Todd Michael Greene and I first met mid-summer of ’06 because of Daniel I. Weaver’s anthology project. I joined Weaver’s Christian and Biblical spec-fic critique group bearing the improbable name of: Christian_Fic_WRE_Crit_Group. I believe the unwieldy title makes this genre specific critique group the Web’s best kept secret for Christian & Biblical spec-fic authors.
Eleven months later Weaver’s anthology project became Light at the Edge of Darkness, edited by Cynthia Mackinnon, (June, 2007: The Writer’s Café Press). That brings back great memories, literally sweating the late summer’s heat, while mentally sweating through the other contributors’ critique rounds. Whose fiction would make the grade?
Sidebar: Light at the Edge of Darkness made the Top Ten for Antholgies in this year’s Preditors and Editors Readers Poll.
Todd’s submission was a short story–I can’t recall if the Work-in-Progress was yet titled “The Novelist’s Child.” In the second of three critique rounds, Greene announced he was pulling his submission from consideration because the story he had to tell had grown to novel-length proportions. I’ve respected Greene’s writing instincts ever since.
Out of the blue, Todd contacted me this week, informing me he’d feature Flashpoint and yours truly *wave* on his blog: A Place Called Fiction. Please do me a favor and smack Mr. Greene’s hit counter for me–he’s a great guy. Leave a comment and you may win an autographed first edition of Flashpoint.