Cinder is the story of an orphaned dragon who, with the help of the wizard Tig and his apprentice Alex, must become human in order to fight those who would destroy all of dragon-kind. It is now available in all e-book formats from Smashwords.com or for Nook from Barnes and Noble for only $3.95.
While there, check out Will's two collections of short stories for children, Salt for the Journey: Humor, Tragedy, and Acts of Bravery, and Without a Tear: Kindly Tales for Open Hearts. Each is also available in all e-book formats for only $0.99.
Read excerpts from Will Wright's work:
Several of Will's stories appear in the award-winning Sweet, Funny, and Strange anthologies from the Bethlehem Writers Group, LLC. These include A Christmas Sampler: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Holiday Tales, Once Around the Sun: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales for All Seasons, A Readable Feast: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales for Every Taste, Once Upon a Time: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales for All Ages, Untethered: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales of the Paranormal, and Fur, Feathers, and Scales: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Animal Tales.
About Once Around the Sun:
Each year consists of many seasons, each with its own unique appeal. Besides winter, spring, summer, and fall, within the pages of this book you'll find seasons of life and love, sports seasons, and even seasons of discovery.
The multiple award-winning Bethlehem Writers Group, LLC, once again brings you stories that span a range of genres. Readers of mystery, romance, humor, paranormal, children's, literary, popular, and women's fiction will all find something to love. No matter your favorite season, you're sure to discover a tale to amuse and delight.
Praise for ONCE AROUND THE SUN:
"Beautiful voices, gorgeous writing--fresh and vibrant and compelling and irresistible. This collection of stories--each one a gem--is a real treasure. Dip in and try one--lounging by the shore or curled up by the fire, you'll find a perfect story for every season." Hank Phillippi Ryan--Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author "
Once Around the Sun escorts its lucky readers through the seasons. We witness winter snows and spring's thaw; we feel summer's heat and autumn's chill. But the real journey cuts much deeper, an exposing of rich veins of faith, humor, friendship, and love. Once Around the Sun follows the cycles of our world and lives, a trip navigated by voices you won't soon forget."Curtis Smith--author of BEASTS & MEN and WITNESS
"Once Around the Sun proves the short story is alive and well! Cover to cover, it is packed with delightful, insightful, and exciting short stories. What a treasure! Perfect weekend reading."Rebecca Forster--USA Today bestselling author of THE WITNESS series and other thrillers "
Will's e-books for children are available through Smashwords. They include:
Without a Tear, a collection of four short stories geared to younger children, including "The Isle of Figgamaroo" excerpted above.
Salt for the Journey, a collection of stories featuring humor, tragedy, and acts of bravery, including "Kinda Like . . . " excerpted above.
Although he published his poem, “Sadness,” in Poetry Dot Com’s best poems of 1999, Will Wright, a former actor, singer, and director, has spent the last decade writing children's fiction and songs. In addition to two stories appearing in A Christmas Sampler: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Holiday Tales, and others in Once Around the Sun: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales for All Seasons, both by the Bethlehem Writers Group, he has published three e-books available on Smashwords.com. Without a Tear is a collection of four short stories geared to younger children. Salt for the Journey is a collection of stories featuring humor, tragedy and acts of bravery. Cinder is a full-length fantasy novel about an orphaned dragon in danger. Several of Will’s songs (Just a Poet, Bumbarumba, and I Like the Amish in the Springtime), were featured on CATTV’s Headley and the Rug. His story, Fall of Brother Moon, received honorable mention in Writer’s Digest magazine’s seventy-sixth writing competition in 2007 and can be seen in Salt for the Journey. He currently lives in Winston-Salem, NC.