This month Geonn Cannon was a featured author in Witty Bard’s newest anthology. The anthology was released September 19th and can’t have more spooks and hexes in it!
From Witty Bard Publishing…
We have witches and werewolves, as well as ghostly banshees and maybe even a vampire or two! Beautiful stories with compelling characters!
The anthology features the following stories:
“To Whom You Shall Enquire” by Kent Whittington
“Subjective Value” by D.R. Perry
“Beyond the Mark” by Herika R. Raymer
“Full Moon Rising” by Geonn Cannon
“Cast Aside” by Carina Bissett
“The Troll Toll” by Darren Stein
“Jinx” by Erik Schubach
From Geonn Cannon himself…
The description of the anthology is for witches, werewolves, ghosts, vampires and more, which is definitely intriguing. What supernatural creature did you write about?
I wrote about a werewolf, actually a very well-known werewolf: Ariadne Willow. The story was sort of a reboot for the series. I completed the original trilogy with Dogs of War – the story continues, but the arc that I started has come to a conclusion – so I thought it was a good time to introduce new readers to Ari and Dale. So the story takes place after the third novel and helps set up the universe and establish who the characters are.
Tell us a bit about your particular story and the world it is opening up to.
The first three novels of Underdogs had a very clear line: the first one introduced everything, then the second and third established a war between hunters and the canidae. I call it The Hunter Arc, which is now complete. “Full Moon Rising” helps set up Ari and Dale post-war to establish how things have settled down for them in the months since (it’s set about six months after the events of the third novel).
(If I remember correctly, this is the opening to a novel series, yes?) What can we expect next? If you’ve even thought that far ahead yet…
More of an extension of the novel series, and a way for people to step into the world without being required to start from scratch. If this is someone’s first exposure to Ari and Dale, they shouldn’t have any problem picking up the next book in the series. I didn’t want to build and build and build the arc until I was on Book 10 and everything was completely alien to anyone who hadn’t been reading since Book 1. I want to give people natural points in the series to start reading. You can start with the free short stories, or Underdogs: The Novel, or you can jump in with Full Moon Rising and Book 4. You’ll get more out of Ari and Dale’s personal journey if you follow from the beginning, but it’s not necessary in order to understand what’s going on.
What gave you the inspiration or the idea to submit to the anthology?
Basically, I was invited! The person putting it together was a friend of a friend, and I saw that they needed submission. I saw it as an opportunity to maybe get new eyes on my writing, and I wanted to do something special for the first post-Dogs of War story, so this seemed like the natural thing to do. Witty Bard Publishing has proven to be a fun company to work for! Nice people, friendly… I’m definitely going to submit to them in the future.
Connect with Geonn…
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