I mean, I’m right after a piece by Mickey Spillane and Max Allen Collins, and right before a story by Dana Cameron. And the name parade by no means ends there. This thing is packed with stories by legends like Dennis Lehane and Mary Higgins Clark. … And Laura Lippman. … And Tom Picirilli and Dave Zeltserman. …. And Luis Alberto Urrea – holy shit, what a story he tells in the 2009 Edgard Award winner, Amapola.
Is this real? Do I really have a story in the same anthology as these writers?
The book arrived a few months back, but it’s been crazy here at Bardsley Industries — bills to pay, revisions to write, speeches to complete – and I never got the chance to note the moment, or even thank editors Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg for including my story.
I’m grateful and humbled — and still thrilled.
P.S. – If you’re a collector, be sure to consider the leather-bound, limited-edition version of this book with every story signed by its author.