I’m surrounded by writers this week. Literally. Our annual anthology workshop runs this week here on the Oregon Coast, and we have about 50 writers from all over the world here.
It’s a ton of work and some of the most fun I have doing this job.
The product of these workshops is Fiction River. So, it’s apropros that we have a brand-new release hitting while all these folks are here.
The newest Fiction River Presents (for those of you who aren’t already subscribers, that’s the reprint line for Fiction River, which I edit) officially publishes tomorrow. It’s called Legacies, and the theme for this one is families—in all their beautiful and sometimes messed up glory.
Here’s the synopsis:
Family time takes the stage with this latest volume of Fiction River Presents. From the gut-wrenching struggle to survive a broken family to the heartbreaking loss of a child to the all-encompassing power of familial love, Legacies takes readers on a roller-coaster of emotions. Spanning genre lines from literary to fantasy to paranormal romance, this volume proves why Adventures Fantastic says: “If you haven’t checked out Fiction River yet, you should. There’s something for everyone.”
Table of Contents
“Prism of the Crab Gods” by Kelly Washington
“Sisters” by Leah Cutter
“Deathmobile” by Michele Lang
“The F Factor” by Chrissy Wissler
“Shaman” by Leslie Claire Walker
“Legacy” by Irette Y. Patterson
“My Real Cousin Ruby” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
“The Man Who Decided” by Dean Wesley Smith
“The Farewell Gift” by Louise Marley
And don’t forget that another volume in the Fiction River family—Recycled Pulp—and ten of its authors are featured in the Escapist Bundle of Storybundle, which launched last week. You can read more about it and buy it here.
But I’m still not done. In addition to Legacies, Dean Wesley Smith’s latest Cold Poker Gang novel publishes Tuesday, as well.
Here’s the synopsis for Ace High:
1991. The famous Las Vegas hotel The Landmark scheduled for destruction. A girl’s body found in one of the old rooms. Impossible to even tell her identity or what happened to her.
Seventeen years later Cold Poker Gang members Pickett and Sarge take up the girl’s long-cold case. And layer by layer they uncover one of the most twisted crimes in the history of the famous sin city.
A crime that still needs to be covered up with even more death. Ace High wins the award for the most twisted crime novel yet in the series of Cold Poker Gang novels. If you love great mystery books, grab this one.
So much fiction, so little time. Sounds like a great excuse for a vacation day, don’t you think?
Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer.