It took awhile, but Irish magazine Albedo One Things Change Issue 49 has finally been released with my story, “Some Notes…” There is no way to buy it from their website, neither the print nor digital editions, so I don’t know what’s going on there. I probably should email the editor and ask. They also haven’t paid me yet.
But it’s good to get the story out, at last. Since that was the last one in my backlog, I can now put together a collection with all the stories and publish it through Kindle Direct. This is an exciting prospect. I’m very proud of my short stories.
My short story, “A World Where Sandy Never Died,” about an alternate universe where Sandy Denny is still alive, made Andromeda Spaceways Magazine’s annual anthology, The Best of 2018. My copy arrived yesterday and it looks great. In this digital age, when most of my output has been on the Internet, it is always special to have a published hard copy of one of my stories. It now sits on my bookshelf with my other stories.
The word “Best,” is also not lost on me.
I woke up Saturday to an email giving me the news that Andromeda Spaceways Magazine is republishing my story A World Where Sandy Never Died in its best of 2018 anthology, which will be a print publication. They didn’t say when it will be out and I’ll have to buy it ($14.95 AU) but that’s cool. This is the second time I’ve been anthologized and the third time, a story of mine has been selected as one of the best of the year.
My schedule for the upcoming Marcon is out. I’m hoping that readings will be handled separately and that I’ll be getting word on that soon. Marcon is held in Columbus, OH at the Crowne Plaza Columbus North in Worthington on May 10-12. Their website is marcon.org.
Friday, May 10 5:00pm. Discs vs. Streams, Capital
Saturday May 11 5:00pm Global Doom, Salon D
Saturday May 11 7:00pm, Bad Science, Salon A
Saturday May 11 9:00pm, Characters Who Go the Distance, Salon D
I will be doing five panels and a reading next weekend at Illogic-Con, a science fiction convention held at the Hampton Inn and Embassy Suites Airport Brier Creek, in Raleigh, NC held from 1/11/19 through 1/13/19. Here’s my schedule:
Friday 1/11/19 8:00PM Embassy Suites Elevation Concourse D: That’s Just Wrong
Saturday 1/12/19 11:00AM Hampton Inn Reading Room: First Rule of Fight Club
Saturday 1/12/19 3:00PM Embassy Suites Elevation Concourse D: Ask a Librarian: Tools of the Trade.
Sunday 1/13/19 11:00AM Embassy Suites Elevation Concourse E: Reading
Sunday 1/13/19 12:00PM Embassy Suites Elevation Concourse E: Draft Version 3.5.2 Final for real Final V2.docx
Sunday 1/13/19 2:00PM Embassy Suites Elevation Concourse E: Boo!
Reliquary Press has finally published my second novel The White Angel of Death. It is available online from Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I’m very happy to have the book available at last. It’s a good book and I’m anxious to see what people think of it.
Marcon is held on May 11-13 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, OH. I attend every year and have done so since 1977. I have been volunteering for programming for many years. Here is my schedule for this year:
What’s in a Name? 4:00pm, Friday May 11, Marion
Re-engineering Society 7:00pm,Friday May 11, Fayette
Small vs. Large Publishing 8:30pm, Friday May 11, Marion
Reading: A World Where Sandy Never Died 2:30pm, Saturday May 12, Champaign
Autographs 4:00pm, Saturday May 12, Dealers’ Room
Voice and Viewpoint 8:30pm, Saturday May 12, Marion
Author’s Tools: Microsoft Word 10:00am, Sunday May 13, Franklin A
I hope to see everybody there.
This morning I woke up to an email from the people at Andromeda Spaceways Magazine that contained a link to the latest issue, #70. It contains my my short story, featuring Sandy Denny. The day when a story comes out is always exciting but the size of this market is doubly so. This is by far the largest sale I’ve ever had.
Here’s the link to purchase. It’s $4.95 for kindle, mobi and epub formats.
I haven’t been very good at keeping this site up to date. I sold “Some Notes on the Origins of the Neo-Impressionist Movement” to Irish science fiction magazine Albedo One. They’ve scheduled it for their next issue but there is no indication as to when it will come out. Also I sold “A World Where Sandy Never Died” to Andromeda Spaceways Magazine, an Australian publication. That is by far the biggest sale I’ve ever had. It is coming out in early March.
Those two sales exhausts my backlog of short stories. The final tally on published short stories will then be eleven. Once they all clear rights I will gather them together and self-publish a collection.
Reliquary Press sent me the cover of The White Angel of Death and a proof of the text. I sent back a few corrections to the text. This is real and it is coming soon. I’m very excited.