I’ve sold “A Geas of the Purple School,” another novelette about Baldemar the wizard’s henchman, to The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.
Also, Charlie Finlay tells me that the Baldemar story, “The Plot Against Fantucco’s Armor” will run in the March/April issue, and the final Raffalon story, “Sternutative Sortilege” should appear in the May/June ish.
PS Publishing wants my novel, Ghost Dreams, a contemporary fantasy novel about a commercial burglar haunted by the ghost of a woman who was railroaded into an insane asylum back in the 1940s. We’ll make the deal after the holidays.
This is the fourth novel I’ve sold to PS, one of the UK’s foremost small presses, and my twentieth sale overall.
Also, I’m about to finish the first draft of a Dying Earthesque fantasy novel about three odd characters — one of them a kind of god — and all three of them unreliable narrators. It’s been an interesting experience shaping the story.
I am grateful to my Patreon patrons for supporting me while I was writing Ghost Dreams. Their pledges make it possible for me to write longer works, instead of short stories and novelettes to sell to magazines for nine or ten cents a word.
If you would like to be my patron, please visit my Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4687520
I’m going to be doing a novel-writing workshop at VCon, Vancouver’s annual sf con, the weekend of October 5 – 7. Charles Stross may be doing it as well (he’s GoH at the con).
Participation will be limited. Prospective participants need to send the first 3,000 words of their novels to the organizer, Canadian megafan, R. Graeme Cameron at polar(dot)borealis(dot)magazine(at)gmail(dot)com as soon as possible. Deadline for receiving submissions will be September 7.