Our house continues to be somewhat of a plague house, which means I’m still a little behind on blogging, e-mail, and everything else. I blame Jackie Kessler. I was reading her book about Pestilence, and voila — everyone gets the sick.
Anyway, today is the release of The Modern Fae’s Guide to Surviving Humanity [Amazon | B&N | Mysterious Galaxy] edited by Joshua Palmatier and Patricia Bray. It contains my story “Corrupted,” about a fae FBI agent and how far she’ll go to stop her murderous kin.
I read this at ConFusion, and it was strange … the story has a fair amount of action and some humorous bits, like most of my work. But at the end, I actually choked up a little while I was reading. That doesn’t usually happen when I read my own stuff.
I was rather pleased. I mean, I would have been pleased, if not for the fact that it made me stumble while I was trying to be Mister smooth and professional author guy doing a reading…
The book also includes work by Kristine Smith, Seanan McGuire, Jay Lake, Elizabeth Bear, Anton Strout, and more.
For the sequel, I’ve introduced a pack of Yooper[1. From Michigan’s Upper Peninsula] werewolves. Since I rather enjoy playing with and subverting expectations and tropes, I wanted to open up a chat about werewolves, talking about things like:
- Do you like them? Hate them? Why?
- What werewolf cliches have you seen way too often?
- What’s your favorite werewolf myth or belief?
- Who do you think writes the best werewolf fiction? What about the best films?
- What makes werewolves cooler than vampires? (Or vice versa.)
Because what fun is having a blog if you can’t occasionally tap into that big old group brain?