From Stage Door Shadows, the latest anthology from eMergent Publishing’s Literary Mixtapes series, will be launched at Smiths Alternate Bookstore in Canberra at Conflux 8 Spec-Fic convention, on September 29th. I am particularly excited because it contains my story Tiny Dancer plus twenty-five other fantastic stories.
Here’s the official blurb:
Twenty-six authors trade Tiny Dancer’s California- blessed lyrics for the shadowed recesses of stages large and small in From Stage Door Shadows, a speculative fiction homage to the darkness just beyond the limelight of the entertainment industry.
The stories re-introduce the women Bernie Taupin wrote about and Elton John sang about: blue jean baby, LA lady, the band’s seamstress, the music man’s wife and the girl dancing in the sand, along with a stellar cast of musicians, singers, thespians, fans, managers, dancers, DJs, magicians, talent show contestants, stars and has-beens.
From vaudeville to opera, piano bar and street corner, hotel suite and beauty pageant, From Stage Door Shadows is a backstage pass to where dreams of fame, fortune and fulfillment live and die in a heartbeat.
As usual, a story will be released free onto the website each hour throughout the 29th. (AEST) where it will remain free for 48 hours. The book is available in e-book and paperback from the eMergent store.
My story Tiny Dancer is inspired by the line ,Pretty eyed, Pirate smile’ and will be live on the website from 12.00 (Aus time, about 5pm GMT). Enjoy.