Saturday, October 9, 2021

Recent reading: "Avenging Angelenos"

Edited by Sarah M. Chen, Wrona Gall and Pamela Samuels Young)

This is my most recent publication, containing the story "Christine Thirteen".

Avenging Angelenos is a really strong collection of tales of vengeance in the City of Angels. Props to my fellow authors. It's always fascinating how different writers are given the same set of instructions and can come up with such different stories. There's no way I could pick just one as a favorite, but "The Ink Well" (historical), "Avenging Superheroes" (real-life superheroes!) and "Funeral Games" (dark humor) are pretty much my top three. "The Ink Well" and "Manny's Angel" had good twist endings that I did not see coming at all. 

There's also a really nice introduction by Frankie Y. Bailey that was of particular interest to me because it's the first time that I've been published where the intro discussed each story. In the other three anthologies I've been published in, the intro focused on overall theme and didn't address the individual stories. There's also an epilogue with the editors discussing their experience selecting the stories and going through the editing process with the writers. 

I have to say I'm really pleased to have a story included in this anthology, and I'm looking forward to the call for submissions for the next SinC/LA volume.


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