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Greetings, all! I've got an exciting announcement — CCB is open for submissions. But before I talk about what kind of books — and authors — I'm looking for, let ms first bring you up to speed on what's shakin' with CCB since we launched.


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How to Assemble a Great Anthology

Written by Russell Nohelty

Russell Nohelty shares the insight he gleaned from interviewing the world’s top comic anthology creators.

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Influences: Star Wars

Written by Beth Woodward

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

Okay, not really. It was the spring of 1997, and I was living in Louisville, Kentucky at the time. That was when I watched the original Star Wars trilogy on VHS. I can’t remember what prompted me to watch it, or why, but I immediately fell in love with them. I was a 13-year-old girl then, and my father had just passed away a few months before. We’d always had a difficult relationship—mostly the usual angsty teen BS, but it didn’t seem so at the time—so the story of Luke and his troubled (to say the least) relationship with his father resonated with me, particularly their reconciliation at the end.

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Are You a Pantser or Plotter?

Written by Beth Woodward

For most of my writing life, I have been a “pantser.”

For those of you not familiar, a pantser is basically a writer who writes by the seat of their pants, without doing a lot of planning beforehand. A pure pantser might be someone who just sat down in front of a computer or notebook and wrote whatever happened to come out, sort of a Jackson Pollack approach to fiction.

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Independent publishing house Fanboy Comics is partnering with California Coldblood Books to produce a new audio drama based on CCB’s debut title, the post-apocalyptic action-comedy The Odds.

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