Recently, I was honored to have one of my short stories, Charisma, included in a new shared world anthology called An Uncommon Collection. Published by the Colorado Springs Fiction Writers Group, a non-profit 501(c)3, the anthology highlights contributions from fifteen of the forty members of CSFWG and has walked an interesting path from conception to publication, one that I thought I would share with you by chatting with Mike Reid and J.T. Evans, who co-edited the anthology (a first for them both). In the interest of full disclosure, J.T. is the President of the CSFWG and I am the VP. We both sit on the board for the 501(c)3. We both have stories in the collection.
Patrick Hester: First up – why don’t you both tell people who you are and what you do.
Mike Reid: My name is Mike Reid and I am a graphic designer for the Colorado Springs Business Journal. I am also a former member and officer of the CSFWG.
J.T. Evans: My name is J.T. Evans and I currently pay the mortgage as a software engineer, but in my spare time, I am the president of the Colorado Springs Fiction Writers Group, webmaster for the Pikes Peak Writers, father of a wonderful five-year old, and still manage to crank out a few thousand words a week on my second fantasy novel.