The call came through last year, and I’d been moved to write the story for some time. I kept re-emailing myself the call for submissions because I was so intrigued with the idea:
A superhero anthology playing with the extent of how much power would corrupt your average, real person.
I didn’t get a full idea until the editor added an extra wish list:
Female writers and protagonists
Non-meta* individuals who are just super smart or technologically enhanced
Teams or siblings
And a few other things, but those three clicked a switch in my brain, and Victoria jumped into my head and started complaining about her boss at this engineering firm who treated her like crap and had grand delusions of being the next Tony Stark. Ok… maybe the boss wasn’t that delusional, he really was building a massive weapon war suit thing.
Thing is, while her a-hole boss may not have any superpowers, Victoria does: She can make technology bend to her will.
To find out what happens, you absolutely need to order this book!
If not for me, there are some other great writers – including at least two other fabulous Broads that I know.
I also have to say, that I’m liking the editor’s marketing plans for this anthology. He’s already working on promotional blog posts, we’ve got the cover (see the pretty picture), and we’ve gotten a lot of other emails with ways that we, the contributors, can help.
As I’ve progressed in my writing, I’m learning how much I love anthologies. Not many pay well, but I do love having physical books – and the themes totally get my creative juices flowing.
Besides Corrupts Absolutely? I’m working on two other stories for two other anthologies. I’m not accepted in either yet, but I’m writing!
On top of that, Christy and I have reunited yet again. 😀 Yaayy!! For those of you who are Shadow Guard Fans, keep an eye out for some Super Special Updates!!!!
*meta – a common word for “mutant” or someone with special powers.