With the pandemic and negative news articles spreading around, I stuck my head in the sand with five other women and began working on an anthology. You might ask, “What is an anthology?” Well, let me tell you, it is a fantastic project to be involved in.
An anthology is a collection of writings by various authors in the same genre, time period, or subject. Another type is a collection of selected writing by one author. I will be a part of the first type.
Cabin Fever is what many people experienced while under the stay-at-home order or lockdown during the Covid-19 outbreak, and that inspired the name of our collection of writings.
This is my first attempt into the romance genre. The heat range on this anthology is fade-to-black. While I write erotic short stories, they aren’t formula romance. Halloween Masquerade is my first published attempt in the romance genre.
In fact, we consider each author in this collection a new author. Sunny Abernathy writes A Lie in the Cabin, Renee Pellegrino writes Rewrite, Stephanie Spicer writes Untitled At this Time, Kristy Lynde writes Untitled At this Time, Roxie St. James writes Family Matters, and I wrote Halloween Masquerade.
All proceeds from this book go to sponsor the NaNoWriMo Support Sisters real life writing retreat in November of each year.
Why did I collaborate with Renee Pellegrino to write the novelette, “The Missing Locket”? That’s an easy answer. Her story had an open-ended question that could not be answered and wasn’t the main focus of her story. The collaboration allowed each of us to write our characters in our voice. And what better way to find out what happened to a deceased person than to hold a seance focused on that person.
Our original goal remains the same, we want to offer “The Missing Locket” as a FREE read. We thought that would be possible through Amazon as we witnessed other authors offering free reads via Amazon. Our account doesn’t allow us that option. We’ve made it available for $0.99 USD.
When Amazon allows it, we will offer it Free, otherwise, we recommend reading it on KU just remember it is written in two distinctive voices. You get a sample of Renee’s voice as well as mine.
Am I open to collaborating another book as part of the Seance Series? Yes, I am. What do you have in mind?
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Eileen Thompson went missing when her son, Sam Thompson was fourteen years old. After years of investigations, law enforcement and private investigators found not a single trace of this respectable, reliable mother. The question lingered, what happened to Eileen Thompson?
Callie Prescot Sanchez and Danielle Galluccio Thompson characters from Because of You by Renee Pellegrino, reached out to psychic investigator Tracy Richards, a character from Small Bit of Justice by Cynthia Carver, to uncover information recovered during a seance that answered that specific question.
Each author writes their perceptive characters. This novella has two distinct voices.
Enjoy the thrilling adventures in The Missing Locket – The Seance Series is a collaboration blending two authors and their fictional world. This novelette is available as a paperback, ebook, and Kindle Unlimited.