Debris & Detritus: The Lesser Greek Gods Running Amok - Adams

 


 

Nancy Bilyeau on Debris & Detritus

:::more nancy bilyeau:::


 

Debris & Detritus, the lesser Greek gods running amok -- a fantasy anthology collection of short stories

 

 

love for the book

February 19, 2017

Debris & Detritus, the lesser Greek gods running amok --  a fantasy anthology collection of short stories

The Night I Shot Johnny Valentine, by Max Adams, an excerpt from the fantasy anthology Debris and Detritus

 

In other news, the short story The Night I Shot Johnny Valentine, by yours truly, is coming to you in the fantasy anthology Debris & Detritus February 14th and now available for :::pre-order on Amazon:::

Yay!

 

 

 

3 weeks!

January 23, 2017

Debris & Detritus

3 weeks till the release of the sassy fantasy anthology I contributed too, Debris & Detritus the Lesser Greek Gods Running Amok, featuring my short story The Night I Shot Johnny Valentine along with more great stories from other fabulous writers like author Toni McGee Causey and author and editor Patricia Burroughs — and more. Yay!

 

:::Check it out on Amazon:::

 

anthology ahoy!

December 20, 2016


Remember when I told you I have a story coming out in an anthololy? Well there was a slight publication delay but the anthology Debris & Detritus: The Lesser Greek Gods Running Amok has arrived. Yay!

Okay almost arrived, it technically arrives on February 10th. It is availalbe for pre-purchase now however. And it contains my sassy story The Night I Shot Johnny Valentine. Yay!

Also look at the cover. Ooh, ahh, pretty!


Debris & Detritus: The Lesser Greek Gods Running Amok



 

Patricia Burroughs, This Crumbling Pageant

This is a guest post from the fabulous Patricia Burroughs, who has somehow run below the radar to talk about exactly what I told her not to talk about on my blog.

 


Of [Redacted] and Aubergine

Max wouldn’t let me write about [redacted]. I had to do that on Magical Words where I wrote about [redacted] and how Max mentored/bullied me into writing about them even though I Did. Not. Want. To).

Yes, there is Irony there.

So instead, I am writing about fashion.

Max is the Goddess Max in my pantheon for many reasons, one of which is her fabulous sense of design and All Things Fashion, including the Screenwriter’s Uniform in The Screenwriter’s Survival Guide.

And so when she nixed any mention of [redacted] on her blog, even though she made me write about them in my script, I decided I would write about fashion instead.

The problem is, I didn’t spend a lot of time writing about fashion in my dark epic fantasy, This Crumbling Pageant. And when I did write about fashion, I am not at all sure I wrote in such a way that Max, the Goddess of All Things Fashion, would approve.

I wrote about aubergine.

Aubergine is the French word for eggplant, that dark, dark purple that is almost black. In England in 1811, including the Magical version of England I write about, it is only worn by elderly dowagers.

Certainly not by young girls being presented to the Queen and to Society.

Persephone Fury’s sister [a beautiful duchess and a goddess of fashion in her own right] chose a lovely pale blue for her to wear.

But Persephone’s older brother interferes:

  

“Good gods,” Cosmo drawled. “So this is what they did to you?”

She blinked up at him, not believing her ears.

“I told them at all costs to avoid yellow, but I never dreamed they’d stick you in infant shades.”

She swallowed thickly. She looked nice; she knew she did.

“You’re fortunate to have me as your brother, poppet.” He sauntered into the room, waving the door shut behind him, locking it with a flex of his fist. “I thought they’d never leave.”

“What are you doing?” she demanded, fighting tears, all warm feelings gone in a flash. She curled her fingertips into her palms in an effort to calm herself. “You’re a wretch, Cosmo Fury, a wretch!”

He winced. “Oh good gods, and they even put a padded corset on you?”

She crossed her arms across her small breasts, her humiliation complete. She wouldn’t go downstairs, would never go downstairs, would leave London and never return.

“My sweet poppet, you’ll thank me.”

 

Should a seventeen-year-old girl ever have her older brother interfere and snatch away the dress the women in her family chose for her and replace it with one that doesn’t suit current fashion and worse, is an old woman color?

I guess it’s kind of obvious to say, read the book and find out. [Hey, that’s what blog tours are about, saying, read my book!]

This Crumbling Pageant is a book about magic and evil, about action and violence, about dark things and Dark things, about secrets and lies, and even in a scene or two, about [redacted].

But, it also has its moments of fashion, because this hero’s journey is happening to a girl.

And if that includes girly things like her menarche, her crush on the first man she meets, and her desire to be pretty for him?

Even better.

As for being trotted before Society to find a husband to further her family’s political ambitions…

Well, they can try.

And as for Max, and her opinions on the fashion choices in the book? Well, Max is always right. That’s a given.

But my characters? Will Persephone in aubergine be considered an Original or an Oddity?

The jury’s still out on that one. You’ll just have to read it to find out!

This Crumbling Pageant is available in print and digital at Amazon, BN and Kobo.

 


Patricia BurroughsNicholl Award-winning screenwriter and bestselling novelist Patricia Burroughs loves dogs, books, movies, and football. A lifelong Anglophile, she treasures her frequent travels in the British Isles researching The Fury Triad, the epic fantasy that has taken over her life and heart. She and her high school sweetheart husband are living happily ever after in their hometown of Dallas, Texas.

 

quote o’ the week

May 5, 2014

 

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“I was going to LA and asked Max Adams if we could have breakfast one morning. She said yes, she’d love to, as long as it was in the afternoon.” ~ Patricia Pooks Burroughs

 


*ps: patricia has a :::guest post::: going up around these parts may 8th, stop back by to see

 

cool stuff

November 26, 2008

 

big black bootsLast night —

I went to a screening of Ten Inch Hero. It was very fun and the first time I got to see it on the big screen and it has Jensen Ackles in it who is cute as hell which is reason enough to go see it but also [and this is the really cool part for me] it is Betsy Morris’s movie and she was working on it in one of my workshops so I got to see the original script taking shape and now get to see it on the big screen yay!

Also I do not know if I mentioned this in addition to Chris’s first table read this month Lee from the 5150 workshop won a Nicholl Fellowship this year which is also terribly cool and I went to the awards ceremony and got to watch him accept his award. Lee lives in England so this was the first time I got to meet him in person instead of just typing at him on a computer too which is also very cool.

[The majority of my workshops are online so there are people I work with and never actually meet though I try to meet up when I can — England was just too far though oops.]

Lee is not my first Nicholl winner Colleen won in 2005. And Patricia who I have been in workshops with for years won in 2001. And I got to watch those scripts take form too. Then there is Toni, author of the Bobbie Faye books, who originally worked on the Bobbie Faye stories as a script in a workshop of mine. There is George, my Seattle student who wrote 50 First Dates. And Mary, another former workshopper of mine who won the Warner Bros. competition and has written several Stargate Atlantis episodes. Lacy who has sold treatments and is doing work for hire and one of these days is definitely going to be produced. And and and —

I know there are people I am leaving out but I am writing this on the fly and late so do not get your feelings hurt if I left your name off the list just know —

It is very very cool seeing all these people I have worked with hitting these milestones and seeing them accept the awards and watching their movies and TV episodes on the screen.

[happy sigh]

You guys rock.

 


*also a friend is punching me in the arm to make me type this so yes i do consults info about those is :::here::: and am teaching two winter classes through gotham in january and also run 5150 which has very limited seating space so is pretty hard to get into but you can always ask if you knock my socks off i might have to say yes

 

where the art work comes from :
that is hotel paradiso 2 by britcat100

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