Changing of the Guard
“Changing of the Guard” is a short story available in Black-Eyed Peas: An Anthology of Hope, edited by Shannon Page. It is a fantasy story about hope and healing, originating from a writing prompt to narrate a story with an unconventional narrator (in this case, a tree.)
Catalog of Woe
“Catalog of Woe” is a short story available in Space, Inc., edited by Julie Czerneda. It tells the story of a librarian in a unique situation to save an entire species from extinction — if she only has the courage to act.
“The Darkbeast” is a short story available in Fantastic Companions, edited by Julie Czerneda. It tells the story of a young woman who must weigh her love for her closest friend against the deepest-held beliefs of her society. This story became the basis for the Keara’s Raven Series (Keara’s Raven: Escape and Keara’s Raven: Betrayal.)
Saving the Skychildren
“Saving the Skychildren” is a short story that was published in the magazine Realms of Fantasy, October 2000. It became the second chapter of The Glasswrights’ Progress.
April is the Cruelest Month
“April is the Cruelest Month” is an essay available in The Usual Path to Publication, edited by Shannon Page. It relates the story of how Mindy got “the call”, finding out that her first novel had sold.
Joys and Jeremiads of Traditional Fantasy
“Joys and Jeremiads of Traditional Fantasy” is an essay available in Nebula Awards Showcase 2003, edited by Nancy Kress. It looks at the challenge of publishing fantasy stories that appeal to adults in an age that is dominated by children’s books and fairy tales.
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