The first installment (out of two) of the Talons & Talismans anthologies is out in the wild as of today! My story, THE EMPTY HOUSE, is part of this anthology, and I’m humbled and honored to be sharing a table of contents with great authors such as Kevin J. Anderson, D.J. Butler, Rick Partlow, Mark Wandrey, Kacey Ezell, and so many more.
Rob Howell, the editor, did a fantastic job in working with me to strengthen the story and really put that final polish on it. Thanks to Rob for all of his hard work on the anthology. Rob said that my story was “an easy yes” to add to the anthology and that will “definitely make you cry.” I can’t think of higher praise than to hear those words from an editor.
I hope you enjoy the tale (and the others in the collection) as much as I enjoyed writing the story. I drew upon elements of my childhood, my adult life, and if you grew up with a bicycle in the 1980s (or close to that decade), then you’ll find some elements in the tale to identify with.
The anthology is available on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09HQZDR4W