Strange Bedfellows: An Anthology of Political Science Fiction

Strange Bedfellows

Cover by Dan J. O’Driscoll

Received yesterday, my contrib. copy of anthology Strange Bedfellows: An Anthology of Political Science Fiction, edited by Hayden Trenholm, with my story, “Tried as an Adult.” I’ve been looking forward to the release of this anthology, chock full of thoughtful and awesome SF, if I do say so myself.

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“Beautiful Winter” in Cicada Magazine March/April 2014 Issue

Received today, my contrib. copies of the March/April 2014 issue of Cicada with my short story “Beautiful Winter” in it with beautiful illustrations by Forest Strawn-Wing.

I’m thrilled to be appearing once again in Cicada, as this magazine holds a special place in my heart–being my very first fiction sale and publication with “The Adventures of Manny the Mailmobile” in their Jan/Feb. 2002 issue.

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Happy 2nd Day After Chemo and Black Friday Release Day: The King of Rabbits and Moon Lake and Other Tales of Magic and Mischief (and BOGO offer)


Cover art by Ursula Vernon

So I had my second chemotherapy session on Wednesday and what better way to “celebrate” it than with a new book release?

Ergo, for Black Friday and out in time for the holidays, my new short story collection:
and Other Tales of Magic & Mischief

A selection* of 18 fairy tales and fables for young, young adult, and young-at-heart readers.
Featuring princesses, foxes, rabbits, and other magical mischief from the Orient to Africa and close to home.

Available as both an ebook and trade paperback.

And, for the holiday season, if you buy the trade paperback at Amazon, you can get the Kindle ebook version through Amazon’s MatchBook program for free!

Table of Contents:

  1. The Girl Who Drew Cats
  2. The Tax Collector’s Cow
  3. When Shakko Did Not Lie
  4. The Princess and the Golden Fish
  5. Li T’ien and the Demon Nian
  6. A Parade of Taylups
  7. Cuhiya’s Husband
  8. The Dragon Breath’s Seed
  9. Kaawaa, Naagan, and the Queen’s Diamond Necklace
  10. The Adventures of Manny the Mailmobile
  11. A Patch of Jewels in the Sky
  12. Spring Arrives on a Hob’s Tail
  13. Second Daughter
  14. Princess Bufo marinus, Also Known as Amy
  15. Razi and the Sunbird
  16. The Red String
  17. The Tortoise Bride
  18. The King of Rabbits and Moon Lake

176 pages
Trade paperback: $7.49 (on sale at 10% off for $6.74 at Amazon now)

E-book: $4.99
epub, iPad, Nook, Palm (PDB), Sony (LRF)

[*Stories originally published in Cricket, Cicada, Spider, Story Station, Dragonfly Spirit, Reflection’s Edge, Aberrant Dreams, Leading Edge, and the Magic in the Mirrorstone anthology.]

All My E-book Collections Now Available in Print: A Vampire Quintet, Returning My Sister’s Face, & Mortal Clay, Stone Heart

I’m trying out Amazon’s new CreateSpace program to make my e-book collections available in print in addition to as ebooks. Ergo, newly available as trade paperbacks:

Also, I’ve now acquired all print rights back from Norilana for Returning My Sister’s Face, so in addition to ebook royalties, I’m now receiving royalties for trade paperback and hardbound sales, too.

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Out in Time for Halloween – A Vampire Quintet: Five Sinister and Seductive Vampire Stories

Something I was working on last month that sort of fell by the wayside in light of my health issues was publishing a small collection of five reprints, all vampire stories, in time for Halloween.

I’ve always functioned better with a project to work on, something productive to focus on and think about, so while I’m laid up at home recovering from various sticks, pokes, and cuts, I decided to go ahead and finish publishing it. Ergo, now available:


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epub, iPad, Nook, Palm (PDB), Sony (LRF)

I’m also trying out Amazon’s new CreateSpace program for print publishing, so A Vampire Quintet will be available as a trade paperback next month.

Table of Contents:

  1. The Son that Pain Made
  2. Still My Beating Heart
  3. The Few, the Proud, the Leech Corps
  4. Inspirations End
  5. Ascendancy of Blood

In these five sinister and seductive vampire stories from Nebula Award-winning author Eugie Foster:

There is an enchanted castle where a golden princess languishes in her rose-strewn bower, waiting for her prince charming. But the princess sleeps with a black wood stake through her heart, and her petal-soft lips conceal a pair of razor fangs.

