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Saturday, September 21, 2013

I got a short story accepted!

I recently signed a contract with Rocking Horse Publishing, a Missouri-based small press, for one of my short stories to appear in an anthology. The anthology is called Spirits of St. Louis: Missouri Ghost Stories, and will be available next month in print and electronic formats.

My story, "After the Raid", is a spinoff of my Civil War novel A Fine Likeness. It tells the story of Helena, who sees her father gunned down by bushwhackers in front of their home and wreaks a terrible revenge. . .

I never got to fully tell Helena's story in the novel so this was a good chance!


  1. Congratulations! And I do that too -- write short stories about secondary characters who didn't get enough space in the novel. They want their stories told too. :)

  2. Congratulations, Sean! Let us know when it's about to be released.

  3. Sweet! I know a cartoonist personally, so I plan on writing comic books for my minor characters. :)

    1. Cool! There was a graphic novel planned for my novella "To End All Wars" (which you can find in my collection The Night the Nazis Came to Dinner and other Dark Tales) but the artist got sick and the project was scrapped. The life of a writer is filled with these disappointments. . .
      When those comic books come out be sure to tell me and I'll post the news here.


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