The Concordant Vibrancy Collection holds an exceptionally important space in my heart.
Through this channel, Adonis Mann, the author was born. I will be eternally grateful for the doors it’s opened up for me.
My story of joining the Concordant Vibrancy project is an interesting one.
In 2014 I just recently signed my contract to become an All Authors Publishing House author. I was, as yet, inexperienced in the field and knew very little about anything other than I was now being represented by All Authors and I would have to complete the book I was working on very soon.
One day I received an email asking if I would be interested in participating in the anthology project. I was delighted but there was one big issue … I wasn’t published yet.
Being that I had yet to have a book on the market, how would this impact my participation in the anthology?
I reached out to my publisher and asked, for I was uncertain if I’d been invited erroneously.
Following was our conversation, paraphrased of course.
“Dear Jazz and Monica,” I said, “are you certain that I can be a part of the anthology? I’m not yet published.”
“Yes,” responded Monica, “you’re part of the house.”
“But I am not yet published ….”
“Then you’ll be published for the first time in the anthology,” responded Jazz.
Oh, how the pressure mounted at that very moment. It was overwhelming and surreal. I could scarcely believe that my very first publication would be through these means. But there it was … about to come to pass.
And in short order, it did.
My very first participation with anything All Authors at all was “... and we” the short story which was included in “Concordant Vibrancy 1: Unity”. After that, I was included in all of the installments with stories entitled, “Barbershop”, “Luster Lingers”, “Express-Oh” and now “Axis … Redefined”.
It’s been a great pleasure having been part of the fray and my heart breaks as witnessing the end of the road. However, I do know that it was a stupendous ride while it lasted.
Now, please enjoy a short excerpt of “Axis … Redefined”.