Nothing But Flowers, is literally hours away from launch.
From NBF/LMT editor Jodi Cleghorn’s blog:
The 26 stories which make up the entire collection (24 will be published on the web and 25 will we published in the eBook and paperback, including stories by Paul Servini and myself)not seen on the web) run the full gamut of post apocalyptic life, both on terra firma and in space. The stories range from dealing with cancer to fleeing a fundamentalist government; there are floods, earthquakes, viruses, war, disappearing animals and the open road. Love takes the reader from a take-away coffee mug to a gun to the head, from a fortune cookie to a guitar. You’ll never think of love in the same way again.
The 26 writers involved have pushed the barriers of apocalyptic thought and peeled back the layers to the most intimate level, to explore the way people love and allow themselves to be loved. The stories are horrifying and heart warming; they will rip at your soul, tug at your heart strings and make you laugh out loud.
I’m am awed at the stories in this collection and believe the stories are ones readers , reviewers and critics will be talking about for a very long time. There is not one soppy line, nor a single contrived piece of dialogue. And while the stories are littered with references to flowers, the only ones carrying bouquets are the walking dead.
You can like the official facebook page to get hourly updates with links to the stories.
Attend the virtual launch on facebook and go into the running to win one of four eBooks or a signed paperback, mingle with some well known names in fiction and see a bunch of authors behave badly without fear of a virtual hangover.
The Valentines Day, 2011 schedule is (AEST):
09:00 The Sound of Silence by Laura Eno
10:00 Daisy’s Cafe by Sam Adamson
11:00 Alone by Janette Dalgliesh
12:00 The Gift by Emma Newman
13:00 I Dream of Cherry Pie by Jen Brubacher
14:00 Two Fools in Love by Graham Storrs
15:00 This Was Paradise by Icy Sedgwick
16:00 On the Corner of Clerk Street by Rebecca Emin
17:00 Click by Annie Evett
18:00 Headlines and Post-It Notes by Adam Byatt
19:00 Escape From Paradise by Rob Diaz
20:00 The Rose Garden by Jim Bronyar
21:00 Diana the Phoenix by Christopher Chartrand
22:00 The End by Emma Kerry
23:00 Golden Opportunity by PJ Kaiser
00:00 Grey, Like Stone by Lily Mulholland
01:00 Warrior by Rebecca Dobbie
02:00 Nothing Else Matters by Carrie Clevenger
03:00 Sophie Solitaire: Confessions of an End Time Girl by Maria Kelly
04:00 Empty Shelves by Benjamin Solah
05:00 Driver and the Beautiful Highway by Dan Powell
06:00 Absent by Jason Coggins
07:00 There But For Fortune by Dale Challener Roe
08:00 Dinner at Paphos by Susan May
Two additional stories are available in the eBook and paperback – Paul Servini’s “Deux Sots” and Jodi Cleghorn’s “Scarecrow Man”