I have very exciting news! September’s #30Authors event was such a success that I’ve teamed up with Velvet Morning Press to bring you the #30Authors anthology! Velvet Morning Press is the brainchild of two American authors living in Paris, Adria J. Cimino (an original #30Authors contributor) and Vicki Lesage. VMP takes a unique approach by investing in new authors who haven’t been picked up by a major agency but want the added professionalism that comes with having a publisher (learn more about them here). It’s very exciting and I’m honored to be a part of one of their early ventures.
So what is this anthology all about? Well, imagine a handful of authors locked in a castle for a month with one mission: to write a short story on the theme of legacy. Many of the authors participating are original #30Authors contributors and others are new or previously published authors you will be delighted to discover. Once the stories are complete, The Book Wheel, in collaboration with Velvet Morning Press, will publish the anthology “Legacy” in spring 2015. It will be available in print and ebook form. All author proceeds will benefit the charity Paws for Reading! Thank you, authors!
The writing process will be completely interactive with participating authors tweeting their writing experiences. Of course, it wouldn’t be a #30Authors event without the bloggers, so stay tuned for some amazing exclusive content from participating authors and bloggers throughout the event. You’ll be able to find out what inspires them, what their biggest challenge is, and how their writing is going. Be sure to follow the #30Authors hashtag on Twitter from Jan. 9 through the end of the month to find out – and don’t forget to tweet along with us!
In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at some of the contributing authors:
Regina Calcaterra, author of Etched in Sand
Kristopher Jansma, author of The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards
Jenny Milchman, author of Cover of Snow and Ruin Falls
Marissa Stapley, author of Mating for Life
Paula Lee, author of Deer Hunting in Paris: A Memoir of God, Guns, and Game Meat
J.J. Hensley, author of Resolve and Measure Twice
Maureen Foley, author of Women Float
Didier Quémener, contributor to anthologies That’s Paris and Mystery in Mind
Stephanie Carroll, author of A White Room
David Whitehouse, author of In Search of Rwanda’s Gnocidaires: French Justice and the Lost Decades
Piper Punches, author of The Waiting Room and Missing Girl
Lizzie Harwood, author of soon-to-be-released short story collection Betty and Alabama
Vicki Lesage, author of Confessions of a Paris Party Girl and Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer
Adria J. Cimino, author of Paris, Rue des Martyrs (re-release January 2015)
Watch this space for further details!