Friday, September 28, 2012

My Moment

From vaudeville to opera, piano bar and street corner, hotel suite and beauty pageant, From Stage Door Shadows is a backstage pass to where dreams of fame, fortune and fulfillment live and die in a heartbeat.

- Description of From Stage Door Shadows
(My piece “My Moment” is the one about beauty pageants gone wrong(er)!)

I’m proud to announce the release of From Stage Door Shadows.  Information about the writers’ parameters/inspiration for the stories is below:

Twenty-six authors trade Tiny Dancer's California-blessed lyrics for the shadowed recesses of stages large and small in From Stage Door Shadows, a speculative fiction homage to the darkness just beyond the limelight of the entertainment industry.

The stories re-introduce the women Benny Taupin wrote about and Elton John sang about: blue jean baby, LA lady, the band's seamstress, the music man's wife and the girl dancing in the sand, along with a stellar cast of musicians, singers, thespians, fans, managers, dancers, DJs, magicians, talent show contestants, stars and has-beens.

My line from Tiny Dancer was “Looking on she sings the songs”. 

But there’s more.  Free stories for a limited time!

Click this link!

Beginning Saturday morning at 9am (in Australia, which means it has already started in the US and UK!) we’ll roll out all 25 stories for free, for 48 hours, as part of our continued commitment to provide stories at multiple price points. If you stop in to read, please leave the authors a comment.

Want to add it to your list?

Purchase info!

The anthology retails for $19.99, except at The Book Depository, which is listing the book for $12.97

On the emergent site, the book is $19.99 and the ebook formats are $4.95. 

Here’s information on my mini-blog tour:

10/01 –  Chandara Writes Blog

Inspiration Part I for “My Moment”

10/08 –  Lynda Young's blog

The mental stamina of the writer

10/17 –    JC Martin's Blog


10/24 –  Len Lambert's Blog

Blog swap! 

I’ll interview about her short story in From Stage Door Shadows here, while I’ll tackle the question “What the heck is speculative fiction?” on her blog.

Another Blog Swap!

Jessica Bell will  post on her blog regarding her short story in From Stage Door Shadows, while I’ll post about Inspiration Part II for “My Moment” on her blog.  Because it’s Halloween, I’ll tackle the dark side of my story. 

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Congratulations on having your story published in this book! Sounds interesting! I've never been to a beauty pageant or watched one, but it would be interesting to read about one gone wrong. It makes me think about how many TV shows focus on beauty pageants (or physical appearance in general), so it'd be interesting to read about one too.

    1. Neurotic Workaholic, I used to watch Miss America and Miss Universe when I was young. Last year, I caught the show Toddlers and Tiaras, which bothered me. I'll write about it more during my tour.

  2. That is so unbelievably cool, Theresa. Congrats!

  3. Woot! Very excited about the release of this anthology. Also looking forward to having you on my blog on 24th! :)

    1. Len, I've got my piece all ready for you. Will send in the next week. Probably! So nice to be in the same anthology.

  4. Hi Theresa .. so pleased for you - I'll be getting it once I'm back and in the land of the living again - well properly that is.

    Congratulations for all of you who are contributors - that's wonderful .. I'll have to keep your post in Reader .. to look at properly on my return ..

    Cheers for now - Hilary

  5. Congratulations--such wonderful sounding stories!

  6. Congratulations Theresa! It sounds wonderful and all the best on the tour!

  7. Lovely Theresa!! Well done you!!! What a stunning cover, an amazing theme and of course your fab story!! Yay! Take care

  8. Congrats Theresa!!!
    I love the theme of the anthology too.

    1. Lynda, thanks you! And thanks for being part of the tour.

  9. Congratulations, Theresa! The stories sound awesome and the cover is amazing. Good luck with your tour!

  10. Congratulations Theresa! So excited for you. I love the sound of your story. And I love the word wrong(er). :)

    1. Janet, I really think wrong(er) should be part of the English language. It really fits here.

  11. Wow! Super-congrats to you, Theresa! That looks/sounds fantastic! :o) <3

  12. Woo hoo. Congratulations, Theresa.

  13. Yay! We're going on tour. I am totally going to be a groupie.

  14. Fun concept! Dig the cover, too; totally looks like something I'd fall in love with at a bookstore. :)
    Some Dark Romantic