The Dark Worlds website has posted an excerpt from my latest short story, The Remnant Band. This is an all fantasy issue of Dark Worlds and has a great line-up of authors. (And it's not me that I'm talking about).
Ever since I learned to read, I became enthralled with the idea of telling stories with words. I submitted my first story to Highlights for Children when I was eight years old, and received a kind letter back from the editor explaining that manuscripts are generally typed ...not handwritten.
After numerous rejections, and blind, dogged persistence flying in the face of all reason, I managed to place a novella with Adventure Mystery Magazine ... about seventeen years later. Since then I've written numerous short stories and fifteen novels which have seen publication. Unfortunately, I haven't seen the last of the rejection letters ... except now they're rejection emails.