Glimpses of Light Anthology Blog Tour

January 17, 2016 at 7:32 pm

Glimpses of Light coverThis week I’m participating in a blog tour celebrating Glimpses of Light, the anthology released late in 2015 in which I have a short story. Last week, Charis Joy Jackson shared her thoughts on her experience as part of the anthology. You can read her post here. Now it’s my turn.

When I first heard about Glimpses of Light, I was uncertain I would participate. I’d never even attempted a short story before, let alone one with a specific theme. I know myself and how my brain works and I know it’s difficult to force ideas on it from any particular angle. Usually, my imagination directs me, so I didn’t think I would be able to come up with anything on demand, much less an idea that would contain the theme of light in a significant way.

However, almost as soon as I’d heard about it, an idea popped into my head. The story of a group of people who were living in darkness, with only vague legends hidden in books that told them of light. I was intrigued by the idea of what might make one of its inhabitants challenge the only thing she knew.  As a result, Bessin, my protagonist, quickly became a character I adored. She was courageous in a way I doubt I could be. I enjoyed experiencing her journey.

So in the end, I enjoyed my experience of writing a specifically-themed short story. It’s even greater that I share the printed page with numerous other extremely talented authors. If you have yet to buy a copy of Glimpses of Light, make sure you do.

In fact, I’ll make it easy for you. Leave a comment in the comments section at the bottom of this blog and you’ll go into the draw to win a copy. If you’ve already got a copy of Glimpses of Light, I’ll give you a copy of The Heir, my debut novel, instead. It doesn’t matter where you are, I’ll post it to you, so don’t hold back, comment now!

Next week, Mimi Emmanuel will be taking up the mantle on the next let of this blog tour. You can read her blog here.

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