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"If it was easy, everyone would do it." –Jimmy Dugan, "A League of Their Own"

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New Tibet Anthology Open for Submissions

It’s been over a decade since anything was published in the New Tibet universe, but people ask me about it every year. I finally talked to Jeff and we worked out the details for a new anthology for 2018! Submissions opened today and will run for two months, so if you’ve had an idea percolating in this universe, get your stories in!

If you haven’t read any New Tibet and would like a taste of it, I’ve posted one of my stories from Shadows in Snow (which is currently out of print; Sofawolf is working on getting electronic versions out very soon) on this website. You can find my novel “Common and Precious” on Amazon and on Bad Dog Books, and Breaking the Ice (the first New Tibet anthology) is for sale on Sofawolf’s site.

I’ll be editing and hopefully also contributing a story, and I look forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with!

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Common and Precious cover

Heather’s finished the cover (she works fast!) and it’s gorgeous. Take a look over here and leave her a nice comment! I will be getting the layouts ready for the review copies this weekend, hoping to have them done by mid-month so we can ship copies to get reviews in prior to the January release. The text still needs minor tweaks and proofing, but it’s in pretty good shape overall. I’m happy with it, anyway.

It’s a great feeling to see a project come together like this. I’m excited!

Apologies…and minor news

I switched to the new Blogger beta today and in changing the RSS feed location, it appears to have flooded the LJ syndicated feed with a recap of a bunch of old entries. Sorry to anyone whose friends list is swamped with my chatterings…

In other news (so this isn’t a completely off-topic post), I now have seen sketches for the cover and interior illos for “Common and Precious” and I’m very excited. Sara Palmer is doing her usual excellent job on the interiors (she’s illustrated a couple other books for Sofawolf), and Heather Bruton just delivered a lovely sketch for the cover. I’m hoping to get some review copies printed to go out to a few places this fall while final proofing happens, and having the cover done would be a definite plus for that. I’ll post the final cover here when it’s done.

This is one of the really exciting parts of being a writer–seeing talented artists take your work and create beautiful images. Seeing how the emotions and characters built up through your words translate to characters and expressions in images is something I never get tired of, and I’m deeply grateful to have had the opportunity to work with talented artists like Heather and Sara.