This morning I signed a publishing agreement from Five Rivers Publishing for their acceptance of my fictional essay "Hiring and Managing Henchmen" to be accepted into their awesome anthology "A Method To the Madness: A Guide to the Super Evil." I had a lot of fun writing up advice as if I were a super genius evil mad scientist. The anthology will contain essays and stories written by Dr. Evil / Mega Mind types as a guide to their mad evil ways.
I was so excited when I got the email asking me to print out the publishing agreement, sign it, and send it off to Canada where the fabulous Fiver Rivers Publishing presides. This will be my first time ever published in print! Also my first time being paid for writing fiction. I have sold some eBooks of my short stories but that total amount isn't enough for the websites I use to publish my stories to send me a check in the mail yet, so this is a big deal for me. I'm really excited!
A huge thanks to my friends, co-editors of the anthology, and all around awesome dudes Michell Plested and Jeff Hite who came together to make this anthology happen. I'm so glad they invited writers to joint them in creating something awesome from their fantastic idea. By the way, Michell's debut novel published by Five Rivers Publishing, called Mik Murdoch: Boy Superhero, is out now. I'm halfway through it and it has made me laugh and smile many many times. Jeff Hite also has some great fiction out right now, and when I say right now I mean he is writing and publishing it to his website as he rolls the story out. It's a cool project called Stories 365. From the awesome stuff I've read so far it's going to be exciting to see where he's at with it at the end of the year. He just started September 1st so it won't be hard for you to catch up if you start reading now - plus he has Alex the 486 Beowulf Cluster (Super Computer) read the work so you can catch up via audio if you like.
I'm really excited to get the book in the mail when it comes out around next March so I can read the other stories in this super cool anthology.