Oct 24, 2012

The Blog Tour of FEAR

Hello, and welcome to my deliciously gruesome stop on the Fear blog tour! Fear (as you can see in the banner above) is a modern anthology with two volumes and horrific, terrifying stories written by sixty authors--and 100% of the royalties go to charity! Since this anthology sounds awfully awesome, I have Don't Look Behind the Bookshelf happening on the blog, and Halloween is just around the corner waiting to scare you, I thought this tour would be perfect for the blog! So first, let me tell you about Fear itself. (The anthologies; not the feeling.)

Fear: A Modern Anthology of Horror and Terror brings together, for the first time, tales of murder, monsters and madness, by sixty of the world’s best indie horror authors. Discover what lurks in the water at the end of the garden, learn of the unforgiving loyalty of a loving toy and meet a writer, just itching to finish his latest horror story. Every author in the Anthology has generously contributed their work for free. All royalties from sales will go directly to the international charities, Barnardo’s and Médecins Sans Frontières. Fear, with forewords by international bestselling authors, Peter James and Sherri Browning Erwin, is released in Paperback and on Kindle, October 3rd 2012.

Sounds spooktacular, doesn't it? (I know--I use a lot of cheesy words. Deal with it.) Besides informing you of this awesome anthology, I also have a treat for you, and it's no trick--a guest post with Jennifer Martin, who has a story in Fear!
In light of the upcoming book that I was lucky enough to be a part of, Fear: A Modern Anthology of Horror and Terror, I quite certainly began to spread the word to family and friends.  When I went to work the day after I found out that I was being published in the anthology, I told a lady I worked with the wonderful news.  Her first response was that she wanted me to come and read it to a children’s group she worked with.This brought a quite confused look to my face.  I explained to her that the story was a horror story in an anthology of horror, and I didn’t think it was suitable for children.  She looked quite shocked and said she had assumed that it was a children’s story, and that was the end of that.  I went on with life.  Several days later a manager that I figured would be supportive in my endeavors came into my office and I again shared the good news.  As I went on to describe the nature of the book, it happened again.  He thought I was writing children’s stories.  I took a deep breath and explained that I write horror.  Horror that is in no way imaginable appropriate for children.Now, some weeks have passed, and at a company get together one of the afore-mentioned coworkers announced to the group that I was now a published author.  Sweetly this person has all along been plugging me wherever opportunity arises, and for that I am grateful!   The others began to ask about the story and low and behold each and every one of them admitted that they just assumed I wrote children’s stories.  Hmmm….I am still a young woman, and although I have children (and am in no way opposed to trying my hand at children’s novels) I cannot understand why people think that my genre is children’s stories.  My only conclusion is that my professional demeanor has left no indication of the twisted creative mind that is within me.  That being said, it is apparent that my coworkers do not really know me.  They know the ‘me’ at work that keeps to myself, busts my butt and gets things done.  They do not know the artistic, creative and outspoken ‘me’ that I truly am.
That in itself is unsettling, for as it is known, it is the quiet, ‘keeps to themselves’ type that always ends up being a serial killer…
Jennifer Martin lives in El Paso, TX with her husband, two children, two dogs and two kitties-none of whom are, as of yet, the living dead. When she's not writing you can usually find her nose in a book. Find Jennifer on her website or Twitter. 

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to check out Fear: A Modern Anthology of Horror and Terror! Happy Halloween, and I hope you get some trick and treat!

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