Saturday, September 26, 2009

Death's Excellent Vacation : New Sookie short story !

Our good friend the SciFi Guy comes up with the new cover art !

I worked really hard a few weeks back getting together everyone who said they were writing a story for the new anthology.

Here is what I learned...

Death's Excellent Vacation, an anthology crossing genres ( from the, fantasy, mystery and paranormal genres) with co-author Toni Kelner. Each story in the anthology revolves around death and a holiday, in the similar spirit of the author's earlier anthologies Many Bloody Returns (Vampires and birthdays) and this holiday season's Wolfsbane and Mistletoe (werewolves and Christmas). The anticipated publication date of the new anthology is spring, 2010. ( now 08/01/10 August, 2010)

What we know:

**Harris and Kelner turn in Death's Excellent Vacation Agent Joshua Bilmes reports that anthologists Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner turned in manuscript for Death's Excellent Vacation to Ginjer Buchanan at Ace.

**We also know it will feature a Cat and Bones short story by Jeaniene Frost. She says, "One For the Money, a Cat and Bones short story in the Death's Excellent Vacation anthology, comes out August 2010. "

** From Toni L.P. Kelner- We know it will contain a Pirate Dave strory. Toni writes "This past couple of weeks I've been working on a short story for Death's Excellent Vacation, the next anthology Charlaine and I are editing. The anthology is all about supernatural beings on vacation, kind of an urban fantasy beach book. And even before we decided to do this anthology, I'd had this character in mind to write a short story about: "Pirate Dave." read on

** There will be a Katie MacAlister short story entitled:'The Perils of Effrijim'.

** There will also be a shorty story by Chris Grabenstein who wrote "I'm excited to report that my short story 'The Demon in the Dunes' will be in Death's Excellent Vacation anthology"

** Sarah Smith will aslo have a story, her story about Superman and the Eight Immortals, "The Boys Go Fishing,"

** Jeff Abbott from his Facebooks says "no never wrote a horror novel but I will have a supernatural story out in an anthology Charlaine Harris and Toni Kelner are doing next year called Death's Excellent Vacation.

Also coming from Charlaine "This week I’m working on a short story for the Mystery Writers of America anthology I’m editing. It’s a Dahlia Lynley-Chivers short story. I love writing Dahlia.

SciFIGUY has some links to the other authors