Announcing: The Adventure of Creation Anthology

Today is going to be a little bit of promotion. I stand to benefit, but there are 34 other outstanding writers who have joined in this collection. This promotion is as much for them as it is for me.

In January, the moderators of Holly Lisle‘s Forum approached her with the idea of a short story anthology. With the 5th anniversary of her outstanding writing course, “How to Think Sideways”, drawing nearer, it seemed a good idea to match the release date with the anniversary. Holly agreed to the idea. After a very, very difficult selection process, the moderator’s settled on thirty-five stories.

One of those stories was mine. I talked about the journey to writing that story here: Never, Ever Give Up, and Finish the Stuff You Started

With the stories selected, we are now presenting to you: The Adventure of Creation: The Think Sideways Anthology #1 presented by Holly Lisle


35 marvelous short stories by gifted new writers.

Follow a girl to the Below-World to slay the Sharkshadow, or help a timid girl to overcome the destructive criticism of her art teacher. Witness a solitary drone on Mars or a naive homunculus struggle to become human. Sew with a mother who lost her daughter in a quilt, defeat super-villains in a bank robbery with an unlikely superhero (a story by my incredible critique partner Tami Moore!), or join a great mage in the fire.

In my own story, an abused farm boy faces three trials to join the ranks of the mystical Magideem.

In thirty-five imaginative stories, emerging authors present the diversity of their creativity. Each author found a different angle for the unifying theme: The Adventure of Creation. Witness the talent nurtured by writing teacher, Holly Lisle. For the 5th anniversary of her first big writing course, How to Think Sideways, this anthology features the best of her talented students in a great variety of genres.

The eBook and print book will be released on the 24th of July.


WAITAMINNIT! How come I didn't know you were picked for the anthology also! (probably because I'm a little dense sometimes!)

I liked your story a lot in the draft I read, and I can't wait to see the final version!