Four authors. Twelve stories. Another writing session with only the
unknown before them.
In the pages of Beyond the Door Volume 2 can be found stories about:
- a dangerous beauty seeking revenge
- the power of words
- an alien invasion
- espionage during the Civil War
- fraternity hazing with a dangerous edge
- election tampering from the future
The authors from Beyond the Door Volume 1 have come together again to
mine their imagination for more visions of time lines only they could
discover. Clones, child detectives, first ladies, and missing
pregnancies mask a reality only they could survive to tell the world.
If an open door is an invitation then consider this a taste of what
you'll find inside.
They are halfway through the deck.
Q: What was it like to write these stories without the others in the room with you?
A.B. Alvarez: Who says I wasn't in the room with the others? Just because they couldn't see me. I mean, I wasn't in the room with them. At all. Not under the bed or in the closet which BTW needs a good cleaning. I was home sipping a fine Merlot while watching the ships travel down the Hudson. While I wrote about pits covered in sharp pointy pieces of glass. That takes a lot of concentration and focus. And a good Merlot.
Serena B. Miller: After editing your stories, Alvarez, I think a little less Merlot might be in order? And please stay out of my closets. That last restraining order is still valid.
Jesse R. Lyle: Bittersweet. Since I didn’t have to listen to the droning-thunderous striking of keyboard keys from overzealous-caffeine driven digits, I could actually think straight, but I didn’t get to trade attempted witty remarks with my fellow companions.
Derek E. Miller: It was a dream. I was home enjoying a fine Craft Artisan Amish made Root Beer listening to the neighbor’s dog bark way too much. But all that commotion was still better than listening to A.B. Alvarez constantly make laser sounds as he would write his futuristic sci fi stuff. You definitely need a good Root Beer to write.
Q: Derek E. Miller, during your tour of duty in the military what was it like interacting with the aliens from Area 51?
A: Turns out I was well prepared. Dealing with New Yorkers like A.B. Alvarez more than prepared me for interaction with an alien species. One of them even gave me two t-shirts. They have printed on them, "I Love Zork" and "The Big Abbsou."
Q: Jesse R. Lyle, based on your fictitious medical degree from Johns Hopkins, did the details about genetics in your story help you make better breeding decisions about the multi-legged organisms you have running around your home?
A: Oh, without a doubt my fictitious medical degree helped more than a legitimate medical degree. And yes, she might be a genetically created multi-legged organism, but she’s my little multi-legged organism. MuHahahaha
Q: Serena B. Miller, after reading Sunny I can see you owning multiple guns and not being afraid to use them. Have you ever sneaked into a foreign country with the express intent of overthrowing its government?
A: That depends. Has California attained foreign country status yet?
Q: A.B. Alvarez, the last time you went time traveling did you find your doppelganger?
A: Is that question for me? I've never gone time traveling. If I did would I be here? Multiple time streams don't make any sense. That doesn't mean I haven't been visited by others who purport to be from a different time stream. Meet my doppelganger? Don't be silly. What would I do if I met myself? Kill him and take his place? Of course not! He might try to kill me and take my place. By the way: why did you call me A.B. Alvarez?
About the author
Serena B. Miller is an award-winning, best-selling author who has written multiple romances about the large Amish population living near her in Ohio. Two made-for-TV movies, An Uncommon Grace and Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, have been based on her novels. Serena also writes historical and contemporary fiction and is presently working on a line of cozy mysteries: The Secrets of Sugarcreek.
A. B. Alvarez was born and raised in New York and found he couldn't keep his love of the city out of his first published series. Every book in the series either takes place in New York, or has New York characters who bring a a fresh perspective to a story of loss, revenge, and ultimately of closure. He is already working feverishly on his next series.
Derek E. Miller spent five years as a military contractor in the war zone of Afghanistan. The experience left him with friends all over the world, an appreciation for our men and women in the military, and an uncontrollable desire to hit the ground whenever fireworks go off. It also gave him a desire to channel some of his experience into writing YA novels. His diary series, The Attic Diary, The Kamikaze Diary, and The Ghost Army Diary was the result. He also has a popular how-to book entitled: Military Contractor’s Handbook: How to get Hired… and Survive.
Jesse R. Lyle wears many hats as he runs a computer tech consulting and repair business. He backed into writing short fiction after he and his D&D buddies’ campaigns started drifting into real life. However, the thrill of building Dungeon scenarios gave him a taste for creating new universes and odd characters. This anthology is his first foray into the world of published short stories.