Lee Harris, the commissioning editor of Every Heart a Doorway, purchased three novellas from me at the same time, which was delightful, and very much appreciated (still is). The first one, which I pitched to him, was EHaD. He liked it quite a lot, which was also very much appreciated. After it was done, we were out to tea, talking about what he wanted for the second.
"I write better from a prompt," I said. He laughed and replied that he would like to see a coming-of-age American road trip ghost story.
So I wrote him one. He was quite surprised.
Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day is the story of Jenna, dwelling in New York, working at a suicide hotline, and waiting for the afterlife to catch up with her and end her time in this world. It's the story of ghosts in glass, of corn-witches and Kentucky, of the shadows that lurk around the edges of our lives, waiting to be seen. I am very proud of it.
It will be released January 10th, 2017, which means you can buy it for my birthday, and you can see the cover here.
It's a story!