Today, I’m thrilled to reveal not one, but two gorgeous covers for the upcoming fall anthology, Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron, edited by the incomparable Jonathan Strahan and including stories from such luminaries as Neil Gaiman, Jane Yolen, Peter S. Beagle, Holly Black, Garth Nix, Charles De Lint, and many more.
Here is the U.S. cover, which I adore (click to embiggen and see all the lovely, smoky names). The U.S. publisher is Random House, and the book will be out this fall. You can pre-order it here.
And here is the U.K. cover. Across the pond, Under My Hat will be part of the launch of the new imprint, Hot Key Books.
The anthology, in case it’s not obvious, has a witch theme. My story starts the anthology and is called “Stray Magic.” It’s, um, my favorite short story I’ve ever written. It’s about a girl who works at an rural animal shelter and the witch’s familiar who comes under her care.
Regular blog readers know about my work with animal rescue organizations and how, prior to the arrival of Queenie, Sailor Boy and I opened our home to homeless foster dogs. “Stray Magic” draws on that experience.
Can’t wait for fall!