Anyway. Somehow in my mind I felt there weren’t going to be a lot of additions to my bookshelf in 2015. Maybe because I got a bit swamped with freelance copy editing, went back to making revisions to my novel, and stepped up my submissions (which, if you do the math, results in many more rejections), it seemed as if nothing was happening.
But hey: some worthy projects did see the light of day, and I am thrilled to be able to update my bookshelf with some new anthologies. Some are not physically in the photo above, since they were released as ebooks only.
Chronologically, then, I’ll start off with Tesseracts Eighteen: Wrestling With Gods. This spec-fic anthology grapples with faith, religion and belief, and though there was an ebook version available briefly in late 2014, Wrestling With Gods was formally launched early in 2015. EDGE Publishing created a really beautiful book and kudos to editors Jerome Stueart and Liana Kerzner for putting together a collection I’m very proud to be a part of.
Next up was Accessing the Future, edited by Kathryn Allan and Djibril al-Ayad, a sci-fi anthology exploring disability. There was a great variety of tales in this one, and I loved many of the stories in it. (If you liked Long Hidden, by the way, Accessing the Future shares a few writers with that anthology, namely Nicolette Barsichoff, Sarah Pinsker, and me!)
Speaking of Accessing the Future, one of the authors in it is Joyce Chng, and I got to share a table of contents with her again in Insignia Vol. 2: Chinese Fantasy Stories.
Now, the next anthology I was excited about being in this year was Guns and Romances. This was a long time coming, and I salute the huge efforts of editors Carrie Clevenger and especially Nerine Dorman – not just because they put together a kick-ass collection of stories with firearms and love, but because Nerine carried the anthology over from Dark Continents Publishing when that company closed down, and found a new home for Guns and Romances at Crossroads Press. This anthology could have been dead in the water but for her finding it a new home. And it’s a hell of a fun read.
Closing off the end of the year, I was happy to see my jiu-jitsu vampire story, “Night Class” appear in Corpus Deluxe: Undead Tales of Terror, Vol. 1.
So, while I may not have physical copies of some of the books, my bookshelf is happier these days. And while I can’t announce anything yet, I have some more good news in 2016. Stay tuned!