Lost in the Apocalypse is now available for preorder! You can get your copy here. Preorder price is $2.99. The price will go up upon publication. This is a full-length novel! Amazon’s page count will be updated closer to the publication date.
Emily spends two weeks trying to find her sister and two weeks trying to get home. When she finally returns to her cabin in the woods, however, it’s no longer empty.
The band of misfits who have taken over her house have no desire to leave. Once Emily gets to know them, she’s not so sure she wants them to. The ex-military types are in sharp contrast with Emily, who is a reclusive writer. Still, they manage to forge friendship and build a haven despite the occasional zombie who wanders by.
Their safety is short-lived, however. In the zombie apocalypse, nothing lasts forever.
If you’re interested in reading the final anthology, you can get a copy at Amazon for $4.99!
This anthology was a lot of fun to work on and I hope to compile another one in the future.
Today is the last day to get in your submissions for Swords of Darkness! If you have a story you’ve been hanging onto, now is your chance to send it in!
Email me your story at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re a new author who is worried about having someone read your story for the first time, remember these three things:
- Someone has written a worse story than you. I promise. Chances are that your story is actually pretty decent. I will never laugh or make fun of your story. Ever.
- Even if your story isn’t selected for publication, this doesn’t mean your story sucks. I’ve received an overwhelming number of responses for this anthology, which means I have some tough decisions to make.
- You can improve. We all can. I’ve been a professional writer since 2005 and my work has changed dramatically in the ten years I’ve been writing. I have room for improvement and so do you. If your story isn’t chosen this time, it’s not the end of your writing career. I promise.
Thank you to everyone who has submitted a story and for trusting me to read your manuscript. I’m honored that you want to be a part of Swords of Darkness and even if your story isn’t selected, I hope to collaborate with you on future anthologies.
All the best,
There are just two weeks left to submit a story for Swords of Darkness and the submissions are rolling in! If you haven’t already submitted a story, you still have 14 days to get something in!
A few notes:
*I’m accepting submissions until November 30th. I’ll be reading the stories after submissions close and making final decisions on stories by December 15th. You will hear from me whether your story is chosen or not. If for some reason you don’t hear from me, or you didn’t receive a message when you sent your story, then I didn’t receive it.
*This is a fantasy anthology. While I love sci-fi as much as the next writer, that’s not what this book is about. If there is a lot of interest, I may work on compiling a sci-fi or horror anthology next time, but please keep the “fantasy” genre in mind while writing this time.
*I don’t care what else you do with your story. I’ll be buying 1-time digital publication rights. This means that I’ll put your story in Swords of Darkness, but that’s it. You are free to self-publish your story in other places or to submit to magazines and other anthologies. It’s your story. Do what you like with it.
I hope this has answered most of your questions. If anyone has anything else, please shoot me an email and I will get back to you as soon as I can!
This is the cover for Lost in the Apocalypse. Those of you who have read my work know it tends to be zombie-lite. I like reading books that focus on how the survivors actually survive, so I write that way. Yes, there are zombies in this, but there aren’t a lot of blood-and-gore scenes. Instead, you’ll read the story of someone who just wants to survive and who finds that having zombies around makes that fairly inconvenient.
Coming December 2015.
Thank you to everyone who has submitted a story for Swords of Darkness!
This anthology is still open to submissions until November 30th. I’ll read all of the stories after the close of submissions and make a final decision by December 15th. I do not accept stories on a rolling basis simply because I want to give everyone time to get something in. It’s always disappointing to work on a story for a compilation, only to find that submissions were closed early!
Swords of Darkness will be published in eBook format only and each selected author will receive a digital copy in addition to the $20 payment.
As always, if you have questions or concerns, please feel free to send me an email or leave a comment.
If you haven’t already submitted a story for my upcoming Swords of Darkness anthology, you still have time! This anthology is open for submissions until November 30th. 10 stories will be selected for publication.