So…that exciting news I alluded to a few days ago….
Behold my latest collection, Written on the Coast: Thirteen Stories of Magic & Mayhem Written on the Oregon Coast!
This collection has been 9 years in the making: The first two stories were written at the first-ever Denise Little Anthology Workshop (an Oregon Writers Network workshop) in 2003. The last two were written last year. I’m saving this year’s stories for the next collection. :-)
So, two stories per anthology workshop, six workshops since 2003—plus I added a story I wrote at the Short Story Workshop last year to bring it to 13 total, because I like the number 13. They range from high fantasy to contemporary fantasy to science fiction to one I’m calling “indefinably absurd.”
I was floored when award-winning author Dean Wesley Smith, whom I can call both mentor and friend, offered to write the introduction. And then he wrote this:
But nothing about Dayle blurs for me. She and her wonderful husband are amazing people and I feel lucky to even know them.
And for me, getting to write this foreword to this wonderful collection is a real honor.
So why does Dayle have so many great stories written here on the Oregon Coast? Even more than the thirteen included here?
First off, I don’t think she is capable of writing a bad story. There sure isn’t one in this collection. And a few in here are my personal favorites of her work. (I’m not going to say which ones because I know you all will find your own favorites. Just trust me when I say all thirteen stories are great.)
Once I stopped sniffling, I finished up the collection and put it up for sale. You can get it at the usual venues:
And before the end of the year, it should be available in print as well.
I hope you enjoy it.