Frankenpost: Four Great Short Stories Not By Me, On Reading, Workshops, & Things Upcoming

It’s been an exciting month around here – and a busy one. Over on Twitter, I experimented with lightning-round Cooking the Books book giveaways, and that went really well. We’ll be doing some more of those.

But first and foremost, I’m delighted to share that revisions are *finished* on book 1 and we’re moving to the next phase of the process – meaning we’re one step closer to BOOK!

Working with my editor and the team at Tor has been an amazing and awesome experience so far. Oh the brilliant and funny things that happen in the margins of books before they get published. Totally excellent conversations going on in there. Oh the gifs. So. Many. Gifs.

I know I’ll have more to say about the editing process soon, including some upcoming Book 1-related news — but I can’t talk about that yet, so I’m going to make you a bunch of links for this frankenpost (thank you, Natalie) and say:

Look! What’s that over there?!?

(Yes, I’m actually too wiped out to caption a gif.) 

Looking for some great fiction to read over the long weekend? Excellent! I don’t want to wait for my next reading roundup post to share these:

The Earth and Everything Under, by K.M. Ferebee, Shimmer, Issue 19
Polynia, by China Mieville,
The Devil in the Details, by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald,
Lipstick, by Valya Lupescu, Gone Lawn

And here are some other links to things and stuff of interest:

The Urchin and I collaborated on an article about reading together for the Washington Post yesterday. It’s a lot of fun living with a voracious reader (or two or three), and even more fun to ask her what *she* likes best about reading.

You may have heard me talk about the Online Writing Workshop, (or OWW), before. This month, they interviewed me about Cooking the Books and writing as an Alumni Spotlight. The OWW is a great opportunity for new writers to get feedback on their work and to find communities of like-minded writers and readers. Check it out if you’re writing, or considering writing, all forms of genre.

And coming soon: Cooking the Books interviews J. Kathleen Cheney, author of The Golden City and The Seat of Magic (just out!) and Max Gladstone, author of Three Parts Dead and Full Fathom Five (out in July).

I hope everyone has a great weekend!


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