Let’s not get too worked up. No squealing, no bouncing in the chair; that sort of behaviour often ends in toppling over or breaking dinner plates. Besides, we knew this day was coming. We were counting down! We checked as soon as we came online because of that! Just be cool. Make a calm announcement.
Pah. What would my brain know? The actual appropriate response is: TELL EVERYONE IMMEDIATELY.
Pre-orders for Surviving the End have opened! Yes!
The print version of this anthology is going to be something special. Not only will it include writing from my good self (hehe), but it also features the work of:
Joseph D’Lacey, with a novella titled “The Failing Flesh”;
Jason Nahrung, with “The Last Boat to Eden”;
Martin Livings, with “Unwanted”;
Amanda J Spedding, with “The Long Ago”;
Michael Bailey, with “Hiatus”;
and Kathryn Hore, with “The Stuff of Stories”.
Owner, editor and our story collector, Craig Bezant from Dark Prints Press, will be tying it all together with his own short interludes, as well. The physical book will have rough-cut page edges for an authentic after-the-world-has-ended feel and sketches scattered throughout the pages. This will be an experience, I can assure you.
I can’t tell you how ridiculously exciting this whole thing is. With a release date in April 2012, I might even get a chance to chill out in the meantime – then again, I’ve been asked to join the publisher at a convention for the release, so that’s going to have me riled up plenty.
Biggest thanks to everyone for all your support in these past few months! Now if you’ll excuse me, I have more people to inform of the news!
12 thoughts on “No, no, be cool”
VERY exciting!! No breaking plates, right, but WOW!! And congratulations!!
Thank you, Julia! 😀
Go ahead…break those plates. This situation warrants it!! The anthology style and layout sounds awesome. Great news, Ashlee =)
Thank you, Cynthia! I can’t wait to have a copy in my hands; it really does sound so cool! 😀
Oh wow! This sounds SO cool! I love survival-type stories.
Thanks, Nina! I hope this is right up your alley. 😀
At times like this, it’s best to repeat the wisdom of Russ Tamblyn: “Just play it cool, boy…real cool, boy…”
…Except that you’re not a boy. Or a 50s-era racist New York gang member. But still. This is cool. Real cool. 🙂
The thought’s still there. 😉 Thanks, Al!
I am so excited for you… and congratulations!!
Thank you, M!
I can’t wait to hold a physical copy, too. I wish I knew more people to show the news around to, but hey it’s hard work being a recluse.
Hooray for the internet, where we can be reclusive and still have friends! 😉
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