P.R.O.B.E. Range Editor James Hornby spoke with his co-editor, Genevieve Clovis, about her work on P.R.O.B.E.: Out of the Shadows. Available to purchase on Amazon. P.R.O.B.E. © BBV Productions, used under license.
Q: How did you get involved with P.R.O.B.E.: Out of the Shadows?
A: Once upon a time, James Wylder did a reading in my bookstore. We got on and have kept in touch. Since then he has asked me to contribute to a couple of his projects and I inevitably say yes because his projects are always interesting. I hadn't even heard of P.R.O.B.E. when he asked me to join but I was soon initiated and glad of it.
Q: What can the audience expect to see from your stories in Out of the Shadows?
A: Not a whole lot I expect. Though I had the option of contributing a story, I decided against it. When we first started working on it, I had other writing projects on the go and I thought it best to stay focussed on the editing aspects of this project. That did not stop me from creating one of the characters on the P.R.O.B.E. team though.
Q: How did you find the editing process?
A: It was certainly different to what I'm used to. Typically I edit novels or standalone short stories. This was the first anthology with multiple contributors that I've worked on in this capacity. It was a great experience. I've learned a lot and will definitely carry that knowledge forward with me.
Q: What are you most proud of about your stories?
A: Probably that we were able to come up with an overall story idea that allowed the individual writers a lot of leeway for their own stories. I'm a big fan of supernatural stories and those are the sort of issues P.R.O.B.E. traditionally dealt with. I'm thrilled we were able to use that but also expand on it to reflect the changes that the organization has faced.
Q: Where else can we find your work?
A: I'm afraid you won't have much luck trying to find things I've written (though maybe there will be more of that in the future), but if you'd like to know more about my editing practice you can check out cloviseditorial.com
P.R.O.B.E.: Out of the Shadows is available to purchase on Amazon.
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