What’s just as nice as winning an Aurealis Award?
Being approached by the lovely people over at PodCastle to do a podcast of the story. (You can find the Podcast of The Giant’s Lady here) A big thank you to the team at PodCastle and to Barry Haworth for going that extra mile to get the pronunciations right.
And it is great to see PodCastle supporting Australian writers by doing an Aurealis Awards series of pod casts. Go Aussie Authors!
‘The Giant’s Lady’ was published in Legends 2, edited by Ian Whates, Stories in Honor of David Gemmell. It was a thrill when Ian asked me to submit a story for this anthology and now I hope new readers will be able to connect with the story via the podcast.
Warning: Technical Writerly Stuff and possible Spoiler Alert
When the story won the award the judges said they liked the unreliable narrator. This is interesting because I wasn’t trying to write an unreliable narrator. The narrator was trying to make sense of the world and the motivations of the people around him, just as we all do, all the time. Sometimes we misinterpret other people’s motivations.
Here’s the anthology, along with the Aurealis Award.
Legends 2, where ‘The Giant’s Lady’ appears, and the actual Aurealis Award for best fantasy short story
Solaris, my publisher, is having an Advent Calendar, where ebooks go up on sale for a short time. You can find a copy of The King’s Bastard here for only 99p. (From this I suspect it is only available for those readers in the UK, although it does say, the book is available in Amazon, iBooks, Google Play and Kobo).
And here is the super cool, updated covers from the new Solaris Classics line.
Many thanks to the guys at Solaris/Rebellion!
Well today is the 13th of September and it’s the day Solaris release KRK book one. This is the launch of their new Solaris Classics line. Yaaaay
I’m incredibly honoured but also quietly terrified. I don’t know if writers ever get over this sense of trepidation.
I’m really pleased because The King’s Man, (a novella about Garzik) was only available as an ebook and now it will be printed at the end of book two, so people who contacted me wanting a print version will be satisfied.
It’s coming out in what we call trade paperback here in Australia. The cover looks stunning.(Many thanks to Clint Langley for his gripping artwork) Here’s hoping the readers think so too.
Legends 2, the anthology in honour of David Gemmell, has been launched. Here are some of the authors at Nine Worlds signing books. (Ian Whates, Stan Nicholls, John Gwynne, Ed Cox, Gav Thorpe, and Gavin Smith).
Meanwhile, across the seas in Australia, I’ll be waiting for my author copies to make their way to my front door.
There are some good reviews up on Amazon already. I notice one of the reviewers mentions that they would like the stories to be longer. Writing fantasy in the short story format is really difficult. You need to give enough background and set up the world, while revealing character and motivation yet still drive the narrative forward. Parring back my story to the right length was a challenge.
I was chuffed to be asked to contribute and am honoured to be in such good company. Look out for a copy of Legends 2.