LGBT+ Storybundle!

I am fortunate enough to have been invited to join an LGBT+ Storybundle by the curator, Melissa Scott, for Pride!

WONDER CITY STORIES is part of the basic set of FIVE EBOOKS you can get. From the page:

Pay what you want! You choose how much you want to pay for these awesome books. You decide how much of your purchase goes to the author and how much goes to help keep StoryBundle running. If your purchase price beats $15, you get Vintage: A Ghost Story by Steve Berman, Point of Hopes by Melissa Scott and Lisa A. Barnett, Death by Silver by Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold, The Kissing Booth Girl and Other Stories by A.C. Wise, The Marshal’s Lover by Jo Graham, Trafalgar and Boone in the Drowned Necropolis by Geonn Cannon and Silver Moon by Catherine Lundoff!”

In addition to getting these amazing books, you can help us raise money for Rainbow Road!

Fundraiser!

My long-time friend Leah has recently been diagnosed with metastatic inflammatory breast cancer, and so Madame Destiny and I are running a fundraiser to help!  Come see what kind of Tarot readings you can get!

http://wonder-city.dreamwidth.org/118031.html

ABSOLUTE POWER: Tales of Queer Villainy

Here I am with the book!  Both villainous and nonvillainous views.

My contribution is an ALL-NEW NEVER-SEEN-BEFORE story about Nereid and Brainchild, following the events of EPHEMERA.  It stands alone pretty well, too, so if you want to give a friend an introduction to the Wonder City Stories universe PLUS THE WORK OF TWELVE OTHER AWESOME WRITERS, this is the book for you!

You can buy it in paperback or ebook at Northwest Press!

Story in a new anthology!

Hey, if you didn’t have a chance to back our Kickstarter (for the book formerly titled Dangerous Women), your chance is here to get an amazing anthology of queer women supervillains, Absolute Power!

Absolute Power is in discounted preorders now!

Also in the TOC with me are:

  • Erica Friedman (also our editor)
  • Tristan J. Tarwater
  • Missouri Vaun
  • Barbara Ann Wright
  • Audrey Chase
  • JD Glass
  • Emily Kay Singer
  • A. Merc Rustad
  • Claire M. Jackson
  • Leia Weathington
  • Susan Smith
  • Mari Kurisato

Award Eligibility

I guess I’ll hop on the bandwagon to note the things my works are eligible for at this point.  Please only nominate if you have read the book(s) and honestly think they should be considered.

Technically, Wonder City Stories should qualify for the Campbell new writer award, but it’s self-published and they haven’t opened that up yet.  So I guess my first qualifying work there will be the short story in the Northwest Press anthology, but I’m not sure when that will be released.

Seize Your Joy

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Last Wednesday, we woke up to a nightmare. One of those nightmares where you keep hoping you’ll wake up again and find that you really were asleep.

We woke up to a country that has elected a domestic terrorist and his terrorist cronies to run our government.

These are the worst sort of terrorists: ones who have the official sanction of a vocal minority, and therefore provide a reciprocal sanction to the most deplorable members of that minority for their violence du jour. Ones who have made a variety of shortsighted, supposedly-well-meaning individuals complicit in their many and varied crimes, past, present, and future. Ones who are hiding in plain sight, visible to those of us with the perspective and will to see through to the center of the poisoned tootsie-pop.

This visibility is part and parcel of their terrorism. They want us to be terrified. They want our spirits crushed under the weight of knowing that the people who voted for them value their illusions over our actual lives. They want us to do their work for them.

Organizing, agitating, and resisting is enormous emotional labor, placed on us by people who, in voting for this administration, chose to reject the emotional labor of caring about other people.

I refuse to do the emotional labor of crushing myself for the terrorists who will soon be in the White House and Congress.

Resistance is also living as fiercely as we can.
Agitation is also loving as wildly as we can.
Organization is also partying as ferociously as we can.

We are the sharptoothed hissing goddamn opossums in this world machine, and we will fuck them up when they corner us.

Be fierce. Be wild. Be ferocious.

Seize your joy with all your claws and teeth and don’t fucking let go.

Happy Hallowe’en! Ephemera is here!

Hi, all!

From the pit of my fall cold, I fling this at thee: Ephemera is NOW AVAILABLE.

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Megan Amazon has a world of problems, and the fact that her girlfriend is possessed by the ghost of a wannabe superhero is at least 90% of them. Nereid’s girlfriend’s soul has gone on walkabout to Faerie. Simon Canis has joined the cast of It’s a Wonderful House, and it wouldn’t be reality TV without a boatload of roommate drama. There’s also a serial killer stalking Wonder City, and Suzanne and Ira Feldstein are just a few steps behind him.

And then there’s Renata Scott: the most powerful telepath in the world, who lives in a bunker a mile beneath Wonder City for her own sanity. Yet somehow she’s now in the center of this messy Venn diagram: ghost stories and fairy tales and serial killers and an addictive trainwreck of a reality TV show.

Love, lies, murder, and a long con collide with a band of reluctant heroes in an explosive battle to save the world, Wonder City-style.
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Ephemera deals frankly with sexual consent, homophobia, transphobia, racism, death and injury, and graphic onscreen death.

Kickstarter for Dangerous Women

I have a short story — set in the Wonder City universe — in the upcoming anthology Dangerous Women from Northwest Press.  The Kickstarter launched this past weekend and we’re already 20% funded!

Please back this Kickstarter: if you do, the world gets 13 amazing stories about queer women who are supervillains!  As I say in the video, you’ll never get stories like this in the mainstream.  If we exceed our goal, the writers get bonuses!

Come help us out!

Cover Reveal!

Ephemera is running a little behind on its production schedule (mostly because I’ve had a rough summer), but here is the cover, at last!  More awesome cover art from the amazing Alex Heberling, spotlighting Nereid, new POV character Renata, and everyone’s favorite, Simon!

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Another Wonder City Stories short story!

“Experto Crede” is a story about a slice of the Equestrian’s life, and how she has to cope with a bad decision she made when she was much younger.

Available on Kindle and also on a number of non-Kindle platforms (like Kobo, Apple, B&N, etc.)

At some point in the nearish future, I plan to release another short story, and will eventually release “Truth, Lady Justice, and the American Way” to other platforms than the Kindle (it was my experiment in Kindle Direct; it didn’t work, now I have to wait for it to unenroll).