News flash! I have a release date for my novel. Markswoman is scheduled for 23 January 2018. A few weeks, and I should have a cover to share. It’s all very exciting.
I’m working with my editor on line edits, and it’s a very interesting process, quite an eye-opener for me. I’ve been writing this book for so long, and have so many versions in my head (and computer) that sometimes I can’t ‘see’ it any more. That’s why my editor’s eagle eye is so critical. I’m loving her suggestions, and can’t wait to share the results with the world.
I have short fiction news as well. Cli-fi, an anthology of climate fiction published by Exile, will launch in May. It includes my story Children of the Sea. Where the Stars Rise, an anthology of Asian Science Fiction, will be released in October, and will include my story The Bridge of Dangerous Longings. I also have a story titled The Shadowed Forest in Compostela (Tesseracts Twenty) published by EDGE which is due out in May/June. Lots to look forward to!
I’ve sold a couple of reprints too. The Family Ghost, first published by The Sockdolager last year, has been accepted as a reprint by Podcastle. Anjali, first published by Inscription Magazine, will appear in the 2018 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide published by Dreaming Robot Press.
Lastly, here are my book recommendations for the month. Enjoy!
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
An amazing and beautiful book about a group of peculiar children who have stepped through a portal, each into a unique, different world – and been thrown back out again.
The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle
An elegantly crafted horror novella, both a tribute to Lovecraft and a rebuke of his most racist work, The Horror at Red Hook.
Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders
Some of the oddest, most disturbing short fiction I’ve read in recent years. Also, heart-breaking and beautiful. I didn’t love all the stories, but the ones I did love I’ll never forget.
The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
Funny and insightful and touching. I don’t often read memoirs, but this one was well worth my time.