Wednesday, March 23, 2005


In a reprise of my first sale ("Mr. Ned and Dr. Ted" in The Four Bubbas of the Apocalypse anthology), I've had a story accepted to Yard Dog Press's third "Bubbas of the Apocalypse" anthology, International House of Bubbas. The story is entitled "Empire of Silk, Empire of Flannel." The next steps are to sign the contract and do some suggested revisions. It's so nice to work with a publishing house that actually provides clear contracts and an editor who actually provides editorial direction. The deadline for all of this is mid-May, but I like to get such things taken care of well ahead of time. The turnaround on the FBotA was relatively quick, so hopefully these will also show up soon.

Ironically, considering that the anthology is about zombies, I just got an interesting link today. Below are my results from the intriguing Zombie Survival Test, thanks to the help of the lovely and talented horror author Angeline Hawkes-Craig, who posted it on the Horror Writers Association bulletin board. (This is posted code from my test results -- that guy in the picture isn't me. I have no idea who he is. )

Official Survivor
Congratulations! You scored 81%!

Whether through ferocity or quickness, you made it out. You made the right choice most of the time, but you probably screwed up somewhere. Nobody's perfect, at least you're alive.

The test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:

(AZJ Note: This seems like 2 variables to me, but I didn't write the damn thing. )

You scored higher than 86% on survivalpoints

Link: The Zombie Scenario Survivor Test written by ci8db4uok on Ok Cupid