Spacecats

My short story “The Cat’s Meow” will be out soon in a brand new story bundle!

The Out of This World bundle is a collection of science fiction novels, novellas, and short stories curated by the very talented Rebecca Senese. I’ll post more details once the bundle is available, but for now here’s a peek at the cover I designed for my story.

"The Cat's Meow" cover

I had SO much fun putting that together! I combined two images, the night sky image and the image of the two cats (and yes, there are two cats in the story). That awesome font is called “Space Patrol.” My story is light-hearted, so I wanted the cover to have a fun, semi-retro feel. I looked at a lot of fonts before settling on this one, and I just love it. Now I want to write another science fiction story so I can use this font again. šŸ™‚

The Fantasy in the City bundle is still available, at least for a little while longer. Right now we’re in a promotion on Kobo’s website. If you’re not familiar with Kobo, they’re a Canadian-based company that sells ebooks around the world. It’s super cool to see the Fantasy in the City cover on their website. Check out this screenshot!

2016-08-07 Fantasy in the City bundle - Kobo promotion

Hooray!!!!!

In addition to being available on Kobo, the bundle is also available on Amazon, iBooks, and Barnes & Noble. There’s also a Goodreads page for the bundle.

This bundle will only be active through October 9th, but never fear! I’m curating a witch-themed bundle that will launch in October. šŸ™‚ Now that I know what’s involved in organizing a bundle, it’s a lot easier because I know what to plan for. For example, with the first bundle I didn’t realize I needed to create marketing images, and it didn’t even occur to me to create a Fantasy in the City Facebook page until the bundle had been out for a week and a half. This all seems so obvious now, but it definitely was not when I started. So now I know to schedule a good chunk of time to work on the images, and I’ll plan the marketing stuff ahead of time. I’m sure I’ll learn new things with the witch bundle, of course. That’s part of the fun! I feel so fortunate to have such a wonderful group of authors to work with.

And speaking of some of the awesome authors I know, my friend and critique partner Grayson Towler‘s very first book is out!

The Dragon Waking cover

This is a fantastic middle grade story that includes both dragons and dinosaurs. I read two earlier versions of the manuscript, and every time I saw a revised copy I thought: how on earth does he manage to make a story this fun and well-written even better! This is a wonderful book, and I highly recommend it for both children and adults. I’m certainly looking forward to book #2! šŸ™‚

Rosie with the pine cone she stole from Jasper.

Rosie with the pine cone she stole from Jasper.

 
 

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