Like Short Fiction? Check out the “… Later” Trilogy
I had the good fortune to participate in each of these books, published by Thinking Ink Press as charity projects. A percentage of royalties from each volume has been donated to library systems in San Jose, Calif., Dixon, Calif., and Modesto, Calif., thusfar.
I’m in exceptionally good company on these anthologies as well, sharing space with the likes of Harry Turtledove, Lillian Csernica, A.J. Sikes, Kirsten Weiss, Anthony Francis, T.E. MacArthur, and more.
My stories in each volume are as follows; please click through on the book titles to purchase.
The premise in the first book sets the tone for the rest of the series: two stories, each 12 hours apart. Fans of Seen Through the Phantom’s Eyes will be particularly interested in this volume, as we return to the Opéra Garnier in Nous Sommes Deux Heures and Nous Sommes Quatorze Heurs (2 AM and 2 PM, respectively). Apprentice woodworker Lucien Dubois is determined to learn more about the opera house in which he works … and his curiosity takes him to the fifth basement, where he finds far more than he bargained for.
This time, we enter the world of Les Misérables with Two Days in June, Parts 1 and 2. Long-time friends Jean-Claude and Henri plot their place in the June Rebellion of 1832, while their lady friends face their own challenges.
Flowers of London and Flowers of Paris introduce charming rogue Thaddeus Flowers, would-be inventor. Thad takes us on a trip to the Electrical Exhibition in London and to the opening of the Eiffel Tower in Paris … where he also encounters a masked genius who until recently lived beneath the city’s elegant opera house.