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Holiday Tales and Tidings

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in anthology:story, Blog, podcast | Comments Off on Holiday Tales and Tidings

I have my first-ever holiday story posted over at Every Day Fiction: “Rootless.” It’s a peculiar sort of love story between a dryad and its tree, and when that tree ends up being chopped down for Christmas purposes, well, that’s bad.

One of my wintery stories has just been republished in podcast form, too. “Hat Trick” can be heard (and downloaded!) over at Cast of Wonders. Just your average story of hockey, kids, and superpowers.

If you celebrate Christmas, I wish you a joyous day on the 25th. If you don’t celebrate Christmas, I still hope you have a joyous day. Peace to all.

Oh yeah, and with all the crazy food and sweets being offered up this week, be sure to…

EatYourVeggies

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Podcast Stories for the Weekend

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in anthology:story, Blog, podcast | Comments Off on Podcast Stories for the Weekend

Two of my older stories just debuted in audio. “Bless This House” was first published at Daily Science Fiction in 2010; it’s now on Far-Fetched Fables alongside a story by Seanan McGuire!

Next, I have “A Lonesome Speck of Home” at StarShipSofa. My space opera crossover of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers and Up is there for your listening pleasure along with Rachael K. Jones’s “Makeisha in Time” (one of the best stories published last year) and an interview with the Director of SETI. My story starts at about 21:30.

The first publication of “A Lonesome Speck of Home” is somewhat frustrating for me, even years later. It was accepted for the first issue of Blue Shift Magazine. The story was published online, but the publisher crumbled before the full magazine was ever printed. So, it was published in part, but likely not read. It feels good for “Lonesome Speck” to be in audio now, at a place where people can finally discover it. Yay!

Much Rejoicing

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Playing Catch-Up: Podcasts, Poetry, & Other News

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in anthology:poem, Blog, breath of earth, clockwork dagger shorts, holy taco church, novelocity, podcast, public speaking | Comments Off on Playing Catch-Up: Podcasts, Poetry, & Other News

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.

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As part of that catch up, here are my latest publications and tour spots:

Podcasts:
SFSignal interview with Beth Cato, by Patrick Hester; recorded at Sasquan/WorldCon
Reading and Writing Podcast discussion with Beth Cato

Poetry:
“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

Novelocity:
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

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Hear Me Speak

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in Blog, clockwork crown, clockwork dagger, podcast, public speaking | Comments Off on Hear Me Speak

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If you’re not able to attend my reading at WorldCon today, you can still hear my weird, raspy voice. I’m in the latest episode of the Skiffy and Fanty Show Podcast: The Wonders and Politics of Steampunk w/ Cherie Priest, Beth Cato, and Jaymee Goh.

It’s an interesting discussion. We talk about representation, whitewashing on covers, and some of the political issues around steampunk. There are a LOT of issues. We could have talked for hours on the subject, I’m sure, and as it is, the full broadcast is over an hour!

If you want to read my words instead, I talk about some books I recently read and enjoyed over at the What Writers Read. Particular favorites: Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho and The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard.

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Going Big Time

Posted by on Jun 12, 2015 in Blog, clockwork crown, others books, podcast, public speaking, reviews | Comments Off on Going Big Time

I had a big ol’ pile of links the other day and today I return with even more. I mean, whoa. The attention this week. My mind is all…

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Review of Clockwork Crown at NPR.org. …”Although Crown operates on a sprawling scale, it’s impeccably paced and compact, making for a potent conclusion to Cato’s rousing steampunk tale as well as a study in how less can be so much more.”

An excerpt at USA Today!

My post at John Scalzi’s Big Idea: Healers are heroes too, darnit.

Over at Bookish I have a list of five diverse steampunk books.

The Hook: The Clockwork Crown at Alex Shvartsman’s blog.

Wednesday morning I was interviewed by Professor Terry Lovell at KYCA out of Prescott. For a limited time, you can listen to that here. [Note: I was SO NERVOUS doing the interview but I made it through! I think I earned a piece of the Triforce for that.]

The wonderful David Nilsen at the Greenville, Ohio, Public Library invited me back to the Fourth & Sycamore blog with an interview and excerpt.

Wag the Fox interviewed me at Heavy Is the Steampunk That Wears the Crown: an interview with Beth Cato, author of “The Clockwork Crown.”

Romantic Tension in The Clockwork Crown at Coffee Time Romance.

The Clockwork Crown by Beth Cato

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So Many Links

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in anthology:poem, Blog, clockwork crown, clockwork dagger, holy taco church, online publication, podcast, public speaking | 1 comment

I am behind on All the Things. See, last week I finished up the novella I worked on for five days in November. Then I gave myself the severe deadline of finishing the first revision pass before the end of the month. Oh boy. That was mean of me. It’s been a very intense rewrite of a very bloated, crappy rough draft. It still needs a lot more work but that first pass is done and now I can catch up on other things, like my blog.

HI, GUYS. Let’s get all caught up, shall we?

– I was interviewed on the Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing Podcast. You can watch the full video or download the audio alone. I talk about my experience with Harper Voyager, my writing background, Dragon Quest slimes, and the Holy Taco Church. As one does.

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– Also on the subject of podcasts, at Skiffy and Fantasy Michael R. Underwood gave Clockwork Crown a shout-out as among his most anticipated reads of 2015. He’s at the 30 minute mark. The whole podcast is very interesting, the sort that’s dangerous for your book wish list.

 

Miss Hyde

– I’m REALLY EXCITED (CAPSLOCK!!!!) that I have an article on Tor.com: That Was Awesome: The Power of Voice in The Diabolical Miss Hyde. This is a new steampunk book out from Voyager in a few weeks. It’s really good, very intense, definitely on that borderline with horror.

– My recipe at the Holy Taco Church this month is a healthy one: Butternut Squash and Chickpea Tacos.

– Awesome Australian Pete Aldin interviewed me: On CLOCKWORK DAGGER, 5 Questions and 1 Statement.

I had a bunch of new poems come out this month as well!
“When Death Rides Among Puppets” is in Eye to the Telescope
– “Time Traveler’s Diagnosis,” “Loophole,” “The Border Cowboy in Fairyland,” and “The Border Cowboy’s Smile” are in Star*line 38.1. Follow that link and you can read “Loophole,” which is very short.

I think that’s everything? Maybe? Anything else can wait for another post. A long to-do list awaits!

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