Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The awesome that is… Bryl R. Tyne’s The Zagzagel Diaries


I had planned to do a blog post on The Zagzagel Diaries series by Bryl R. Tyne here shortly.  I had heard so many great things about it, I rushed out not long ago and got the first few to read.  One thing constantly leading to another, and, well, I've not gotten around to it yet.  

Shocking, I know. 

That's ok thou, because this is even better.  A  friend of mine sent me this the other day, it's from the the Editor-In-Chief of Untreed Reads, and this…this is  filled with the awesome.  The uber awesome even.  Totally share worthy.  

Super Congrats Bryl!  This just totally rocks!


It is with very mixed emotions that I'm announcing that the final diary entry in Bryl R. Tyne's worldwide hit series The Zagzagel Diaries will be published this coming week. The final entry is titled Loved, which I think is extremely appropriate considering how the series has been received.

When Bryl brought the series to me in the early part of 2010, I knew we had really discovered something incredible. As the series built, the reaction from readers around the world has just been astounding. This is a series that seems to have resonated with everyone. I think it's strong gay/lesbian/bisexual/straight ideas were all things people could relate to, regardless of sexual identity.

I know that the series has been just as emotionally draining for Bryl to write as it's been for many people to read. I know that there will be a certain sense of closure and relief for Bryl, but I'm also sure there will be a little bit of a hole there that Zaggy (as we call him behind-the-scenes) and his tales used to fill.

In honor of the end of one of the first series to ever appear at Untreed Reads, and one that we think really helped define who we are, we are declaring April The Zagzagel Diaries Month. We'll be offering the first short in the series for free and discounts on the rest of the entries and Bryl's other title, The Secret Ingredient.

We'd like to encourage readers everywhere who have been touched by the series to send us their thoughts about what the series meant to them, and we'll be sharing those throughout the month at UntreedReads.com in our blog. If you'd like to share your feelings, thoughts, ideas, artwork etc., please send them to zaggy@untreedreads.com . We'll make sure that all emails are shared with Bryl.

Please do repost this anywhere and everywhere.

As an editor, you dream of having a series that's both brilliantly written and beloved by people all over. Bryl R. Tyne is one of the most magnificent authors I've ever had the good fortune to work with, and publishing The Zagzagel Diaries has been an incredible pleasure. We'd like to thank Bryl for allowing us to be a part of the world of this uncommon angel, and we will always remain a fan of the series and of Bryl.

Best,
Jay Hartman
Editor-In-Chief
Untreed Reads Publishing

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