Hello, friends! Last week, I sent off the first clean draft of my short story, “The Legendary Garrett Girls”. It’s going to be one of fifteen stories in an anthology called Petticoats and Pistols, edited by Jessica Spotswood and published by Candlewick Press.
This is only a first draft, and there are several rounds of editing to come. Still, I’m thrilled to have a full, clean draft written.
Today, I thought I’d share with you the story’s epigraph, which inspired the whole thing:
“They now say there are more liars to the square inch in Alaska than any place in the world.”
— The Seattle Daily Times, August 17, 1897
Doesn’t that just BEG for a fictional escapade? I couldn’t possibly have resisted.