Monday, August 8, 2016

Bish Denham - The Bowl and the Stone Cover Reveal & Links

Today, I'd like to welcome Bish Denham, for the cover reveal of The Bowl and the Stone!

You ready for it?

Here it comes...

Pirates. Explorers. And spooky ghost hunters.

It’s 1962. Sam and her best friend, Nick, have the whole island of St. John, in the U. S. Virgin Islands, as their playground. They’ve got 240 year-old sugar plantation ruins to explore, beaches to swim, and trails to hike.

But when a man disappears like a vapor right in front of them, they must confront a scary new reality. They’re being haunted. By whom? And why? He’s even creeping into Nick’s dreams.

They need help, but the one who might be able to give it is Trumps, a reclusive hunchback who doesn’t like people, especially kids. Are Sam and Nick brave enough to face him? And if they do, will he listen to them? 

Their carefree summer games turn into eerie hauntings, and Sam and Nick learn more about themselves and life than they could ever have imagined.

Pre-order today and enter the ghostly tale as soon as it releases.

Bish Denham, whose mother’s side of the family has been in the Caribbean for over one hundred years, was raised in the U. S. Virgin Islands. She still has lots of family living there whom she visits regularly. 

She says, “Growing up in the islands was like living inside a history book. Columbus named the islands, Sir Francis Drake sailed through the area, and Alexander Hamilton was raised on St. Croix. The ruins of hundreds of sugar plantations, built with the sweat and blood of slave labor, litter the islands. Then there were the pirates who plied the waters. It is within this atmosphere of wonder and mystery, that I grew up. Life for me was magical, and through my writing I hope to pass on some of that magic.”

The Bowl and the Stone: A Haunting Tale from the Virgin Islands, is her third book and second novel. You can find Anansi and Company: Retold Jamaican Tales and A Lizard’s Tail, at

To learn more about Bish, you can visit her blog, Random Thoughts, at www.http:/

She can also be found on Facebook:

And Twitter @BishDenham 

Thanks for stopping by, Bish. I love your author photo!


Link time! Bear in mind that I'm not endorsing these links, merely passing along those I happen across. Always do your own due diligence before submitting to a publication.

Accepting Submissions:

Pole to Pole Publishing is taking submissions of speculative short fiction for their anthology In a Cat's Eye. 3000-5000 words. Pays $.02/word, plus possibility of royalties. Deadline August 30.

Chicken Soup for the Soul is looking for submissions for Curvy & Confident. Up to 1200 words. Pays $200. Deadline August 30.

Frith Books is seeking horror short stories for Restless, an anthology. 7000-12,000 words. Pays $25. Deadline August 31.

ELJ Publications is seeking poetry, micro and flash fiction, flash essays, and hybrid works for Come as You Are. Pays $.01/word. Deadline August 31.

Contrary is seeking commentary, fiction, and poetry. Up to 1500 words. Pays $20. Deadline September 1.

Sirens Call is open for submissions to the themed anthology Alone With Your Fear. 4000-8000 words. Pays $25. Deadline September 1.

Geometry is seeking creative nonfiction and fiction. Up to 8000 words. Pays $.01 to $.03/word. Deadline September 1.

|tap| is seeking poetry and prose. Pays $25. Deadline September 1.


The Rotting Post is holding a humor competition. Up to 1000 words. First prize is $250. No entry fee. Deadline August 31.

Poets & Patrons is holding the Helen Schaible International Sonnet Contest. First prize $50. No entry fee. Deadline September 1.

What do you think of the cover? Isn't this the kind of adventure you would have loved to go on as a kid? What is your favorite childhood adventure? Any of these links of interest to you? Anything to share?

May you find your Muse.


  1. Going to be another great book for Bish!

  2. Thanks for letting be share your space, Shannon!

  3. I've been seeing this book all over, it looks awesome! :)

    1. Yay, it's always good if it's getting out there.

  4. Good of you to share your space with Bish, Shannon!

    For women and non-binary authors, Secrets of the Goat People is a new magazine paying six cents a word, and is looking for articles, stories, and comics.

    1. I'll have to check this one out! I hadn't heard of it.

  5. Hi Bish and Shannon - I love the idea of Bish's stories - they will definitely attract readers ... your links are always great resources to refer to ... cheers Hilary