Come and Hear “Amos’s Song”!
This afternoon, I received word that “Amos’s Song” was accepted to Wicked East Press’s Chained in the Attic anthology. It is my fourth story with WEP and I would like to thank Jessica A. Weiss for her continued faith in my work.
Now a little about the story for the newly titled “Why Did I Write It?” segment…
Last year while working at a booth at our local Fall Festival the idea magically appeared. The booth was next to the stage and I worked during the amateur hour competition. The way I portray the tap-dancing acts is spot on and they gave me the biggest headache. In typical form, I started to kill them in my mind and this little tale about revenge came from my experience. There are some things spoke of that might not make sense…yet. Fear not because all will be explained (please keep reading).
This is also the first published story taking place in my town of White Creek. The town was created because I hate having a series of stories set in a real place. I didn’t feel like I can destroy a town properly while a reader thinks about the real place. With that in mind, I decided to go the new town route and create my own stomping ground. Currently, I am working on a group of stories to introduce the town and its main characters. There will be many tales that interconnect in some way, but can still be enjoyed on a story by story basis. One of these is the completed novella and three other stories round out the group so far. My goal is to put it together as a collection and introduce the world to the most cursed place on Earth, White Creek.
In closing, I feel odd. The story is my 13th and I hope it proves to be lucky for me instead of a portent of things to come. It is also the third story accepted this year already and I hope to have many more. I will leave you with one last thought, beginning authors don’t have a lot of name recognition yet. Do something nice for a new author, go to Amazon and check out their author page. Once you read about them, like them and pick up some books they are in to show support. Like those books, review them, and follow them on Twitter and Facebook, or follow their blogs. We aren’t doing this for the money, we are doing it for our love of storytelling and we want to know our work is not falling on blind eyes. Go and like the hell out of some starting authors and make their day (including me .