Sometime in March 2013, a fellow named Charles Barouch posted to Google+ with an idea. He wanted to create an anthology, and the stories within that anthology would be centered around one word: “invasion”.
Now, you throw that word into a roomful of writers and it’s like tossing a handful of Japanese beetles into a chicken pen. We jumped on it, scrambled for position, and settled into a line-up of fifteen immensely talented storytellers (myself included, if I am allowed to brag a bit here), two enormously creative artists, and two passionate editors.
At first glance, you’d think book publishing by committee is a Really Bad Idea. But, in my opinion, when you have a group of people who are this dedicated to the business of crafting a quality product, you simply cannot go wrong. It’s a tribute to the power of social media in this age of technology. And, it’s a testimonial to the versatility of Google+ communities. Charles made good use of them to keep communication flowing.
Now, six months after Charles’ first thoughtful post, we have a finished book-full of wonderfully entertaining stories, complete with amazing artwork! I’m so proud to be part of this talented group of people!
Available at these fine stores:
Barnes and Noble (Nook)