Blogging from A to Z April Challenge: A


fter a break of four years, from 2018 to 2021,

I’m doing the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge again this year!

In 2017, I collated all my blog posts up till then

In 2016, I focused on JRR Tolkien and the Inklings

In 2015, I featured books I’d read based on a reading challenge

In 2014, I didn’t have a theme!

In 2013, I collated all my Twitter favourites up till then
(it was a LOT easier to organize Twitter back then)

 In 2012, I listed all my favourite books

Then, in 2022, I focused on fellow authors and bloggers, covering all the guest posts, blog hops, cover reveals, interviews, and more, that I’ve featured over the years.

This year I’m going to focus on writing by me and my family!
Please share links to your own stories and crafts in the comments!

This year's A to Z Team is:

Arlee Bird (founder)
👨 he/him @
Tossing it Out

J Lenni Dorner (captain)
👨 he/him or 🧑🏽 they/them @
Blog of Author J Lenni Dorner

Zalka Csenge Virág
👩 she/her @
The Multicolored Diary

John Holton @
The Sound of One Hand Typing

Jayden R Vincente (spreadsheets)
👩 she/her @
J R Vincente Erotica Writer

*Anonymous* (graphics)
🥔 @
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Thank you to the team!
Also, each day will feature a new chapter from my new story, Goldenheart, a love story set in Montreal. There will be photos!

And now...


is for...



Dark Matter: Artificial

An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology

 Discover dark matter’s secrets…

 What is an AI’s true role? Will bumbling siblings find their way home from deep space? Dark matter is judging us—are we worthy of existence? Would you step through a portal into another reality? Can the discoverer of dark matter uncover its secrets?

Ten authors explore dark matter, unraveling its secrets and revealing its mysterious nature. Featuring the talents of Stephanie Espinoza Villamor, C.D. Gallant-King, Tara Tyler, Mark Alpert, Olga Goldim, Steph Wolmarans, Charles Kowalski, Kim Mannix, Elizabeth Mueller, and Deniz Bevan.

 Hand-picked by a panel of agents, authors, and editors, these ten tales will take readers on a journey across time and space. Prepare for ignition!

 Founded by author Alex J. Cavanaugh, the Insecure Writer’s Support Group offers support for writers and authors alike. It provides an online database; articles; monthly blog posting; Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram groups; #IWSGPit, and a newsletter.

Release date: May 4, 2021

Print ISBN 9781939844828 $14.95

EBook ISBN 9781939844835 $4.99

Science Fiction: Collections & Anthologies (FIC028040) / Space Exploration (FIC028130) / Genetic Engineering (FIC028110)

186 pages


Artificial - Stephanie Espinoza Villamor

Space Folds and Broomsticks - C.D. Gallant-King

Rift – Kim Mannix

The Utten Mission – Steph Wolmarans

Sentient – Tara Tyler

One to Another – Deniz Bevan

Resident Alien - Charles Kowalski

Nano Pursuit – Olga Goldim

Resurgence – Elizabeth Mueller

Vera’s Last Voyage – Mark Alpert


Pre-order links are already up!

Have you read any of the IWSG anthologies or their authors? I hope you enjoyed them!


Hi Deniz - good start with A for Anthology ... the IWSG group does wonders to help all members - cheers and enjoy the A-Z - Hilary
I haven't read this anthology by the IWSG yet, but it's on my TBR :-)

Ronel visiting for A:
My Languishing TBR: A
Accomplished Athena
Chrys Fey said…
I'm participating this year after a break, too, but mine was even longer. My last was 2015, and I'd only participated twice. I'm glad we both came back to it this year.
Erin Penn said…
Interesting themes each year.
I'm always in awe of the IWSG group - they do great work.
Deniz Bevan said…
Thank you, all! I was happy to be able to start by featuring IWSG!