For the last five years, I have participated in an anthology of science fiction short stories and poetry created by editor Jude-Marie Green. The writers all used to be part of a science fiction writing critique group in the Los Angeles area. While the critique group has dissolved, Jude-Marie continues to invite us to participate in the anthology. My fellow writers are WOTF award winners, clairon graduates, or people involved in the sciences. I’m honored to be included in the project.
In previous years, Quantum Visions was printed and stapled by hand chapbook style. Each year, the annual would be launched at LosCon in Los Angeles, CA. Many of the attendees look forward to purchasing and having all the authors sign the book at the convention.
I have sold these chapbook issues at various book tables for the last few years. This year, our editor has decided to place the anthology on Amazon, both as an ebook and as a paperback. It looks quite professional and the stories this year are the best we’ve offered to date. At last Quantum Visions is available to all my readers.
This year’s edition features my flash fiction, We Can Rebuild Him, and five of my illustrated scifaiku poems.
I am a huge Jane Austen fan. Of her six novels, my favorite is undoubtedly Persuasion. It is the story of love gone awry and a second chance at love between a Baronet’s daughter and a young naval captain during the Napoleonic war time period. In my short story, The Curate’s Brother, I tell of how Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth meet through the eyes of Edward Wentworth, the Curate of Monkford. You could consider this short story as a prequel to the original novel Persuasion.
The Curate’s Brother will be available via Amazon on October 10, 2014. If you are one of the many fans Jane Austen’s work, and the myriad of variation stories based on her novels, The Curate’s Brother will be sure to appeal to you.
For more information about Jane Austen, click to my book review of her novel Persuasion.
I am delighted to announce that my short story memoir entitled Baptism by Fire is included in the Winter 2012 issue of Shadows Express Magazine. This is a small press literary magazine that promotes the writers from writing.com. The magazine is free to read online or to download and is published via ISSUE.
Baptism by Fire is a recounting of the first time that I directed a multi-camera live television program and what it was like to be an intern at a local cable company. This is a new revised version of the story and it is around 5000 words in length.