|Here is the sample cover I created|
So, here's the deal: the collection has 11 short stories in it so far (and yes, some of them nobody has read yet, like the one about when Andi visits Jenny in Washington Territory). I would like to have an even dozen. This would also bump the word count to 40,000, making the short-story collection the same length as the other Circle C Adventures books.
Let me know what other questions you would like answered from the books. Those questions spurred me to write the story about the snake Cory gave Andi at the end of Dangerous Decision (which I posted), how it happens that Andi got to ride in the Fourth of July race just before Dangerous Decision begins (which I have NOT posted), what happened to the wild horse Chad had in Long Ride Home that got Andi into so much trouble (which I posted but added a bunch later), and other questions. If any of your questions spark a story then I will write story #12 and include it.
My editor liked the book I showed him and is very interested in the project. It will be fun to watch and see what happens. Since I already have the book printed, even if they say no, I can still offer it after all (after editing and fixing it a lot more. There are a ton of mistakes in it, but I was in a hurry to get it ready before my writers' conference.
Also, for the time being, I am not going to post any Fan Stories. I think most of us are getting a little burned out on them. Hopefully, I can write some things that will keep you interested, like maybe a "Let's Write" post or something historical or maybe even some activities. I'll keep you posted!