Friday, 23 October 2009 Shock and Awe

I’m just about over the shock of being included in the Hint Fiction anthology, but what I haven’t got over is the calibre of the authors I’ll be published alongside. The full list is available here, but to say I’m awestruck wouldn’t even come close.

There are so many heavy-hitters in here, but a few personal highlights include: Gary A. Braunbeck, Jonathan Carroll, Jack Ketchum, J.A. Konrath, Joe R. Lansdale, Nick Mamatas, Joyce Carol Oates, Peter Straub and F. Paul Wilson. All those and some weird little fellow called Bonehill… it still hasn’t quite sunk in.

There’s been some sort of mistake, surely? I’ve snuck in by the back door while no-one was looking, but for now I’ll keep quiet and hope that no-one rumbles me.


Rebecca Nazar said...

Oh dear lord, L. R . . . okay, I'd probably feel the same . . . but! . . . Yes, they are heavy hitters, and you've just come up from the minors: that doesn't mean somehow you snuck in. Are you getting my baseball metaphor here?

You've worked hard. You're good. You earned this, slugger. Now for at least five minutes today I think you should make it a point to be a smug bastard.

Congrats, you smug bastard. ;-) Rumble, rumble, over here literary world!

Rebecca Nazar said...

Oh, one more thing. "You're going to the show!" Can you name the baseball movie that quote is from?

Aaron Polson said...

Hey, it's not every day you find yourself in a TOC with Joyce Carol Oates. Smug away. And congrats.


Horror Girl said...


i'm excited for you! this is crazy great!!!

Barry Napier said...

You think YOU'RE weirded out? name is right beside Joyce Carol Oates!

L.R. Bonehill said...

Becca – I’ve said it before and no doubt I’ll say it again: you’re a star!

In terms of the quote, I’m stumped; the only baseball film I’ve seen is Field of Dreams.

Aaron – Cheers.

Samantha – Those are big, scary names. I couldn’t tell you how excited I was when I saw the contributor list.

Barry – That’s not bad company to be in at all.

Rebecca Nazar said...

The movie is Bull Durham. It's brilliant. Better than Field of Dreams.

Michael Stone said...

I'm doubly jealous now, and doubly saddened that they rejected my submission. :)

Huge congrats. LRB!

L.R. Bonehill said...

Becca – I always thought Field of Dreams was a little corny... still secretly enjoyed it though.

Mike – Cheers. Here’s to volume two.

Anonymous said...

You earned it. One day somebody will squeal, "Oh my gosh, I'm sharing a TOC with BONEHILL!"

Okay, I'll do it right now. "I'm sharing a TOC with L.R. Bonehill! Squeeee!"

Soon you'll be used to hearing it. :)