Here’s the cover for Equus, edited by Rhonda Parrish and featuring a Thunder Road story by yours truly!
I’m stoked to be sharing this anthology with some excellent writers, and some writers I’ve yet to discover.
There’s always something magical about horses, isn’t there? Whether winged or at home in the water, mechanical or mythological, the equines that gallop through these pages span the fantasy spectrum. In one story a woman knits her way up to the stars and in another Loki’s descendant grapples with bizarre transformations while fighting for their life. A woman races on a unique horse to save herself from servitude, while a man rides a chariot through the stars to reclaim his self-worth. From steampunk-inspired stories and tales that brush up against horror to straight-up fantasy, one theme connects them all: freedom.
Featuring nineteen fantastic stories of equines both real and imagined by J.G. Formato, Diana Hurlburt, Tamsin Showbrook, M.L.D Curelas, Laura VanArendonk Baugh, VF LeSann, Dan Koboldt, J.J. Roth, Susan MacGregor, Pat Flewwelling, Angela Rega, Michael Leonberger, Sandra Wickham, Stephanie A. Cain, Cat McDonald, Andrew Bourelle, Chadwick Ginther, K.T. Ivanrest, and Jane Yolen.
My story made the back cover copy! You’ll never guess which one is mine.
The table of contents for Equus is finally live and it’s great to see everyone’s names. I’d sussed out a few other authors because I have a few friends on the list but it’s nice to see everyone all lined up. I’m very curious to read everyone else’s stories (and holy shit, I’m in a book with Jane Yolen)!
Stars, Wings, and Knitting Things by J.G. Formato
Eel and Bloom by Diana Hurlburt
A Complete Mare by Tamsin Showbrook
Neither Snow, nor Rain, nor Heat-Ray by M.L.D Curelas
Rue the Day by Laura VanArendonk Baugh
Riders in the Sky by VF LeSann
Above the Silver Sky by Daniel Koboldt
A Mother Unicorn’s Advice to Her Daughter by J.J. Roth
Ladies Day by Susan MacGregor
The Boys from Witless Bay by Pat Flewwelling
The Horse Witch by Angela Rega
Eli the Hideous Horse Boy by Michael Leonberger
Different by Sandra Wickham
To Ride a Steel Horse by Stephanie Cain
The Last Ride of Hettie Richter by Cat McDonald
We Us You by Andrew Bourelle
Scatter the Foals to the Wind by Chadwick Ginther
Lightless by K.T. Ivanrest
A Glory of Unicorns by Jane Yolen
Of course, I’m over the moon to be sharing a ToC with my good pal, and writing partner, Sandra Wickham; a first for us. Another first: sharing a ToC with my self-declared nemesis, Cat McDonald. Cat’s wanted to have a readoff to determine which of us will rule the universe for years now, so it looks like she might be getting her wish when Equus launches in July.
Get your Goodreads shelves ready!
Sold my first story of 2017!
The contract is signed, and I’ve seen other folks announcing their success as well, so here goes:
You’ll find my story, “Scatter the Foals to the Wind” in Equus, edited by Rhonda Parrish!
This is another Thunder Road ‘verse story, but I don’t want to say much more than that at the moment, other than my story is fantasy and involves horses. Let the speculation begin!