Welcome to Issue #17 of my quarterly newsletter, posted to csmaccath.com and e-mailed to subscribers on Samhain 2015.
I'm elated to announce that my short story "N is for Nanomachine", which appeared in the A is for Apocalypse anthology, was shortlisted for the 2015 Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award. This blind-juried award, administered by the oldest science fiction club in the greater Washington D.C. area, honors critical excellence in small press science fiction and fantasy.
The award ceremony was held at the WSFA's annual convention Capclave, where I was in attendance. I had the opportunity to sit on several panels ranging in topics from quantum physics in science fiction to building fictional religious systems, and I was also offered a reading slot on Saturday afternoon, where I read my recently released "Sing the Crumbling City" and forthcoming "T is for Three (at the end of all things)".
My sincere thanks to the WSFA for its hospitality, and my hearty congratulations to Ursula Vernon's "Jackalope Wives", which won the award.
I'm delighted to announce that I'll be an author guest at Hal-Con again this year. I'll be available Friday through Sunday to chat with readers and sign books at my assigned table, and I'm on the schedule for two panels, which you'll find listed on my web site. If you're in the Maritimes this weekend, I'd love to see you there!
The Ruin of Beltany Ring: A Collection of Pagan Poems and Tales, "Grandmother Mælkevejen's Belly: A Novelette of the Lodhuven", and "Casting Sin" are all available now in ebook format from multiple vendors. So if you've been unable to buy the digital editions of these titles because you don't use Kindle, now you can. Check the links above for vendor listings.
Because of my suddenly busy convention schedule, I've had less time to work on The Vegan Pagan than I'd like. But it's still on the radar, and you can still sign up for the mailing list at theveganpagan.com. Hopefully by next time, I'll have a podcast or two to share.
That's all for now. Thanks for reading! I'll be back at Imbolc.
"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."
A woman scapegoated by her community runs a magical gauntlet which ends in either freedom or death. Will she make it to the edge of town and into the waiting arms of those who walked the gauntlet before her? Find out in "Casting Sin."