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Out of Tune II Anthology Release Day

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Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild With a faery, hand in hand, For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand. A few months ago I had the pleasure of seeing Loreena McKennitt in concert over at The Birchmere. (It’s  a lovely musical hole-in-the-wall, but there are always great acts and I adore going to concerts there as it is a very small and intimate venue – there isn’t a bad seat in the whole place and in this case I was about…oh maybe two feet from where Loreena was performing on the piano (or harp, depending on the song.) I’ve been a fan of Loreena’s since, I don’t know…college. Around 1994, I guess. Which makes me old. But still – her music has had a rather profound effect on my life, and seeing her live was really rather indescribable. But anyway, the… Read more

Out of Tune

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So just a little post today to mention I’ve got a short story coming out in the upcoming Out of Tune Book 2 Anthology in May! 🙂 Like the first volume, each story is based off of folk songs  and murder ballads of various origin. Mine is loosely inspired by the Yeats poem The Stolen Child (which counts as a song, since it was set to music by Loreena McKennitt several years ago). Although the idea looks like it would be a good fit for a Melanie/Abby story, it is not – this is a standalone piece. (Sorry Abby fans, I know you’re hoping for more – I am too.) Entitled Respawn, Reboot, it actually has more to do with playing MMORPGs and the way that online games have a tendency to suck us into an alternate reality. There’s a bit of a horror twist to it as well, but I… Read more

A Duet With Darkness ebook Out Today

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My short story A Duet with Darkness is officially out as an e-short today. 🙂 Having just quit Julliard, disillusioned fiddler Melanie St. James finds herself as part of a group of traveling musicians en route to an OtherFolk carnival. Eager to break the chains of a lifetime of conformity, Melanie throws caution to the wind and enters a reckless bargain, plying her musical skills for the chance to win a violin that can open Doors to the CrossRoads. But the competition turns out to be far more than she expected. When the carnival barker makes her an offer she can’t refuse, Melanie is forced to play for the Devil or risk trading her soul for the one thing she holds dearer than life itself. (If you already have the full Carniepunk book, you’ve already got it – this is just a re-release of my individual story.) Check out more information about… Read more

Word Whore ~ Fox & Willow Thursday

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Okay – first off, the big announcement is that I’m officially allowed to talk about the Carniepunk anthology now. So yay! (And no, the picture here has NOTHING to do with me or the anthology, but it’s fabulous and very apropos. It’s  called Fire Within Me and was created by the massively talented AF-Studios, so go check out the gallery on DA.) The Publisher’s Marketplace listing: CARNIEPUNK, an anthology which combines the carnival setting and the world of urban fantasy, a place of deception, where monsters wait silently in the dark, featuring short stories by authors Rachel Caine, Jennifer Estep, Seanan McGuire, Rob Thurman, Delilah Dawson, Kelly Gay, Kevin Hearne, Mark Henry, Hillary Jacques, Jackie Kessler, Kelly Meding, Allison Pang, Nicole Peeler and Jaye Wells, to Adam Wilson at Pocket, for publication in August 2013, by Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary & Media. I’m super excited to be a… Read more

Saturday Ramblings

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Of course, the problem with having such an awesome and incredible week is that you eventually have to come back down to reality. My reality is that wearing heels for eight hours on Tuesday has led back into a massive pain cycle. Whee. Thank the gods for lidocaine patches, is all I can say. Nothing like a little numbing action to take the edge off. It’s still not quite right but at least I don’t want to jump out the window anymore. Ironically, even though it hurt the next few days afterwards, the pain is in a different place than it usually is – so in a sick sort of way it actually felt good, because the normal pain areas were getting a break. If that makes any sense. But by Friday night all bets were off. Today is tolerable and I’ll take that. Can’t get into the doctor’s until… Read more