Yesterday was the most awesome launch date of the brand new Chinese Whisperings Anthology: The Yin and Yang Books. I’ve written a story, “The Other Side of Limbo” that’s been included in the Yin Book.
Chinese Whisperings was founded in 2009 by authors Jodi Cleghorn of Brisbane, Australia and Paul Anderson of London, UK. It’s a collaborative project that takes on a different twist each time a new book idea is conceived.
Here’s a little run-down of the low-down concerning the logistics of the most recent project, The Yin and Yang Books:
This time round, 10 female authors wrote the content for the Yin book and 10 male authors wrote the content for the Yang book. The authors were chosen from cultures spanning the globe: Australia, England, Canada, US, Germany, France. Each book launched from a common premise (written by author/editor Jodi Cleghorn) and the authors were scheduled to write their individual story within a two-week time frame, one following another. Each author was given the liberty to choose a character from any preceding story to become the MC of their story. After the months of collective writing time and the completion of the editing of each individual story, author/editor team Jodi and Paul combed all the stories for inconsistencies and miraculously tied them together in a way which I’ll never, ever comprehend. As far as I’m concerned, they must have truly brilliant minds to be able to accomplish a feat like that. The characters, story lines, and individual themes were, as is to be expected, all as diverse as the group of authors who had written them. Then, author/editor Paul Anderson wrapped it all up in a fine epilogue. You can read all about the books, author bios and reflections, and last year’s project The Red Book at the Chinese Whisperings website.
I was thrilled to be invited to write for this 2010 work. Please check it out. The e-book is available for purchase now via the website and the paperback will be available December 2010.