K could only stand for KV Taylor and her story, The Silver Quarter. I’ve spoken about this story before (right here) and that is because I love this story. It’s the kind of fantasy I wish we got more of at Niteblade. The kind that reminds me of the books I used to devour (between romance novels LoL) when I was a teenager.
Also worth mentioning is that working with KV during the editing process was a dream. She was articulate, flexible, open to feedback and super quick at responding. Authors, lemme tell you, when you’re sitting on this side of the desk that all makes a huge difference. Huge. You know how Neil Gaiman says that the key to success is being good, being fast and being pleasant (I’m totally paraphrasing) and that you don’t need all three? Well, he’s totally right from where I’m sitting, but KV had all three.
This post has been written as a part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. My theme this year is ‘Niteblade‘, which is the magazine I publish. I chose this theme to help draw attention to the magazine during this, it’s 2nd annual fundraiser.
My first post in this series was about choosing stories and poems to nominate for awards and I’ve gone through a similar process in deciding what to write about for these posts. Not only did I have to choose stories and poems I loved, but they also had to fit with the A-Z theme. Tricky!
Blogging from A to Z 2013:
A: Award Nominations
B: Brenda Stokes Barron
C: Cato, Beth – The Pacifier
D: December 2011 (Giveaway open until April 30th)
E: Evil Bird
F: First Loves for the First Time
G: The Gnome’s Spectacles
H: Happy Halloween, It’s a Bloody Puppet Show
I: Incense Sticks
J: Jason L. Huskey, The Marionette
K: KV Taylor, The Silver Quarter