Welcome to Issue #15 of my quarterly newsletter, posted to csmaccath.com and e-mailed to subscribers on Beltane 2015.
In Print (and Mostly Free):
"Sing the Crumbling City" is available now in Mythic Delirium Issue 1.4 and was the featured story for April 2015 at Mythic Delirium Books. You can still read it there for free, so do go check it out. Here's a taste of the tale:
"Grandmother Mælkevejen's Belly: A Novelette of the Lodhuven" is also available now for Kindle and Audible, and the Kindle edition is free through May 5th. If you do pick up a copy, might you consider leaving a quick review? Thanks ever so, and here's a taste of this tale as well:
Finally, I've recorded some audio for The Ruin of Beltany Ring: A Collection of Pagan Poems and Tales and made it freely available via Soundcloud for listening and downloading. Hope you enjoy it.
"C is for Change" is well on its way to publication in the B is for Broken Alphabet Anthology with a gorgeous new cover and a release date of May 26th. Even better, you can enter to win a signed ARC on Goodreads, which you should totally do because signed book, yo. You'll find that cover to the right.
On the evening of April 17th at the St. Michael's Parish Hall in Baddeck, I participated in a benefit for The Puffin Awards for Literary Excellence, an annual short story contest for high school students in Victoria County. Bill Conall, Mona Anderson and I read from our various work, and Kate Oland and Bill Conall performed two of Kate's gorgeous songs. I wish the Puffin Awards every good thing and hope it continues to encourage young writers for a long time to come.
Piper Perry at the Pagan Writers Community reached out to me in March and offered to feature my work in the PWC Author Spotlight. My thanks to Piper and the whole PWC crew for making such a generous offer! You'll find that interview here.
As you know, I've been a contributing writer to Rhonda Parrish's ongoing anthology series based on the letters of the alphabet. To date, my short story "N is for Nanomachine" has appeared in A is for Apocalypse, and my novelette "C is for Change" is forthcoming in B is for Broken.
I'm pleased to announce that I'll be contributing to the next volume as well, entitled C is for Chimera! You can read Rhonda's announcement about the anthology here.
Vegan Resource of the Quarter:
I have four words for you. Vegan. Lemon. Meringue. Pie. That's right. I said vegan meringue. You're never going to believe what it's made from, either. I can hardly believe it myself. Here's the recipe: Vegan Lemon Meringue Pie
That's all for now. Thanks for reading! I'll be back at Lughnasadh.
All the best,
In a city that is, spacetime fissures gape like ravenous grendels in the landscape. In a city that might have been, a traumatized girl can close the mouths of these monsters before they ever open, if only she will sing. Between them, a trio of musicians play as if all life, everywhere, depends upon the song. And it does.
A troupe of drummers and dancers use an entheogen to track the whereabouts of two vessels rumored to be trapped in the event horizon of a supermassive black hole, while the science director of a great string engine tries to force them out of its path.
"C is for Change" in
Three broken people; a monk bearing a terrible scar, a warrior facing a terrible sorrow, a woman hiding a terrible past face a relentless army so hard to defeat it might as well be invincible. Find out whether or not they survive in "C is for Change."