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Look at these awesome anthologies!

All my friends are metalheads amazing writers, working hard and getting their stories published like the superstars they are!

There’s been a lot of well-deserved successes in my circle of friends lately, so this post is me raising a glass to them and sharing some writers and anthologies you should be looking out for.

And if I’ve missed something, drop me a comment below with your exciting news.

K.C. and Rob are in the Fox Spirit “Piracy” anthology


Two of my friends and fellow Inkbots, K.C. and Rob, have stories in the upcoming ‘Piracy’ anthology by Fox Spirit. The accepted stories were announced here, and Fox Spirit owner Adele says “I’m really excited about this series and we have great stories taking piracy from a child’s mind, to the high seas and straight onto mind jacking. We have strange beasts and the penalty for stealing dreams.”

It’s part of the Fox Pockets series I mentioned yesterday, a series of reasonably priced pocket-sized books containing around a dozen short stories.

K.C.Shaw’s story is “Skyway”, starring two lady airship pirates in a fascinating steampunk universe. It’s guaranteed to be awesome and I can’t wait to read it.

Rob Haines’ story is “Pieces of 2^3” swings more in the sci-fi direction, putting an exciting new spin on digital piracy.

It looks like there will be many more talented writers involved as well. I’m looking forward to buying this anthology!

Rob is being published in the “Tales of Eve” anthology


Rob Haines and K.C. are both insanely productive writers, putting my own workflow to shame. Have you seen all the books on K.C.’s site? They all sound amazing! Plus she’s got a short story up on Daily Science Fiction.

I mentioned Rob’s insanely productive, and here’s the proof. The short-story writing pro has another upcoming short in the “Tales of Eve” anthology, also being published by Fox Spirit.

Editor Mhairi said Rob’s story made her cry, so no doubt I’ll be blubbing as well.

Take a look at that cover! It’s gorgeous, isn’t it?

John Dixon’s TV Pilot is looking awesome

The TV Pilot for INTELLIGENCE, based on John’s upcoming YA thriller PHOENIX ISLAND, is going well.

Go check out his blog, where there’s all the latest casting news, photos from the set, and a very mysterious image.

Erika’s ready for the end of the world

Erika Beebe is now officially a published author, with her short story  coming out from J. Taylor Publishing later this year. J.Taylor create some fantastic covers and I’m sure this anthology will have a great one too — I’ll share the cover for One More Day, and a short summaries for her story, on May 13, 2013.

PRESS RELEASE: J. Taylor Publishing Signs Seven Authors To One More Day, A YA Anthology To Release December 2, 2013
Six authors to be featured with L.S. Murphy in Young Adult Anthology, One More Day, from J. Taylor Publishing.

J. Taylor Publishing will release One More Day, an anthology of seven short stories written for young adults, with a world’s end theme.

The anthology’s theme, centered around what would happen if ‘tomorrow’ didn’t happen, produced dozens of entries with seven stories selected. “We asked authors to think on a prompt, particularly what happens as characters feel the stop, feel the shift, as they realize, only they know how to make everything go back to normal,” says J. Taylor Publishing.

With a singular theme, one might expect all stories to be “the same”, but in One More Day, the challenge to create something completely unique was met by all authors. From contemporary to paranormal, fantasy to comedy and mixes of multiple genres, each of the seven stories represents the author’s interpretation and method of ensuring the world doesn’t end—somehow, someway.

About Erika Beebe
Inspired by her first grade teacher’s belief in her imagination from the first story she ever wrote, Erika has been a storyteller ever since. A dreamer and an experiencer, she envisions the possibilities in life and writes to bring hope when sometimes the moment doesn’t always feel that way.
Working in the field of public relations and communications for more than ten years, she has always been involved with writing, editing, and engaging others in public speaking.
Her two young children help keep her creativity alive and the feeling of play in the forefront of her mind.

Cover Reveal! “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” UK Paperback

On 16th August Hodder Books will publish the paperback edition of Laini Taylor’s brilliant YA fantasy novel “Daughter of Smoke and Bone”.

The book itself is wonderful, and you can find my review and the hard back cover over here. I have a bias towards the original cover, because it’s the cover I own and love — and I adore designs that use feathers. but there’s plenty of interesting aspects in this new cover. It seems to be aiming at an older audience (crossover?), reminding me a lot of some women’s fiction covers while still keeping the story elements obvious, and I like that the font is almost identical to the original.

Tahereh Mafi’s “Shatter Me” Cover Revealed!

The cover for Tahereh Mafi’s upcoming YA dystopian novel, “Shatter Me”, has been revealed:

Love the light effects behind the model, as well as the use of light and dark. Tahereh talks on her  blog about how well the cover image matches her story. I hope this cover doesn’t change too much for the UK release, I’m looking forward to getting my preorder.

Here’s the story synopsis:

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old-girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

In this electrifying debut, Tahereh Mafi presents a world as riveting asThe Hunger Games and a superhero story as thrilling as The X-Men. Full of pulse-pounding romance, intoxicating villainy, and high-stakes choices,Shatter Me is a fresh and original dystopian novel—with a paranormal twist—that will leave readers anxiously awaiting its sequel.