Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Voyagers: The Third Ghost …. Part 3

Today I have the pleasure of welcoming the publisher behind the recently released Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology, VOYAGERS: THE THIRD GHOST.

It is a great delight to welcome L. Diane Wolfe – publisher, speaker, author, blogger, and friend. Diane is the driving force behind Freedom Fox Press and Dancing Lemur Press LLC.

The authors involved in this fascinating anthology visited Thoughts in Progress last week. You can read about the first group of authors HERE and the remaining group HERE. The authors stopped by to talk about their individual stories that are included in the anthology. Here is a brief synopsis of the anthology, IWSG, and then the authors.

An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology
* Paperback: 168 pages
* Publisher: Freedom Fox Press (May 5, 2020)
* Language: English
* Print: 9781939844729 $13.95
* eBook: 9781939844736 $4.99
* Juvenile fiction – historical/action & adventure/fantasy & magic

Journey into the past…

Will the third ghost be found before fires take more lives? Can everyone be warned before Pompeii is buried again? What happens if a blizzard traps a family in East Germany? Will the Firebird help Soviet sisters outwit evil during WWII? And sneaking off to see the first aeroplane – what could go wrong?

Ten authors explore the past, sending their young protagonists on harrowing adventures. Featuring the talents of Yvonne Ventresca, Katharina Gerlach, Roland Clarke, Sherry Ellis, Rebecca M. Douglass, Bish Denham, Charles Kowalski, Louise MacBeath Barbour, Beth Anderson Schuck, and L.T. Ward.

Hand-picked by a panel of agents, authors, and editors, these ten tales will take readers on a voyage of wonder into history. Get ready for an exciting ride!

VOYAGERS: THE THIRD GHOST is available at the following sites:

Insecure Writer’s Support Group:
Founded by author Alex J. Cavanaugh, the Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) offers support for writers and authors alike. It provides an online database; articles; monthly blog posting; Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram groups; #IWSGPit, and a newsletter. To find out more, visit https://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/

Please join me in giving a warm welcome to Diane. Welcome, Diane. Please tell us how this anthology came about.

The entire anthology series came about years ago when Alex and the other IWSG admins were kicking around the idea of an anthology contest. I offered to publish the book under Dancing Lemur Press’ new imprint, Freedom Fox Press.

One thing led to another and we now have five anthologies – Voyagers: The Third Ghost, Masquerade: Oddly Suited, Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime, Hero Lost: The Mysteries of Death and Life, and Parallels: Felix Was Here.

Working with the authors is a joy. Sometimes it’s like herding cats, because we’re not just waiting on one author to respond, but ten of them. But with so many, there are a lot of fresh ideas for marketing. I enjoy their enthusiasm.

Working with each one is a delight in a different way. There are a couple returning anthology authors (Vanessa and Rebecca) and one of our own authors (Sherry) who know what to expect and what to do. That makes it easier for us.

The brand-new authors are a kick though. They are so excited, and it makes me feel good to know this experience has given them the opportunity to achieve a dream and be a genuine author. May all of them have long careers!

Diane, thanks for stopping by today and sharing the behind the scenes of this anthology with us.

For more on Diane and her publishing, visit http://www.dancinglemurpressllc.com/

Here’s a list of the authors, their story in the anthology, and how to connect with them.

*Sherry Ellis, author of The Ghosts of Pompeii

*Yvonne Ventresca, author of The Third Ghost
*Bish Denham, author of The Blind Ship

*Roland Clarke, author of Feathered Fire

*L.T. Ward, author of Return to Cahokia

Thanks, everyone for stopping by today. Have you followed the various anthologies listed above? Do you think there are any cons to reading an anthology?


  1. We're glad she continues to herd those cats!

  2. I think anthologies are good when I'm in the mood to read but don't have a lot of time, so I can read one or two short stories at a time and go back later for the others. The ones I've read have been great.

  3. I've really been enjoying learning more about this anthology. It's a great idea and I hope it's successful. Thanks for sharing, Mason.

  4. Thank you for hosting me and the authors this past week.

    1. Diane, it was my pleasure. Congratulations on the release and wishing you continued success. Always enjoy learning about new releases you have coming out.


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