Updated: Aug 31, 2019
I'm extremely excited to announce that I'll have a short story called "Dawson Farms" in an upcoming anthology featuring a number of other independent authors. It's been an absolute pleasure to work with all of these fantastic authors on this project, and I'm looking forward to reading all of the stories that I haven't had a chance to read yet.
In addition to my own story, I had a chance to beta read four of the other short stories in this title, and they were all outstanding. I feel honored to have my story featured along side of such talented writers. And you can get the full list of author's featured in this anthology from the cover below:
Nope, you counted correctly. There are fourteen authors in the anthology. We agreed that we liked the "13" motif with the spooky vibe, but we decided to throw in a bonus story anyway!
My own story, "Dawson Farms," follows a teenage couple on a trip to a local farm to give the corn maze a try. As one might expect in an anthology of "spooky tales," things don't go exactly according to plan. You'll have to read the story to find out what happens, but I had a lot of fun writing it.
This is my first foray into horror, and I learned a lot in the process. The brainchild of this endeavor was Cass Kim, whose book "Wilders" I have as one of the next books on my own "to be read" pile. Our editor, A.W. Wang has a fantastic eye for detail, and I believe his work will make all of the short stories the best possible versions of each tale. I'm looking forward to reading his book "Ten Sigma" as well.
Some of the other authors featured in this anthology have their own books out already, or have been featured in other anthologies. But for some, this will be their first published story. I'm excited for those people who will get to hold their published works in their hands for the first time. It's an amazing feeling that I'm looking forward having for a second time tonight when my copy of "The Forbidden Scrolls" gets delivered.
Presales of the eBook version of "Autumn Nights" will be available on September 1st! Just click the banner at the top to be directed to Amazon to get your copy. The Paperback and eBook will release on October 1st. Additionally, "Autumn Nights" will be free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers. So there's no excuse not to check it out and get a taste of a number of my fellow independent authors' writing as well.
Furthermore, in addition to getting exposure to a number of fantastic authors, another reason to pick up a copy of "Autumn Nights" is because all profits will be going to the ASPCA. So you'll also be helping out a great cause as well as getting some phenomenal spooky fall reads. And I'm not even gonna make you listen to a Sarah McLaughlin song to guilt you into it.