This November, my second published collaborative short story written with the brilliant Marsheila (Marcy) Rockwell will appear in a very cool anthology called Out of Tune, edited by the illustrious Jonathan Maberry.
Each story is a dark fantasy inspired by an early folk ballad. Our inspiration was "John Barleycorn" (or, if you're a fan of British blues-inspired rock, Traffic's "John Barleycorn Must Die," which also, conveniently enough, is the name of our story). Layers and layers of inspiration there. The story is chilling, with some beautifully creepy moments, and we're very proud of it.
Other contributors to the book include Jack Ketchum, Kelley Armstrong, David Liss, Christopher Golden, Simon R. Green, Seanan McGuire, Nancy Holder, Jeff Strand, Gregory Frost, Keith R. A. DeCandido, Lisa Morton, Del Howison, and Gary A. Braunbeck. Nancy Keim Conley provides learned commentary on all the folk songs/folklore contained within.
That's an incredibly stellar lineup, and one I'm honored to be part of. I hope you'll pick it up, and that you like our twisted little tale.
Also, as Marcy points out here, Neverland's Library--the book containing our first collaboration, "A Soul in the Hand"--is now available in a print edition, and there will be copies for sale at CopperCon/FANtasm. That'll be your first opportunity to get one of our collaborative works signed by both of us, so be sure to be there.