I’m pleased to announce that I have two more stories for your enjoyment.
The first is “Saturday Night Science,” and it can be found in the first issue of the new magazine, Broadswords & Blasters, available in both electronic and print formats. This is, as with so many of my stories, set in Puxhill, and it’s… well, it’s about dating in the modern age. And mad science. And maybe a little light-hearted bondage. And breaking the universe. You know, just like -your- first dates tend to go, but with more SCIENCE!
However, if you’re in the mood for something different, there’s “The Miller’s Daughter,” which can be found in Sacchi Green’s new anthology, Witches, Princesses, and Women at Arms. This is my witchy, sexy, lesbian retelling of Rumplestiltskin, and I loved getting the chance to turn the tale around while still keeping true to its roots.
Finally, I can also reveal that I’ve sold “The High Cost of Answers” to the upcoming anthology, Utter Fabrication: Tales of Haunted Houses and Weird Places. This is a more family-friendly sequel to my erotic detective tale, “The Strange Case of Rebecca Rice,” and sees Nat MacDonald, the Gaslight District’s best private detective, looking into recent disappearances. If you like my Puxhill/Gaslight District work, this will definitely be worth reading when it comes out…
Also forthcoming (yes! so many stories!) is “An Afternoon in the Park with the Coyote Brothers,” which will appear in Pole to Pole Publishing’s Dark Luminous Wings collection. What happens when Raoul and Merle, the infamous Coyote Brothers (and their cat Skeeter) decide to teach a young woman about her previously-unknown supernatural heritage? Wacky hijinks ensue, of course.
And for those interested in my editorial pursuits, rest assured that both Like a Haunted Trail, and Schoolbooks & Sorcery are moving forward behind the scenes. I was just up in Boston for the annual Circlet Retreat, where I consulted with my beloved and feared publisher about what we need to do to finish these projects. I know both have been in the works for a long, long time, but they’re both in very good places and getting better. All delays were my fault, and I’m just not one to speak overly much of private stuff to a public audience, so all I can do is ask people to trust me just a week bit longer. Thanks!