Got the most incredible, fabulous, wonderful news! Norilana Books—founded and owned by the talented and lovely Vera Nazarian (norilana) is buying my short story collection, Returning My Sister’s Face and Other Far Eastern Tales of Whimsy and Malice.
The collection will contain a selection of my Far Eastern fantasy stories originally published in venues including Realms of Fantasy, Paradox, and Baen’s Universe and will be released in both hard cover and trade paperback. The tentative hard cover release date is first quarter 2009 with the trade paperback to follow three months after.
A bit of blurbage to whet the appetite:
Enchantment, peril, and romance pervade the shadowy Far East, from the elegant throne room of the emperor’s palace to the humble tea house of a peasant village. These are stories of adventure and magic from the Orient: the maiden who encounters an oni demon in the forest, the bride who discovers her mother-in-law is a fox woman, the samurai who must appease his sister’s angry ghost. Where luck can be found in a jade locket, and dark and light are two sides of harmony, therein lies the stuff of legend.
Huge congratulations! I shall look forward to this and bug my library and local bookstore to make sure they get it.
Thank you! And I shall verily hold you to that library and bookstore pledge .
Yay! *bounce bounce bounce*
Great news, Eugie! 🙂
Woot! Very, very nice. 🙂
Any idea of a release date?
The tentative hard cover release date is March of 2009 with the trade paperback to come out in June or July, I think. *squeeing like a madwoman*
Very cool! Congratulations. I think I’ve read most of the RoF ones, but not the others. Looking forward to it!
Thanks, Patrick! I’m so jazzed ’bout this, I’m fairly vibrating!
Yay! Thank you!!
*Woot!* And much squeeing…
Happy day, Eugie! Congrats!
Excllent news, Eugie! Greatly deserved!
Thanks, Terry! I’m thrilled giddy!
WOOOOOOOOOOTTTTT!!!! That is fantastic news! Congratulations!!!!!!
So who do you plan to ask for blurbs?
“So who do you plan to ask for blurbs?“
Eep. The ink’s barely dry on the contract; I haven’t even started thinking about that, yet. But I get to start thinking about that! *Woot!*
I recommend you aim high. C. Valente, Jacqueline Carey, Jane Yolen.
Thanks, Stephanie! *WOOT!!!*
Excellent! I can’t wait to read it!
*squee!* Thank you!!
AWWWWWWWWWWESOME NEWS!!!! *preps the confetti cannon*
Wow! 🙂 totally wonderful news, congrats!
Oh, congratulations! I’m so happy for you, Eugie, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!
Thanks! Hee, I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy, either!
Congrats, Eugie. This is great news indeed!
Thanks, Marshall! I’m stoked beyond expression!
That’s WONDERFUL — congratulations!
Thanks, sweetie! *dances in confetti*
That’s wonderful, Eugie!!! Congratulations!!! 😀
Hooray! And yay! And congratulations!
Yay for Eugie! Congrats!
Congratulations! Excellent news, indeed.
Congratulations on the short story colleciton sale! That’s wonderful. I can’t wait to see it.
Love your new userpic – such a vibrant personality 🙂
Have a lovely day! 🙂
*ahem* That is very good… I mean, my heartiest congrat… er, rather… I mean… aw, the hell with it: SQUEEEEE!!!! 🙂
That’s wonderful, Eugie!
Congratulations! I can’t wait to buy a copy.
Huge congrats. I actually saw your comment counter MOVE while I was reading this entry! It’s alive and you are most beloved. The antho. will be a stunning success.
Excellent! I look forward to buying a copy of your short story collection.
Queen Pimp of Darkness 😉
Absolutely proud and excited to be publishing such a wonderful collection! 🙂
I’ll check that out!
That’s great news, Eugie! I look forward to reading it!
(late reply because I’m getting caught up after a week out with a back injury…)
I added you after a long stint at seeing you on various friends lists.
Plus I am quite fond of your skunk as well!
We’ve met briefly at D’con 4-5 yrs back but that was it.