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Alternate history on the Mississippi

American history. Just entirely different. The ALTERED STATES OF THE UNION anthology explores how the US might have turned out with a few details changed. Inside, you’ll find a short story by me set in the 1800s, entitled “Lions on the Mississippi.”

Taking a steamboat through a sovereign Indian nation on the Mississippi, William meets an enigmatic woman afraid for her safety. But when their journey comes to a halt, William realizes not all is as he believed.

But my story is one of many by great authors. Here’s the blurb for the rest of the anthology:

What if Lincoln governed America in enemy territory? The United States annexed Persia? North Alaska and South Alaska went to war? Los Angeles spread across the world? Kansas disappeared in a cloud of dust? If you thought America was strange this year, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Join us as our all-star roster of science fiction and fantasy authors explore the frontiers of over a score of different lands in ALTERED STATES OF THE UNION. With stories by Russ Colchamiro, Peter David, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Debra Doyle & James D. Macdonald, Brendan DuBois, Malon Edwards, G.D. Falksen, Michael Jan Friedman, David Gerrold, Robert Greenberger, Alisa Kwitney, Gordon Linzner, Sarah McGill, Meredith Peruzzi, Mackenzie Reide, Aaron Rosenberg, David Silverman & Hildy Silverman, Ian Randal Strock, Ramon Terrell, Anne Toole, and Glenn Hauman as editor.

Still not sure if this book’s for you? Check out this thorough review of each story in the anthology, or head on over to preview it on Amazon.

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Got fantasy? “Red Bandit” short story is up!

If you’re feeling a little low in the fantasy department, fuel up with the Red Bandit, my short story published today from Hell Creek Sanitarium.  A librarian’s quiet night in the state library turns upside down when a man takes her captive, intent on stealing a magical tome, even if he has to burn down the entire library along with her.  If you enjoy fantasy, action, romance, and a lot of books, check it out at Drivethrufiction or Paizo.  Kindle and other versions will be available “soon.”

However, if you’re more of a fan of general speculative fiction, why not sponsor me or one of the writers for the Clarion West Write-a-thon.  Using PayPal, you can give as little or as much as you wish, and the money goes toward Clarion West, a non-profit dedicated to furthering speculative fiction.

Are you doing the write-a-thon this year?  Feel free to share your link, too!

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