A Sojourn with Fear the Boot

126517Last week, the folks behind the Fear the Boot podcast—on which I’ve appeared a couple times—released their first ever anthology of fiction: Sojourn, edited by Laura K. Anderson and Ryan J. McDaniel, with a great deal of help from Fear the Boot’s Dan Repperger.

I’m proud to have a story in the book, along with

  • Laura K. Anderson
  • Thomas Childress
  • Wayne Cole
  • Hans Cummings
  • Shannon Dickson
  • Robert Freund
  • Chris Hussey
  • James Lowder
  • Johann Luebbering
  • Peter Martin
  • Ryan J. McDaniel
  • Tom McNeil
  • Dan Repperger
  • Elizabeth Roper

My story’s called “The Bookrunner.” It’s set in a dark, near future in which words have been weaponized and memes can kill.

From a writer’s point of view, creating this story makes for a great example of how fast publishing can move these days. Dan first contacted me about the book in the middle of November. I turned it over to Laura and Ryan on January 20, and the book was released on February 15. That’s three months from first contact to publication.

Of course, Dan, Laura, and Ryan had been working on the book for many months before that. I was a last-minute addition to fill in a hole that had appeared in the anthology. Even so, the experience on my end was lightning fast, and the entire team was a delight to work with.

I’m thrilled with how the story came out, and I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the tales too. If you’d like to join me, you can find the book on sale at:

Print copies should be available soon too. I’ve seen the proofs, and it looks fantastic.