January 8th, 2004

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LUNA Launching....

I just got a copy of the first book from Harlequin's new line Luna. Matrice seems excited as all get out that her hard work has finally come to fruition. "It's real!" she says in the opening line of the accompanying letter. *g* And I think the book looks great. I've sold 9 books to this line in the last year (my goodness!) and seen cover art for the first two to be released. So far it sounds as if my authors are *very* pleased (me too). The first book I sold to them is due out in June 2004, Anne Kelleher's SILVER'S EDGE. And in August, Laura Anne Gilman's STAYING DEAD. With more to follow. This is going to be fun...

They even have a quiz... Which Luna character are you?






While looking for links to cover art for either of the above-mentioned books.... I was amused by the following on Laura Anne's page:

"And then I went on a two week vacation to Italy. Halfway through it, I got an e-mail from my agent (all hail her!) saying "an offer is about to be made." And nothing more. My agent has a sadistic streak I had not been aware of before. " context found here. I like how my name is generally accompanied with the paranthetical. Neat.
  • Current Music
    Richard Shindell - Courier
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Locus January 2004

Both Catie Murphy's sale to Luna and Elizabeth Bear's sale to Bantam Spectra show up on this month's People and Publishing page. Hurrah!

And, despite the fact that I attended both the World Fantasy convention in DC and the SFWA mixer affectionately known as the "mill -n- swill" this year, I've somehow managed to continue my streak of avoiding the camera without trying at all. I'd made it to ten years in the biz (in June) without appearing in any of those convention photo spreads, so I thought for sure I'd get caught this year. Guess I'll make it 11.... The incredible invisible agent! *g*
  • Current Music
    Susan McKeown and the Chanting House - Bones