“Three Times” official today in CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 4

My eensy-weensy backwards-unfolding fable of love and death is out today! “Three Times” officially sees the light of day alongside a bevy of other tales of beauty and strangeness in CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 4.

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Canada $5.07
UK £3.28

Watch Weightless Books for e-book editions in alternate formats.

Trade Paperback $15.95 (Discounted at some stores)
Barnes & Noble

Don’t see it on the shelves at your local store? Ask for it.

If you want to get a signed copy direct from the editor, go here.

Interview at Lobster & Canary


Author and all-round accomplished fellow Daniel A. Rabuzzi chatted me up for his art and lit site, Lobster & Canary. Want to hear about dead pigeons in the freezer? How about which artists, living or dead, I’d have over for dinner? Read to find out.

“Light as Air and Death” now in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine

AHMJan-Feb2013This double issue is perfect to warm up with this winter for readers of all types. In some places, it’s full of action, such as in S. L. Franklin’s “Raptors” (featuring PI R.J. Carr) and John M. Floyd’s “The Long Branch.” In other settings, such as Sanibel Florida, rural New Hampshire, and an upscale Boston jewelry store, the action simmers below the surface (procedural “Museum Man” by William Hallstead; twisty “Small-Town Life” by Brendan DuBois; surprising “Diamond’s Aren’t Forever” by Raymond Goree). If you’re a radio or film buff, you’ll enjoy Michael Mallory’s “White Lotus” and Terence Faherty’s “Margo and the Silver Cane.” And if you’re into science-fiction or fantasy mysteries, you won’t want to miss Jay Carey’s possible-future tale “We Don’t Call It Stolen Property” or Dana Cameron’s “Finals,” which follows some . . . alternative teenagers living in Salem, Massachusetts. The emotional stakes are raised in three tales that particularly explore all sides of human nature: “Light as Air and Death” by Camille Alexa; “Reconciliation” by K. J. Egan; and “The Dog Walkers” by D. A. McGuire.

No matter who is on your gift list this season, the January/February issue is sure to please.

[from the AHMM site]

“Pinktastic and the End of the World”

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The table of contents for the forthcoming anthology WHEN THE VILLAIN COMES HOME has been announced.  This one contains my supervillain story “Pinktastic and the End of the World.”  I always look forward to appearing alongside Jay Lake, who wrote the introduction for my collection, PUSH OF THE SKY.  Up, up, and away!

From the site:

Come with us while we explore villains of all stripes — sons and daughters, lovers and fighters, minions and masterminds, in this giant volume of thirty great stories by award winners, rising stars, and bold new voices.

Camille Alexa – Pinktastic and the End of the World
Erik Scott de Bie – Hunger of the Blood Reaver
Chaz Brenchley – Villainelle
Eugie Foster – Oranges, Lemons, and Thou Beside Me
David Sakmyster – Prometheus Found
Marie Bilodeau – Happily Ever After
Richard Lee Byers – Little Things
K.D. McEntire – Heels
Peadar Ó Guilín – The Sunshine Baron
Jim C. Hines – Daddy’s Little Girl
Ari Marmell – Than to Serve in Heaven
Karin Lowachee – The Bleach
Jay Lake – The Woman Who Shattered the Moon
Julie Czerneda – Charity
J.M. Frey – Maddening Science
Clint Talbert – Birthright
Rachel Swirsky – Broken Clouds
Tony Pi – The Miscible Imp
Leah Petersen – Manmade
J.P. Moore – Lord of the Southern Sky
Ryan McFadden – Back in the Day
Todd McCaffrey – Robin Redbreast
Erik Buchanan – Cycle of Revenge
Gregory A. Wilson – The Presuil’s Call
Rosemary Jones – The Man With Looking-Glass Eyes
Gabrielle Harbowy – Starkeep
Ed Greenwood – A Lot of Sly Work Ahead
Mercedes Lackey / Larry Dixon – Heir Apparent
Chris A. Jackson – Home Again, Home Again
Steve Bornstein – The Best Laid Plans