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2015 Works for Award Consideration

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in anthology:story, awards, Blog, clockwork crown, clockwork dagger shorts | Comments Off on 2015 Works for Award Consideration

Are you voting in the forthcoming Nebula, Hugo, or World Fantasy Awards? If so, I appreciate it if you’ll consider these works of mine that were published in 2015.Wings of Sorrow and Bone novella

Selected Short stories

“The Quest You Have Chosen Defies Your Fate,” Daily Science Fiction (flash fic)

“Roots, Shallow and Deep,” Urban Fantasy Magazine

“Bread of Life,” Nature Magazine (flash fic)

 

Novella

“Wings of Sorrow and Bone: A Clockwork Dagger Novella” published by Harper Voyager Impulse; at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc. (99-cents)

 

Novel

The Clockwork Crown (book 2 of Clockwork Dagger Duology) published by Harper Voyager; in trade paperback or ebook at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.

The Clockwork Crown by Beth Cato

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Clockwork Crown’s RT Award Nom + $1.99 ebook sale

Posted by on Nov 20, 2015 in awards, Blog, clockwork crown | Comments Off on Clockwork Crown’s RT Award Nom + $1.99 ebook sale

The Clockwork Crown is a finalist for the 2015 RT Reviewers’ Choice Award in the Steampunk category. I’m gobsmacked.

This honor comes as the ebook of Crown is still on sale for $1.99 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other places. Here’s hoping that entices readers to try out the Clockwork Dagger series!

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Clockwork Crown $1.99 ebook sale

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Blog, clockwork crown, clockwork dagger shorts | Comments Off on Clockwork Crown $1.99 ebook sale

The Clockwork Crown by Beth Cato

Happy, happy news! The Clockwork Crown ebook is on sale at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. Grab it for a super-duper $1.99. This price won’t last for long (seriously, it won’t) so grab it while you can, or gift it to someone else.

The timing on this is fantastic, too, because the novella “Wings of Sorrow and Bone” is out tomorrow. The events of that follow The Clockwork Crown. That sells for just 99-cents.

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Scary Tacos and More

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in Blog, clockwork crown, clockwork dagger shorts, holy taco church, novelocity, public speaking | Comments Off on Scary Tacos and More

[Important High Priestess duties include taste-testing margaritas. Quality control, y'know.]

[Important High Priestess duties include taste-testing margaritas. Quality control, y’know.]

Last weekend I made my annual pilgrimage to the Arizona Taco Festival. It was glorious! I have a full write-up over at the Holy Taco Church.

At Novelocity, I share Five Not-Horror Books to Creep You Out for Halloween! If you’re in the mood for dark fantasy, check these out.

Fear seems to be something of a theme right now… it’s just that time of year! I’m in an SF Signal Mind Meld on The Children’s Movies That Scared Us the Most and I was also interviewed by Pat Esden (who has a forthcoming Bready or Not guest spot) about Real vs Imaginary Fears and Wings of Sorrow and Bone.

In totally different non-scary news, Reb Kreyling posted a wonderful review of Clockwork Crown! Yay!

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Happy Links to Start October

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015 in anthology:poem, awards, Blog, clockwork crown, clockwork dagger, public speaking, reviews | Comments Off on Happy Links to Start October

Let’s start off the month with a bunch of happy links!

I had two new poems published this week:
– a YA poem with a magical take on bullying and abuse: “Obsidian” at Kaleidotrope
– a somewhat creepy steampunk poem called “The City” in Mythic Delirium

Then my poem “Sorry,” published earlier this year at Mobius Magazine, was nominated for Best of the Net.

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Then there’s the cool miscellaneous stuff…
a three minute on-camera interview with The Daily Quirk, recorded at San Diego Comic-Con

– Amy Sisson reviews my story from Nature, “Bread of Life,” and says nice things!

– I was name-dropped in the Functional Nerds Podcast at about the 34 minute mark. This tickles me to no end because of Patrick Hester talks about my cookies. Also, buy Fran Wilde’s book Updraft. It’s awesome.

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Accessibility FTW

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Blog, clockwork crown, clockwork dagger, clockwork dagger shorts | Comments Off on Accessibility FTW

Reading accessibility is a personal issue for me. I have worn glasses since I was twelve, but in my family, sight problems go deeper than mere near vision. I’m well aware that genetic eye diseases could very well make me go blind as I age.

The Clockwork Crown by Beth CatoThe question comes up every few weeks about if my books will be produced in audio by my publisher. I don’t know. Since it may not happen, it makes it all the more important that other options are available!

First of all, there is a paid subscription service called Book Share that lists Clockwork Dagger, Clockwork Crown, and my story “The Deepest Poison.” (Thanks to Dianna for letting me know about this!)

If you’re in the United States, there is also a service called BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) provided by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). Book lovers can download books from a database of 65,000 titles. The Clockwork Dagger is available for download for approved NLS devices, and The Clockwork Crown is in process. They can also mail some materials. Here’s where you can find out more about the program and how to enroll.

Do you know of other resources in the United States or beyond? Let me know!

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