Well, I’m not where I thought I’d be this week. I was supposed to be in Las Vegas for the Science Fiction/Mystery Craft Workshop Kristine Kathryn Rusch is teaching this week. Instead, I’m coordinating it virtually from my office on the Oregon Coast.

Thanks, (Winter Storm) Heather.

I’m consoling my broken heart by focusing on other hearts instead. The hearts in our Hearts Collide Kickstarter, of course!

We’ve already funded, been named a Kickstarter Project We Love, and hit our first stretch goal. And there are so many great rewards on offer!

There’s the titular projects themselves, of course. One hundred strange romance stories by Kris and Dean Wesley Smith, available in five volumes in ebook, trade paperback or hardcover. (To see more about what we mean by “strange romance,” check out the Kickstarter video and read the story.)

For writers, there are also two fantastic special workshops: HOW TO WRITE WITH EMOTION IN ALL GENRES and A DEEP LOOK AT ROMANCE TEAM STRUCTURE AND HOW TO USE IT IN ANY GENRE.

And there’s even a chance to submit a story (or several chances) to Pulphouse Fiction Magazine, when we hit more stretch goals.

So, what are you waiting for? Put some heart into it and check out the Hearts Collide Kickstarter here before it’s too late!

Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer, working mother, and brain tumor survivor.