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Spire made the list for Noveltunity Book Club!

Stoked to announce that the readers over at Noveltunity selected Spire for this month’s read!
If you haven’t checked out Noveltunity, it’s a new book club website promoting lesser-known authors. Members select monthly reads by sampling and voting.
http://www.noveltunity.com/
Selected by Noveltunity!
Selected by Noveltunity!

Forgot to publish a short story?

Well, I’m placing it here now. Not sure why I didn’t publish it? Maybe I planned to edit it again? Who knows? 😀 Honestly, I should edit it, but I’m in the middle of submitting the fourth novel to a sneak peek reader group and that’s the highest priority today.

Anyway, Cost of Comfort. I remember liking it when I wrote it…

GISHWHES Entry!

My friend, Ellery, contacted me last week to participate in his scavenger hunt, GISHWES. He needed a science fiction author to write a 140 word story about an Elopus, Misha Collins, and the Queen of England.

I researched Misha–cool guy worth reading about, and the Elopus–Elephant Octopus, of course. It was fun to experiment, and I’m glad I took the time to play :-) .

The contest has ended. I hope the team did well! Enjoy the short:

Her Majesty’s Secret Servant

Misha watched The Man leave with Monica, but kept his head low, his hands busy. A quirky smile curled his lips; a question on his mind.

Opening his desk drawer, Misha removed a medium-sized, fire-blackened jar filled with murky, viscous liquid. Eyes closed, he swiveled the jar twice gently, and then flipped it over. Through a small clear window in the glass, two tentacles emerged. A head sprouting a long trunk and floppy oversized ears pushed between the suction-cupped limbs into the porthole.

Misha nodded, “Knew it! Scandal.”

“What’s that?” A snooping intern asked over Misha’s shoulder, “an octophant?”

“It’s an elopus larval-calf. I found it on the greatest international scavenger hunt the world has ever seen seconds before the old lady. God save the Queen.”

Misha winked. The elopus winked back. “I’m going to need a bigger jar.”

Last Portrait for awhile…

As promised, the last in my portrait series, J.M., is now available. Honestly, I expect to revisit this one someday and to continue the series as well. I believe the project is the worth the time. :-)

Otherwise, it’s onward and upward for Beneath the Fall!

Thank you!

New Portrait! Update.

Just added another portrait, A.K.. Please check it out. Again, it’s another personal piece that maybe I had to do for me more than anyone else. I haven’t shared this one yet with the subject… always worry about that:-). I don’t think it can ever be perfect and sometimes, the imperfections are what make it right.

As far as other works are concerned, still cooking Beneath the Fall at a steady boil. So much is going on! Can’t express it all here, but damn exciting! Along those lines, I’ll be finishing up my last portrait for awhile, J.M., in the next day or so. After that, I’m going all in on Beneath the Fall!! Still trying to make it out this year!

Thank you!

Positive Feedback

Closing the loop on some stellar feedback from the early reviewers of, Beneath the Fall, my current project: received some phenomenal and helpful criticism as well as a lot of praise for the work so far!!! I’m stoked, and so is the rest of the team! I’m dabbling with some changes/revisions to the first chapter which resulted in a possible side-story for later (completed), and some new ideas (WIP). Continuing to work with new artists, trying to find the right fit. All in all, going better than I hoped!

The rest of the story is developing as well, putting the finishing touches on the eleventh chapter today, about 150 pages in… still going strong.

I’ve also put some more time into some deeply personal works, the portraits I promised in my last update. The two finished works have been given to their subjects, and the experience–sharing their portraits with them–was indescribable. I’m really proud to release them here. I know I said I’d have three, but I have two others in progress, and neither is ready for prime time:-P.

Anyway, check out D. and K.!

Yes!

Sneak Peek of Beneath the Fall

Finished up the sneak peek version of Beneath the Fall, a Sun Born Story. (Names are first pass… we’ll see what sticks, but those are the favorites so far.)

I’m extremely excited to pass along the work to others and get some feedback. It’s different for me to be developing a project this way, with so much collaborative effort, but it’s good for me.

Also, I finished my first in a series of “portraits.” The first one is titled, “D.” I haven’t posted it yet, but when I complete the next two, I’ll open up a new section on this website and announce them on facebook. We’ll see if anyone else likes them, but they mean a lot to me, and I just need to write them, regardless.

Anyway, that’s the update! If you want to be on the list for the sneak peek, just write me, aaron.safronoff@aaronsafronoff.com.

Quick Update

Haven’t said much about it, but I’m actively working on a illustrated novel for children. I’m really proud of it:-). Looking at a release in the fall of next year. The hardest part is scheduling some short story time–I’ve released a few recently on my website–and novel writing time for Clay. It’s an amazing feeling to have so many different creative projects working at once! Scary too… but mostly amazing:-P

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