Life is a fairy tale

My story “Magic and Machinery” is now available in the anthology Once Upon a Quest!!!

I am SO excited about this collection! I really enjoyed writing my story, and I’m thrilled to be in a collection with so many wonderful, talented authors. I interviewed Anthea Sharp, the author who organized this collection, and it still feels a bit surreal to think that I’m a part of this project. (If you enjoy Celtic music, I highly recommend you look up her band Fiddlehead.)

And on top of all of that, I was just invited to participate in a collection that is super amazingly awesome (I clearly need more superlatives), and I just might have to write more stories in the fairy tale, steampunk world I appear to have created. πŸ™‚

In other news, I just returned from a rare vacation – a long weekend in Vancouver, BC, where we met up with an old friend, a reasonably new friend who feels as comfortable as an old friend, and went to another old friend’s wedding where I made new friends. πŸ™‚ We had surprisingly sunny weather, which was wonderful – I had no idea there were mountains that close to the city! It did rain, of course, but only a smidgen.

I’ve been working hard on putting together the next anthology: Beauty and Wickedness, the first volume in the anthology series Ever After Fairy Tales. Every time I put a collection together I think about how much I’ve learned, and how that will make the next one easier… And then with the next one I realize how much more I have to learn. πŸ™‚ I’m really excited about this series. I read all the stories beforehand, and it’s been wonderful to see how engaging and well-written they are.

While I had a wonderful time in Canada, I’m so happy to be back home with the dogs! We only spent three nights away from Rosie and Jasper, but it felt like weeks. It’s SO good to be back home with them!

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