A. Russo – More than the sum of my parts.


February 2016

Fly, My Pretty, Fly…

It’s always a little nerve-wracking to publish a story. Even if it’s a short story, even if it’s a freebie, it doesn’t matter. Every time I write, there’s a little piece of me that goes into every character and their world. Putting it out there is a lot like exposing a cut that’s been covered up with a Band-Aid; it’s sort of ultra-sensitive and raw and it feels like it could get hurt again pretty easily. It’s natural to want to shield it and protect it, but what would be the point if I did that?

So off it goes. Wings of Love is my contribution to Valentine Delights, and I had a lot of fun writing it. It was really nice of RJ Scott (and her team) to organize this, and spend time and resources giving a helping hand to new authors like myself who don’t always have the resources or the knowledge to get themselves going. I also have to thank May Peterson, who did the initial edit on my story for me. I’ve never worked with an editor before, and she made the process incredibly enjoyable with her insight and patience. I am now slightly less terrified of editors. 😉

Now it’s just up to you, the readers, to make what you will of it. Hopefully, the stories in this anthology bring a little enjoyment to your day. I’m happy to have had the opportunity to share one incredibly grumpy little angel with you all!


Interview with Elin Gregory

So Elin Gregory has been kind enough to host some of the authors who wrote for the Valentine Delights anthology (out this Friday, 2/12). Here’s my short little interview:

Click here!

The anthology is free, and for lots of us it’s our first time being published, so I’m really excited about it. I’ve learned a lot about publishing, and RJ Scott and her team were really helpful and very kind. I got to work with an editor for the first time, which was terrifying at first but ultimately a great experience (thanks May!).

Hope you enjoy, and Happy Valentine’s Day!



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