A number of years ago at a Writers of the Future workshop, Kevin J. Anderson mentioned jokingly that he could never get enough submissions for his Purple Unicorn anthology.
The next day Rhubarb and Beets was in his mailbox. He liked it but admitted that he’d only been joking.
Then someone asked if I had a story for the Gene Wolfe anthology and I dusted off my story. They bought it (yay, eating is good!).
When Kevin Anderson mentioned this year that he was actually going to do a Purple Unicorn anthology to raise money for scholarships to his Writing Superstars Seminar, I offered Rhubarb and Beets.
Later, I discovered that my contract for the Wolfe anthology might be a problem so I quickly wrote the sequel, Red Roses.
Fortunately, the publisher of the original anthology was very understanding and so now, I’m pleased to announce that both stories — Rhubarb and Beets and Red Roses are in the anthology.
Not only that, they’re book-ending the collection with one at the start and the other at the end.
You can get this in paperback and electronically from all fine book sellers. Here’s a quick link for those who want to click and buy now!