So I got some really great news and some not so awesome news.
The really great news: My longish short story “The Cloak of Isis” is going to be included in the Scheherazade’s Facade anthology from Norilana Books, edited by the wonderful and hard-working Michael M. Jones. I was super excited by this anthology when I first heard about it and I can’t tell you how happy I am to be in there. I think it’s going to be awesome.
In addition, this is the first time I’ll have a story in PRINT. Yes, in a real book that you can hold in your hands. As much as I love and believe in e-publishing, the bibliophile in me loves the sheer sensual experience of a print book, so this has been something I’ve been hoping for a while now.
The not so awesome news, though it’s by no means awful: For various reasons, a lot of Norilana’s scheduled releases have been pushed back a full year. So instead of October 2010, the release date for Scheherazade’s Facade is now October 2011. It’ll still come out and it’ll still be great… it’s just going to be a while.
In the meantime, the editor will be looking around to see if another publisher might be interested in picking up and releasing the anthology. So there’s a chance it might come out sooner. I’ll naturally post with news once/if I have any.
But yeah, on balance, this is terrific. I don’t care if I have to wait. I am excited.