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My thanks to Maria Perry of Flights of Fantasy bookstore in Albany and the folks of LASTSFA for hosting such a great booksigning yesterday. The room was packed, our three authors gave great readings, and Joshua and I talked about cage match wrestling the editorial process. At the end we signed stacks of books for customers, which is a lovely way to end any signing.

Alas, due to the long drive home, I couldn't stay for the dinner afterwards that LASTSFA hosted, but I'm sure they had a blast.

If you couldn't make it and would like a signed copy of THE MODERN FAE'S GUIDE TO SURVIVING HUMANITY, there were four or five copies left over, so you'll want to head over soon.
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First review spotted was from Richard Marcus on BLOGCRITICS.ORG. He had nice things to say about the individual stories, as well as saying this about the collection--
All of the stories were equally captivating. The editors have also done a good job in selecting stories that represent a cross section of the various types of fantasy story on offer today.

Which made my day, since that was exactly what we were trying for.
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This morning MODERN FAE contributor April Steenburgh and I are debating whether Saturday's readings should be livened up beatnik style (drums, etc), or by interpretive dance. I doubt I could keep from cracking up long enough to pull off an interpretive dance of her story. But if I could, it would be awesome.
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THE MODERN FAE'S GUIDE TO SURVIVING HUMANITY has already been spotted at bookstores in the wild. The official release is on Tuesday, March 6th, and to celebrate there will be a release party at the George F. Johnson Library in Endicott, hosted by Joshua Palmatier and April Steenburgh.

I can't make the release party, but will be at Flights of Fantasy in Albany, NY on Saturday, March 10th, at 5PM, along with co-editor Joshua Palmatier, and contributors S.C. Butler, Susan Jett and April Steenburgh, who will each be reading excerpts from their stories and talking about being in the anthology. S.C. Butler is the author of the Stoneways trilogy who has worked with us before, while for Susan Jett and April Steenburgh, their appearance in MODERN FAE represents their first professional sale, so it will be interesting to hear their different perspectives on the experience. If you can't make the event, you can call the store to reserve a signed copy, or stop by after the event to pick one up.
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Last night I got to pet a copy of THE MODERN FAE'S GUIDE TO SURVIVING HUMANITY edited by the Olympic Drinking tag team of Palmatier and Bray. Those happy few who are lucky enough to be at Boskone can pick up a copy at Larry Smith's table in the dealer's room.

The rest of you can get your copies when it goes on sale on March 6th.
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- Hang out with friends
- Check the dealer's room for all the new releases that I've missed
- Eat
- Drink
- Repeat

I'm attending Boskone this year, but because I was unsure of my schedule, I declined to be on any programming. And now I'm looking forward to a convention where I don't have commitments, and can just do the good parts-- go to panels that look interesting, and talk with friends about our shared passions.

Plus, of course, harassing partner-in-crime jpsorrow, who I haven't seen since he stopped by New Hampshire on his way to Arisia last month. With only a few weeks before THE MODERN FAE'S GUIDE TO SURVIVING HUMANITY hits the shelves, we must synch up our plans for world domination.
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Available in March 2012 from DAW, THE MODERN FAE'S GUIDE TO SURVIVING HUMANITY edited by Joshua Palmatier and Patricia Bray.

Anthology Summary:

The fae are among us, adapting to survive among the hordes of humanity that now plague the modern world. In THE MODERN FAE’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING HUMANITY, fourteen authors explore how the fae have integrated themselves into our society. From the aisles of your local shopping center, to Wall Street, to the darkest part of Central Park, the fae have cast their glamour over every aspect of our world. Join us as we lift the veil of faerie and reveal the magical pockets that exist on our very doorstep.

Table of Contents:

“We Will Not Be Undersold” by Seanan McGuire
“Changeling” by Susan Jett
“Water-Called” by Kari Sperring
“The Roots of Aston Quercus” by Juliet E. McKenna
“To Scratch an Itch” by Avery Shade
“Continuing Education” by Kristine Smith
“How To Be Human™” by Barbara Ashford
“How Much Salt” by April Steenburgh
“Hooked” by Anton Strout
“Crash” by S.C. Butler
“Fixed” by Jean Marie Ward
“A People Who Always Know” by Shannon Page & Jay Lake
“The Slaughtered Lamb” by Elizabeth Bear
“Corrupted” by Jim C. Hines

Now you know who is in there, feel free to preorder on Amazon <*grin*> and/or "Like" the book on Facebook.
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...reams of paper. And toner cartridges.

I'm doing the final read through on the MODERN FAE anthology, and I'm happy to report that I still enjoy the stories, even though I've read each of them at least a half-dozen times. This is the first time, however, that I'm reading the final version of the stories in the order that they'll appear in the book.

So far everything looks good. All the individual story files have already been copyedited, but now that they've been combined into a master document file, I need to check to make sure that everything looks good and there are no lingering formatting issues. Microsoft Word is really good about importing files from different wordprocessor formats...except, of course, when it's not.

If all goes well, we'll send in the final manuscript to Tekno tomorrow. Friday the 13th is a lucky day to deliver a book, right?

THE MODERN FAE'S GUIDE TO SURVIVING HUMANITY edited by Joshua Palmatier and Patricia Bray is scheduled for a March 2012 release. And yes, Joshua and I are currently plotting out our next anthology collaboration.
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Joshua Palmatier jpsorrow and Patricia Bray are thrilled to announce that their new anthology project THE MODERN FAE’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING HUMANITY was sold to DAW books.

The Fae are among us. This anthology will celebrate and explore how the Fae have adapted to the modern world and the increasing hordes of humanity that plague it. What if that tall stranger sitting next to you on the airplane is really one of the Fae? What about the CEO that you never see with the office on the top floor full of trees? And what happens when a fairy ring appears in a rooftop garden in central New York City?

The anthology is invitation only, and we've lined up an extremely talented crew of authors who plan to submit. Stories are due March 1st, and our best guess is that the anthology will be published in 2012.

Josh and I had a blast editing the Ur-Bar anthology project, and we're looking forward to reprising our roles as ringmasters alligator wrestlers lords of chaos co-editors.

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