I GOT PUBLISHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” ― Marilyn Monroe

My short story, On a Hot Summer Night has been published on Ether Books. It will be available for download in approximately 2 weeks. I will give you more information as it becomes available. Ether Books is downloadable on your iPhone or Android phone. Holy shit, I’m so damn excited I could pee!!!!!! Here’s the app information. PLEASE TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW.


Ajay recently posted this gorgeous photo of a farmhouse. I told him that I could see an entire story unfold in it. I wrote of a young married couple named Tyler and Anna. It was sort of erotic, but mostly sensual. It took me three days to write and revise the story. When I finally posted it, I received great feedback. I read and reread it. I was proud of it, but not overly so.

I spoke with my friend Duncan about some of his short stories that he had published on Ether Books. I asked for details on how to do it and he gladly helped this novice writer find her way. In the meantime, more of his stories were being picked up. I kept downloading and reading them. He’s so damn good, I figured there was no way in hell I would ever get published. Me, a silly woman that has only been writing a little over a year.

I gave in and said what the fuck, it couldn’t hurt to try. After creating an Ether Books account, I submitted my story. Mind you that was a little over a week ago. I checked my Yahoo email account every day expecting the worst. Rejection. Who would have thought that I would receive an acceptance email? My first submission. My first acceptance. Not only will it be available for download on Ether Books in two weeks, but it’s a PAID download.

The first person I told was Duncan. The second was Roger Darling. Then the kids. Then my personal and author page on Facebook. Can’t forget my Twitter account. Last but not least was Rory, my editor. I told him that this was only the beginning. I have stories that I’ve already written that he needs to edit. It’s time for this crazy woman to move forward and submit more.

I promise to let you know when the story is available for purchase. Renee Heath, published author. Who’d a thunk it????

43 thoughts on “I GOT PUBLISHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1. Whoop whoop! What did I tell ya? I knew this day would come. Now, please find your way to submitting that story about the couple in the theater. A full length version with graphic detail would be acceptable 😉

    • Oh Matt, it was hard enough to tell my mother that I’d published a sensual story about a newly married couple taking a bath together. How could I EVER explain the story about the couple in the theater?

      Actually, I think my next submission (giggle) will be about the couple doing it in the busy pub. Better look at it quick, because I’ll be making it private very soon.

      Love, Renee

  2. You’re just too clever for words, my angel, and this is just the beginning of a wonderful career for you! I’m so, so happy for you Renee. You SO deserve this break.

  3. Congratulations, Renee!! !! !! !! I’m so happy for you! Was this the story where you and Marilyn spent time together? If so, I LOVED that story. If not, I’m sure it’s every bit as fantastic. You just opened a wonderful door for you, and I wish you much success and tons of downloads!! 🙂

    • Hi Maddie,

      Thanks so much. It was called On a Hot Summer Night. A little sensual piece I did a month or so ago. Not to worry, I’m sure I’ll submit the Marilyn piece soon. I have my editor working on a revision of a more recent story. Oh honey, I hope this is only the beginning. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!!!

      Love, Renee

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