Short Stories

So those of you on Twitter know that I signed a contract today. I’m so excited about it — especially since this is something that’s been in the works for so long. Here’s the skinny: next year, I’ll be participating in a short story collection entitled ZOMBIES VERSUS UNICORNS, edited by Justine Larbalestier and Holly Black and headlined by some pretty serious heavyweights in the YA and fantasy world. My story’s called “The Care and Feeding of Your Baby Killer Unicorn” and, in case you can’t guess from the title, it takes place in the world of RAMPANT. It’s a stand-alone story, though, so you don’t need to have read Rampant to enjoy it.

Seriously, how exciting is that? We can finally duke it out. Team Zombie vs. Team Unicorn. Go, unicorns!

I’ve read one other story in the collection (one on the zombie side. boo!) and let me tell you, you do not want to miss out on this book. I cannot wait to read the rest! Mark your calendars for fall of 2010, folks. Which, coincidentally, is also the release date for the second full-length killer unicorn book. It’s going to be chock a block with unicorns next fall.

And next spring, since I’m also going to be in another anthology of short stories coming out then. I’m not sure if the title of the anthology is final yet, but I’ll let you know when it is. Also, not entirely sure if the title of my story shall stick. Lots of info for you, right? I can tell you this: this killer unicorn story, also set in the world of Rampant, is about another unicorn hunter, from a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away. Well, except not that galaxy part.

Soooooo excited y’all. After doing the secret stories earlier this year, I realized I’d been bit by the short story bug. I’m thrilled that my first two professional short stories will be released next year, and that they’re about killer unicorns. That should be a little something to keep you Rampant fans satisfied until the second book comes out.

Posted in anthologies, short stories, unicorns

11 Responses to Short Stories

  1. RKCharron says:

    Congratulations Diana!
    I love the title of your short.
    Yay! for Rampant-world short stories!
    Thank you for sharing,
    All the best,

  2. Tiff says:

    Congrats! I’ve been excited for the Zombies vs. Unicorns anthology since it started – I can’t wait to read everyone’s contributions, and I hope the “baby unicorn” in question is another sweet little Bonegrinder! =p

    Speaking of the secret stories, think you’ll ever write one more about Josh and Lydia in five years? I have no hope of another with Amy and Jamie, but it does bother me that the Josh and Lydia storyline will never really get resolved…just a thought.

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  4. Sam says:

    A short fiction anthology edited by Justine Larbalestier and Holly Black, including a story by DP? If this were Facebook, I would “like” this.

  5. I am SO looking forward to the Zombies versus Unicorns anthology! 🙂

    Also, Trisha’s antho – I think the title *has* changed since contracts went out (I am in it too! OMG, I am in an anthology with Diana Peterfreund! *g*). There are some great anthologies coming out in the next couple of years.


    p.s. The Anti-spam word for this comment was “unicorn”. Haha!!

  6. Alexa says:

    Oh excellent and congratulations! That title makes it sound like it’s going to be such a cute little tale. I’m guessing it’s deceptive though 🙂

  7. Erica Ridley says:

    This is awesome news!! (And thank god I came out of my cave long enough to find out!!!) Go, Di!!!

  8. This is awesome news!! (And thank god I came out of my cave long enough to find out!!!) Go, Di!!!

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