The Just-Us League has a new anthology coming out October 13. Friday the thirteenth. I have a story in this one about a cat lady.
Here’s what you can find in this anthology:
Even when we think we’re safe, our biggest fears can be revealed, our worst nightmares brought to life.
For some, death is inevitable: a suspended detective and killer play a bloody game of cat and mouse; a girl risks her life to save her friends from an urban legend; a doctor’s daughter works to uncover the curse on their wayward ship; and an old lady’s cats are hungry…very hungry.
For others, death would have been an easier fate: a reflection isn’t meant to talk, let alone free itself; a priestess must renew her people’s magic, but that ritual carries a terrible price; and a famous boy rejects a lovesick girl…and lives to regret it.
Through life and death, the only constant is our fear of the unknown: bloody footprints continue to walk around a lighthouse; Grandma’s warnings of the Autumn People are finally heard loud and clear; and a girl moves into a new house to find a bloodstained carpet…that no one else can see.
Keep the lights on and brace yourself for ten creepy tales of horror and misfortune.
As with all the JL Anthologies, each story has its own illustration.
Check it out on Amazon.
I have a story coming up in the JL Anthology.
What is the difference between a hero and a villain?
A hero should always use their power for good: a detective devotes his life to chasing gifted villains; a girl uses her frost powers to rescue her father; a weary sidekick faces her childhood nemesis; and a young man must protect his loved ones against a tyrannical authority.
But having unique gifts means facing tough decisions: a doctor must choose between saving his reputation or his patient; a young woman saves a drowning man and finds herself in danger as a result; a student discovers the consequences of choice; and a wannabe hero takes on a supervillain hoping she’ll be invited to the hero’s league.
And the line between good and evil is oftentimes blurred: a self-made hero crosses that line to save the world; a lovesick henchman blindly follows his master’s orders; a mentor attempts to prevent a pupil from being drawn to villainy; a superpowered military team questions their orders despite the inevitable consequences.
Follow these men and women as they set out to save themselves, and the world, from the great evils around them.
I have been in a writing slump, but I am climbing out of the hole.
My in-real-life, writing guilt partner and I have drafted an outline together. Here’s the plan:
One week we will draft a planned scene. We will each write the scene on our own. Then we post it to a shared cloud folder where the other person can read it.
At our weekly meeting, we discuss the scene. Weaknesses and strengths, the parts we like and weren’t fond of, and how we see our characters developing differently and how that may change what ultimately happens in the novel.
The second week, we make revisions and edit our scene and make sure we are both at a spot to continue toward the next scene from the outline.
Then at our meeting we discuss the revisions (if they were changes for the better or worse) and the goals for the next scene.
We have both drafted scene one at this point. We’ve discussed. I have made my revisions. Tomorrow at our meeting I’ll confirm if my guilt partner made his revisions. Then we will be on to writing chapter 2.
I’ll be interested to see how far this goes. I’d love to see the whole novel happen, but life happens.