Ramblings from the Desert

The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he ever receive either. ~Benjamin Franklin

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Author of the urban fantasy novel, The Music of Chaos, and the paranormal romance, The Canvas Thief.

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Modern Magic Anthology

Feeling twittery...

And not just because it's a bee-yoo-ti-ful day.

Got an update on the status of the Modern Magic Anthology which will include my story "Salvation in a Plastic Bag." I'm rather psyched about it because it is my first time in print with my real name and with a PG-13 story--i.e., something the in-laws can read. (Although they won't "get" it; fantasy's not their schtick. They'll still purchase it.)

Anyway, this bit really got my attention.

"In other news, Kelley Armstrong, author of several "modern magic"
reading the anthology with an eye towards writing the introduction."

Kelley Freakin' Armstrong. One of my fave authors! So very cool. Me fan-happy.

The interior art and cover will be done by illustrator David Seidman. The stuff that is already up at the Fantasist site is really nice. Very slick, professional and in tone with the anthology. The current cover shown is not the final version.

More examples of David Seidman's work can be found at Lunar Light Studios. According to his site, he's doing the illustration for the Harry Dresden RPG (Jim Butcher). More uber coolness.

Other contributers include Critters own resident pro, Eugie Foster. I think there are several other "pro" authors in the contrib list, but Eugie's name is the one that jumped out at me.

Filing Under...
There's still some sanity left in the U.S. of A.

"Gov. Rod Blagojevich approved an emergency rule Friday requiring pharmacies to fill birth control prescriptions quickly after a Chicago pharmacist refused to fill an order because of moral opposition to the drug."

Almost done with this week's short story critique. No new words yesterday, but I printed and mailed out three chapters/synopsis of TMOC to an editor at Tor.




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