Saturday, September 1, 2012

Out Of My Comfort Zone

Six or seven years ago an editor got in touch with me and asked if I'd contribute a story to an anthology she was putting together. As a writer it’s a great feeling when the market knocks on your door as apposed to the other way around. Only problem with this anthology was that it was going to in the genre of Horror Erotica. For those not initiated, think blood and sex, sex and blood, and the ever popular sex, blood and sex. Not really my cup of tea as a reader or a writer, but not wanting to say no, I dove into the other end of the horror pool and gave it my best shot. Well, the editor loved it, accepted it, and a month later the anthology folded.  That would have been the end of the story until I noticed a call for submissions to a charity anthology called Coming Together: Arm in Arm in Arm... a horror anthology of Tentacle Erotica (also called Tentacle Porn). Yeah, I’m not going to explain Tentacle Erotica. Use your imagination. Anyway, this antho edited by erotic writer and editor, Nobilis Reed will benefit Oceana, a charity that works to protect the world's oceans. My story is called, the Male of the Species, and it’s available in this collection, with eighteen other stories, on Amazon at Coming Together:Arm in Arm in Arm.

In other news the web site is giving away a copy of Night of the Living Trekkies. Just make a comment or like their Facebook page and you’ll be entered in the drawing.  And although summer is almost over Quirk Books has put together a summer sampler for download (okay they put it together a month ago, I just don’t blog enough) with sample chapters of some of their best books including: Taft 2012 by Jason Heller, The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth-Grahame Smith, Bedbugs by Ben H. Winters, and of course Night of the Living Trekkies! Get your free sampler here.

Its an election year so there is no end to drama on the news. I'm finding it, for the most part, enjoyable to say the least. But as we get closer to November I'm sure things will heat up. As the lady (Margo Channing / Bette Davis) said "Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night!"

That's all for now.