Just before the weekend Anne over at Sniplits let me know that my story "Fear Factor" is going to be the free story of the week, possible next week. This is exciting news as it will allow it a much wider audience. Although royalties are nice I'd much prefer the story be widely listened to. As I mentioned before I believe its the best reading / performance of any of my stories.
My story "Fear Factor," is now available at Sniplits. It was read by Malcolm Rothman, and it is simply the best reading I've ever heard of any of my stories. His reading, which is really a performance, reminded me of Jim Dale's recordings of the Harry Potter novels. He brought the characters to life with their own distinct voices, while selling the jokes with professional comic timing.
Here is Sniplits' summary: Fear Factor By Kevin Anderson When Nog the dragon tries to put his destructive ways behind him, the Guild of Magical Creatures is not amused.
Dunsteef Audio Fiction Magazine has put my short fantasy story on the schedule and it looks like it will be up in about 4-5 weeks. Here is the teaser they put on their web site:
Framing And Mounting Fairies by Kevin Anderson (Coming Soon) In this lovely little how-to article, Dr. Morgan Z. Vile, instructs our curious readers in the delicate and fanciful art of mounting and framing woodland fairies for display in the home. This is a must read article for any hunter of the fey folk.
The piece is not a straight forward narrative, bit experimental, and I'm really looking forward to hearing what the guys at Dunesteef do with it.
Also I heard from Sniplits and it seems another fantasy story of mine, Fear Factor, is going into production this week. I'm guessing it will be available in the next 3-4 weeks.
And I got a really nice rejection from the editors at Permuted Press for their upcoming anthology, Best New Tales of the Apocalypse. Its a reprint antho for stuff published in 2007. I sent them, Momentum, which was featured on the Drabblecast, episode 23, and after holding it for a second reading they said they really liked it but it just didn't fit with the other stories. I wish all my rejection were that nice.
Drabblecast released episode 87 on 10/30/08 which featured my story, The Box Born Wraith. It was their Halloween episode and I was proud to be apart of it. There hasn't been a lot of comments thus far in the forum, but what is there is mostly positive. As always Norm Sherman did a great job on the production, and I think its one of the best episodes this year. But I may be biased.