I’ve been cleared to announce that my awesome birthday present acceptance letter was for the story “Skin Deep,” by Leah Petersen and Gabrielle Harbowy. It’s going to appear in an anthology called Carbide Tipped Pens, edited by Eric Choi and Ben Bova, to be published by Tor.
Eric and Ben have been announcing the ToC one story at a time. You can keep up with the progress on the anthology’s Facebook Page. So far, we’re in amazing company!
For both of us, this is our first big pro sale to a big pro SFWA-qualifying market. It was a very comfortable collaboration, in that it’s a story neither of us would have come up with alone, and we’ve already worked together so much (I’ve edited two novels and two short stories by Leah, to date) that our voice is seamless.
It’s a fun story, and a wonderful opportunity, and we’re both excited to be a part of Eric and Ben’s anthology. More news will be forthcoming as it’s available!