It’s probably time for me to post some writing news, isn’t it?
First, as I’m sure you know, The Thorn and the Blossom has been out for more than a month now. It’s gotten some lovely reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and School Library Journal, as well as other publications and blogs. If you’ve read it and haven’t written a review, please consider writing one on either Amazon or Goodreads!
Also, I have two new stories coming out. “Beautiful Boys” will be in Asimov’s Science Fiction, and “Estella Saves the Village” will be in an anthology called Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. Here is the Table of Contents:
Preface Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
Introduction Terri Windling
“The Fairy Enterprise” by Jeffrey Ford
“From the Catalogue of the Pavilion of the Uncanny and Marvelous, Scheduled for Premiere at the “Great Exhibition (Before the Fire)” by Genevieve Valentine
“The Memory Book” by Maureen McHugh
“Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells” by Delia Sherman
“La Reine D’Enfer” by Kathe Koja
“For the Briar Rose” by Elizabeth Wein
“The Governess” by Elizabeth Bear
“Smithfield” by James P. Blaylock
“The Unwanted Women of Surrey” by Kaaron Warren
“Charged” by Leanna Renee Hieber
“Mr. Splitfoot” by Dale Bailey
“Phosphorus” by Veronica Schanoes
“We Without Us Were Shadows” by Catherynne M. Valente
“The Vital Importance of the Superficial” by Ellen Kushner and Caroline Stevermer
“The Jewel in the Toad Queen’s Crown” by Jane Yolen
“A Few Twigs He Left Behind” by Gregory Maguire
“Their Monstrous Minds” by Tanith Lee
“Estella Saves the Village” by Theodora Goss
I think this is going to be a wonderful book, and can’t wait for it to come out!
Also, “Pug,” originally published in Asimov’s, will be reprinted in Rich Horton’s The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2012 Edition. As always, it’s an honor to be included in Rich’s anthology.
I’ve already told you about my other recent publications and upcoming reprints, so I won’t tell you here, although I do have to update the About page, don’t I? But what I do want to say here is that I had the most wonderful time in New York with my writing group, and I’m still processing the trip. By which I mean, seeing all those wonderful people writing, and hearing them talk about writing, has made me even more committed to my own writing. And I have to figure out how to spend more time doing it. I haven’t written anything for a month, and it’s driving me mildly crazy. I’m trying to plan a lot of writing time this summer, but I think it’s time to get working on the novel I didn’t finish last summer. I’ve finished my dissertation, so really, I ought to have time for it. (Although lately, I’ve felt as though I have no time to breathe.)
I want a writing career. And at this point, the only think standing in the way is my own commitment to other work. But the writing should be primary.