Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone’s resolutions and dreams and goal-settings come true.
I spent New Year’s Eve in a highly productive manner: finishing my final proofs for For Darkness Shows the Stars. It’s fitting that I welcomed the New Year with work, as this is going to be a very, very heavy work year. Just look at my release schedule (anthologies and collections show my contribution in parentheses):
January: The Girl Who Was on Fire: Movie Edition essay collection (“Hunger Game Theory”)
February: Brave New Love anthology (“Foundlings”)
March: Rampant audiobook, Ascendant audiobook (yes! There will be audio books! I even have covers!)
April: Zombies vs. Unicorns anthology paperback (“The Care and Feeding of Your Baby Killer Unicorn”), unnamed secret project (hopefully I shall be able to name it soon)
May: Ascendant paperback
June: For Darkness Shows the Stars
Fall: Under My Hat: Tales From the Cauldron anthology (“Stray Magic”) ; Foretold anthology (“Burned Bright”)
There’s also another release I have been unable to find any information about. And for my overseas readers, there are a few releases I don’t have dates for yet. Like I heard on Twitter that my Brazilian publisher is putting out Tap & Gown (Rosa e Tumulo #4) “next summer”. But that’s all I know.
10 projects (AT LEAST!) out next year. Yikes. Guess that makes up for the big ol’ goose egg of 2011. (Hey, I always said last year was a “building year.”) And that’s just that I can announce yet.
And, as an added bonus, all but TWO of this year’s SIX new releases are total stand-alones:
- For Darkness Shows the Stars: a post-apocalyptic novel inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion
- “Foundlings” (in Brave New Love, ed. by Paula Guran): a short story set in a near-future America
- “Burned Bright” (in Foretold, ed. by Carrie Ryan): a contemporary short story about a girl and a cult and the end of the world
- “Stray Magic” (in Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron, ed. by Jonathan Strahan): a short story about a girl who works in an animal shelter and the unusual pet who falls under her care.
The other two include “The Hammer of Artemis”, which is set in the killer unicorniverse (it’s historical, like “Errant”) and the aforementioned unnamed secret project.
Though compared to the beginning of the year, that second half of the year is looking a little bit sparse. I’ll have to get on that.