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Saturday, May 26, 2018

New Release: Chasing the Light A Benefit Anthology of Speculative Fiction

Chasing the Light
A Benefit Anthology of Speculative Fiction
Chasing the Light: A Benefit Anthology of Speculative Fiction
by Melanie S Griffin, Emily Lavin Leverett (Editor), Faith Hunter, David B Coe, John G Hartness, Lillian Archer, Amy Bauer, Alex Gideon, Margaret S McGraw, Mindy Mymudes, Ken Schrader, Laura S Taylor, Janet Walden-West
May 23, 2018
280 pages
Roaring Writers Press
Once upon a time, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Faith Hunter and award-winning authors David B. Coe and John G. Hartness agreed to mentor a group of rising authors—the Roaring Writers. Chasing the Light—with tales across the spectrum of science fiction and fantasy—is their celebration of success. 

It is also a tribute honoring Melanie Otto (AKA Melanie Griffin), one of the founding authors, who died unexpectedly in 2016. Melanie critiqued many of these stories at the Roaring Writers' annual writing retreats, and the authors will never forget Melanie's sparkling eyes and delighted laugh as she found passages she loved in each. With this collection, including stories by Melanie, the Roaring Writers share her light with readers everywhere.

Thanks to the generosity of their mentors and contributors, all profits from the sales of this anthology will be donated to help Melanie's lifelong partner defray medical and legal costs.

Melanie Susan Otto 
February 12, 1967 - October 28, 2016 


  1. This book looks awesome. The fact that it honors a fellow author that's passed... Melanie, it will be an honor to read your work.

    1. Thanks, Echo! We are thrilled to share Melanie's wonderful story, "What's Your Year?", as well as a charming little life-philosophy that she frequently told about lost things, "Man from the Purple Planet"! They are absolutely true to her voice, full of sly wit and humor. We hope you enjoy them, as well as the other stories in the anthology! :-)

  2. Each story was written with Melanie in mind. In mine, it's just meant to make you laugh. It's comedic horror. Sort of. At least, I hope it's comedic.