One of the things I enjoy most about my job is its international nature. Not only do we publish books around the globe, but I have the privilege of working with authors from around the globe, as well.
Im a firm believer that one cannot truly mature as a member of society without exposure to other cultures. There are many ways to do this, of course. But without that expansion, the human experience is rather limited imho.
Ive had the good fortune to live abroad for a time and work in international settings in several of my jobs. And Ive lived a good deal of my life in places with a diverse mix of cultures. I much prefer it that way.
So, when we were coming up with stretch goals for our most recent Fiction River subscription drive on Kickstarter, a volume called Writers Without Borders topped my list.
We set a series of stretch goalsa wish list of sorts for things wed love to do if we made that much more moneyduring that campaign, and we blew through all of them.
Thus, Fiction River Presents: Writers Without Borders came to life.
Heres the synopsis:
Fiction River crosses the border (and sometimes the galaxy) in this latest volume of Fiction River Presents. From a look into the Canadian side of World War II to the streets of Londons East End to worlds altogether alien, Writers Without Borders offers up international perspectives from Fiction River authors living outside the US. Spanning genre lines from historical mystery to fantasy to science fiction, this volume proves why Astro Guys says: The Fiction River series is a wonderful mind-expanding read.
Table of Contents
Neutrality by Karen L. Abrahamson
Because by Melissa Yi
Dog Boy Remembers by Jane Yolen
The Red-Stained Wishing Tree by Eric Stocklassa
The Magnificent Citadel by Rebecca M. Senese
Impressions in the Snow by Mark Leslie
She Walks in Beauty by Brenda Carre
Magic and Sacrifice by Felicia Fredlund
Muggins Rules by Russ Crossley
Winning the Ocean Pearl by T. D. Edge
Blown by Diana Deverell
Closing the Big Bang by Michèle Laframboise
The Verdant Gene by Marcelle Dubé
The Moon was Bitter and Hungry by JC Andrijeski
The majority of the authors in this volume were born and live in countries outside the US (and North America in several cases). Three of our authors are US-born but live either full or part-time in other countries. In fact, we have three of the seven continents represented here. (And if I can ever find a reason to publish a story from someone in Antarctica, that would just make my year.)
So, if youre looking to do some traveling abroadfrom the comfort of your own homepick up a copy of Writers Without Borders here.
I think youll find it a very enriching experience.
Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer.