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RED DUST AND DANCING HORSES out today!

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Blog, red dust collection | 0 comments

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Release day! My collection is now officially unleashed upon the world:

This debut collection from Nebula-nominated author Beth Cato brings together works that span history and space, a showcase of vividly imagined speculative stories that range from introspective and intense to outright whimsical. Here you’ll find the souls of horses bonded into war machines of earth and air, toilet gnomes on the rampage, magical pies, a mad scientist mother, a bitter old man who rages against giant extraterrestrial robots, and a sentient house that longs to be a home. The book features 28 stories and 6 poems, and includes Cato’s acclaimed story “The Souls of Horses.”

People said nice things about it!

“Cato hits her intended targets with compassion and insight.” –Publishers Weekly

“These hauntingly beautiful stories and poems each contain a deep aching sadness wrapped around a beautiful gleaming hope–like fog around a sunbeam. If you weren’t in love with Cato’s writing before you sat down to read this collection, you will be by the time you’re finished.”
–Rhonda Parrish, editor of Equus

Order it in paperback and ebook from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and straight from the publisher, Fairwood Press.

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New Publications & Podcasts to Start September

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in anthology:story, Blog, breath of earth, call of fire, online publication, public speaking, red dust collection, writerly advice | 0 comments

It’s Labor Day already? How did that happen? I fell behind on website updates, as in often the case with book release time, but my Bibliography and the Blood of Earth Trilogy media page are now current. Below are some highlights from August… and two chances to enter to win my books over on Goodreads, including a galley of my collection, out in two months!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Red Dust and Dancing Horses by Beth Cato

Red Dust and Dancing Horses

by Beth Cato

Giveaway ends September 10, 2017.

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The Clockwork Crown by Beth Cato

The Clockwork Crown

by Beth Cato

Giveaway ends September 10, 2017.

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New Story:
“Excerpts from the 100-day Food Diary of Angela Meyer,” Nature

Podcasts:
– O&F Podcast, Ep. 161: Once & Future Live Megacast, Gen Con 2017: Beth Cato & Mercedes Lackey
The Two Gay Geeks podcast 127: interview with Beth Cato
– Unscrambled Authors Episode 32: Beth Cato

Call of Fire Guest Blogs:
– Scalzi’s Big Idea: Beth Cato’s Call of Fire
My Favorite Bit: Call of Fire
Historical Research Tips from Beth Cato
– Author Beth Cato on Writing Her First Sex Scene
– Page 69 Test: Call of Fire

Other Guest Blogs:
At the Nature Blog: The Story Behind the Story of ‘Excerpts from the 100 day Food Diary of Angela Meyer’
– Tor.com Feature: Five Books Set in the Pacific Northwest

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Rhysling Nominations! Three of them!

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in anthology:poem, awards, Blog, red dust collection | Comments Off on Rhysling Nominations! Three of them!

The Rhysling Award is the top award in genre poetry. The past two years, I’ve been thrilled to have one poem nominated each year. This year, I somehow managed to get THREE on the ballot.

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Those three poems are:
“The Box of Dust and Monsters”, Devilfish Review 17

“The Death of the Horse,” Remixt Magazine 1:8

– “Morning During Migration Season,” Star*Line 39.4

If you’re in the Science Fiction Poetry Association, you’ll soon get the nominees bound together in a book; thanks for reading and considering my work! The volume will also be available for the public to buy. On an offhand note, “The Death of the Horse” will also be included in my forthcoming collection Red Dust and Dancing Horses (now available to preorder).

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COVER REVEAL: Red Dust & Dancing Horses & Other Stories

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Blog, red dust collection | Comments Off on COVER REVEAL: Red Dust & Dancing Horses & Other Stories

It’s my 37th birthday, and I am sharing something awesome with the world: the cover of my short story and poetry collection, out this November from Fairwood Press!

Red Dust and Dancing Horses

The artist is Kazuhiko Nakamura. The collection will include several of my steampunk horse stories, so this cover is absolutely perfect. Look for a full table of contents and preorder links in the coming months!

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Big News: Fairwood Press Story Collection Next Fall

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in Blog, red dust collection | Comments Off on Big News: Fairwood Press Story Collection Next Fall

I’m emerging from my Revision Cave with some happy news: in fall 2017, Fairwood Press will release a collection of my stories and poems! It’s called Red Dust and Dancing Horses and Other Stories. This will be a novel-length selection of my works–the best ones out of over 70 published stories and 100 poems. And the cover. Oh wow. The art is absolutely perfect. I can’t wait to reveal the final version in the coming months!

There will be a lot more news to come!

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