Monday, January 12, 2009

It's Been Quite the Week

I got my edits on one of my novels and had six days to turn it around. Got that done with one day to spare.

Got word that my story The Booty Call Caper was accepted for the Coming Together: Against the Odds anthology.

The Broadly Bound anthology that's been languishing due to writer turnover and the editor's ill health suddenly came together and we're on the bio and blurb (ugh!) rounds, with edits to follow. I have a feeling that will come back from edits with a very tight deadline. Excited to be between the covers withDL King, Beth Wylde, Cassandra Gold, and the ever devious Syd McGinley. (Syd and I are fellow Torquere writers with mutual admiration for each other's Doms.) Alessia Brio, my editor on Coming Together, has been tapped to do the cover art. I haven't worked with Phaze Publishing before, and now suddenly I'm in two of their anthologies.

It looks as if the bisexual anthology I submitted work to well over a year ago is also suddenly reaching critical mass for publication. (I submitted it knowing she didn't have a publisher, but for her, I was willing to wait for a while.)

DL King has a new Vampire anthology with a short deadline from Cleis, so I expect to hear if my story made the final cut from the powers that be at Cleis (who have final say on all stories) by May. (I posted the call below, but note that the deadline has changed to mid-April so that the book will make the autumn release schedule in time for Halloween. It's going to be close.)

I got the print copy of my YA novel in the mail today. There is nothing like the thrill of holding a book with your name (well, one of your many names) on it.

And oh yeah... according to Amazon, Zane's Caramel Flava II anthology will finally be released in June of this year. I'll believe it when I see it. I'll believe it when I see the check. It's only been three years. And they don't respond to emails. Grrrr.

Still to do: write that blurb for Broadly Bound. Did I mention I hate writing
blurbs? The only thing I hate more is a synopsis. I guess I'll get on that, just as soon as I finish this blog entry. (and any other really important things that come up, like cleaning out the fridge)

2 comments:

storm grant said...

Congrats on all your recent successes. Do you mind if I ask which bi anthology it is? I had a story accepted ages ago by LadyBug for "Best Bi" and haven't heard anything in ages. Is it the same one? Is it too late for me to submit to the one you mention if it's a different one?

Thanks in advance for the guidance.

Kathleen Bradean said...

Storm - Thanks for the kind words. I think we're talking about the same anthology. I figured if she's to the point where she's picking a title she's getting ready to submit it somewhere.

If I hear of any other bisexual anthologies, I'll be sure to pass the info on to you.