A violated woman’s vengeance spawns a blighted curse upon the world.  

A near-future urban cityscape is the base for shock troops that only come out at night to vie in a cyberpunk turf war of technology and power.

William’s heart thrums in his chest, a rhythm his mistress abhors. Not dead enough, not cold enough to walk the night at her side, but too bloodthirsty to dwell with men.

Waiting in the wings backstage, Cybele is inspiration incarnate, a lissome goddess who metes out passion, releasing the words and melodies that seethe, locked in Rail’s mind. She is everything he desires, and gives him everything he’s ever dreamed of having. But she requires payment, her fair due.

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New Short Story Ebook: The Storyteller’s Wife FREE on Amazon for Kindle

This is the last week of my reprint one-ebook-a-week summer publication schedule, and to send it up with a bang, I’m making this week’s ebook, “The Storyteller’s Wife,” available for FREE from Amazon for the next five days (from July 30th through Aug. 3rd).

“The Storyteller’s Wife” was originally published in the June, 2005, issue of Realms of Fantasy and was reprinted in French in the Fall, 2005, issue (#19) of Faeries:

Janie’s life comes crashing around her when she finds the suicide note her husband left. But when the paramedics come, it’s not her beloved Tom they wheel out on the gurney but a wooden manikin, a changeling left by the faerie folk to deceive them. What do the fey want with Tom and how can Janie get him back? To find the answer to both questions, Janie must confront the Queen of Faerie herself and make a heartrending choice.

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New Short Story Ebook: Beautiful Winter

This week’s new ebook is “Beautiful Winter.” Originally published in Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show, #13, July 2009, and reprinted in the first annual InterGalactic Awards Anthology, Spotlight Publishing, 2012.

When her widowed mother remarried, Prascovia wanted to hate her stepsister. But even though her mother despises sweet, beautiful Marfa, Prascovia found herself adoring her new sister instead. Their mother’s spite drives Marfa one winter’s night into the bitter cold, but astonishing them all, Marfa returns with violets, strawberries, and the favor of Lord Frost. However, having Father Winter as an admirer has its own perils, and Prascovia vows to save her beloved sister from Winter’s attentions.

A lush re-imagining of the Russian “Jack Frost” fairy tale.

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New Short Story Ebook: Biba Jibun

This week’s new ebook is “Biba Jibun.” Originally published in Apex Magazine, #23, April, 2011; produced as an audio podcast by Pseudopod in January of 2012; and reprinted in the anthology The Book of Apex: Volume 3:

Every night as I sleep on my futon, I dream that I’m a rabbit, running on a river of moonlight. My fur is white, my legs strong and swift, and I’m going to see Mama.

Papa said that Mama left because she was one of the obake, the spirit folk. She tricked him into marrying her when he was a rich man and could buy her French perfume and trinkets from Cartier’s. But then Papa’s company got bought by a Western interest which wasn’t of a mind to buy Papa along with it. When next the full moon beckoned, Mama turned into a silver rabbit scented with Envy by Gucci, a platinum Bulgari watch around her throat, and flew out into the night.

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New Short Story Ebook: Beauty’s Folly

This week’s new ebook is my novelette, “Beauty’s Folly.” Originally published in OSC’s InterGalactic Medicine Show, #5, July 2007, I’m thrilled to be able to use the original, fabulous illustration by Liz Clarke as the cover.

Story synopsis:

When the fortunes of Annabel’s father took a dramatic downturn, they were plunged into sudden poverty, forced to move from their lavish estate to the slums of New York. One day, Annabel is drawn by an otherworldly melody to strike up a conversation with an alley panhandler. Eloy is a strange man with beastly features. He unnerves her with his abrupt marriage proposal, astonishing her further with his lavish gifts. He whisks Annabel’s father to a strange, magical manor, only releasing him when she agrees to take his place.

A modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

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New Short Story Ebook: Requiem Duet, Concerto for Flute and Voodoo

This week’s new ebook is “Requiem Duet, Concerto for Flute and Voodoo.” Originally published in Daily Science Fiction, Sept. 2011.


Zoë hears voices, three of them. She always has, even before her father died and she had to move to New Orleans. They tell her things, help her when she’s in trouble, and warn her when danger’s nearby. So she doesn’t understand when they advise her to trust Maurin, the strange voodoo man who asks for her still-beating heart in exchange for his help in repairing her most treasured keepsake, her father’s bone flute.

A story about friendship and grief, and how sometimes you have to lose your heart to find it.

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