I participated in a Read-a-thon on Saturday at Reading Romances that turned into a lot of fun. I was giving away two copies of Entangled, a Paranormal Anthology and two copies of Dead People. In my post, I talked about the writers that Misty and I invited to be in the anthology. I called them our “dream team.” In the beginning of the post, Reading Romances said:
“To enter this mini-challenge you have to leave a comment telling me which authors you’d like to see together in an anthology and create a theme for the book! Creating a name for it is totally optional!”
The answers were so much fun. Some authors mentioned were JK Rowling, Barbara Kingsolver, Dean Koontz, Lemony Snicket, Stephen King, Meg Cabot, Margaret Atwood. The dream anthologies covered almost every genre, including inspirational, YA dystopian (several readers mentioned dystopian anthologies; I didn’t know dystopians were so popular), and essays. A few dream teams included dead authors: Edgar Allen Poe, the Brontes, Octavia Butler, Agatha Christie, Rex Stout… I’m all for that anthology!
Some of the titles cracked me up, like this one: “Literary Women Who Kick Ass!” I don’t even know who that would be!
I’m doing something fun on my blog, too. I’m posting real ghost stories that people send me. In Dead People, my ghost therapist heroine talks to dead people. I wouldn’t like her ability. It would be creepy. But I’d love to occasionally talk with my sister or mother. Or Jane Austen. (Though I know Jane would talk to Marilyn Brant first.)
I’m actively looking for more ghost stories. Send me one to post on my blog, and I’ll give you a free e-copy of Dead People. (Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.) I wonder if we like ghost stories because they’re proof that there’s life after death.
Here’s my question. No giveaways today. I just hope you’ll have fun answering it.
Who are 5 dead people you’d like to talk to?