As the year draws to a close, thousands of awkward posts pop up all over the Internet: writers dolefully reminding you of the work they released during the past twelve months. This is one such post.
Well! I certainly had a lot of books come out this year!
Of these four, Star's End is the only one that's one hundred percent new, and as such is (I'm pretty sure) the only one that can be nominated for an award. It received a starred review from Publisher's Weekly and a glowing review in Locus, so check it out if you haven't already!
Magic of Blood and Sea collects The Assassin's Curse and the Pirate's Wish, both of which were previously published by Strange Chemistry. Magic of Wind and Mist collects The Wizard's Promise, also previously published, and The Nobleman's Revenge, which is TOTALLY NEW.
The Witch Who Came in From the Cold is another re-release. It was previously published in installments through Serial Box, and was released this year in beautiful book form! This edition collects all the Season One episodes and was also give a starred review from Publisher's Weekly.
Thanks, Publisher's Weekly! I love you too.
While Season One of Cold Witch was busy coming out in book form, Season Two was being released in its true serialized form via the Serial Box website. The three episodes I wrote are eligible for awards in the somewhat amorphous "Novelette" category (works between 7500 and 17,500 words), as are any of the Season Two episodes, which are all worthy of your consideration. Here were my contributions:
I do want to say, however, that the best way to read these there episodes is as part of the whole--Cold Witch is extremely serialized, and the individual episodes don't really stand on their own. Fortunately, you can purchase an ebook of all of Season Two through Amazon or Barnes and Noble!
Perhaps one of the more surprising turns for me this year was that I started publishing poetry! While I had written poetry in college (who didn't, let's be real) I finally started submitting it last year, and this year saw my first publications! Exciting!
Sadly, I don't have fancy covers for any of these, so we'll just go in for a list and some links:
Chrysalis - Strange Horizons
Refraction - Eye to the Telescope
For Preserves - Star*Line (For Preserves was also selected as one of Star*Line's Puschcart Prize nominations!)