Forward to March, 2007...
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Just heard from Juno Books editor Paula Guran that she wants to include "The Story of Love" in Best New Romantic Fantasy, the second annual volume (the first volume of the anthology was titled Best New Paranormal Romance, but the series name has been changed). YAAAAAAY!!! *bouncing* I am so glad this story will be getting additional exposure, and in such a neat venue! :-)
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You might wonder, why bother to update on the last day of the month? Well, this is mostly for my records, but also, to mention how busy I've been in February.
First, as of this moment Norilana Books has 62 books in print. I've also made three major acquisitions for the publishing company that were announced this month:
Other news will be announced in the coming months, so stay tuned and check the Norilana Books blog.
- Reprint rights to Evermore, A Little Peace and Quiet, and The Covenant, three award-winning novels of supernatural-flavored women's fiction by Modean Moon. See official press release.
- The right to publish the next original volume in the popular and long-running anthology series Sword and Sorceress, to be titled Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword and Sorceress XXII, purchased from the Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust, via agent Russell Galen, with the volume to be edited by Elisabeth Waters and published in November 2007. See official press release.
- YA swashbuckling fantasy adventure novel Senrid by Sherwood Smith, from the same world as her popular novels Crown Duel and Inda, to be published under the new YA Angst imprint of Norilana Books in May, 2007. See official press release.
In other news, I am told that my collection Salt of the Air is going to be reviewed in the July issue of Asimov's. I do look forward to seeing that. :-)
Talking about awards, my two original stories from the collection, "Lore of Rainbow" and "The Story of Love" have received a number of Nebula Recommendations. "Port Custodial Blues" from Helix #2 also received some Nebula recs. Which reminds me, with only a couple days left, the Hugo nominating/voting is happening now, so please consider nominating my three eligible stories. They could use the exposure. Thanks! :-)
Earlier last week, the DAW anthology Heroes in Training edited by Jim C. Hines showed up on Amazon. The wonderful TOC includes stories by Peter David, Sherwood Smith, Esther Friesner, Julie E. Czerneda, Eugie Foster and a bunch of other folks. It also has my brand new Compass Rose story "Three Names of the Hidden God" which will one day open the new novel Gods of the Compass Rose.
In much sadder news, Pitch-Black Books went out of business, which means that my other new Compass Rose story "Niola's Last Stand" which was scheduled to be in Lords of Swords #2, is now an orphan. So after discussing the situation with the publisher, I sent it off to another market, and will see what happens.
I've also just heard some very sad news that an old SFF Net friend Dale Hoover has passed away very recently. Rest in peace, my friend, you will be missed.
In other news, I've also snatched some time to work on my novel Cobweb Bride, which now stands at 62,357 words, so here is the pre-requisite wordage meter thingie:
Cobweb Bride novel progress:
And on that note, onward to March, and hoping for good things to come, for everyone!