Wednesday, June 20, 2012


I am thrilled to present this gorgeous cover with art by Allen Williams for QUEEN VICTORIA'S BOOK OF SPELLS: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy in which my short story about a human electrical abberation, "Charged", will appear. (3/13 from Tor Books)

Table of Contents:
“The Fairy Enterprise” by Jeffrey Ford
“From the Catalogue of the Pavilion of the Uncanny and Marvelous, Scheduled for Premiere at the Great Exhibition (Before the Fire)” by Genevieve Valentine
“The Memory Book” by Maureen McHugh
“Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells” by Delia Sherman
“La Reine D’Enfer” by Kathe Koja
“Briar Rose” by Elizabeth Wein
“The Governess” by Elizabeth Bear
“Smithfield” by James P. Blaylock
“The Unwanted Women of Surrey” by Kaaron Warren
“Charged” by Leanna Renee Hieber
“Mr. Splitfoot” by Dale Bailey
“Phosphorus” by Veronica Schanoes
“We Without Us Were Shadows” by Catherynne M. Valente
“The Vital Importance of the Superficial” by Ellen Kushner and Caroline Stevermer
“The Jewel in the Toad Queen’s Crown” by Jane Yolen
“A Few Twigs He Left Behind” by Gregory Maguire
“Their Monstrous Minds” by Tanith Lee
“Estella Saves the Village” by Theodora Goss

Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells will be released from Tor simultaneously in both hardcover and trade paperback March 2013. Here's the art without the text. I'm in love with it. Kudos Mr. Williams!

So many exciting releases coming up this fall and next year! I'll be re-releasing the Strangely Beautiful saga this summer and fall, my next new release is my short story "At Will" which headlines the beautiful anthology WILLFUL IMPROPRIETY: 13 Tales of Society, Scandal and Romance (Sept. 4th, Running Press in the US and Constable & Robinson in the UK), then of course the sequel to my Daphne du Maurier Award nominated DARKER STILL: A Novel of Magic Most Foul arrives this November: THE TWISTED TRAGEDY OF MISS NATALIE STEWART (Sourcebooks). In addition to looking forward to this exciting anthology with so many names I adore and admire, I expect to have another announcement to share very soon concerning even more things to look forward to in 2013, so stay tuned. :)

Cheers and happy haunting!!!

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