Category Archives: Author Note

Ask The Author

Do you have questions about Rolled-Up Streets? About any of the stories? Poems? Ask them here! Some of the poems (such as Deranged Fruit) actually have a story behind them. OK, some don’t. But you won’t satisfy your curiosity unless you ask!


Rolled-Up Streets

Rolled-Up Streets is available for purchase from Smashwords.

The book now has an ISBN number and is approved to be included in Smashwords’ catalog to other distributors (Amazon [date TBA], Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Sony, Apple, and Diesel).


More Woot and MegaWoot

Rolled-Up Streets has been accepted into the Smashwords catalog that is going to Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo, Amazon, Apple, and Diesel! Woot! I feel so official!

ISBN: 978-1-4580-7801-8
Title: Rolled-Up Streets
Author: Linda Calderone
Publisher: Smashwords, Inc.

Upcoming Contests and Blogfests

I think I need a place and a way to keep track of what contests I am interested in and/or have signed up for, so I’ll make a space here.

Signed up for:
Hone Your Skills blogfest
“This is an INTERACTIVE blogfest in which we share our skills to help each other write better short stories.

Here’s the idea:

1. On March 16, post a short story around 750 words, no more than 1000, in any genre you like.
2. Read and give a critique for the person before and after you in the Linky List (and as many others as you can/want to). When you critique: a) find at least two things that really work, and b) at least two suggestions for how it can be tightened or improved.
3. (Optional) When you post on March 16, list one or two (online) journals where you plan to submit your piece after making revisions…”

“The premise of the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge is to post something on your blog every day in April except for Sundays. In doing this you will have 26 blog posts–one for each letter of the alphabet. Each day you will theme your post according to a letter of the alphabet.

You can post about whatever the eff tickles your fancy, so long as it corresponds with the letter of the alphabet of the day. Make sense? Everyone who blogs can post from A to Z.”

NaNoWriMo 2006 — Work In Progress

The following are the rough draft beginning chapters for this untitled work:


Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Woot and Dancing and Jumping For Joy!


The best way to celebrate Read An E-Book Week? Come read my book! Rolled Up Streets

NaNoWriMo 2005 — Work in Progress

These are the finished (except for a few minor details — mostly vocabulary) chapters of this work in progress.

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight