First, there came Wothwood, a heroic fantasy novella (yes, you read that right… it’s short and it’s fantasy) about the “wood where the world is broken.” While there’s a good deal of action and adventure, it’s at its heart about inheritance and revenge, and who you decide to be as a hero. I anticipate a sequel to this, but it may be a bit longer than a novella. I’m also planning on Aoda’s further adventures.
Then came “Two Moons and Red Bread” which I’d been working on for a long time. This showed up in Tales of the Lost Citadel, and features an unlikely duo of a thief and a cook and what happens when magic comes lurking in the dark.
In June, Frost & Filigree made its appearance, and Indy Week called it “smart, wickedly fun historical urban fantasy.” It’s supposed to make you laugh, and tug on your feels, all while mingling with the elite of Gilded Age Tarrytown, New York. And the stories are helmed by Nerissa Waldemar (the lamia) and Vivienne du Lac (la belle dame sans merci). The monsters are the heroes in this case. I just submitted the next in this series, and it’s slated for release early this year.
Last, and most certainly not least, was another short story, this time in the Strange California anthology. In “Of Webs and Windows in Pescadero” two young She girls are thrown into chaos in San Francisco after a building burns down. Their unlikely captors are in the form of an Iranian cowboy named Araby and an ex-slave werewolf named Bet. The final scene takes place in the little town of Pescadero, one of my personal favorite spots in the whole world.
2018 is shaping up to be quite busy, with both Masks & Malevolence and Rock Revival coming out soon. As always, I’ll keep you posted on any new news!