After taking a bit of a break from the press, I’m ready to get back. And I think the rest of the authors are as well. As such, there are 2 more books ready to be edited and they should be out no later than Winter 2015.
Today, though, I’m really excited to tell you about Holly Barbo’s newest release: Tendrils. Tendrils has been an interesting project. I can’t remember exactly how it happened, but Holly and I were talking one day about short stories and she mentioned she couldn’t write them. Or maybe it was she didn’t know how to handle the shorter work. After handing her some advice, she wrote her first story, which is still one of my favorite short stories from her: The Tin of Honey. And then she wrote her second…And then a third…And then I don’t think she’s been quite able to stop. (Short fiction tends to do that to a writer.)
Over the course of a year (maybe two), Holly has written 14 short stories for various things and she’s been featured in a number of anthologies. We decided to put those stories in a collection. 4 of the short stories are award-winning.
TENDRILS is now available on Amazon and Smashwords for only $2.99. You can also buy direct from us. The paperback will be available soon (we’re waiting on the proof) and the ebook will be available on other ebook retailers very soon.
Stories come from any number of places. One could start from a memory, a photo in a magazine or from pondering a news item and wondering, “What if?”
This collection arose from that sort of random stimuli. Some are pure imagination of science fiction or fantasy. Others, though, developed from random historical facts or the disturbing news stories of war-torn regions.
Each of the 14 short stories in this collection have coalesced from “what if” to “what is.”