“The Artist’s Model”, can now be found in the “Artistically Yours” Taste Test Anthology at Torquere press. I like writing short stories, but find that I’ve never met a word count I couldn’t exceed.
The story “The Artist’s Model” is the only historical I’ve ever done. It’s about Emil, who at six, catches a glimpse of his father’s artist friend, Fournier, and becomes fascinated by him.
Now all grown up and in Paris as an artist and model, his dreams of finding Fournier and working for him become a reality. Emil is insouciant and reckless. Fournier is repressed to the point of self-loathing. This is my ‘pining away in a parisian garrett for love’ story. It’s one fantasy I always dreamed of living, but seriously, pining away? Living off bits of bread and red wine and dying for love? Not bloody likely.
You can purchase “Artistically Yours” here, at Torquere Press.
That sounds wonderful and great that someone else (specially you!) is trying a historical. I can’t buy from TQ as they don’t take Paypal – let me know when it pops up on somewhere like Fictionwise as I’d love to review it for Speak Its Name.
Z.A. Maxfield says
How thrilling, I consider you my go to Historical m/m writer, and it’s amazing how terrifying the thought of you reading my work is. I would be delighted to send you a review copy, though, so you can read it and thoroughly put me in my place.
Speaking of artists and anthologies, your Chiaroscuro still stands out as one of my great reads last year (but our one-sided love affair started with Standish.)
I doubt I’ll be writing much more historical romance in the near future, but when I do, I’ll be sure to take my cues from you and the other Brit Writers who do such diligent homework and provide us with so many wonderful stories!
Louisa Edwards says
I just read one of your books and wanted to drop you a line to tell you how much I enjoyed it. I couldn’t get through St. Nacho’s fast enough! You actually had me scared, for a bit, that Cooper and Shawn weren’t going to end up together. That kind of tension is hard to pull off for an audience of a veteran romance reader/writer like me, so kudos! And I’m excited to see by your website that you have lots more books for me to enjoy. Hooray! Keep up the good work,
Z.A. Maxfield says
Thanks, I kind of have a thing for the happy ending. You’ll have to go back to my days as an EMO 13-year-old to find stories with bleak endings… 😉
Thank you so much for your kind words!!! Hope you enjoy them. *keeps fingers crossed*