Now Available

If you haven’t gotten a chance yet, you definitely need to drop Rapunzel’s Daughters and Other Tales on your to-read list over at Goodreads. It’s available there now. The book is officially released today, with Nook and Kindle version on the way over the next few days.

And don’t forget to drop a review off after you finish it! Be kind and share your thoughts whether you do it at Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, wherever.. We writers & artists are dying to know what you think!

Publisher | Amazon | B&N
$16.95

Rapunzel’s Daughters Available for Preorder

Check out some of the latest reviews for Rapunzel’s Daughters, published by Pink Narcissus Press!

Fiction Review: Rapunzel’s Daughters:
PNP: “Apparently the odds of having PW (one of the largest and most respected book publications) review a book by a small press is about 1 in 40. Looks like our book just beat the odds.”

Independent Publisher Online Magazine: Promoting Books, Authors and the Independent Movement:
Special listing as an Editor’s Pick and was chosen as a “Highlighted Title”.

Price: $16.95
Now available for Preorder!
Available July 2011

Check out the artwork for my story, “The Sky Is Falling”, and see what 80s film I think it looks like.

Reviews & Recognition

Apparently this news got posted over at Pink Narcissus Press’ Facebook site while I was swamped with work earlier this week. Somehow I overlooked it.

Fiction Review: Rapunzel’s Daughters: And here’s what PNP had to say: “Apparently the odds of having PW (one of the largest and most respected book publications) review a book by a small press is about 1 in 40. Looks like our book just beat the odds.”

I am thrilled that a book I was fortunate enough to get published in got such a good review from a place like Publisher’s Weekly. I have to say congrats to all the authors and artists that got a special mention!

Independent Publisher Online Magazine: Promoting Books, Authors and the Independent Movement: No review here, but it did get a special listing as an Editor’s Pick and was chosen as a “Highlighted Title”. I know I’m in the same boat with all the other contributors: excitement!

Hopefully I’ll have more information on ordering a copy soon. The official release information:
July 2011
Price: $16.95
Available July 2011

Balloons at the SF Ferry Building

Clipped from “Balloons at the SF Ferry Building” by kowitz

News for Rapunzel’s Daughters

So first I suppose I owe you an apology. Here I was earlier this week saying I would post images, and almost a full week later I finally get around to posting it. Well that’s not entirely true, I wanted to clarify the details with Rose at Pink Narcissus Press before I went around dropping excited posts and pictures everywhere.

So here’s the awesome news I promised. Pink Narcissus Press recently posted on their Facebook page the image for my story in the anthology: “The Sky is Falling”.

Take a look at this *incredible* piece below.

(c)Duncan Eagleson

[ © Duncan Eagleson @ http://eaglesondesign.com/ ]

I just love the Steampunk look and feel. Not to mention the attention to detail on the Calcinator as well as the hexagonal background! (Don’t want to give away too much of the plot, but as soon as I saw that was included I pretty much squeed.) I also love the fact that the mechanical equipment of the Calcinator itself reminds me of the electroshock therapy machine used in the Return to Oz film.

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[ Pulled from Return to Oz — 1985, which also has a pretty amusing summary/review of the movie as well. If you need a refresher on the film, or just don’t feel like sitting down to watch it, you should check this out. ]

Mr. Loxy’s expression is particularly quizzical, and also kind of familiar too. Like I’ve seen a face and eyes similar to that before. When I found out who the exceptionally talented artist was behind this, my jaw literally dropped. Having someone as talented as Duncan Eagleson create artwork on behalf of a story you wrote is a once-in-a-lifetime chance, and I didn’t even realize that would be the case until months after it had it accepted.

Just goes to show that you never know what to expect when you send your story off to be published. You might have one of the freaking artists of Sandman show up to do artwork based on it.

The book is due out in July of this year, and my story isn’t the only one getting incredible artwork. In fact, every story in the piece has an artist working on a unique piece. They’ve posted a few of the images up on their Facebook page, but if you want to see more of the artists’ work, check out Pink Narcissus Press’ Artists page.

Great News!

Had amazing news over the weekend. A new short story of mine was accepted over at Pink Narcissus Press (PNP). It’s a steampunk retelling/continuation of the classic Chicken Little tale. It’s really cool to see that a story that was inspired by PNP’s prompt actually was accepted at PNP. I was preparing myself a mental list of where to resubmit it when I got the inevitable rejection letter (which I always do when sending out potential short stories). But instead I was pleasantly surprised.

Now for the details. They’re finishing up their “Elf Love” anthology at the moment, so the “Happily Ever After” anthology probably won’t be published until July of next year. Which does mean I’ll be waiting a bit, but honestly I don’t have a problem at all with that. It’ll be a nice surprise next year once I’ve forgotten about it.