The last few weeks have been a blur of stories coming out. It all feels a bit surreal. The last few days alone have seen two more hit the shelves. What with the US elections, working, supervising the kids’ virtual schooling, and trying to write new stories, my blog post is now a couple of days late – which means that the first of the books I was going to mention is now sold out!
Yup, Upon a Once Time, an anthology of fairy tale mash-ups from The Air and Nothingness Press, featuring my tale The Waters at the End of the Worlds, is all gone. Don’t worry, the publisher has already ordered a second print run, allowing a wider audience to enjoy the stories contained therein.
My own entry concerns alien wyrms intent on discovering immortality, combining two fairy tales with science fiction, with a few jokes along the way. For more information about this story and the book, follow this link. I hope you’ll consider buying the anthology – it really is very good. You can pre-order a copy from the second printing of this wonderful collection from the publisher here.
Also out now is Insurgence: A Fae Rebellion from Corrugated Sky Press, which includes my story Pest Control. Arkwright’s Pest Control Service is about to have a really bad day – they’ve been called out to an infestation of a type they’ve never seen before. Generally, the creatures they are asked to exterminate aren’t armed…
You can read more about this story here.
To entice you a little more, here’s the back-page blurb of the book:
Stories of the fae are wild and varied. From mischief-makers to baby takers, their supernatural abilities enthrall us.
But what if they were real, waiting and calculating a time to take back the world that was once theirs? Would they do it peacefully, or take over violently? Would humans even notice?
Dive into this anthology and explore the myriad possibilities of what a fae insurgence just might be like.
The book can be purchased from Amazon here.
I think things are going to slow down for the next few weeks, with only a story coming out in December’s Mythaxis and a novella being prepped for publication. On the charity fundraising front, a second Time Scope collection of Doctor Who stories is being put together for Christmas as well, and I am hopeful I will have an entry in that. As of right now, that may well be it.
But, if anything else happens, I’ll be sure to post about it. As always, thank you for reading (and reviewing) my stories. I do appreciate it.
Peace, and stay safe.