I’d love to welcome A. M. Leibowitz to my blog today! One, she’s totally awesome and doesn’t know how fantastic of a writer she is, and two she really understands the word humble. A. M. is one of the newer authors at Supposed Crimes, but boy does she fit right in. Here’s her guest post for the release of Supposed Crimes’ first anthology.
Love Is a Mess: Guest Post
By A. M. Leibowitz
Including a story in Love Is a Mess is the first time I’ve put work into an anthology since my high school poetry collection. I’ll admit I was a little nervous about including my work alongside that of authors whose work I admire.
One of my favorite parts of being a writer is getting to know my colleagues in a professional capacity. It’s been a stretch, though, going from fangirl to peer. It’s so hard not to compare my work to others’. I suppose that’s a challenge for any author, but in my case, it’s partly because I love the work put out by my publisher. Most days, I can hardly believe I’m lucky enough to be part of that family.
Which brings me back to the anthology. What made this such a great experience for me was seeing my name listed with theirs in the same volume. There are some terrific stories in there, and I’m thrilled to be among them. It’s also been fun getting to know the people I’d never met before this collection.
There’s something for everyone in there. Even though these are undeniably queer stories, the array of feelings are universal. In being part of this work, I feel like I’m really part of something larger—and that, for me, is what makes writing so powerful.
A. M. Leibowitz is a spouse, parent, feminist, and book-lover falling somewhere on the Geek-Nerd Spectrum. She keeps warm through the long, cold western New York winters by writing romantic plot twists and happy-for-now endings. In between noveling and editing, she blogs coffee-fueled, quirky commentary on faith, culture, writing, and her family.
Find me on the Internet:
Web site: http://amleibowitz.com
Amazon author page: A. M. Leibowitz