We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog posting to bring you this news:
Fish Out of Water, the fourth short story anthology from the Guppy chapter of Sisters in Crime, is now available!
(Sorry for the giant graphic – I tried to make it smaller, but it didn’t really work.)
The anthology includes my story, “The Far End of Nowhere,” written as part of my 2016 short story challenge year. The theme of the anthology was to present a character who was out of her element – thus, a “fish out of water.” It got me thinking. What if a New York City food critic – not one of the elite, but dying to become one – takes a road trip to Chicago to cover a new restaurant opening? What if her editor challenges her to write smaller stories along the way – stories about the “hidden culinary gems” between the Big Apple and the Windy City (look at a map, readers, to get the scope of this challenge)?
What if her car mysteriously “breaks down” in a backwater West Virginia town?
What if a dead body is discovered while she’s there – and she’s blackmailed for the crime?
As you can see, I love the “what if” game. Tying in to our theme this month, there are hopefully a few laughs in the story. And if I’ve done my job right, and whet your whistle a bit, Fish Out of Water can be yours at any of the following retailers. There are twenty-odd stories in the collection – and probably some funny ones, too!
Buy Fish Out of Water at any of the following retailers:
Amazon (Kindle and paperback): https://www.amazon.com/Fish-Out-Water-Guppy-Anthology/dp/1479417491
Barnes & Noble: (Nook and paperback): http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fish-out-of-water-cynthia-defelice-long/1125936102?ean=9781479417490
(And if you buy and read the anthology, don’t forget to go back and leave a review. ‘Cuz us authors really appreciate that kind of stuff.)