In just under one month, FANTASY FOR GOOD will hit the shelves. This is a charitable anthology, all proceeds of which will go to help raise awareness of and fight colon cancer. The late Jay Lake is one of the 30 contributors, and I couldn’t be prouder to be one of the authors listed in the table of contents.
Today I learned that one of the 30 contributors, Piers Anthony — yes, that Piers Anthony — posted a review of the anthology in his November newsletter. Mr. Anthony mentioned one story in each of the five sections.
For the Paranormal section, he mentioned mine.
**cue Jackie squealing and dancing**
Here’s what he said:
Part 3, “Undying Love” by Jackie Kessler, wherein a demoness tries to help her friend who becomes a vampire, who wants to raise a child, and of course it ends badly; how can a vampire properly care for a baby by day? You have to feel the pain of these supernaturals as they struggle with their situations.
**cue Jackie squealing again**
Here’s the full post — the Fantasy For Good information is in the second paragraph.
Tonight, I gleefully mentioned this to my family. And my younger son said, “Piers Anthony???”
I said, “You know who Piers Anthony is?”
He said, “He writes the Xanth series! A Spell For Chameleon!”
I grinned. My son is so smart.
And then he said, “Please tell him that I love his books!”
So, Mr. Anthony…if by any chance you happen to read this, please know that my son loves your books. (And so does his mother.)
FANTASY FOR GOOD – Release Date: 12/9/14
With stories from George R. R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, Piers Anthony, Katharine Kerr, Kevin J. Anderson, KJA & Rebecca Moesta, Michael Moorcock, Todd McCaffrey, Roger Zelazny, Henry Szabranski, Ken Scholes, Jay Lake, Kelley Armstrong, Nnedi Okorafor, David Farland, Alan Dean Foster, Jane Lindskold, James Enge, Frances Silversmith, Meg Moore, Jackie Kessler ((THAT’S ME!!)), Carrie Vaughn, Marina J. Lostetter, Jaye Wells, Samit Basu, Kyle Aisteach, Michael Ezell, Steven Savile, Carmen Tudor, David Parish-Whittaker, and Sean Hayden!
Edited by Richard Salter and Jordan Ellinger, with a beautiful introduction by Trent Zelazny!
All proceeds donated to Colon Cancer Alliance!
The paperback edition of FANTASY FOR GOOD is available for pre-order on the Nightscape Press webstore.
The Kindle edition of Fantasy For Good is also available for pre-order on Amazon.