2014 has already been a fantastic year for me as a writer, and this month kicked off to an excellent start with the launch of Phantazein, the latest FableCroft anthology. It is home to my fairy tale retelling ‘Twelfth’, which is about love and betrayal and bad life choices. As you can see, my copies arrived today in a parcel of gorgeousness. Print and electronic options are available here.
My work will also be appearing in Lethe Press’s anthology Daughters of Frankenstein, scheduled for release in February next year! It’s a collection of short fiction about lesbian mad scientists, which has to be one of the most fun themes I’ve ever written for. My story is called ‘Doubt the Sun’ – you can expect an argumentative artificial intelligence with a Regency haircut and an ever diminishing tolerance for fools. It will be the second science fiction story I’ve published. My first, ‘The Oblivion Box’, is being reprinted by Ticonderoga Publications in The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2013. It is such a great honour to be chosen for this collection, alongside so many wonderful writers! You can see the full table of contents here.
I have one more announcement to make. For over two years now I’ve been posting weekly fairy tale reviews, analysing and enthusing and exploring folk stories from all over the world. I have loved every minute of it. I am particularly delighted at the responses I’ve received and the conversations readers have shared with me in the comments – thank you all, so much, for sharing this with me. But it feels like time to strike out for new ground, and sadly that means that at the end of this year I’ll be bringing Fairy Tale Tuesdays to a close. That does not mean I plan to stop writing about fairy tales. (Honestly, is that even possible?) I have big plans for blogging in 2015, not complete enough to share yet, but I promise there is much more than a glimmer of the fantastical on the horizon.
In the meantime, there are dragons to rescue, princes to fight, and stories to tell. Always, there are more stories.