I’m not much of a short fiction writer. That’s OK. I have a few novella-length things set in the larger world of Maradaine that are cooking away in the back of my skull, but on the whole, I don’t think in Short Fiction.
So when the question is asked, “Who would you want to be in an anthology with?” my brain kind of grinds its gears. I mean, I don’t usually think about that, because I don’t tend to write the sort of thing that ends up in anthologies.
Unless, of course, you count my first pro sale, which is a short story in pretty cool anthology of Texas writers, Rayguns Over Texas. And it’s got a few big names in there: Michael Moorcock, Joe Lansdale, an introduction by Bruce Sterling. Plus (in addition to myself), there’s great stories by Stina Leicht, Nicky Drayden, Chris Brown and many more.
Plus, I’m pretty proud of this short, Jump the Black. It’s a tight four thousand words that does a lot in a small amount of story. I occasionally will get an email asking if I’m ever going to do a full novel-length version of it. And….it’s in there, cooking away in my skull. It’ll come out when it’s ready.