I must lodge a complaint. Just how was I not supposed to buy this book? The more often I attend the Write! Canada conference and the more guild members I get to know, the more it would be like saying no to a dear friend…several of them actually.
To begin with, I haven’t been a big fan of anthologies. Don’t ask me why because I have no rational explanation. And I may even submit something for A Third Cup… (N.J. and Wendy should just ignore that comment. I’m sure they don’t even want to think about editing another in the series–not yet anyway.)
But here I sit with A Second Cup… beside me. I have already read the poetry selections and am working my way through the others. Is it too cliche to say “There’s something for everyone” and “It will make you laugh; it will make you cry”? Cliche or not, there is and it will.
So, what have I discovered about anthologies? Sh, don’t tell, but I think I might just like them after all–especially when the stories are engaging, thought-provoking, and written by those who are willing to work hard to make their contributions the best they can be.
So, if like me, you want to read the work of skilled Canadian writers such as Heather McGillivray, M.D. Meyer, Paul M. Beckingham, and Les Lindquist, pick up a copy of A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider. I also suggest checking out the Hot Apple Cider Anthologies page on facebook.
All kidding aside, I do want to thank N.J. Lindquist and Wendy Elaine Nelles for the hours they spent editing A Second Cup… I also want to thank the 37 writers of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry who shared their talent and their heart with us. Kudos to each of you.