Well, I've been editing an anthology along with author Julie Campbell called Hotel Haunted, which is a project for Wolfsinger Publications. It was interesting to see what other people came up with in the way of ghost stories.
It's been a long held belief of mine that Americans do not care for ghost stories much. Zombies, for example, always seem to be more popular. So do vampires. I prefer ghost stories. They're my favorite type of horror tale. I like to do what interests me and that's why it's ghost stories. Even though I convinced myself they aren't as popular, my anthology Gunslingers & Ghost Stories is the best selling anthology I have edited to date.
Back in October I met with Wolfsinger publisher Carol Hightshoe at Mile Hi Con and made a deal with her for me to edit an anthology. I've had a few stories in their anthologies and they are the publisher of my science fiction novel, Bonded Agent.
Next came the reading and selection phase. Co-editor Julie Campbell and I did not disagree on a single story. There were yes stories and no stories and we had no disagreements. We did have two stories we wanted minor re-writes to. All in all it was a smooth process. Once the re-writes come back, we'll ship off the material to the publisher. Some creepy stuff in this one, but that's a good thing for a horror anthology. And that's how you make an anthology.
Anthologies rarely sell as well as novels. I'm not sure why. They're a good way to read new authors you might not be aware of. When a release date is announced I'll post ordering info so anyone can order a copy who might want one. I just hope it's on the market before Halloween. That's one time of year when folks are very receptive to ghost stories.