Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Orbit of Mercury: Two Stories for 99₵

Now available for Kindle and Nook!

The Earth is a toxic wasteland, but elsewhere in the solar system humanity struggles on.

“The Orbit of Mercury” - The common cat is almost extinct and their survival may hinge on one sickly member of the species living long enough to breed. But how do you get an ornery, uncooperative feline to take his medicine – in zero g?

“The Transit of Venus” – Growing up on the moon, a young girl named Venera has lived her whole life in the shadow of death and loss. On the eve of her proudest accomplishment, will she suffer one final loss that even she cannot bear?


I uploaded these stories as part of a "DIY: Create Your Own Ebook" demonstration for the Hoover Library's Write Club back in September. The Kindle version has actually been online for a while, but there was some kind of server hang-up with my BN account that kept the Nook version tied up in limbo until now. And I love my Nook, so I didn't want to promote this until it was available in both formats.

Anyway, in case I'm being too subtle, go buy your copy today! It's only 99₵ for crying out loud.

Shameless Publicity Roundup:

Two rather nice reviews that mention The Unwinding House have appeared online, one at SFRevu and the other at Locus. Also, I did interviews on my involvement with National Novel Writing Month for Magic City Post and a local Birmingham publishing blog called {head}:sub/head. Follow the links and show them some love!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

NaNoWriMo 2012 is GO

Once again, National Novel Writing Month is on, and once more I'm plowing my way through 50,000 words while acting as Birmingham's Municipal Liaison. My goal this year is to finally complete The Ghost Cauldron, which I started in Nano 2010 and continued in 2011.

So, if you're both a writer and a lunatic with no concept of reasonable expectations or healthy aspirations, sign up yourself here, check out our regional forum here, or visit my personal Nano page here (under my nom de guerre, Tycho Brahe). This year the state of Delaware has declared Word War on us, so that should be pretty interesting. Can one southern city take on an entire state? I guess we'll find out.

Now leave me alone. I'm writing.


EDIT: Southampton, England had joined the word war battle, and being Eastern Hemisphere they've got a little head start on us.