And six weeks later…

Written By: catherinewells | Categorized In: Book news, Travel | Comments: 0

Whew! Just returned from a 5.5 week road trip with my husband, visiting relatives, seeing sights, and mostly getting out of Tucson for the hottest month of the year. I took along a stack a promotional bookmarks to give out along the way–unfortunately, I first forgot about them (I am so bad at publicity) and then couldn’t remember where I’d packed them! Finally, about three weeks in, I dumped out my bag of crocheting and there they were. So I did manage to give out a few on the way home.

We had a marvelous time, including a cruise to Bermuda that I recommend. As we traveled, we stopped at a number of wineries and brew pubs to sample the local fare and were generally impressed. We especially liked Chateau aux Arc in Arkansas, where we chatted with another theatre major–Hi, Elizabeth, be sure to send me your email so I can get you a copy of my play “Prisoners.”

It was a long time to be away from home, though, and we actually cut the trip short by a couple of days. Now we are settling back into a familiar routine, and I hope to begin editing on “The Aztec Eagle” this week in preparation for a fall (I hope) publication date.

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Happy Release Day: Beyond the Gates!

Written By: alorange | Categorized In: Book news, Speculative Fiction | Comments: 0

The reprint and ebook versions of Beyond the Gates are now available from Desert Moon Press! Happy release day, Catherine!
–the Masked Webmistress

 

BTG cover flat

“Dhrusil-matkhashi is a wasteland. The soil is sterile. Why do you suppose we stay on this continent?”

Marta, a graduate student researching indigenous life on isolationist Dray’s Planet, discovers an animal that can’t be indigenous, but which can’t have come from anywhere else. The puzzle convinces the Children of the Second Revelation to bring two Unbelievers into their closed society. As the rival offworld scientists trek into the harsh desert to determine the creature’s origins, Marta stumbles onto another mystery: why do folk tales speak of roarings and screechings from the planet’s second continent, the uninhabitable Land Beyond the Gates? And why are the Faithful forbidden to set foot there?

Religious leaders will not sanction a trip to the uncharted land they deem uninhabitable. Marta must keep her expedition from coming to their attention, while keeping her difficult offworlders on task. After that, uncovering the secrets of the prohibited place ought to be the easy part. But they still have to live to tell the tale…

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VZ06SFK
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beyond-the-gates-catherine-wells/1003319322?ean=2940151846776
Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/527937

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It’s baaaaack…Beyond the Gates

Written By: catherinewells | Categorized In: Book news, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction | Comments: 0

Coming on May 1, the reprint and ebook versions of “Beyond the Gates” from Desert Moon Press! Then watch for the sequel novella, “Builders of Leaf Houses,” to run in Analog later this year.

Cost is $3.99 for the ebook, $12.99 for trade paperback, but you can pre-order the ebook before May 1 for $2.99 at any of the following:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VZ06SFK
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beyond-the-gates-catherine-wells/1003319322?ean=2940151846776
Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/527937

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Across the pond

Written By: catherinewells | Categorized In: Book news, Theater and plays | Comments: 0

I’ve been contacted by a reporter from across the pond who wants to republish my essay “Who Was the Real Macbeth?” which appeared on Sarah Johnson’s blog “Reading the Past.” It’s in connection with a dramatic production “The Trial of Macbeth” that’s going up in London next month with a celebrity cast. Whoo-hee! Free publicity!

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“Beyond the Gates” sequel

Written By: catherinewells | Categorized In: Book news, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction | Comments: 0

For those of you who’ve been waiting (a decade and a half) for a sequel to “Beyond the Gates,” I just received an offer from Analog for my novella “Builders of the Leaf Houses.”  (No pub date yet.)  It contains the further adventures of Marta and Shipner and a look at Drayan culture through the eyes of Motherlove.  I was so inspired by the offer, I’ve sent out two more short stories in the past two days!

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“Wastelands” on sale for $1.99

Written By: catherinewells | Categorized In: Book news, Short Stories | Comments: 0

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!

 

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Book Launch: Macbeatha

Written By: catherinewells | Categorized In: Book news, TusCon | Comments: 0

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!

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Pre-Pub Price Good Through the Weekend

Written By: catherinewells | Categorized In: Book news | Comments: 0

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.

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Macbeatha on B&N, iTunes

Written By: catherinewells | Categorized In: Book news | Comments: 0

And now it’s available for pre-order at Barnes and Noble and iTunes.  Woo-hoo again!

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“Macbeatha” on Kindle

Written By: catherinewells | Categorized In: Book news | Comments: 0

The Kindle version of “Macbeatha” is now available for pre-order through amazon.com.  Woo-hoo!

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