I’m very happy to announce that my first story collection, The Architect’s Daughters Plan Their Escapes, is complete.
It is “a themed collection of eleven stories about sensible, occasionally brilliant women navigating worlds littered with reckless men, hidden dangers, and unexpected opportunities.”
I really wanted to work the word “outrageous” into my query letter, but it didn’t fit. As in “navigating worlds littered with outrageous reckless men.” I’m somewhat heartbroken about it. Technically speaking, I started writing this collection in 2004, if you can believe that. I was an undergrad then, and that first story was about a young woman who experiences a miracle while driving to Lancaster. Stranger things have happened. I’m sending it out the collection early next week with my fingers crossed. And a tremendous amount of gratitude to Michael Byers, Cathy Day, Geeta Kothari, David Lynn, and Chuck Kinder for their help and guidance. And to my colleagues who helped workshop these stories. I couldn’t have done this without you.
image from Virgin Media.