Yay! The anthology I’ve got a story in is coming out in July! It’s a collection of eighteen fantasy stories by various authors, all compiled in the fourth installment of the Fantastical Visions anthology series. The anthology is illustrated by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, who has done illustrations for Realms of Fantasy, as well as a huge variety of other publications.
For those who are familiar, my story “Imaginix”, which appears in this anthology, was sold to Fantasist Enterprises back in 2005. It was the first story I ever sold. I wrote the opening scene when I was a junior in high school, and then came back to finish it my freshman year of college. Selling it was and still is one of the most exciting moments I can remember.
It’s been a long time since I wrote “Imaginix”, but I think it captures a lot of my own insecurities about being creative and about coming of age while in the midst of trying to produce creative works. It’s been given several really great edits by the editor W. H. Horner, though I think the main character’s inexperience is mirrored in my own style of writing.