I got some great news about a week ago. I sold my short story "Lost and Found" into the anthology,
THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF TIME TRAVEL ROMANCE. Check out the hottie on the cover!
It's a quirky little story I pitched as a mash up of Groundhog Day, The Time Traveler's Wife and Life on Mars.
You'll just have to buy the anthology and read the story to figure out how the heck I can combine elements of all those in one short story. ;-)
Although this isn't a big book deal, yet, here are the top five reasons I'm thrilled.
- It's a publishing credit, however small. And one with a publisher I know can get books into stores.
- The anthology includes some great authors and I was thrilled that the editor even considered reading my story, never mind deciding to include it.
- The cover is hot.
- It's going to be released in December, 2009. Soon. You don't normally get that kind of almost instant gratification in print publishing.
- It's already available for preorder on Amazon, Amazon Canada, Chapters/Indigo, etc. No pressure. :-)
The timing of hearing this news was both awesome and horrible, because I found out literally hours before I left for last week's RWA National Conference in DC. It was great, because I was able to tell a few friends I ran into there, and strangers, and basically anyone I spoke to. But horrible because I wasn't really able to "announce" this news to all my online friends since I had pretty spotty internet access last week.
So, a small start. But a start. Can't wait for this to come out.