Tuesday Trifecta: Book of Blasphemous Words Received; Mom’s Revenge Delayed; Untreed Reads Coming to Microsoft Bookstore
Well, yes, that’s not really what “trifecta” means, not exactly, but here’s another group of three things all bunched up in one post:
1. THE BOOK OF BLASPHEMOUS WORDS, a prose anthology for which I sent a poem, er, “story in verse” instead (cf. February 4, January 27, et al.) has appeared in my mailbox. Not surprisingly, my “Tit for Tat,” originally published in James Ward Kirk’s 2015 anthology GHOSTS: REVENGE, is the only actual poem in the book, but the editors agreed with me that it seemed a perfect fit. Further info can be found here.
2. MOTHER’S REVENGE, briefly noted below in Saturday’s triplet re. my story “Swarms” (see April 8, et al.), looks now as though it will slip past its previously announced April 22, Earth Day release, but hopefully will be at least available for pre-order then. More on this as it develops.
3. To quote Editor Jay Hartman of Untreed Reads Publishing: You may have heard that Microsoft is launching a new ebookstore. This will be part of an upcoming Windows 10 update, and folks will be able to purchase from the MS Digital Bookstore to read on their PC, laptop or tablet devices (like the Microsoft Surface). I’m pleased to say that thanks to some of the distribution partnerships we have in place, all Untreed Reads titles and those of our distribution clients will be available on the Microsoft platform at launch. My books in this batch are short story chapbooks I’M DREAMING OF A. . . and VANITAS and the novelette PEDS, all three of which (along with the anthology YEAR’S END: 14 TALES OF HOLIDAY HORROR, with my lead story “Appointment in Time”) can be found/ordered right now by pressing any one of their pictures in the center column, while more background on the new Windows 10 outlet can be found here.