I've started participating in a fun, interactive writing project with my fellow 2012 Golden Heart Finalists (aka The Firebirds). Today, my first contribution is up on the Firebirds blog. It's an interactive serial short story in which readers pick what happens next, and the next segment will be written by Darynda Jones, RITA-winning author of First Grave on the Right (and the whole, excellent Charley Davidson series). Darynda has a hilarious voice with a dark edge to it, and I'm thrilled (and more than a little humbled and nervous) that she's going to pick up the story. The rest of the series will be written by a team of talented Firebirds from all over the world (from Australia to India to South Carolina) with all kinds of awards (including the Golden Heart and the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery). It's going to be a blast seeing where our team takes this story.
So...go check out Part 1 of Pray for Night. It's a short, fun read for your Friday coffee break. There are zombies. There are nuns. There are phone numbers on cocktail napkins and drunken debauchery at charming pubs. And I have no idea what will happen next, so go vote and help us out!