Welcome to Issue #4 of my quarterly newsletter, posted to csmaccath.com and e-mailed to subscribers on Lughnasadh 2012.
I am delighted to report that my short story entitled, Yundah, which originally appeared in the December 2005 issue of PanGaia, will be reprinted in The Shining Cities: An Anthology of Pagan Science Fiction.
The first review for Scheherazade's Facade is in, and Publisher's Weekly had some very kind things to say about it! The anthology releases on September 1st in trade paperback and e-book. I'll post news of its whereabouts on that very day, you may be sure, and of course I'll have copies for sale at Hal-Con.
Speaking of Hal-Con, it draws ever nearer! By the time you hear from me again, I'll have been there and back again, just like Bilbo. If you're anywhere near the Halifax Regional Metro on the weekend of October 26-28, I hope you'll come, have a ginormous amount of fun and stop by my table to chat.
Vegan Recipe of the Quarter
I don't know about you, but when the tomatoes and the basil start coming in, I start thinking about bruschetta! So simple and yet so nommish. Here's my favorite recipe:
1 baguette French bread or similar Italian bread
1 clove of garlic
1/4 C. extra virgin olive oil
6-7 ripe plum tomatoes
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
6-8 fresh basil leaves, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Instructions for the Bread
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Slice the bread diagonally into slices. Rub each slice with garlic and drizzle with olive oil. Toast for 5 minutes, until the edges start to turn a golden brown.
Instructions for the Topping
Finely chop the tomatoes, garlic and basil. Toss them together with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Top the toast and serve immediately after the bread comes out of the oven, while it's still warm and crisp. Especially delicious when paired with red wine.
In the Beltane newsletter, I mentioned that I would be attending Readercon this year and participating in various poetry readings at the event. Sadly, I was not able to attend as I had hoped.
That's all for now. Thanks for reading, and I'll be back at Samhain with more news and nomz.
All the best,