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Writers on Writing Vol.4 lineup and forthcoming omnibus

Crystal Lake Publishing logo We’re proud to present you with the lineup for Writers on Writing Vol.4 (in no particular order):

Stephanie M. Wytovich, William Gorman, Kenneth W. Cain, Lynda E. Rucker, Doug Murano, Sheldon Higdon, Steve Diamond, and Patrick Freivald.
There might even be a last minute addition. Volume 4 should be out in eBook format at the end of October.

Then, about a month later, you can expect the paperback and eBook omnibus of volumes 1 to 4 (all edited by Joe Mynhardt), which will include On Writing essays by:
Jack Ketchum, Brian Hodge, Mercedes M. Yardley, Tim Waggoner, Jasper Bark, Kevin Lucia, Monique Snyman, Todd Keisling, Dave-Brendon de Burgh, James Everington, Mark Allan Gunnells, Lucy A. Snyder, Daniel I. Russell, Theresa Derwin, Paul Kane, Jonathan Winn, Hal Bodner, Ben Eads, Kealan Patrick Burke, Nerine Dorman, Jonathan Janz, Stephanie M. Wytovich, William Gorman, Kenneth W. Cain, Lynda E. Rucker, Doug Murano, Sheldon Higdon, Steve Diamond, and Patrick Freivald.

If you can’t wait that long, be sure to check out volumes 1 to 3 right now. Vol.1 is free when you sign up to our newsletter. We even have a Facebook page for Writers on Writing.

Writers on Writing
Writers on Writing: Volume 1
Writers on Writing Volume 1-4 Omnibus: An Author’s Guide
Writers on Writing: Volume 2
Writers on Writing: Volume 3
Writers on Writing: Vol. 4

  Crystal Lake Publishing   Sep 12, 2016   Blog   1 Comment Read More

Beneath the Lake Videocast #2

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Here it is, folks: The 2nd installment of Crystal Lake’s Beneath the Lake Videocast.

It was recorded live last night. Thanks to those who attended. For the rest of you, not only is it informative to writers and editors, but it’s extremely funny and entertaining.Plus, there’s a big reveal towards the end regarding Tales from The Lake Vol.3

If you’re new to Crystal Lake, be sure to check out the first show, as well, and while you’re there, please subscribe to our YouTube channel. We have great things coming your way. To make sure you never miss out, our newsletter will always keep you informed.

To watch the live shows (as well as contribute in the chat window with questions or comments), all you have to do is subscribe to our Patreon account. For a monthly fee as little as $1, you’ll get this and lots of other Crystal Lake rewards and behind the scenes access.

All the best,
Joe Mynhardt


  Crystal Lake Publishing   Sep 11, 2016   Blog   0 Comment Read More

Welcome to Our Brand New Website!

That’s right, thanks to Coral-Leigh Stuart-deLange and Monique Snyman, we now have a brand new, professional website. Monique will be running most of the updates around here, since I’m more of the book geek than the computer geek, but you’ll be in great hands all the way.

Please take a look around at some of the features. We’ve only moved the basics from the old site, but we’ll update all the author bio pages, etc. as time allows, we’ll also add more features. And new books and authors, of course.

If you spot anything you don’t like, or would like to recommend a great plugin or feature you’d like to see on our site, don’t hesitate to contact us. We love chatting with fans. That’s the only way we’ll ever know what your literary needs are.

As part of our launch, we’ll be publishing four original stories over the next month, one every weekend. These are stories that received honorary mentions during our Tales from The Lake: Vol.3 submission period. They didn’t show up in the book, but they’re great reads from authors worth keeping an eye on. I’ll be doing that, for sure. The first story will be out next weekend, so be sure to check out our books while you’re waiting. 😉

Talking about Tales from The Lake: Vol.3, this Saturday the 10th at 5pm EST, host Todd Keisling will interview a few authors and editors on our live broadcast of The Beneath the Lake Videocast:

  • Monique Snyman (who edited Lake Vol.3) will represent my home country of South Africa.
  • Ben Eads (author from Vol.2) will be there to talk about the open submission period for Vol.4, which starts in December. He has quite a few surprises to share, so don’t miss out.
  • Kate Jonez (author in Vol.3) will be representing the Vol.3 authors.

And if you haven’t met host Todd Keisling yet, you’re in for a treat. You can watch the live show (and send in questions and comments through the chat window) by joining us on Patreon for as little as $1 a month. At $3 a month and more you’ll get this and a lot more perks, including discount on eBooks, free eBooks, and for the authors out there, the opportunity to submit your short story for Tales from The Lake: Vol.4 one month before the submission window opens. You’ll get your story in front of Ben Eads before he gets overwhelmed with submissions.

So welcome to this very exciting project. We love having you here.

And if you haven’t heard enough of us yet, be sure to join our newsletter. There are two free eBooks in it for you (Mobi and/or ePub).

All the best,

Joe Mynhardt

Crystal Lake Publishing

  Crystal Lake Publishing   Sep 09, 2016   Blog   2 Comments Read More