Debris & Detritus – Lesser Greek Gods Running Amok
I have slowly, jumpily, start-and-stoppily managed to bring to fruition a project that thrills me.
I am having a moment of extreme pride and joy.
I am editor of a short story anthology. That means I selected and invited each writer, chose each story, and pulled together the pieces to make it all into a heart-stopping, world-twisting book.
And I love it.
And I love the cover. Toni McGee Causey created the cover and it is astounding. (She is so multi-gifted that I’d hate her if I didn’t love her.)
How did I end up doing this?
The short story she read that night?
“Queer Eye for the Dead Guy.”
[!!!!!!!!!!] She had my attention!
Debris & Detritus [the lesser-known Greek gods] makeover Hades.
Debris & Detritus–GREEK GODS.
The very idea exploded in my head.
And while her gods were making over Hades, I knew the pair was actually taking up residence in my office and didn’t indicate any inclination of moving along.
My brain went into overdrive speculating on the myriad ways other writers would envision and create these two deities, and I grabbed my cell phone and called Diane Tarbuck, Owner and Managing Editor at Story Spring Publishing and she said, “Let’s do it!”
A short story anthology was born.
The writers I approached did not let me down. From the first to the last, I think you’ll enjoy the ride, because when Debris & Detritus are around… well, I’ll let the stories reveal their own twists.
As for Debris & Detritus and my office? I heroically accept the burden of their presence, because to exorcise them would entail much hard work [aka cleaning] which would take me away from my writing, my editing [never expected to see that word describe me] and the other things I do.
I accept them as my resident godlets, just so you can have the pleasure of diving into these diverse and diverting tales!
I have also been trying to write the story about what happen when Lord Debris and Sir Detritus showed up at Erinyes Manor and met five-year-old Persephone. [It isn’t pretty. Ooops.] Whether that will make it into the anthology or not is still up for debate, I fear.
And as for the publication of Debris & Detritus?
Almost two years ago in February 2015 the words, “Debris & Detritus, the lesser known Greek gods” sparked the idea for this book.
On February 10-12 at ConDFW 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas, we will have a launch party and Rhonda Eudaly, Beth Teliho, Mark Finn, Michelle Muenzler, and hopefully even more authors will be present to sign books and toast its success. If you’re nearby, come join the fun! I’ll post more details when I have them.
If you use another kind of ereader, watch this space for more links and updates [and feel free to tell me in comments where you prefer to shop for ebooks so I can be sure it gets listed].
And if you prefer print, pre-order now, or if you’re in the area, swing on by ConDFW and buy a print copy to have signed!