My nanny was one of my loudest cheerleaders. My first short story was accepted for publication in Freeze Frame Fiction just days after her cancer diagnosis, and breaking the news to her turned what could have been a difficult, sombre afternoon into something just as emotional but immeasurably happy. Last week, she would have turned 75; and today marks one year since her passing. She left far too soon and never had the chance to see what successes 2016 would bring for my writing.
So, the arrival of two things today is especially bittersweet.
Firstly, my paperback copy of Event Horizon 2017!
This is my first time in print — all my publications so far have been online — and I must say again that Shirtsleeve Press have done an incredible job with this anthology. The quality is superb and I can’t wait to get reading.
Secondly, I’m very proud to announce that “Das Steingeschöpf” will appear in Wilde Stories 2017 — a celebration of the best gay fiction of 2016, edited by Steve Berman and produced by Lethe Press! The cover and TOC were revealed today, and they are simply stunning.
“The Tale of the Costume Maker” by Steve Carr
“Das Steingeschöpf” by G.V. Anderson
“Where’s the Rest of Me?” by Matthew Cheney
“The Gentleman of Chaos” by A. Merc Rustad
“Frost” by ‘Nathan Burgoine
“Bull of Heaven” by Gabriel Murray
“The Sound a Raven Makes” by Mathew Scaletta
“Angel, Monster, Man” by Sam J. Miller
“Most Holy Ghost” by Martin Pousson
“Ratcatcher” by Amy Griswold
“The Drowning Line” by Haralambi Markov
“My Own Heart’s Desire” by Robert Levy
“The Turing Test” by Eric Schaller
“Of All Possible Worlds” by Eneasz Brodski
“Carnivores” by Rich Larson
“It’s the End of the World As We Know It” by A.C. Wise
“The Death of Paul Bunyon” by Charles Payseur
Awesome, right? It’ll be available in multiple formats from July 2017.
That’s all for now — take care, and thanks for stopping by!