Crows, the email said. Just crows. An anthology of crows.
Ideas started flitting through my head. The Crow (the movies(s), the comics…). No. Crow Change. Neat… but not a story. Crow Therian. Snow White with crows instead of bluebirds. The corvids in the field outside my house. Crows.
Crows, it said, and I started thinking. I knew I didn’t want to do another Fae apoc, not yet. I was pretty sure I wanted to use an urban fantasy setting I’d been bouncing around in my head, one set on a university campus much like the one where I spent most of my twenties (I had a protracted early-adulthood, okay?) And, obvious, it needed to involve crows.
And then my husband, brainstorming over croissant french toast stuffed with strawberries (we have the best diner) mentioned demons.
And Crow Cage* was born.
I’ve worked with April before – on What Follows, where my Fae Apoc story Monster Godmother is published. I’m excited to be working with her again on Mobbing Midnight, and I’m excited to be working again with such a wonderful selection of writers.
Go check it out! Every little bit gets us closer to our goal. Annnd… if you haven’t bought What Follows yet, check out the $20 and higher levels – you can kill two birds with one stone!