Abraham Lincoln entered Ford Theater on April 14th, 1865 and walked down the dress circle’s aisle to his doom.Historian Jim Bishop did a stellar job of detailing the events surrounding Lincoln’s assassination in his The Day Lincoln was Shot.
I created characters, added dialog and based my story on Mr. Bishop’s sequence of events. I hoped to pull readers into the history by putting them next to the characters, both historical and fictional. I was a great fan of Walter Chronkyte’s show “You are There” and tried for the immediacy that was one of its most powerful elements.
I’m most pleased to tell you that this story just won first place in the Saturday Writers “Everything Children Contest”. I hope this story, once published, will find a YA readership.
Editor Katie Stevens has expended enormous effort in supervising a series of YA anthologies based on the seven deadly sins. The last installment in that series was just published. “Lust” is available on Amazon! I’m pleased and honored that my “Blue Magic Blues” was included among the other strong stories. Please take a peek! Both paperback and e-editions are available. Here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/Seven-Deadly-Sins-Anthology-Lust-ebook/dp/B07MFG6JP4/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1546910491&sr=8-12&keywords=lust+seven+deadly+sins&fbclid=IwAR3XOf8D4ErLKReHDmtUB8ceKRUajkiuXruXF5sgc7haYR-ete_OiGOiKcA
I belong to Scribophile, a writers’ group dedicated to raising the quality of members’ writing and sharing useful information. Members gently (but incisively!) critique each other’s writing and sometimes pool their efforts in publications. I’m greatly honored that editor K.T. Stephens included a story of mine in the latest Seven Deadly Sins Anthology: Avarice. The book was published today and is available on Amazon as both a paperback and a Kindle book. Here are the links:
I’m alone again . . .
My climbing story “Fallen Angel” is included in the latest anthology of the Seven Deadly Sins series. Avarice will come out on April 3rd, but its cover is here already. I thought I’d share it with you all.