Anne K. Edwards is an author with many hats. She writes in various genres - mystery, fantasy, children's, speculative, and nonfiction. In addition, she is editor of The Voice in the Dark Ezine. In this interview, Anne talks about her ezine and her books.
When did Voice in the Dark Ezine get started?
Voice in the Dark was started about two and a half years ago as a newsletter that would be about other writers and it has continued from there.
Do you accept submissions? What are your guidelines? What type of material are you interested in?
Yes, we accept submissions which unfortunately we can't offer payment for at this time. We do serve as a place writers can try out their hand on short stories or articles. Our guidelines are simple as Voice is flexible. We like work that is well written and articles should deal only with some aspect of writing or publishing. Fiction can be almost anything except erotica; things that defame any group or religion will be turned down. If a contributor wishes to do an interview with one of their characters where they ask and answer the questions in that character's voice - those are welcome. If a writer would like to do an interview for Voice, they are welcome. If they want to do a column, just let us know. If they wish to do a review of a book, that is welcome but we do not publish reviews of vanity or subsidy presses. A self-published book that is really well done will be considered. Books that are not edited would be rejected since a review is telling a reader to pay their money and time for the book.
Is a subscription to this ezine free? How may one subscribe?
Subscription is free. To subscribe, go to mysteryfiction.net and fill in the blank at the bottom of the Resources page.
You’re also an author. Tell us about your cozy mystery novel, Death on Delivery.
Death on Delivery is the first in a series about Hannah Clare, P.I., a middle-aged widow who gets a rush when she catches a killer. She was created to be as real as I could make her and an opposite to the P.I.s who have so many problems it's a wonder they can function. She is an ordinary woman who has a family she loves and can laugh at herself. Death on Delivery itself was based on the idea: "What if somebody could buy a murder by mail and never know who the killer was." With the help of ads in the local newspaper, it worked for the murder-for-hire ring.