Welcome to Issue #2 of my quarterly newsletter, posted to www.csmaccath.com and e-mailed to subscribers on Imbolc 2012.
Twilight of the World Sea People is making the rounds to prospective agents as I complete final edits on the draft. By March 1st, I expect to be working on the outlines for Books II and III of the trilogy; Rise of the World Sea Stewards and the novel that shares the trilogy's name, World Sea Legacy. Afterward, I'll spend a little time putting together a ten-thousand foot view of the Sacred Assassin and Motherland trilogies that follow it in the Petals of the Twenty Thousand Blossom series. I hope to be drafting Book II by mid-March, at the latest.
I'm delighted to report that the critically-acclaimed anthology Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness, which contains my story "Akhila, Divided" is now available for Kindle.
I'm also delighted to report that from October 26-28, I'll be appearing as a guest at Hal-Con, Atlantic Canada's largest science fiction convention. For more details, visit: hal-con.com.
Web Site News
I've muddled though the Drupal Comments feature, added some custom CSS and PHP and successfully enabled comments for blog entries on my web site. This means you'll be able to comment on blog entries there (which I prefer), on LiveJournal (which is okay, too) or anywhere else the entries are syndicated (Facebook, Google+ and Twitter, at present).
Web site comments are not screened, and you don't need an account to make them. LiveJournal comments continue to be screened for anonymous users, which is great for catching spammers who want to sell watches and handbags to my readers.
Vegan Recipe of the Quarter
Seitan Roast Stuffed With Shiitakes And Leeks: This recipe comes from the Post Punk Kitchen, which never fails to please where vegan recipes are concerned. It was the main course at our Yuletide dinner, and we enjoyed it very much. One word of warning, though. Since seitan is made with wheat gluten, you'll want to stay away from starchy side dishes and serve it with a green vegetable or salad instead. Enjoy!
That's all for now. Thanks for reading, and I'll be back at Beltane with more news and nomz.
All the best,