off-colored sky. The tagline reads Good bones. Gone bad.

Cover by GetCovers.com They really captured the colors I wanted!

Looking back, I realize this batch of stories is full of firsts!

Queen Sophie was my first-ever short story sale. The amazing people over at the NoSleep Podcast turned it into an audio drama! Which is a big first I never imagined happening. Afterwards, I put it into print and ebook.

The Accuser: A Christian Horror Short Story is my first R-rated story. It contains some cussin’ and sexual themes/discussion, yet it’s ultimately an edifying Christian tale. So niener. (And it has a great cat!!!)

Finally, Bona Ossuaria: A Home Renovation Horror Story became my first Kickstarter project–and a very successful one, at that!

Horror fans got to enjoy this creepy tale before the general public, got discounts on some of my other horror ebooks, and received some free very classy-yet-sassy kitchen printables featuring vegetables that die (which are still for sale here on my shop).

Bona funded in under one week on Kickstarter, and people seemed pretty happy with their experience. It gave me the confidence I needed to finish my next Kickstarter project. Next slide!

Currently in Production

The Kickstarter for stormy science-fantasy novel The Guests of Crooked Neck is right around the corner!

Cover for THE GUESTS OF CROOKED NECK

The entire book is already completed in ebook and paperback format. If the funding goal is met before the deadline, Crooked Neck will release early to Kickstarter backers. Depending on your pledge level, you can also pick up some cool extra goodies, such as: 

  • Tropical wildlife digital wallpapers
  • Beautiful tropical-themed productivity printables
  • Discounts on the previous stories in the series

I hope you’ll sign up below so you can get updates. I just got the proof copies back the other day and I was shocked by what a heckkin’ chonker of a book it is. So if you’re a sci-fi/fantasy fan who likes a meaty read, keep your eye out!

Remind me about the launch!

While I’ve been working on that, I’ve been doggedly writing the sequel to Fashion Frenchies #1: Love Potion Commotion! It’s called Salute a Pooch! and it’s already longer than the first book. But it’s not done yet. If you’re a dog lover, you won’t want to miss it!

I’ve also been testing out covers for it (and have plans to revamp Love Potion Commotion’s cover at the same time), but I haven’t settled on anything yet. Stay tuned!

Future Plans, Plotting, and Scheming

Every year this list gets bigger.

The Crooked Neck Kickstarter’s been monopolizing my brainspace, but once it’s over, I have plans for:

  •  A Worlds of Everlush Christmas-type story
  • A third book in the Fashion Frenchies series (with a cat!)
  • Christmas with the Capramancer (’nuff said)
  • Plus I need to hop back on the Nosferatu Novel train…
  • Redo a couple covers that have been bugging me
  • Make paperbacks of a couple of my earliest published stories
  • Finish this one really old novel I have started around here.
  • Another 2 cat horror stories(!)

If you’ve been following along, you’ll know a few of these have been hanging onto this list for dear life. They’re all popcorn kittens, clamoring for my attention. I want to get to them all eventually!

That ends the news. Thanks for reading! Your reward is:

Kitty Photos!

Our mascot, Pixel J. Cat, on his favorite striped blankie. He just turned 17 this year!

Pixel’s intern, Barnaby Jones, chillaxin’ against the lavender-scented litter.

Until next release, I wish you good health and happy reading! – Danielle

 

 

 

 

 

 

As heard on the NoSleep Podcast: BAD TIDINGS FROM QUEEN SOPHIE, now in ebook and paperback!

I CAN’T WAIT for fall treats and temperatures! But it’s still 90-degrees plus outside (where I live, anyway), so I’m kicking off Spooky Season as usual by reading scary stories and games (well, Luigi’s Mansion 3. Close enough!).

If you like doing the same, check out my latest short story, Bad Tidings from Queen Sophie. It was made into an audio production back in December 2021 by the NoSleep Podcast (Season 17, episode 6), but this is its first release in paperback and ebook!

Cover for BAD TIDINGS FROM QUEEN SOPHIE: An eerie cat's face emerges from the dark below the title text.Here’s the deets:

When her beloved kitty Queen Sophie starts acting odd, Cass turns to a mysterious app to bridge the communication gap.

But she soon discovers that no mews is good news…

BAD TIDINGS FROM QUEEN SOPHIE is a quick fright perfect for any animal lover who’s ever wondered what their pet is trying to tell them.

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If you’re looking for scares that unnerve instead of nauseate, look no further. Horror stories from Danielle Williams lean towards slow-burn scares and the unsettling. If you take your creeps with a PG-13 sensibility—think THE SIXTH SENSE, THE OUTER LIMITS, or classic TWILIGHT ZONE—this is a story for you.

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The Pixelvania Publishing Proclamation o’ Progress, August 2022 Edition

The Pixelvania Publishing Proclamation o’ Progress is a semiannual post detailing what’s going on around here, and what might show up in the future. It also includes reviews of shows, books, games, products, etc. you may also like. It’s only posted twice a year so as not to clog up your valuable, beautiful brain space.

Cute kitty photos at the end.

Recap

Here’s what’s been published since last post:

Coming Soon

Bad Tidings From Queen Sophie

This kitty-with-talking-buttons horror story (previously heard on the NoSleep Podcast) will be released very soon! Dig this minimalist cover!: Read More …

The Pixelvania Publishing Proclamation of Progress, February 2022 Edition

The Pixelvania Publishing Proclamation o’ Progress is a semiannual post detailing what’s going on around here, and what might show up in the future. It also includes reviews of shows, books, games, products, etc. you may also like. It’s only posted twice a year so as not to clog up your valuable, beautiful brain space.

Cute kitty photo at the end.

Recap

Here’s what’s been published since the last post:

  • Chrystine’s Sleep Solution, an eerie midlength horror story inspired by ASMR videos and sleep ambience apps.
  • Bad Tidings from Queen Sophie became my first short story sale…but instead of being printed in a magazine or posted blog, it got made into an AUDIO DRAMA over at the NoSleep Podcast! Way cool! Queen Sophie is a (kinda funny) horror story featuring a kitty “talking” with buttons, a la Billi the cat or Bunny the dog.

Listen to my new kitty horror story FREE on the NoSleep Podcast!

My story starts around 25 minutes.

Prefer to read it? Jump on my new releases newsletter if you wanna be notified when it comes out in ebook and paperback!

Sign up and I’ll email you when QUEEN SOPHIE is released in written form.

Coming Soon

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