Sometime last winter, around November time, my editor approached me with a propostion.
“Hey,” she said, “we’re thinking of making a winter anthology for December 2012. We want you to be the headliner. You interested?”
Last time they asked me for an antho submission, I gave them a Holloway Pack short.
I couldn’t do that this time.
Because, due to the fact the anthology will be released the same day that Blue Moon launches, I have no Holloway Pack happenings that will fit into that slot time-wise.
Because it meant I had to write a new story. One at fairly short notice. One with an unfamiliar plotline. One set in a ‘world’ I’d had no time to get to understand. One with new characters I knew absolutely nothing about.
But I panicked not. Okay, not much.
I simply took a singular idea that popped into my head … wrote down around 300 words to solidify that said idea would be where the story would start … and kept going back to it and playing around with the folks like they were Barbie and Ken on a bender … and voila …
ESCORT TO INSANITY was born.
It’s different to Holloway Pack. Different cast. Different tone. Different (dare I say it?) supes.
So it’s official.
I’m heading up a winter anthology.
MAKE BELIEVE is coming December 2012.