Hello all, here is where I make a foray into the world of science fiction! Pleased to announce that To Shape The Dark, an anthology of feminist science fiction compiled and edited by Athena Andreadis and featuring my Chekhovesque (well I can only hope!) story “Ward 7”, is being welcomed to the world on 1st May.
It’s already been very warmly reviewed by Analog SF and given its predecessor, The Other Half of the Sky, has done very well, I’d love to create awareness of it in Ireland. If any sci-fi periodicals or book bloggers of any genre (particularly those I’ve interacted with before) would be interested in reviewing the anthology, please drop me a line via the contact form and I will pass your enquiry on.
Many thanks – and if you are interested in having a read yourself, it’s on Goodreads too.
I’m not sure how I stumbled on this but I noticed that White Feathers is currently ranking very highly in the Kindle Historical Fiction section on Amazon Australia, coming in at 140. I suspect it’s because the digital list price has been reduced by AUS$11 🙂
But…it’s also worth reflecting that in WWI the Australians and New Zealanders sent out more fighting men as a percentage of their forces than any other nation of the then Empire – and lost huge numbers of them in fruitless, almost spitefully stupid campaigns and that anger about the war remains and is felt strongly around Anzac day. White Feathers does not shy away from unabashed anger in places and perhaps that is something that strikes a chord.
Whatever the reason, I’m very grateful for the interest, and many thanks to Australian and NZ readers. I hope the story moves you, and do feel free to drop a comment here if you wish.
Over on writing.ie, I talk about the importance of business cards, along with authors Catherine Ryan Howard and Andrea Carter. Hop over and have a read if you’re wondering why they’re a good idea!