It looks like the print version of the Skulls & Crossbones anthology is now out, containing my reprint story, “The Furies”. The full table of contents can be seen in the previous entry.
If you order directly from Bedazzled Ink Publishing, you can get 10% off the list price. The print version goes for 16.95 USD (15.26 with the discount), with the PDF and Mobipocket versions going for 9.95 USD (8.96 with discount).
272 pages of female pirate stories await you…
I received word that the Skulls & Crossbones anthology, with my story, “The Furies”, is now available as an ebook from the publisher. I know that the ebook debate has been raging lately, but bypass all the issues with Amazon and the major publishers by buying this anthology of women pirate stories direct from the small press. Only $8.96 and available in mobipocket and PDF file formats.
For those who like their books in dead tree versions, the print book should be shipping soon and I’ll update the blog with information as soon as it’s available.
From the website:
Raise the sails! Adjust the thrusters! Prepare to embark on courageous adventures on water, land, and sky. From Viking battles of revenge and high sea betrayal, to modern-day piracy and space banditry, these twenty tales conjure up our inner pirate. Join the crews of women pirates who triumph in victory, face the gallows, and become unlikely heroes–women who follow the code of the Skull & Crossbones.
“Ladgarda” by Christine Rains – “The Gallows” by Jove Belle – “Valkyry” by Rakelle Valencia – “Lost Treasure” by R. G. Emanuelle – “The Hangman’s Dance” by Jane Fletcher – “The Furies” by Rajan Khanna – “Devil’s Bargain” by Andi Marquette – “Fifty Octaves Deep” by Alice Godwin – “HMS Nefarious,” by Rod Santos – “Pirate Wannabe” by Aubrie Dionne – “Road Pirate Wanted” by Victoria Oldham – “The Brahmapur Buccaneer” by Matthew Fryer – “The Kindness of Strangers” Vicki Stevenson – “Resolution 1838” by David Brookes – “The After” by Carrie Vaccaro Nelkin – “Captain, Hook, and Mr. Shrike” by Cat Conley – “A Perfect Life” by Elaine Burnes – “Stardance” by Trace Miller – “The Passenger” by Megan Magill – “Pipettes for the Pirate” by Holly Ellingwood
Below is the cover image for the Skulls and Crossbones anthology soon to be released from Mindancer Press.
The anthology will reprint my story, “The Furies”, which originally appeared in Shimmer’s Pirate Issue. “The Furies” was my first published story and I’m really excited to see it appearing again in this anthology.
I’m still waiting to hear when the book will be available, but it should be coming soon.
Between work and the situation with my mother, I haven’t had much time to even compose a blog post lately. But I have some writing news to share, despite not being quite as productive lately as I’d like to be. The next few months look like a good time for my fiction.
Most recently, I found out that I sold a story to Steampunk Tales, the digital magazine for steampunk fiction that launched for the iPhone with a rather attractive application and is also available in Mobireader and PDF formats. I did a review of Steampunk Tales Issue One for Tor.com and I was impressed with it. When I found out they accepted fiction submissions, I knew I had to submit to them. I’m really excited about the opportunity, especially as it’s a different form of distribution than I’ve seen.
Prior to this news, I received word that my pirate story, “The Furies”, previously in Shimmer’s Pirate Issue will appear as a reprint in the Skulls and Crossbones anthology due out in January 2010 from Mindancer Press.
My story in Shimmer’s Clockwork Jungle issue, “The Emperor’s Gift”, should see print some time in November along with the rest of the issue.
Then there’s the Shadows of the Emerald City anthology which includes my story, “Pumpkinhead”, which should be releasing any day now. The anthology has been getting a number of good reviews (some of them collected below) and I’m looking forward to seeing the final product.
M-Brane SF Review
Senses Five Press Review
Apex Book Company Review
Innsmouth Free Press Review
Strange Weird and Wonderful.com Review (PDF download)
Finally, I will be attending the World Fantasy Convention in San Jose, California next week. I’m looking forward to reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones. Maybe I’ll see you there.