I’m so excited to announce that Angela Slatter and I have signed a deal with Russell B. Farr at Ticonderoga Publications for our collection of interconnected short stories, Midnight and Moonshine. Angela and I have collaborated on stories in the past, but this will be our first collection together and I couldn’t be more delighted!
The press release has just hit t’internetz, and it goes as little something like this:
Ticonderoga Publications is excited to announce the forthcoming publication of a collection of collaborations by the almost embarrassingly talented Lisa L Hannett and Angela Slatter.
The collection will be titled Midnight and Moonshine, scheduled for publication in November 2012.
Midnight and Moonshine traces the origins of the icy and dangerous Fae and explores their interactions over the centuries with the Beaufort family. Driven from their realm, the Fae come to America with Viking raiders in the 10th century; when the Vikings discover the nature of their stowaways, they desert them in the new land.
Left to their own devices the Fae worm their way through history, largely keeping apart from humanity, but occasionally making connections that have long-term effects in America’s alternative Deep South.
“It’s a totally amazing premise — fantastically original, from the minds and the hands of two outstanding writers,” Ticonderoga Editor Russell B Farr said.
“Hannett and Slatter are incredible talents, and every time they combine they create something extraordinary,” Russell B Farr added.
The book will collect ten proposed stories.
Lisa L Hannett lives in Adelaide — city of churches, bizarre murders, and pie floaters. She has sold stories to venues including Clarkesworld, Fantasy, Weird Tales, ChiZine, Electric Velocipede, Shimmer, Midnight Echo and Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded. She is a graduate of the Clarion South Writers Workshop. Her first collection, Bluegrass Symphony, is being published by Ticonderoga Publications in August 2011. You can visit her at http://lisahannett.com.
Angela Slatter’s short stories have appeared in Dreaming Again, Strange Tales II, 2012, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet and Shimmer. Her work has had Honourable Mentions in the Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror anthologies and has three times been shortlisted for an Aurealis Award. She is a graduate of Tin House 2006 and Clarion South 2009, and she blogs at http://www.angelaslatter.com. She has two short story collections out in 2010: Sourdough & Other Stories (Tartarus Press, UK) and The Girl with No Hands & Other Tales (Ticonderoga Publications).
Midnight and Moonshine is scheduled for publication in November 2012. The collection will be available in limited edition hardcover and trade editions.