Hey, There’s My Name on the Back Cover!

Posted by on Jul 20, 2009 in Uncategorized | 16 comments

The cover art is actually classy white.

The cover art is actually classy white.

I’ve had a few short stories published, and I’ve received author’s copies in the mail. But today I received a whopper of an author’s copy. A luscious, 460-page hardcover anthology that’s so fresh, it squeaks. And, ah, that new-book smell, my nose up against the spine from the inside, no doubt killing brain cells sniffing the spine glue…

Finally! Two of the Deadliest, edited by Elizabeth George, has arrived. I mentioned this book in this post. And now I’ll quote Elizabeth George, from her Introduction:

“Included in this volume is something a bit different. In the second portion of the book, you will find “Introducing…,” a section devoted to a group of writers who are either largely unknown or who have not been published before. These women come from various backgrounds — they are journalists, educators, and techies — and they have all been students of mine at one time or another, in one venue or another. I have asked them to participate in order to bring them to the readers’ attention and, perhaps, to the attention of editors and publishers. It’s a rough publishing world these days, and people of note are often disregarded.”

Kudos to Ms. George for inviting us newbies to participate. She could have offered the page-space to well-known novelists instead — thus attracting their readers. Thank you, EG!


  1. congratulations!!!!!!!

  2. Congrats Lisa, were so happy for you 😀

    • Thanks, Ross! And “hi” to Sally! Clicked on your names, and you’ve got the official iPhone app thing going! Cool! Going to visit your blog now…

  3. Why is it called ‘Two of the Deadliest’? I get the deadliest part, but why only two?

  4. Oh, I get it now. Lust and greed. Which one did you choose?

    • Hi Joseph. I chose lust, a most pathetic kind of lust!

  5. Hooray for you, Lisa! Hearty congratulations. I am a big fan of EG’s writing, and now even more of a fan to hear how she supports new writers.

  6. Yes, I think I would go for lust. In my case it would probably be pathetic too. Sigh! My brother-in-law, who is a Chinese doctor, blames it on my spleen.

  7. Aha! by jove, there you are, in print! And what a cool idea that EG would include other (excellent) writers – totally opens up the whole marketing concept, getting more readers and more fans! I will look for it! Gotta read your story, after all. Huge congrats!

  8. This is just terrific, Lisa! congrats. xo

  9. A fantastic achievement. Congrats!

  10. Congratulations! Elizabeth George is one of my favorite authors, and I’m glad to see she’s reaching out to encourage other writers. You must be extremely proud to be in a collection she sponsored!

  11. This is fantastic, Lisa! I can’t wait to read your story. Congratulations!

  12. Woot, woot!! Grats to you, Lisa!!

  13. Hi, Lisa! I’m an unpublished author and just found your blog – it’s wonderful to see your success. I’m still in the sending-out-stories and looking-for-an-agent for my mystery stage. I will look for this anthology in my local bookstore. If ok with you, I plan to add our blog to my blogroll. I’m at http://literarylunchbox.wordpress.com.
    Best, Karen

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