My focus has been on books this past while, but I still have shorter works coming out as well. Here’s the latest!
– “Moon Skin,” Swords & Steam Short Stories
– “A Recipe for Rain and Rainbows” (reprint), Mysterion: Rediscovering the Mysteries of the Christian Faith
I am rather… fond of the Great British Bake Off. Therefore, it’s only right that I use the show as the basis for some writing advice in a post online over at Novelocity.
Oh hey, August is here. This month promises to be outright crazy with the release of my story collection (TOMORROW!) AND my new novel Breath of Earth out on the 23rd, the trip to WorldCon in Kansas City, and writing projects looming overhead like a Super Star Destroyer.
That means I need to catch up on website stuff now while I have a few spare minutes, ’cause I won’t have those soon.
Over at Novelocity:
– 5 Tips for Writers Writing Book Reviews
– 5 Tips to be a Prepared Panelist at an SFF Convention
Reprint story publication:
– “American Shadow” in Fantastic Stories of the Imagination
– forthcoming in August: “A Recipe for Rain and Rainbows” in Mysterion: Rediscovering the Mysteries of the Christian Faith
New poetry publications:
– “Post-Apocalypse as Described by a Wine Reviewer” in Zetetic
– “Footprints” and “Shopping Spree” in Star*line 39.3 (print only)
Over at Novelocity, I posted a photo blog about Nebula Weekend in Chicago. The experience was a blur of happy reunions and yummy food and inadequate sleep. Head over there for the full write-up!
New stories! New poems! New interviews! Shiny new galleys! Here’s the latest news.
– My advance copies of Breath of Earth decided to play with my cat and climb trees
– “Stitched Wings” republished in audio at The Overcast
– “View From Above” in Space and Time, issue 125
Interviews regarding The Clockwork Dagger series:
– Beth Cato on WINGS OF SORROW AND BONE and Historical and Cultural Accuracy at SF Signal
– Catching up with Beth Cato, author of Wings of Sorrow and Bone, and the Clockwork Dagger series at My Bookish Ways
– Steampunk, Gremlins, and Maple Sugar Cake: My interview with Nebula nominated author Beth Cato by Ruth Vincent
A reminder, too–my next Clockwork Dagger story is out in three weeks! It can be preordered now for just 99-cents.
I turned in my Breath of Earth edits to my editor last week. That took a huge burden off of me, but I haven’t been able to take it easy. Revisions ate my brain and my time, so I fell behind on everything else: short story and poetry re-submissions, story edits for myself and for other editors, my web site, general organization… and let’s not even talk about the cleanliness (or lack thereof) of my house. It’s a good thing we have therapists here a few times a week since that forces me to keep the main living areas in decent shape.
I have also, belatedly, jumped into Thanksgiving prep. I made and froze a couple batches of my soft dinner rolls and soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie dough and compiled ingredients for two different kinds of dressing and some other sides to feed company. I love doing all this, but I confess, this year I feel flustered and frantic as I ready myself for the holidays and catch up on everything else.
As part of that catch up, here are my latest publications and tour spots:
SFSignal interview with Beth Cato, by Patrick Hester; recorded at Sasquan/WorldCon
Reading and Writing Podcast discussion with Beth Cato
“Riders of the Apocalypse: Death” and “Hera Herself, at 8’clock Tonight,” Grievous Angel
Reminisces of a Kraken Caretaker, Devilfish Review
Holy Taco Church:
Yummy Marinade for Chicken
Advice for NaNoWriMo as Posted on Twitter
As part of the Wings of Sorrow and Bone tour:
GeekMom’s Geek Speaks… Fiction! with Gremlins Galore! Geeking Out About Hideously Adorable Sidekicks
The Writer’s Life eMagazine interview with me