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Forthcoming anthologies to preorder

Posted by on May 15, 2020 in anthology:nonfiction, anthology:poem, anthology:story, Blog | 0 comments

This is a rough time for the publishing industry and authors, period. Many bookstores are closed or operating in different ways. New releases are not getting much attention. Readers have other priorities for their time and money. Authors are struggling to focus, promote, and write. The actual publishing process is in a bad way, with warehouses closed because of sickness and paper imports from China greatly curtailed.

I want to highlight four forthcoming anthologies that have preorder links available.┬áIf you can’t budget to buy new books, you can always request your local library to carry them. And always, reviews on places like Amazon and Goodreads are a huge help.

First up, on May 26th, Swashbuckling Cats: Nine Lives on the Seven Seas is released by Tyche Books. PIRATE CATS. This is an anthology all about PIRATE CATS. How awesome is that?! A release day party will be held on Facebook. Find out about that here and participate in the event for a chance to win door prizes.

 

Chicken Soup Magic of Cats 2020

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Cats will be released in print and ebook on July 7th, 2020. (Release was pushed back a month.) I’ve had stories in a lot of Chicken Soup cat books, but this will be my first story about my ‘new’ cats–with this one all about my brilliant ginger trickster, Finn.

 

book of dragons

Also out on July 7th: The Book of Dragons will be a beautiful, fully-illustrated (by Rovina Cai!) hardcover release from Harper Voyager, edited by Jonathan Strahan. I’ve already read it in galley form, and let me tell you the blunt truth: this is one of the most solid anthologies released in recent years. It includes my first solicited poem, “Make Me a Dragon.” I wrote it while very angry. I am betting a lot of people will relate to the mood.

Escape Pod anthology

On October 20th, Titan Books will release the Escape Pod Science Fiction Anthology. The table of contents for this book blows me away. I’m still stupefied that I was invited to take part. My story is very much a signature Beth Cato kind of thing, science fiction with a dose of fantasy plus a cantankerous felizard (that’s part feline, part lizard) that threatens to steal the show.

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New Publication Flood!

Posted by on Oct 22, 2019 in anthology:nonfiction, anthology:poem, anthology:story, Blog | Comments Off on New Publication Flood!

Publishing is weird. Stories and poems get accepted and could be published a week later or the next year. It seems like once or twice a year, weird timing kicks in and a whole bunch of things end up published at the same time. This is one of those times.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas: 101 Tales of Holiday Love and WonderNew stories:
“The Wind Knows All” in Nature (plus, a blog post on the story behind the story)
– nonfiction “The Advent of New Holiday Traditions” in Chicken Soup for the Soul: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas [Amazon affiliate link]

Poetry:
– “Old Coyote” in Eye to the Telescope Issue 34: Tricksters
– three poems in Daikaijuzine: “A Purring Cat is a Time Machine,” “Dollar Store Monsters,” and “Drought and Dryad”

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New release: Chicken Soup for the Soul: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas: 101 Tales of Holiday Love and Wonder

Posted by on Oct 15, 2019 in anthology:nonfiction, chicken soup for the soul | Comments Off on New release: Chicken Soup for the Soul: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas: 101 Tales of Holiday Love and Wonder

Chicken Soup for the Soul: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas: 101 Tales of Holiday Love and Wonder

 

The holiday season draws near, and as always, the good folks at Chicken Soup for the Soul have a new book that celebrates it. I’m happy to share a true story about how my family adapted Christmas for the sake of my autistic son–in particular, about his deep love of chocolate-filled advent calendars. You’ll find “The Advent of New Holiday Traditions” on page 206 of Chicken Soup for the Soul: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas: 101 Tales of Holiday Love and Wonder.

Needless to say, it makes a great holiday gift! Get it most anywhere, including the major places:

Barnes & Noble

Amazon

Indiebound

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Yes! out today & includes my story!

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018 in anthology:nonfiction, Blog, chicken soup for the soul | Comments Off on Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Yes! out today & includes my story!

Chicken Soup Power of Yes

 

A new Chicken Soup for the Soul book is out today. The Power of Yes! includes my story “Wrestling with Imposter Syndrome,” and though it doesn’t name names, is about the wonderful but challenging time I had attending Cascade Writers Workshop in 2012 right as my agent was about to send The Clockwork Dagger on submission to editors. If you’re struggling right now (gosh, who isn’t?), maybe my story and the others in this anthology will provide a positive boost to help you along.

The book is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and most everywhere else.

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New Stories and Poems for November

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in anthology:nonfiction, anthology:poem, anthology:story, Blog, novelocity | Comments Off on New Stories and Poems for November

My focus has been on books this past while, but I still have shorter works coming out as well. Here’s the latest!

Novelocity
5 Big Reasons Literary Agents are Important Beyond the Book Deal

Stories
– “Moon Skin,” Swords & Steam Short Stories
– “A Recipe for Rain and Rainbows” (reprint), Mysterion: Rediscovering the Mysteries of the Christian Faith

Poetry
“Witch and Stick,” New Myths issue 36
“The Death of the Horse,” Remixt Magazine Volume 1 Issue 8
– “Morning During Migration Season” and “Horse and Girl,” Star*line 39.4

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Double release day: Chicken Soup and Galactic Games

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in anthology:nonfiction, anthology:story, Blog, chicken soup for the soul | Comments Off on Double release day: Chicken Soup and Galactic Games

This is quite a day, as I have two radically different stories out in radically different anthologies!

Galactic Games

Galactic Games is my first time in a Baen anthology! Yay! These stories follow different sports around a central theme of the titular Galactic Games. My story is “Minor Hockey Gods of Barstow Station,” with a team of disillusioned human roller hockey players stranded on a very cold alien space station. The table of contents for this book just blows me away: George R. R. Martin, Robert Silverberg, Seanan McGuire, Mercedes Lackey… wow. I’m thrilled that editor Bryan Thomas Schmidt is letting me mingle with the big kids.

Chicken Soup Spirit of America_sm

Meanwhile, my other book out today is Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of America. My story is one among 101 others, and is about my autistic son Nicholas and how we have learned how to celebrate the 4th of July in new, wonderful ways. This is one of those stories that makes me emotional because it hits me with a profound sense of homesickness. I guess the folks at Chicken Soup felt some of that vibe, too.

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