...but I thought I'd let anyone dropping by know that my short story collection, Leyfarers and Wayfarers, was released. Sixteen speculative stories by moi -- fantasy, SF, and quirky sub-genres in a variety of styles.
The indie publisher, Charlie Dawg Press, used this for the back blurb:
• Sophie and her family join forces with a Russian elf to battle seductive demons rising from the waters of the Missouri River. • No one but Simon has seen this kind of vampire, but they’re as real as the cartoon who tends them. • UFOs? MIBs? Why wouldn’t a person report sighting them? • On the frozen world of the Vulperi, Niowa races to save her brother. • Nerelos is the slave of a Spider Lord, but is death the only escape?
From the fertile imagination of G. L. Francis, sixteen stories of other times, other places, other beings.
Last Edit: Dec 30, 2014 12:26:21 GMT -5 by metalikhan
Post by metalikhan on Dec 30, 2014 12:11:24 GMT -5
Excellent! Hope you enjoy the stories!
Each of them has a little behind-the-scenes intro -- 1-5 paragraphs -- that was fun, too.
I just got word from the publisher that it got international downloads during it's promo launch. Pretty cool!
But you know the mixed blessing & curse of writers. Now that LAW (short for Leyfarers and Wayfarers) is done, marketing drudgery takes over. I have the tenacity of a terrier while I'm on project(s), but the boredom threshold of a 3-year-old when I'm not. Already back to work on re-edits of the old MLP select entry, the steampunk novel that follows the "Tools of the Trade" short story in LAW, and the full cyber-navigator cycle that "Triptych: We of Starlight Ships" (also in LAW) is part of. I took a plunge into another genre--creative non-fiction--and recently had my first acceptance with that.
Post by metalikhan on Dec 30, 2014 12:24:50 GMT -5
BTW, I forgot to mention that "Suntosun Shipping", another of my short stories, appeared in Different Dragons II that Dana Bell edited for WolfSinger Press. Another fun story, but writing it made me want to do more with that milieu, too. So many stories, so little time!