I asked fellow Midnight Roost anthology contributors to share some things about themselves prior to publication and those generous enough to do so will be appearing here for the next week or so.
Each entry gives a taste of their contribution, a little about them, how to contact them, how their story came about, and definitely a link to Midnight Roost (which you should purchase because it would make each and every one of us happy.
you do want to make us happy, don’t you?
i mean, considering what we wrote, you want us to know you’re a good person, right?).
Let’s start with a Hallowe’en-themed introduction to the anthology as a whole:
Michaela’s contribution is Afterwards. Here’s the opening:
“And you had the light?”
“Huh?” Brad stared, wondering what the officer was saying (and struggling to focus his eyes). Light? The light at the end of the tunnel? Was he near death? He felt fine.
“The light, Sir,” repeated the officer. “You had the green?”
Oh, the traffic light! “Yeah, sure. Of course.” Of course he had the light. He’d He’d have stopped if the light had been red, wouldn’t he? Obviously, he would have. He twisted his neck, trying to see past the EMT lifting him into the ambulance. He failed. “Put me down, you guys. I don’t need an ambulance. I’m fine.”
How the story came about:
I’m afraid I can’t tell you how this story came about. I just don’t remember. I got an idea somewhere or other, and I wrote it down. That happens to me a lot.
(fascinating how that happens to authors. more often than most readers would suspect, me thinks)
About Michaele Jordan:
Michaele Jordan was born in Los Angeles, bred in the Midwest, educated in Liberal Arts at Bard College and in computers at Southern Ohio College. She has worked at a kennel and a Hebrew School, AT&T and a church. She’s a bit odd. In her spare time she writes, supervised by a long-suffering husband and a couple of domineering cats.
Her credits include her period occult thriller, Mirror Maze, and a previous novel serialized in Jim Baen’s Universe, Blade Light. You will find her short stories floating around the ether-including Wizard in F&SF, Message of War in Infinite Science Fiction, and Farewell, my Miko in Visions. The Once and Future Cake is just one of her numerous stories in Buzzy Mag (Check out their website!). Horror fans might also enjoy her Blossom series in The Crimson Pact anthologies.
Her website is undergoing extensive reconstruction, but just grab your hard hat, and come on in.