Good news for Audible fans: the complete audiobook of Pixels and Flesh is now available on Audible.
Also, the ebook has had a price drop: get it now for $3.99.
I am so excited to be able to share with you the absolutely gorgeous cover by Kate Hargreaves for The Home for Wayward Parrots! Here is the publisher’s blurb:
Accustomed to being an only child, adoptee Brian “Gumbo” Guillemot’s teenage hobby was searching for his birth parents. After years without a lead, when he finally finds his birth mother, Kim, he’s unprepared for the boisterous instant family that comes with her.
No one, besides Kim, knows anything about Gumbo’s birth father. With Kim refusing to answer any questions, Gumbo must choose whether to continue the search, even if it means alienating his few friends and both his families. And the more he learns, the more he wonders whether some things are better left unknown.
Captivating and playful, The Home For Wayward Parrots explores friendship, romance, modern families and geek pop culture with wit, compassion and extremely foul-mouthed birds.
Coming May 1, 2018!
It’s that time again… year in review time. I had two original and three reprint stories published this year, two poems, and book 4 in the Dex series just came out. Not bad!
Pixels and Flesh (out now!)
“Home Sick.” Escape Pod. December 2017 (R)
“War Profiteering.” Toasted Cake. October 2017 (R)
“Preventative Maintenance.” Little Blue Marble. July 2017
“Showing the Colours.” The Overcast. March 2017 (R)
“Force Nine” Liminality. September 2017 (poem)
“if ink could flow backward” Arsenika. April 2017 (poem)
For those who are interested in such things, the original publications are eligible for nomination for the following awards:
Stories marked (R) are reprints, and therefore ineligible for awards nominations this year.
And here it is! The first episode of the audiobook version of Pixels and Flesh! Have a listen for free over on my Patreon site.
The podcast is a Patreon exclusive, but I’ve made the first episode public, so everyone can get a taste of what’s to come. if you like what you hear, you can join the Patreon at the Audiophile level for as little as $2 a month. Expect new episodes each week.
The ebook will be available to patrons at the $3/month or higher level as soon as the podcast is complete, before the book becomes available worldwide at most ebook and online paperback retailers in mid-December.
I hope you enjoy the podcast and thanks for making this happen!
I am thrilled to share the cover and blurb for the forthcoming Andersson Dexter book, Pixels and Flesh.
After settling into a new job, new home and new living arrangements, Andersson Dexter has finally found a comfortable life in both the physical and virtual worlds. But that sense of security is blown apart when an explosion rocks Dex’s real-life Nice neighbourhood.
He and his colleagues begin an investigation into a string of seemingly senseless and random vandalism attacks, that remind them all of similar assaults in the simulated world Marionette City. While at first the attacks seem more like a nuisance than a threat, Dex discovers that there are more serious — even fatal — consequences.
As the trail leads Dex closer and closer to home, he is forced to confront the lengths he is willing to go for justice.
We are on track for a December 2017 release, but my supporters on Patreon will get it before anyone else, in ebook and audio formats!
As many of you know, I love to be able to be able to share my work directly with readers. So, to that end, I’ve recently launched a Patreon site.
If you’re new to Patreon, it’s kind of like Kickstarter, but to receive ongoing content for a small monthly cost.
I’ll be releasing monthly short stories, plus other content to patrons. For the Dex fans in the house, you can get the ebook early, plus I’m working toward a goal of creating audio for the new Dex book.
For one US dollar a month, you’ll get access to the following patron-only content:
- A monthly short story
- The first look at new material
- Inside the Sausage Factory: insights into the writing and creative process
For another buck, you get all that, plus a patron-only podcast of the new Dex audiobook before it’s released, and any other future audio
At $3/month you’ll also get ebook files of all my new in potentia press titles (like the new Dex book) before they are released.
This has only just begun, so I’m also asking folks what other kinds of content they’d like to see available. There’s a poll over on the site now and I’d love to hear your thoughts.
There are already a couple of stories available to be unlocked, so sign up now and be the first to get all the new content I’ve got planned!
A few weeks ago, I wrote “The End” on the first draft of a new book. Here’s a hint (from the opening lines):
Some of you have been asking for a new Andersson Dexter book for… a while. 🙂
At the moment, I’m planning for a worldwide release in December 2017.
I am thrilled and delighted that Children of Arkadia was chosen to be part of the inaugural StoryBundle curated by the Science Fiction Writers of America.
The all science fiction bundle includes excellent titles by incredible authors and I am honoured to be in their company. Check out the list:
The initial titles in the SFWA Science Fiction Bundle (minimum $5 to purchase) are:
If you pay more than the bonus price of just $15, you get all six of the regular titles, plus SIX more!
This bundle is available only for a limited time via http://www.storybundle.com. It allows easy reading on computers, smartphones, and tablets as well as Kindle and other ereaders via file transfer, email, and other methods. You get multiple DRM-free formats (.epub and .mobi) for all books!
Here’s more about the bundle, from curator and SFWA president, Cat Rambo:
I am so pleased to present the first ever SFWA-focused StoryBundle. The idea for it has been hovering in my head for a several years but it was only last year that we finally had the contacts and volunteer structure to actually enact it. Last year I asked SFWA members to send in their science fiction and fantasy works for consideration in the bundles, and the enthusiastic response to that call let me assemble this awesome bundle as well as a second one, this time with a fantasy focus, for later this year. Midway through this year, we’ll open up the call for applications for the 2018 bundles.
If you’re curious about other SFWA offerings, sign up for our quarterly newsletter, which features new and backlist releases from our members in the area of fiction, games, and other offerings.
One reason I’ve pushed this StoryBundle along is because it’s a program that works well for our small press and independently published members, whose market agility allows them to make full use of the bundle. The membership voted to accept these new members in 2015 and one of the challenges was making sure SFWA served their needs. They’ve added immense enthusiasm and knowledge to our hive mind, and it’s great to have a way that helps them promote their work while also supporting the organization’s Givers Fund, which gives grants each year to encourage and promote fantasy and science fiction writing, including organizations such as the the African Speculative Fiction Society, Alpha Workshop, Clarion and Clarion West, and Launchpad.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, it’s over 50 years old, and has a membership of professional writers and publishing professionals from around the globe. It administers the Nebula Awards each year. If you’re in the Pittsburgh area, stop by the mass autographing session on the evening of May 19, which will feature (literally) dozens of authors, including many authors on this year’s ballot and SFWA’s latest Grand Master, Jane Yolen. Check out the SFWA website at sfwa.org for information on genre writing, the field, and other services. – Cat Rambo