A short story sale to Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales. The theme for this anthology is young adult speculative fiction, and it’s edited by Julie Czerneda and Susan MacGregor. This will be my first appearance in this long-standing Canadian anthology series.
Congratulations to Mike Rimar from my writing group the Stop-Watch Gang, who also made it into the anthology. Our stories both went through the group’s critique process, so many thanks to the SWG. Elaine Chen and Claude Lalumiere also will be in this volume. The book launch will be great!
Charles Tan reviewed THE BEST OF BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES, YEAR ONE, at his blog Bibliophile Stalker, and rather liked it. He mentions my story "Silk and Shadow" and had this to say:
..."Silk and Shadow" by Tony Pi which embraces the epic nature it's drawing inspiration from. The characters do not veer away from your initial expectations but what sets the story apart is its magic system and how the hero uses this to outwit his enemies. One could say this is a plot-driven narrative with a well thought-out cosmology and creative mystery. What adds oomph, however, is the way Pi fashions the ending which leaves room for ambiguity and fits the notions of a Tragedy.
Pecan pie at Wanda's Pie in the Sky on Pi Day. Yum.