A year and a half ago when Writers Block conceived of writing an anthology together, we were just trying to have some fun. But as we got to work, as everyone turning in their first drafts, we realized that we also wanted this to be an awesome book
We worked so hard on this. There were many challenges, late nights, emails for miles. There were also a lot of laughs, friendships cemented in words and the support of our friends, family, peers and each other.
But we still never expected our little project would make it beyond kindle oblivion.
I don’t know how to convey the feeling I got when The Lost Colony of Roanoke: A collection of utter speculation hit the amazon chart for debut sci fi alternative history yesterday. I cannot describe how it felt to close out the day with it at number two, and number six for all sci fi alt history books.
Our little project that became something so important to all of us, went out into the world with a bang.
I am still reeling, but I want to thank every single person who supported this project, in whatever way. The messages I received yesterday was amazing. The people who shared links to our books. The people who actually bought it! Who reviewed it!
and ebook (they should be on the same link at some point)
are now available. This has been such a weird and fun and crazy and frustrating and overall awesome process that I could not have gotten through without my fellow authors, River Eno, D R Kinter, and Susan Tulio, obviously because we all collaborated on the book, but even more we had the fantastic cover design by Adam C Allingham, the original artwork illustrations by Patricia A Carlson, and the amazon editing and publishing experience of Di Freeze, who was the only one who knew what she was doing.
We also had the fantastic Tiffany Morris to help steer us and a lot of support from friends and family and fellow writers.
Here is my first book baby. guys. She had four parents and and she’s kinda short and quirky, but we all love her and we’re releasing her to the world.
With four genres: romance, fantasy, horror, and fictional realism, we think there is something for everyone. The members of Writers Block, DR Kinter, River Eno, Susan Tulio and LCW Allingham (ah! that’s me!!) have put together their first anthology.
The Lost Colony of Roanoke: A Collection of Utter Speculation
CRO This message, carved into a tree, was the only clue to the fate of the colonists on Roanoke Island. For centuries, stories have circulated, theories were explored. But to this day, no one is really sure what happened to those first English settlers in the Americas.
These stories may offer a clue:
– A road trip through dystopian United States brings adventure and danger, and perhaps answers about the mysterious disappearance of the settlers. – Gods of different worlds converge but their people may not blend as well as they do. – A history teacher’s quest to liven up her lessons leads to a startling discovery about love, roots and the fate of the missing colonists. – A young mother thrust into leadership struggles to establish peace between the English and the Natives of Roanoke. But a greater threat lurks in the dark forests that may consume them all.
Four stories from four authors, all exploring the fate of the missing colonists. Are any of them the answer to the greatest mystery of the United States?
So mark your calendars for Tuesday if you want a paperback or ebook copy! Link will go live at midnight!
The Lost Colony of Roanoke: A collection of utter speculation will soon be available on Amazon! Its a collection of four short stories by four authors with different idea of what happened to the lost colonists of the first English colony in America.
Its long been a dream of mine to collaborate on a short story collection with other writers and last year when some awesome writers and I formed an online writing group, we were able to start making this dream something real.
But I had no idea how much work would be involved! We spent months writing our pieces, editing each others work, and rewriting. And that was the easy part.
With the help of an awesome editor and an amazing sensitivity editor, we are just about ready to release this baby to the world. Featuring original artwork for each story, The Lost Colony of Roanoke has taken a village to deliver, but the things we’ve learned have been invaluable and we are all so excited.