Monday, June 16, 2014

Do authors have (irredeemable) favorites?

Jason Sizemore Featured Book Release: 
June 16 to June 22 , 2014

I'm delighted to welcome author Jason Sizemore, author of Irredeemable, to my blog today. If you've seen the cover of his book, you'll know why I'm intrigued. Just what is that feather doing? And, as everyone knows, I love intriguing short stories. So I'm sure you'll understand why I might ask Jason this question:

 Do authors have favorites when they release a collection of stories, or would that be like having a favorite child?

Over to you Jason. And thank you for visiting my blog...

I’m not ashamed to say I have favorites! Naturally, I love all my stories. I’d bundle them all up and give them a big, fatherly hug (hm, I suppose getting them published in Irredeemable makes that possible now).

It is odd, looking over the table of contents of Irredeemable. Some of the stories I remember vividly and the type of thoughts I had while writing them. There are a few stories I have a hard time recalling. How does that happen?

I’m only speculating here, but I suspect it depends on the story’s plot and how close to home it hits to the author’s heart. Some stories are written because of an idea. Others are written for an assignment. Then there are the stories written from a well of memories and emotions. 

I love stories about the bonds between humans and androids/robots. Think the movie A.I. So Mr. Templar from Irredeemable is one of my favorites. The odd night I had at a sleep clinic makes The Sleeping Quartet another favorite.

But in the end, I love them all. Except the crappy stories. They stay in the trunk where their stink won’t bother anyone!

I suspect I will love all these stories too. With gothic, sci-fi, androids and sleep clinics... I'm eager to join your long list of addicted readers. Thank you for letting me be a part of your blog tour. 

jasonsizemoreheadshotBWAbout the author: Jason Sizemore is a writer and editor who lives in Lexington, KY. He owns Apex Publications, an SF, fantasy, and horror small press, and has twice been nominated for the Hugo Award for his editing work on Apex Magazine. Stay current with his latest news and ramblings via his Twitter feed handle @apexjason.  

Irredeemable_Cover650X400 Book Synopsis for Irredeemable: Flowing like mists and shadows through the Appalachian Mountains come 18 tales from the mind of Jason Sizemore. Weaving together elements of southern gothic, science fiction, fantasy, horror, the supernatural, and much more, this diverse collection of short stories brings you an array of characters who must face accountability, responsibility, and, more ominously, retribution.

Whether it is Jack Taylor readying for a macabre, terrifying night in The Sleeping Quartet, the Wayne brothers and mischief gone badly awry in Pranks, the title character in The Dead and Metty Crawford , or the church congregation and their welcoming of a special visitor in Yellow Warblers, Irredeemable introduces you to a range of ordinary people who come face to face with extraordinary situations.

Whether the undead, aliens, ghosts, or killers of the yakuza, dangers of all kinds lurk within the darkness for those who dare tread upon its ground. Hop aboard and settle in, Irredeemable will take you on an unforgettable ride along a dark speculative fiction road.

Author Links:
Twitter: @apexjason

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Amazon Links for Irredeemable
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