I spend much of my time worrying about whether people are reading and/or liking my novel, The Guilty, so sometimes I forget about what's going on with some of my smaller "children," ie. my short stories. I was quite happy to receive a press release, which I've excerpted below, announcing the success of the Danse Macabre Anthology at the Paris Book Festival. Of course I did write only one small story among the two dozen or so in the book, so I take no credit for its success. But I will at least take credit for not writing anything that was so bad it ruined the book's chances. I am of course proud of the over-all book's success, and also of the fact that my story, Out of the Sun, can be found in the same volume as the works of several excellent and internationally acclaimed authors, a volume which is now also internationally acclaimed.
Here's part of the press release (and don't I suddenly feel like a big shot author!):
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Paris Book Festival 2013 announces winners.
DANSE MACABRE: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH THE REAPER, edited by Montréaler Nancy Kilpatrick, has won the Paris Book Festival 2013 award in the Compilations/Anthologies category.
The awards ceremony will take place at the Hotel Pont Royal in Paris, France on May 30, 2013.
DANCE MACABRE was published by Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing of Calgary, and features New York Times best-selling authors: Brian Lumley; Nancy Holder; Tom Piccirilli, Tanith Lee, as well as writers from the United States, England, France, Australia, and Canada, including several award-winning contributors: Gabriel Boutros; Brad Carson; Suzanne Church; Morgan Dempsey; Dan Devine; Lorne Dixon; Tom Dullemond; Opal Edgar; Ian Emberson; Ed Erdelac; Sabrina Furminger; Stan Hampton, SR.; Brian Hodge; J.Y.T.Kennedy; William Meikle; Lisa Morton; Tim Reynolds; Angela Roberts; Lawrence Salani; Lucy Taylor; Erin Underwood; Bev Vincent; Bill Zaget