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A collection of short stories featuring the worlds and characters of A. Lee Martinez
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This will be a collection of 10 short stories set in the various worlds of previously published A. Lee Martinez novels.

For years, I've been asked about writing sequels or series.  My standard response is that there is just too much of that these days.  I've never begrudged any other writer's choice to write a series, but for me, the thrill of discovering new worlds, of not knowing what to expect, has always been what fantasy and science fiction were all about.  But with 9 published novels (and my 10th due out this year), I figured it would be a good idea to revisit the previous novels in the form of a short story collection.  

This collection will feature 10 short stories, each based on a previous A. Lee Martinez novel.  10 novels.  10 stories.  After doing some research, I plan on self-publishing this collection in e-book and physical copy (for those into that sort of thing).

For those of you playing along at home, the novels are (in order of publication):

Gil's All Fright Diner

In the Company of Ogres

A Nameless Witch

The Automatic Detective

Too Many Curses

Monster

Divine Misfortune

Chasing the Moon

Emperor Mollusk versus the Sinister Brain

(Upcoming) Helen and Troy's Epic Road Quest

Risks and challenges

Having done some research into self-publishing (and having some friends who are knowledgeable in the field), I don't foresee any difficulty on that end.

However, writing is a time-consuming process and I have other obligations which could possibly get in the way. None really at the moment though, and none in the foreseeable future. I've recently started writing short stories more frequently, and find them satisfying and relatively easy to do.

About the only delay that might happen are health concerns or random accidents that screw life up, but those are always a possibility, right? So I see no difficulties in this project.

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    You'll get gratitude, a mention in the dedication, and an e-book of the collection. Can't ask for more than that, can you? Well, I guess you could, but it's still a nice deal.

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    You'll get a printed softcover of the collection, for those folks who like old-fashioned non e-books in their hands.

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    For just five more dollars, you'll get a printed softcover signed by the author. If you're lucky, he might throw in a treasure map to Lincoln's buried gold, but it is highly unlikely.

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    You'll get a printed softcover (signed) and an e-book too! Keep it for yourself. Give it to a friend. It's your e-book. Do what you want with it.

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    Two signed printed softcover books, just in case of emergency or to act as bookends on your shelf. There are really a hundred and one uses for two books! Trust me.

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    Two signed printed softcovers, an 11x17 poster of the cover, and a bookmark / button. This is the perfect gift package for those who need more A. Lee Martinez in their life.

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    Two signed printed softcovers, an 11x17 poster of the cover, a bookmark, a button, AND THE ULTIMATE PERK: the chance to pick a character to be featured in a short story. There is one rule though. There will only be one story per previously published book, so once a universe has been claimed, it cannot be picked again. First come, first served. If you choose this reward, please leave your choice in the comments so that it will be readily apparent to all other possible contributors. Otherwise, you get to tell a professional writer what to write, and that's pretty cool, right?

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