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More interview goodness :-)

Anna has posted up an interview she did with me a wee while back for Regeneration – you’ll find snippets of both the short story from Regeneration, Carving Out a Life,Β and from one of my WiPs, The Way the Sky Curves.

Check it out here!

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Regeneration – now open for pre-order

As some of you know, I have a new short story (Carving Out a Life) being published in the very near future. Well, pre-orders for Regeneration are now open! And, the stunning cover has finally been unveiled. I LOVE it.

Here is the blurb:

Some things are gone forever; but that is not the end. There are new lives to be lived, new discoveries to be made, changes to be fought for, enjoyed, or feared.

Experience worlds where existence continues beyond death and much-wanted babies become something else entirely. Where humanity endures in hostile environments, societies adapt to new challenges and inventions, and strange creatures live secretly among us. Travel from a curiously altered Second World War to other universes at the end of time, taking in diverse visions of New Zealand and worlds beyond along the way.

Regeneration, the second volume of New Zealand Speculative Fiction from Random Static, presents 22 original works of science fiction and fantasy by Kiwi authors. Stories of loss and renewal, of fantastic technology and mysterious transformations, of supernatural predators and survivors building new futures. Life always goes on, but seldom the way you’d expect…

Featuring stories by Matt Cowens, Tim Jones, Mary Brock Jones, O.J. Cade, Grace Bridges, I.K. Paterson-Harkness, Kylie Thorne, Debbie Cowens, J.C. Hart, Jennifer Compton, Simon Petrie, Anna Smith, Rebecca Harris, Elizabeth Gatens, Jonathan James Todd, A.J. Fitzwater, Fran Atkinson, Anna Caro, Dan Rabarts, Lee Murray, Grant Stone, and Toni Wi.

I’ve read stories by many of the authors listed above, and they are fantastic writers. I’m very excited to read the stories from authors I don’t know. Random Static always put together a good antho.

If you’re in Wellington on the 12th of July, there is a launch party for the book, and I’ll actually be there! Details can be found here.

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I’d forgotten…

I got an email last night with the editing comments for my short story ‘Carving Out a Life’ last night. I’d forgotten all the feelings associated with that – the buzz of ‘hehehe I’m going to be published!’ and the cringe of ‘oh gods, what will I find?’ before opening the document. (It was fine though, nothing too dramatic and hopefully I can get it polished off in short order.)

It’s funny how those feelings don’t seem to change. I mean, I haven’t had that much published, but every single time I get an editing email I feel the same way. I hope that never changes!

It shouldn’t be too long before the cover for Regeneration gets released as well and I can’t wait to see that and share it with you, and then… well, not too many weeks before it’s out into the world and I can devour the stories from the other amazing writers I get to be published alongside.

I guess I’m still buzzing πŸ˜‰ but it’s such a great way to feel, I don’t think I want to let it go just yet.

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Regeneration – TOC

Random Static has released the table of contents for ‘Regeneration: New Zealand Speculative Fiction II’!Β So exciting!!!

From their site:Β 

Random Static Ltd is pleased to announce the table of contents forΒ Regeneration: New Zealand Speculative Fiction II. Once again, we have a fantastic range of stories by talented authors, and we look forward to sharing them with you.

  • Last Harvest – Matt Cowens
  • Rescuing the Airmen – Tim Jones
  • Hunting Ythan – Mary Brock Jones
  • The Mistress of Fishes – O.J. Cade
  • Max’s Black Box – Grace Bridges
  • In a World Full of Birds – I.K. Paterson-Harkness
  • Insomnia – Kylie Thorne
  • The Spectre Spectrum – Debbie Cowens
  • Carving Out a Life – J.C. Hart
  • Kiwi or Queenie – Jennifer Compton
  • Emptying Roesler – Simon Petrie
  • Tapping the Skin of the World – Anna Smith
  • Doorway – Rebecca Harris
  • Monocarpic Colony Blues – Elizabeth Gatens
  • Harvesting the Gyre – Jonathan James Todd
  • The Origami Tree – A.J. Fitzwater
  • Evacuation – Fran Atkinson
  • Splintering – Anna Caro
  • Mother’s Milk – Dan Rabarts
  • Cave Fever – Lee Murray
  • Coat – Grant Stone
  • Ren – Toni Wi

RegenerationΒ is due to be launched on the 12th of July atΒ Au Contraire 2013Β – watch this space for more details and pre-order information.

Yipee!! I always love seeing my name in a table of contents, but ones like these make me grin more than normal. I love knowing that I’ll be in a book with so many authors I respect and admire. I love that I will get to enjoy some NZ authors I haven’t read before. It’s totally squee-worthy, and gives me a real sense of community. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this book and read what I know will be a bunch of awesome stories!

And this time around I get to be at the release!!!!! Woooo!

Anyway, I’ll let you get back to enjoying your weekend πŸ˜‰ I have an essay to finish!