The only royalty this blogger bows to, The Countess, is guest posting at The Deadly Vixens under her pen-name Elizabeth Black. Her post includes an excerpt from her erotic short story, "The Mud Licker." The Countess' story appears in a new anthology called Like A Myth, which is available as an e-book or in pdf format.
Two other stories by the Countess have been published in an e-book anthology called Monster Mash and if you go over to The Deadly Vixens tonight and leave a comment on the Countess' post you might win a copy of Monster Mash.
Which reminds me, The Countess isn't the only blogger on my blog roll with happy publishing news.
Tom Watson's CauseWired has gone into a third printing.
The blonde has pounced on my copy of Mark Sarvas' novel, Harry, Revised , and says she won't give it back until she's done reading it. But she reports she's enjoying it and that she thinks Mark is an excellent writer.
Phronesisaical's helmut, aka Professor Tom Hilde, is the editor of the essay collection On Torture , which includes contributions by Tom, Barbara Ehrenreich, Tzvetan Todorov, Alphonso Lingis, Ariel Dorfman, Rebecca Wittmann, Darius Rejali, Carlos Castresana, Adi Ophir, and others.
Back to fiction. Neil Gaiman and Ken MacLeod---Hey! They're on my blog roll.---have newish books out. Neil's is The Graveyard Book and Ken's is The Night Sessions . Laura Lippman published a collection of short stories, Hardly Knew Her , in October.
Moving over to non-fiction. Their books came out last year but you should still check out John Clayton's Cowboy Girl and Steven Hart's The Last Three Miles: Politics, Murder, and the Construction of America's First Superhighway .
Ok, who have I left out? Lots of folks, I'm sure. Seems like everybody has a book contract.
Everybody but me.
Hey. Any editors or agents out there? I know of a really great collection of short stories just waiting for a home.
Writers among you, drop me a note about your book/books and I'll add you to the list.