In January 2007, I came up with an idea for an anthology so obvious nobody had bothered doing it before—"true" regional ghost stories written by real writers instead of by the local weirdo. It's almost four years later, and after many twists and turns, including finally teaming up with one of the most acclaimed anthologists in the world of fantasy in Ellen Datlow, Haunted Legends is out today, via Tor Books.
Just in time for the Halloween season, in simultaneous hardcover, trade paperback, and Kindle release. We have a great mix of veteran writers such as Pat Cadigan and Joe Lansdale, to new writers such as Carrie Laben and John Mantooth. Styles range from the classic horror tropes and tones of Ramsey Campbell to the experimentalism of Lily Hoang.
I've published or contributed to a lot of books over the years, but this is my first interaction with a Big Six publisher, so the book should be in stores all over the country. I hope some of you check it out.