Tri-Valley Writers published its third anthology, Voices of the Valley: Word for Word, at the end of 2015. I have three pieces in this collection of TVW members’ writings. The first is an excerpt titled “A Faerie in the Glen” from my work-in-progress second novel, The Keepers of Caledonia. The second is “Rescue”, a short story about a brother’s love for his twin, and the sacrifice he will endure to not only rescue his brother, but also himself. And the last is is poem, “The Soul of a Writer.”
Voices of the Valley: Word for Word contains 82 written pieces: essay, memoir, poetry, and short stories. The variety showcases the talents of TVW’s diverse writing community.
I am honored to have my pieces included. Voices of the Valley: Word for Word may be purchased at Amazon.
I’ve been remiss in my posting in the last year, but for valid reasons. The first and foremost: Finishing the writing and editing of The Keepers of Éire. Yes, I have completed the manuscript, several rounds of edits (from my critique group, from my beta readers, and from my independent editor), finalized the front and back cover design, and am now working on formatting. Looks like I need to learn InDesign. I expect The Keepers of Éire to be available for purchase in the next 4-6 weeks, hopefully sooner.
In addition, I have taken on the role of vice-president of California Writers Club Tri-Valley Branch as well as our 2013 anthology assistant editor and committee member. This bi-annual anthology of our members’ works will be published and available before the end of the year. I have two poems and one travel/memoir piece in Voices of the Valley: Encore. I also have two poems in Las Positas College’s 2013 anthology All That Remains.
I have created, and am currently expanding, my website: http://www.jordanbernal.com
Oh, and I am writing the second novel in the series. Never fear—my story world continues. Now what are those dragons and their riders up to?