Archive | October, 2012

The Czech In In the Mail

16 Oct

     I recently received my contractual copies of the two Vampire High books in Czech. Six each. I’m proud to have them, and they sit proudly on my shelf of personal copies, but I’m pretty sure that my chances to give them away to friends or to use them to promote myself are going to be limited. My stories look impressive though, written down in an alphabet that appears to be made partly of barbed wire. 



16 Oct

     Halloween is heaving into view, and every wight and sprite is asking, “Is that new anthology of scary stories for teens, Magical Mayhem, which was forthcoming from Ambush Books out yet? 

    To which the correct answer is yes. The anthology, thirteen tales of teenage terror by some of the most uncanny authors writing YA today, is indeed available for download and endless hours of fun while hiding under the bed. My own contribution is an update on kestrel Murphy, the heroine of Majix, but they’re all good, and all different. Everything from riffs on classic folktales to lovely (but scary) flowers of magical realism. And ten percent of the profits go to the Electronic Freedom Foundation.