Over Christmas it was nice to see Suspended in Dusk hit the top spot in the Amazon.com Kindle Horror Anthologies chart. Fair enough, it's still a long way from the New York Times bestseller list, or the shelves right in front of the door when you walk into Waterstones, but I can now legitimately say that I contributed to a best-selling horror anthology on Amazon.
On top of that it was good to see The Dark Carnival anthology doing well with a ranking that hovered around in the top 5 and often hit number 2. Then, today, I received an email from Pen and Muse pointing out that it had hit the top spot!
Now I can proudly declare that I've contributed to multiple best selling horror anthologies on Amazon. Not bad at all.
Of course I've only played a small part in these anthologies, and credit needs to go where it's due - to all the other contributors and also the editors and publishers. Still, I'll take my share of the glory.
So what's next? I need to get my finger out regarding a few submissions, but I have had another piece accepted, this time by Grey Matter Press who I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work with. The story is for a music themed anthology and I think it's one of my best yet. It'll be interesting, as always, to see if readers agree.