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Back in stock!

Hey folks, it’s been awhile since we’ve given you an update – sorry about that. Between the flu, school holidays and other fun stuff, we’ve been a little out of the loop. However, we just wanted to update you and let you know the first print run sold out a few weeks back, and we now have the second batch of books back in stock. So if you still haven’t picked up a copy, now is a great time to buy!

A few weeks ago Anna did an interview with one of the contributors, Tim Jones. You can have a read of that here; it gives some great behind the scenes insight into the project.

We’re still maintaining a 4+ star rating over at GoodReads, and if you need more convincing to go and order your copy I strongly suggest checking out Helen Lowe‘s A Peek Inside Tales for Canterbury series. So far she has posted snippets of her own story The Fountain, Tim Jones’ Sign of the Tui, Janis Freegard’s The Magician, Mary Victoria’s The Daughter of the Khan, and Juliet Marillier’s Juggling Silver. All great stories! What are you waiting for? Get reading!

Updates and Introductions: Part 5

Things are still chugging along behind the scenes. We are knee deep in edits and proofreading, and very close now to finalizing the line up, with just one story to come in, and a few left to read/confirm. It looks like there will be over 30 stories included in the anthology which makes it a real bargain!

In just a few short weeks now, we’re hoping to have the digital version available. It’s endlessly exciting thinking about that. I can’t believe that time is passing so quickly – April will be here in no time, and you’ll all be able to read the wonderful stories we’ve selected.

Speaking of stories, I’d like to introduce you to two more of our authors. It’s great we have so many fabulous female writers on board!

Kate Mahony has an MA in Creative Writing from Bill Manhire’s course at Victoria University. Her short fiction has been published in Best New Zealand Fiction Vol. 6, Turbine, Her magazine and the online International Literary Quarterly, Issue 14. Disoriented was previously published in Takahe 71. She teaches classes in short story writing at the Adult Community Education Centre at Wellington High School.

Helen Lowe is an award-winning novelist, broadcaster and poet. Her latest novel, The Heir of Night, the first in The Wall of Night quartet, is newly published in the USA, the UK, Australia and NZ, with recent foreign rights sales into the Netherlands and France. Helen’s first novel, Thornspell, was published by Knopf in 2008 to critical praise from Kirkus and Booklist, amongst others, and won the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novel: Young Adult in 2009.

Introducing…

As we get closer to finalizing the line-up for the anthology, we thought it was time to start introducing you to the writers we have on board. Seeing as we have our contributors list organized alphabetically, I thought we’d work backwards this time—just for something different 😉

Sean Williams writes across the field of science fiction and fantasy, for adults, young adults and children, and enjoys the odd franchise, too, such as Star Wars and Doctor Who. His work has won awards, debuted at #1 on the New York Times hardback bestseller list, and been translated into numerous languages. He was born in the dry, flat lands of South Australia, where he still lives with his wife and family. His latest novel is TROUBLETWISTERS, the first in a new series co-written with Garth Nix.

Jeff VanderMeer has had novels published in fifteen languages, won multiple awards, and made the best-of-year lists of Publishers Weekly, the San Francisco Chronicle, theLA Weekly, and many others. His award-winning short fiction has been featured onWired.com’s GeekDad and Tor.com, as well as in many anthologies and magazines, including ConjunctionsBlack Clock, and in American Fantastic Tales (Library of America). His nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, theWashington PostThe Huffington Post, and hundreds of others. In addition, he has edited or co-edited more than a dozen influential fiction anthologies for, among others, Bantam Books and Pan Macmillan. On the pop culture front, VanderMeer’s work has been turned into short films for PlayStation Europe and videos featuring music by The Church.

With his wife Ann, he has lectured, conducted master classes, and given workshops all over the world, including at the Brisbane Arts Center in Australia, the University of California at San Diego, and Wofford College, in South Carolina. He is a frequent guest of honor at conferences around the world, including such events as Utopiales in France, the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, the Brisbane Writers Festival in Australia, Finncon in Helsinki, and the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis. For more information, visit jeffvandermeer.com or contact vanderworld@hotmail.com.

These are just two of the amazing writers we have lined up, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy the stories they have contributed.

A new week

Well, it’s been a while since our last update, but we have been very busy behind the scenes. If you’ve checked out our contributor’s page recently you’ll notice that we now have 20 confirmed contributors, with more to be added shortly.

We’re working away at all the behind the scenes bits and pieces so that we can get pre-orders up for both the e-book and print versions of the Anthology: our ISBN’s have come through, the cover is almost done and we’re working on a blurb at the moment. We’ve just got a few stories left to confirm from our ‘already submitted’ pile, and a few more yet to come in—we’re getting close to having our final line up!

So this week coming we’ll get to show you the beautiful cover for the anthology, and we’ll take the time to introduce you to our contributors in a little more depth. Most importantly though, we’ll be getting putting out information on how you can go about getting your hands on a copy of Tales for Canterbury.

 

Interview update and facebook

Sorry to anyone who was listening this afternoon and wondered where I’d got to! They called halfway through the alloted time to apologise, as they’d had to shuffle around the afternoons schedule but that’s okay 🙂 It should go ahead tomorrow morning.

I will let you know what time, after I get the phone call.

In other news, our Facebook page is now up. It’s a little bare while we wait for an image to be made, but I’ll be posting some updates there. It would be great if you could *like* us  🙂