I’m pleased to report that “The Birthmark and the Brand”, the latest adventure of my Western character Graham (and no, I don’t know if it’s his first or last name, although people he meets seem to assume it’s his last name), will be appearing in a new anthology in about six weeks, at the beginning of October.
The anthology’s theme is domestic violence, and proceeds will go to NoMore.org, an organization working against domestic and sexual violence. The stories are a mix of fiction and survivor testimonials, and contributors include Shane Gericke, Chris Philbrook, Elizabeth Heiter, and Wendy Tyson, along with many others. Good reads for a good cause — What’s not to like?
And of course, later in October, Broken Glass Waltzes will catch its second wind thanks to the nice folks at Down & Out Books — so if you haven’t picked it up yet, you’ll be getting another chance quite soon. And last in the year but certainly not least, my story “Ampurdan” will appear in Alive in Shape and Color, Lawrence Block’s follow-up anthology to last year’s In Sunlight or In Shadow. That one is due out in time for Christmas shopping (he said, hinting strongly.) So the last quarter of the year should provide you with plenty of chances to meet your Mondo fictioneering needs.
I’ll probably have a few more things to say about all of this in the coming weeks, but I just figured everyone deserved an update, and I hope you’ll forgive me for blowing my own horn a little. Talk to you soon!