There’s a lot going on in Gabrielle-Edits-Land. I’m working on several manuscripts for several different publishers, putting the finishing touches on my next anthology, cementing travel plans for June, and apparently buying a house (!).
The news is coming too quickly to be able to devote separate posts to it all, so here’s a sum-up of happenings around the web:
- An insightful review of WHEN THE HERO COMES HOME on Black Gate.
- Julie Kagawa’s The Immortal Rules gets a starred Publishers Weekly review.
- If you’re not reading Susan J. Morris’s columns on Omnivoracious, this is a good time to start. This week’s is on those mood-killing offenses authors commit that make you want to throw books against the wall.
- And speaking of good advice for writers, Apex Magazine has posted a great interview with Rachel Swirsky — coinciding with their printing of “Decomposition,” the story she almost submitted to WHEN THE VILLAIN COMES HOME. (Read “Decomposition” too!)
- Unrelated to Hero and Villain contributors, Ana Mardoll has written an interesting feminist deconstruction of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. It’s interesting, but also relevant, I think, because these are the sorts of things I like to see writers thinking about when they’re writing. I aspire to write about race and feminism with the self-awareness displayed in this deconstruction.
- My story “Descent of the Wayward Sister” from Cthulhurotica is always online for free (it’s in the Goodreads preview, in its entirety), but for now it’s also up on the Cthulhurotica website for free, as well, to promote the upcoming sequel anthology.
- Erin Hoffman’s story “At the Foot of the Lighthouse (Todai Moto Kurashi)” is now up on Tor.com.
- Spells and Swashbucklers — the sequel anthology to Rum and Runestones from Dragon Moon Press — is now available on Amazon.
- I’m pleased to announce that I will be writing a new column for Lambda Literary, called “Publishing Ins and Outs,” so if you like the advice I give to writers on this blog, you can follow along there for even more. More info will be forthcoming soon!
- And why am I so excited about having a column about publishing on Lambda? Because these voices are important voices. And more of them should have stories like this: J.M. Frey writes about her positive coming-out experiences: with her family, and also with her novel.