There are just two weeks left to nominate work for the Hugo Awards, and I’ve got some stakes in this game. My story, “Chopin’s Eyes,” which came out in Strange Horizons last summer, is eligible for the short story category. It’s a sexy historical fantasy piece about romantic music and demonic possession, featuring George Sand and–who else?–Frederic Chopin. Special cameos by pop idol Franz Liszt and his long-suffering mistress.
More importantly, it’s my second (and final!) year of eligibility for the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer. This encompasses all my work! And my general existence in the SFF field. I’m in some really sterling company, eligibility-wise, so make sure to check out the other candidates, especially writers like Carmen Maria Machado, Sam J. Miller, Usman Tanveer Malik, Alyssa Wong, Isabel Yap, David Edison, JY Yang, Gillian Conahan, Emily Jiang, and Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam.
And if you’ve got time for little ol’ me, after you read their brilliant work, here are some convenient links!
Amberlough, forthcoming from Tor Books, fall 2016
“Homegrown Tomatoes,” Escape Pod (January 2015)
“Chopin’s Eyes,” Strange Horizons (July 2014)
“In the Guts of the Night,” Asimov’s website (May 2014)
“In Flagrante Delicto,” Grim Corps vol. 2 (as Lara Donnelly) (October 2013)
“Apocalypse Walking,” Mythic Delirium (November 2013)
“The Witches of Athens,” Strange Horizons (October 2013)
“The Bohemian Method,” Icarus (as Lara Donnelly) (March 2013)