Right! Remember a while back when I said I had a copy of The Lavender Menace: Tales of Queer Villainy! to give away? Well, I finally got my rear in gear and listed the giveaway on Goodreads. Behold!
(And if, for some reason, that fancy shmancy box with all the details doesn’t show up in your browser, you can find the info here.) You’ve got until November 20 to enter, so don’t delay!
I also recently received my contributor copies of Anything for a Dollar, which is aimed at, shall we say, a slightly more adult audience. (I imagine the cover pretty much gives that away—and continues the trend of my work appearing in anthologies whose covers make me wish I didn’t like to eat dessert so much. I mean, come on. Do you think that guy’s had cake in years? I seriously doubt it.
Where was I? Oh, right. Anything for a Dollar includes stories by well-known writers such as Felice Picano, William Holden, Lawrence Schimel, and many others, as well as yours truly.
This was a hard (shut up) story to write. I thought it was going in one direction, and then it kept getting more and more complicated. After I finished it and sent it off, it wasn’t done with me. I went back and kept writing. So, there’s a version of the story as it appears in the book, at about 5,800 words long, and then there’s a version of it that’s 9,600 words. I like them both. I’m not sure what to do with the 9,600-word version.
Anyway, look for a giveaway on that coming soon as well.
By the way, I can’t tell you how tempted I was to make the title of this post “A dolla make me holla,” but then I’d have to find a Honey Boo Boo gif to go with it, and there are some things even I won’t do.