Anthology Book Name and Description: How to Cook a Baby
Do you have a taste for the forbidden? A hankerin’ for something nice and tender without the need to head out too far for the trouble? A genuine wrack of baby back ribs with pizzazz? Look no farther. Here you’ll find plenty of uses for that little squawker you been dyin’ to unload anyway. Feeding a tantalizin’ baby meal to the family on the go may seem like a daunting task, but with the easy-to-prepare recipes gathered in this cookbook, you can make it happen without a lot of time spent in the kitchen or the nursery. Herein you’ll find loads of tips and tricks for tracking, planning, nabbing, prepping, cooking, packaging, and feeding the little suckers which will set you up for any situation. That FBI agent won’t have boo to say after he tries your baby sweet meats braised in butter and special spices! Plus, nearly all of these cannibal delights can be made in advance and stored in the freezer, meaning that you can have an array of different meals at your fingertips!
Tell us about your experience on this anthology. What was it like coordinating all of those different authors? Was it your first anthology? What surprises did you encounter?
How to Cook a Baby wasn’t my first anthology, but it certainly was the most interesting anthologies I’ve ever put together. Authors went out of their way to gross people out with this collection, and what surprised me more than anything, was how disgusting some of these people can be. It was great fun reading these stories and the authors, as always, were a delight to work with.
Tell us about your three open anthologies? Where did you get the idea for them?
Right now, I only have one open anthology, Endangered Species. In a time when Trump is destroying any chance this planet had of becoming healthy again, and species are becoming endangered or extinct at an alarming rate, I thought it would be fun to steer away from people killing animals, and allow the animals to get a little revenge. In this anthology, authors are making the humans the endangered ones.
Do you prefer anthology work or writing novels?
I’ve never written a novel, but I do have a couple of novellas under my belt. The kind of work I prefer depends on the story, I guess. Sometimes I sit down and write a short story that blows up to 20k words before I know it, and it flows like water. When that happens, it’s amazing. Other times, stories are better kept short – under 10k words.
Why do you think it is important to write short stories for exposure only anthologies?
“For the Love” anthologies are a great way for new authors to get their name out there. It provides exposure that many authors struggle to get from paying anthos. Even better known writers can benefit from the for exposure only anthologies, because it puts them in front of more readers.
Writing her first story on a dare, Dawn Cano found she has a gift for grossing people out. She spends her time thinking of weird stories and editing other people’s stories.