I'm reading today (Saturday. June 5) at Cymera21.
author of Garnet Lacey (paranomal romance) and the Vampire Princess of Saint Paul (young adult)
I sent off a recorded five minute reading for a digital conference in the UK, specifically Scotland called Cymera: https://www.cymerafestival.co.uk/2021-digital-events With luck, I will be part of their next Open Mic event. Watch Facebook for updates when that goes live--I think it will be sometime in early June.
Whoo hoo! I am excited to announce that, as you may have heard from my previous posts about this, my short story "Sincerely Yours" will be appearing in an anthology coming out in February of 2022, and you, you lucky devils, can pre-order it today!
Here are some of the options for you to buy!
What happens when emotions like love and friendship span vast distances — in space, in time, and in the heart?
Science fiction often focuses on future technology and science without considering the ways social structures will change as tech changes — or not. What will relationships look like in a complicated future of clones, uploaded intelligences, artificial brains, or body augmentation? What stories emerge when we acknowledge possibilities of new genders and ways of thinking about them?
The Reinvented Heart presents stories that complicate sex and gender by showing how shifting technology may affect social attitudes and practices, stories that include relationships with communities and social groups, stories that reinvent traditional romance tropes and recast them for the 21st century, and above all, stories that experiment, astonish, and entertain.
Here is what she says about it:
Kalikoi, a new F/F publishing house, will launch on May 3.
Kalikoi brings you the best fiction about women in love with women. Our diverse authors know how to stir your imagination, speed up your heart, and make you laugh or cry. But by the end of a book, your only tears will be happy ones: Kalikoi books guarantee happily-ever-after or happy-for-now endings!
Our heroines all identify as women, but beyond that, the sky’s the limit. They may be trans or cis; they may be lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, or asexual; they may call themselves queer or Sapphic or prefer no labels at all. Kalikoi celebrates ALL women who love women.
Whether you’re looking for an action-packed paranormal romance, a fantasy to transport you to a magical world, a historical full of sensual detail, a moody noir, a lighthearted comedy, or a space adventure, Kalikoi has the book for you!
Kalikoi is a project I've been working on for a while, and I'm delighted that it's about to become a reality.
The site is still somewhat under construction. For instance, I notice that I haven't sent along my author photo. But, if you go there you can sign up for the newsletter and all that jazz. And, since I'm already shamelessly promoting, let me remind you that if you join my Patreon, you can hear me read from the very same lesbian space opera that I will be publishing with them at the $1 level. (That video will drop the day after tomorrow around 4 pm CT. So, don't worry if you don't see it yet. I just scheduled it.)
It's been very cold here in Minnesota for the past several weeks. I guess, it's all very normal, but all this "April showers bring May flowers" stuff is getting rather dreary. I swear I have not seen the sun in weeks.
Even my cat, Willow, has returned to her winter perch on the radiator.
It's hard to believe it's almost May, honestly. I have a few flowers poking up bravely in my garden, though I was happy to see that some of the trillium that I planted last year have made an appearance.
I don't HAVE to propose a class that fits this description/vibe, but you do get listed on the special splash pages, if you do. I mean, an obvious connection I can make is to a spaceship's viewport, but I will have to ponder this a bit.
In other news, I signed the contract for my short story "Sincerely Yours" which will be coming out in The Reinvented Heart Anthology edited by Jennifer Brozek and Cat Rambo coming February 2022 from Arc Manor Press. So, that continues to be exciting. If you haven't checked out the cover reveal I did of that anthology, you really should. https://www.patreon.com/posts/reinvented-heart-49701907 (This takes you to my Patreon, but this post is open and free to the public.)
Meanwhile, I continue to work on both my lesbians in space novella and, of course, Alex Connor #3. Although with the later, I really need to move out of the plotting stage and into the WORDS ON PAGE part or I won't make my deadline! (Which is the end of the year.)
Here's hoping for sunnier days soon.
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My short story "Sincerely Yours," will be coming out in The Reinvented Heart Anthology which is coming from Arc Manor Press in February, 2022, edited by Jennifer Brozek and Cat Rambo.
I am very excited to be part of this anthology and it looks like I am sharing the anthology with a lot of amazing science fiction/fantasy authors.