I’ve been so crazed lately, that the catchphrase, such as it is, on my blog, “Authorial, Agently and Personal Ramblings,” has only been partially correct. I’ve barely posted the authorial at all, partly because my character Gina has insisted on having a life of her own and started her own blog over here, and partly because I’ve been so busy on the agently side of the force. I’ve had no time at all for a personal life, as my son reminded me rather insistently recently, so that’s completely fallen by the wayside. Anyhoo, on the authorial end of things, I’m honored to announce that my essay, “Abuse,” will be included in the Dear Bully anthology that will be put out by HarperTeen in the fall of 2011 (see PW story here). It’s an amazing collection that Carrie Jones and Megan Kelley Hall have put together, with proceeds to go to a national anti-bullying charity. Included are a prestigious bunch of authors, including Heather Brewer, Mo Willems, Ellen Hopkins, R.L Stine, Alyson Noël, Lauren Kate, Lisa McMann, Lauren Oliver, and Girlfriends’ Cyber Circuit sisters Linda Gerber, Diana Rodriguez Wallach, Laurie Faria Stolarz and many others.
Also next year (June 2011), Samhain will release my urban fantasy/paranormal romance (it really is on the cusp), Bad Blood. I call it my beer-goggling gorgons novel, but really that barely begins to cover it! More as time approaches.
This year I was very thankful for the release of the sequel to Vamped, entitled (what else?) ReVamped and of my short story “Fruit of the Vein” in Esther Friesner’s fabulous Fangs for the Mammaries anthology.
In agently news, The Knight Agency is having our annual holiday chat, complete with a whole bag of goodies to giveaway at 12:30 ET today. Details are here. Hope you can join us! In the meantime, Sarah A. Hoyt has graced us today with a special story based on “The Little Match Girl.” You can read it here and comment for a chance to win a signed copy of her Darkship Thieves.