For those of us living on a school-based calendar, we’ve just entered the “in-between” time between the “lazy” days of summer and back-to-school. (I put lazy in quotes because I’m not sure parents really get a break during summer…we just have different obligations.)

Here on the Oregon Coast, the “in-between” time is usually counting the days until we can get through town at a decent clip or grab milk from the grocery store in under fifteen minutes. But that’s a different story.

There are lots of in-betweens in this world. And fiction offers a whole lot more possibilities—in this world and in many others.

So, as we ride through this in-between time, I thought it was apropos to tell you about the latest Storybundle we’re participating in.

Here’s a bit about The Universe Between Bundle, curated by Dean Wesley Smith:

“I grew up on Twilight Zone back in the late 1950s and through the early 1960s. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I heard the sentence, “In the middle ground between light and shadow…” in that opening sequence to the Twilight Zone.

“Thankfully, my parents didn’t seem to mind that I watched that show every week. And for some reason that sentence out of the opening sequence stuck with me for my entire life. I loved living in that middle ground. All my writing falls in the middle ground between two places. Every story. Some more obviously than others, but without a doubt, every story or novel that I write, or every book or magazine I edit, falls in the “between” place.

“I revel in that, no matter how hard rules tried to force me one way or the other. I liked living there in the middle, in that place between light and dark. With this bundle, I was looking for the very same thing.”

WMG has three books in this bundle: The Poker Chip: A Ghost of a Chance Novel by Dean Wesley Smith; Dragon’s Tooth: An Abracadabra Incorporated Novella by Kristine Kathryn Rusch; and Fiction River: Universe Between, edited by Dean Wesley Smith.

Plus, there’s six more books by Fiction River authors, so you really should check this one out. Ten books for $15 and you help a great charity at the same time.

As always, this is a limited-time opportunity, so act fast (click here to check it out). The in-between time only lasts so long.

Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer.