And the cover--did I mention the cover? By Lisa Desimini, and it's gorgeous!
Here's the lineup of stories, writers, and characters. I think you'll see why, in addition to the chance to write in the Sookieverse, I'm so psyched to be included:
"Nobody's Business" by Rachel Caine (featuring Kevin Pryor & Kenya Jones)
"Tyger, Tyger" by Christopher Golden (featuring Quinn)
"The Real Santa Claus" by Leigh Perry (featuring Diantha)
"Taproot" by Jeffrey J. Mariotte (featuring Andy Bellefleur)
"Knit a Sweater Out of Sky" by Seanan McGuire (featuring Amelia)
"Love Story" by Jeanne C. Stein (featuring Adele Hale Stackhouse)
"The Million-Dollar Hunt" by Jonathan Maberry (featuring Mustapha Khan)
"Borderline Dead" by Nicole Peeler (featuring Desiree Dumas)
"Extreme Makeover Vamp Edition" by Leigh Evans (featuring Bev & Todd)
"Don't Be Cruel" by Bill Crider (featuring Bubba)
"What a Dream I Had" by Nancy Holder (featuring Alcide Herveaux)
"Another Dead Fairy" by Miranda James (featuring Claude & Claudia Crane)
"The Bat-Signal" by Suzanne McLeod (featuring Luna)
"The Sun, The Moon, and The Stars" by Dana Cameron (featuring Pam Ravenscroft)
"Widower's Walk" by MaryJanice Davidson (featuring Eric Northman)
That's a whole lot of talent, and a whole bunch of folks whose work I really admire! The announcement even made the WSJ online and you can see the article here.
You'll by now have seen that I chose Pam Ravenscroft. Yeah, I went there. I've always adored Pam as a character and really wanted to delve into her past. I'm very excited about the story, and even when I got nervous about actually tackling it, I remembered a couple of things Charlaine had made very clear about the character: Pam loves being a vampire and Pam makes the most of her opportunities. That inspired me and that's all I'll say about it for now, but maybe I'll have a teaser to show you soon...so watch this space!