Fellow author Krista D. Ball interviewed me in August 2011 on my experiences with selling my two collections and with working with small genre presses for both of those books. l've blogged this interview in the past, but have pulled the separate blog posts from the interview into one article here.
Question: In Chimerascope, most of the stories were at least nominated for Aurora Awards and one was a winner. With credits like that, why did you choose to go with a small Canadian press like ChiZine?
Submitted by Douglas Smith on Tue, 2011/08/16 - 5:01pm
Multi-award winning and multi-genre writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch recently posted her 2011 Recommended Reading List, and I was delighted to see that she included one of my short stories, "Going Harvey in the Big House," on her list. Here's what Kris had to say about that story:
"I first read this story in a workshop nearly a decade ago. Since then, Doug sold it to a number of different markets and it was a finalist for Canada’s prestigious Aurora Award. Now it’s out in e-book format. I read a lot, as you can tell, and I don’t remember most stories the next day, let alone decades later. The images and the power of the story have stayed with me all this time. That’s one of the strongest recommendations I can give."
Thanks, Kris! This means a lot to me. It's great to be on a list with names like Neil Gaiman, Bruce Stirling, and Geoff Landis. And if any of you are writers, you really, really need to be following both Kris's and Dean Wesley Smith's blogs on a regular basis. I can think of no better source than these two to understand and stay abreast of the rapidly evolving world of publishing.