I’ve been waiting for several things to fall into place so I could announce them, and they finally have. Hooray!
I can hear you now. You’re saying, “But Marie, hasn’t that story been told already?”
Indeed it has, but not like this! You didn’t think Pierre and Ned spent all their time aboard the Nautilus looking at fish, did you? Now you can find out just what else was going on between the French Naturalist and his favorite Canadian harpooner. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is part of Total E-Bound’s new line of Clandestine Classics. You can pre-order it now. It will be available for download on July 30th and released in print sometime after that.
In August, Saviours of Oestend will be released in print. I don’t have an exact date yet, but I’ll let you know as soon as I do.
Also, I’m thrilled to announce that Dreamspinner Press will release The Letter Z and Paris A to Z together in a print anthology on August 13th! You can find that here. Please note, these aren’t new stories. They’re exactly the same as the ebooks that came out in 2010 and 2011. But for those of you who have been waiting for the paperback version, your wait is over.
Next up is Second Hand, a novel which I started and Heidi Cullinan finished. This is part of the Tucker Springs Series, which LA Witt and I cooked up one day over chat. The series began at Amber Allure and will now be published by Riptide Publishing. All of the books will work as stand-alones, but they have a bit of overlap as well (much like the Coda series). You can find the first book in the series, Where Nerves End by LA Witt, here. Second Hand is the second book in the series, and it will be released on September 10th. I should have cover art and a buy link very, very soon.
Last but not least, Heidi and I have finally finished The Chicago Project! It’s been renamed Family Man. We’ve submitted it to a publisher. No word yet on exactly when it will be published, but this is a story Heidi and I are very excited about, so I’ll let you know as soon as I have news.
What comes next? I honestly have no idea whatsoever. I’m on vacation with my family this week. We’re in South Carolina at Fripp Island. It’s gorgeous! Amazing beaches, no crowds, tons of swimming pools and activities for the kiddo (when she’s not in the ocean). We spent a day at the Water Festival in Beaufort, which we loved. Tonight, we went on a sunset cruise and saw TONS of dolphins. Tomorrow, we’re headed to Charleston for the day. But after this week, it’s back to work. Sort of.
Next week I’ll be at RWA in Anaheim. If you’re there, track me down. Please. I’ll probably be in the bar.
I’ll be home for August, but then in September I head to Italy for three weeks. I’ll be with about ten other women. I’m the baby of the group by more than ten years. We’ll have several days each in Rome, Florence, and Venice. I really, truly cannot wait! And then of course in October, I’ll be at GayRomLit in Albuquerque!
As far as writing goes, I’m just waiting to see what develops in between all these trips.
Thanks to all of you for your ongoing support! I hope you all have a wonderful summer!