Positive press for FORTUNE: LOST AND FOUND

Buy FORTUNE: LOST AND FOUND, featuring "The Plagiarist's Wireless" via Amazon.com.

Buy FORTUNE: LOST AND FOUND, featuring “The Plagiarist’s Wireless” via Amazon.com.

Darcia Helle invited Kate Jonez, the editor-in-chief of Omnium Gatherum, publisher of FORTUNE: LOST AND FOUND, to blog about the anthology on her website, Quiet Fury Books. Helle said she was “unfamiliar with all of the contributing authors, but became an instant fan of several.”

In her guest post, Jonez explains what, as an editor, she prefers about putting together an anthology over single-author works:

Although we primarily publish novels and novellas I do enjoy publishing an occasional anthology. It’s a great way to sample a wide variety of writing styles, and to work with lots of great people. The FORTUNE: LOST AND FOUND anthology was a pleasure to work on. We received many superb stories and I think you’ll be seeing lots more from these up and coming authors in years to come.

Each author is also given space to explain the inspiration behind his or her story. Here’s how I explain myself:

I don’t know if it’s true for most writers, but I’m a frustrated musician. Several of the guys I played with in high school have gone on to bigger and better things, musically, especially Rob Kleiner, who has a gold record for co-writing “What Part of Forever” recorded by Cee Lo Green for the ECLIPSE soundtrack. I guess writing “The Plagiarist’s Wireless” was my way of rediscovering the magic of being a music fan. The fictional band, Wolves N’ Sparrows, is based on Guns N’ Roses and Steppenwolf, two of my favorite bands since high school. I had Wolves N’ Sparrows built in my head, right down to the band members names, before I had the idea for the story. The title “The Plagiarist’s Wireless” came next, and last, the story idea, which was really a question: “what if there were a device that let us listen to the past, as if everything were being secretly recorded?” Richard Nixon would be proud.

Read the rest of the post here to find out the stories behind the other authors’ stories. FORTUNE: LOST AND FOUND is available now through Amazon.com. Pick up a copy and discover a new writer or two. And don’t forget to leave a review…

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