It’s traditional for authors to blog about upcoming projects, so here’s the latest news. After publishing two themed anthologies (Kidnapped! and Stolen!), Emerald Cove decided to try something more ambitious: a shared universe anthology.
What happens when you ask an eclectic group of writers to come up with a premise for a shared universe? Well, first you get an argument. And then later you get another argument. (We are, in addition to being creative and diverse, rather opinionated authors.) But once the dust settles, you end up with a group of short stories set in modern day San Diego with a fantasy twist. Each story is unique, but will feature some recurring background characters and a shared underlying premise. I’ll blog more about that premise once the book gets closer to publication.
As I write this, most of the stories are complete or being finalized, and Sue Dawe is preparing some great artwork for the cover. The book’s release is set for…drum roll…
Hmmm, yeah, there’s a problem with that, isn’t there? No Comicon this year. Remember that old saying? “Hindsight is always 20-20.” For me, 2020 is definitely the Year of Hindsight. (If only I had known then, what I know now…)
Anyway, Emerald Cove is muddling through this time of pandemic, just like everyone else. There is talk of a video Comicon this summer, but it won’t be the same as having 100,000+ fans walk through Artist’s Alley to view Sue Dawe’s magnificent cover art. So, at this point, the book’s release date is uncertain, but I’ll keep you posted as soon as I hear anything definite.
And, by the way, John and I are currently writing the short story for Emerald Cove’s third themed anthology, but more on that in a future blog. Talk to you next Friday!