Nov 26 2014
I have short stories in two other books that came out today and I will talk about them tomorrow. Today belongs to my novel, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: VENDETTA, based on the best show on TV! (#FULLSEASONTHREE!) Fans will be able to figure out when on the timeline VENDETTA takes place–I knew what was going to happen to certain folks later on, but could not say, and so I chose to go this route into a “sideways” adventure. I hope that readers will enjoy my story about Vincent, Catherine, Tess, J.T., Gabe, and Cat’s father. Sam Landon makes an appearance, too!
I watched the episodes over and over and CBS sent me the scripts, which I have bound into four enormous binders, two pink and two blue. Season 1 is bound in pink and season 2 is blue. They weigh a TON and I carried them all over California while I was on tour for another project. Like other #Beasties, I am utterly mesmerized by the world of VinCat. I was one of those Superfans who tweeted to the advertisers dying season 2 to get season 3. NOW I want a full season 3!
You can get BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: VENDETTA just about anywhere. I hope you like it and I hope you’ll let other Beasties know about it. And if you’re not a Beastie and are just curious about why I love BATB so much, I’ve included enough backstory so that you can still enjoy the book even if you have watched one second of BATB.
Here’s the cover: and the link for Indiebound, where you can search for indie bookstores. However, BATB:VENDETTA is everywhere and should be easy to find!
Aug 13 2014
NOW AVAILABLE! BUY HERE!
Futuredaze 2: Reprise: fifteen of the best and most brilliant young adult science fiction stories, written by the hottest SF and YA authors, are gathered for the first time in one anthology. Wild-west steampunk, true love with the alien next door, a confab with Mr. Darcy’s avatar, musical fluted girls, and Dorothy in alt-China—this is not your mom and dad’s science fiction. Grab a friend and go for launch to worlds of wonder that reveal who we are and what we want to become through our decisions, relationships, and the chances we take on our futures—across all universes!
Table of contents in alphabetical order by title:
“The Fluted Girl” by Paolo Bacigalupi
“The Last Ride of the Glory Girls” by Libba Bray
“I Never” by Cassandra Clare
“How to Talk to Girls at Parties” by Neil Gaiman
“Deep Blood Kettle” by Hugh Howey
“Sweet Sixteen” by Kat Howard
“Valedictorian” by N. K. Jemisin
“Going Deep” by James Patrick Kelly
“The Veiled Shanghai” by Ken Liu
“Good Girl” by Malinda Lo
“The Other Elder” by Beth Revis
“Secret Identity” by Will Shetterly
“Stupid Perfect World” by Scott Westerfeld
“A Letter from the Clearys” by Connie Willis
“Wilding” by Jane Yolen
“…the collection succeeds at showcasing the strengths of young adult science fiction by revealing the incredible diversity of voices present in the genre.” —Charles Payseur, Tangent Online
“All of the stories in Futuredaze2: Reprise explore how teenagers function in a world they only partially understand, some fancifully, others seriously, some with a light tone, others quite darkly. In one volume, they are very enjoyable.” —Ira Nayman, Amazing Stories Magazine
“Haunting, unforgettable, a just-gotta-read-one-more set of short stories. The ills of the present are laid bare in these sharp tales of future possibilities!” —Tamora Pierce
“Futuredaze 2: Reprise is a new anthology filled with tales that are exciting, stimulating and brilliant.” —Ann VanderMeer
“Fifteen modern master storytellers present classic tales of creepy dread and tales of stirring hope. Are you ready for tomorrow?” —David Brin, author of EARTH & The Postman
“Ambitious in scope and compulsively readable, these stories redefine the boundaries of science fiction.” —Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Unbreakable & coauthor of Beautiful Creatures
“Haunting, unforgettable, a just-gotta-read-one-more set of short stories. The ills of the present are laid bare in these sharp tales of future possibilities!” —Tamora Pierce, author of Mastiff and Battle Magic
“Futuredaze2: REPRISE is a new anthology filled with tales that are exciting, stimulating and brilliant. But “Is it hard to be three things at the same time?” asks a character from Neil Gaiman’s story “How to Talk to Girls at Parties.” Futuredaze2: REPRISE makes it look easy. YA, science fiction and great stories for adventurous readers of all ages and from all worlds.” —Ann VanderMeer, editor of The Weird and The Time Traveler’s Almanac
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