When babysitting our granddaughters, we'd often read nursery rhymes to them. They enjoyed the rhythm and rhyme, and I found it a pleasant stroll down memory lane. Recently, I’ve enjoyed unexpected benefits from having those old stories brought back to mind. I've had two nursery-rhyme-inspired poems published—one most recently in June—with another slated to appear in September 2019. Who knew?
The June nursery-rhyme-inspired poem appeared on the New Myths web site, June 15, as part of Issue 47. It’s entitled “No Fairy Tale World,” and New Myths was kind enough to include it on their Reader’s Choice Award ballot. You can find the link to the poem here:
Also received word from the publisher that the Future Days anthology from Castrum Press, which includes my short story “The Caller”, has been released as an audio book.
What I'm Working On
I’m currently working on a review of The War Beneath, a near-future (2129) sci-fi novel by Timothy S. Johnston depicting intrigue under the seas right here on Earth. Next up for review is Jack Campbell’s military sci-fi Ascendant.
On the fiction front, I have a number of short stories I’m smoothing out before sending (or, in some cases, re-sending).
Just finished a review of Mike Resnick’s The Master of Dreams. That review is out on the submission trail.
My poem “Into the Net” was accepted for Eye to the Telescope Issue 33, with the theme of “Infection”. Looking forward to seeing that issue, which comes out in mid-July.
New Myths accepted my review of Suzanne Palmer’s novel Finder. Publication date for that review is TBD.
Post to Print’s second anthology of stories told from a cat’s point of view is now in production, with a target publication date of mid-October 2019. For a sneak peek at the contents, check out the story summaries on Post to Print’s website.
My story “A Dose of Humility” is among the mix. This story features Pepper the dog and Quicksilver the cat. Pepper and Quicksilver also appeared in “The Open Road”, which was included in the first From A Cat’s View anthology.