Happy Holidays to all! We just got back from spending the holiday with our younger daughter and her family. In addition to fabulous food and drink at Lonesome Valley Brewery in Prescott Valley, AZ, we enjoyed going to an excellent movie: “Into the Woods.” I’ve seen the stage play, and I thought the writer and director did a fabulous job of adapting the material for a family audience. The movie is substantially shorter than the stage version, and some characters have been omitted, but the story and message still come through, perhaps even more strongly for being condensed. Performances were excellent, too, but with a cast like that, how could you miss?
For you last-minute shoppers, the ebook edition of “Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse” is on sale for $1.99 until Dec. 30, 2014. Learn more about the anthology and where you can purchase it here. It features stories by Stephen King, George R.R. Martin, Octavia Butler, and of course, yours truly!
We just returned from our younger daughter’s house where we spent Thanksgiving with her family and other relatives. As we went around the table saying what we are thankful for, I said “I’m thankful for my other daughter April, who worked so hard to bring my book ‘Macbeatha’ back into print.” It was a multi-fold task, all of which she accomplished while suffering from undiagnosed Lyme disease. What a pro! Thanks, honey, and glad you finally have a diagnosis and are seeing improvement!
Sarah Johnson just posted my guest post on her blog, Reading the Past. It gives some of the historical background for “Macbeatha.” Check it out here:
Yes, it’s official: “Macbeatha” is now available through your favorite online retailers, in ebook or paper format. Thanks to my hard-working editor, April L’Orange, for seeing the project through. And I hope to see some of you at TusCon this year, which starts on October 31 at the Hotel Tucson City Center (InnSuites). What a great place to be on Halloween!
Happy weekend! For the next two days, you can still order “Macbeatha” at the pre-publication price of $2.99. After that, list prices are in effect.
The Kindle version of “Macbeatha” is now available for pre-order through amazon.com. Woo-hoo!
By the end of the month (September) you should be able to purchase ebook or trade paperback versions of “Macbeatha” from Desert Moon Press. If you’ve read “Stones of Destiny,” it’s the same book but with better editorial control and FABULOUS new artwork. The big difference, of course, is its availability in ebook formats of several stripes. You can pre-order it through Smashwords at $2.99. If you’re a fan of Celtic culture, or Shakespeare, read on Macduff! (Okay, that’s a groaner.) And if you want to know just how twisted history can get when conquerors write their own version of history… Scholars now agree that Macbeth was actually a fairly good king who ruled in peace and prosperity for most of his 17-year reign. At a time when most Scottish high kings didn’t last more than 5 or 6 years before being killed by a rival.
No, I haven’t misspelled the name of my home town. I’m referring to the best little local SFF convention–TusCon–which takes place Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014. That’s right, Halloween! I don’t normally dress in costume for TusCon, but I may make an exception this year. Look for Daft Kate in her medieval garb…or Elivira, Mistress of the Dark…or…