by Lillian Csernica on January 25, 2019
I am delighted to announce the release of Next Stop on the #13, the fourth steampunk anthology featuring stories by the authors of Clockwork Alchemy.
In The Badger Epidemic, Dr. Harrington is forced to ride a train bound for Osaka through a region afflicted by a cholera epidemic. The Japanese workers needed for building the railways and telegraph lines believe the cholera is spread by the new technology from the West. The British officials insist Dr. Harrington ride the train and prove the superstition is nonsense.
What awaits Dr. Harrington out in the darkness on those lonely train tracks is a danger even greater than the threat of cholera itself.
Join us for Clockwork Alchemy 2019. Get your copy of Next Stop on the #13 and have it autographed by the authors of each story, including the master of alternate history, Harry Turtledove!
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by Lillian Csernica on January 2 2019
Happy New Year!
Two of my stories have found new homes which are now available.
In The Power Behind The Throne, Ti Song, Celestial Lady, First Daughter of the Emperor, longs for more than tea, embroidery, and a secluded life. When she discovers the secret of her brother’s success in battle, she knows it’s the key to her freedom.
The Wheel of Misfortune has suddenly appeared on the streets of Kyoto, chasing Dr. William Harrington with lethal intent. With the help of the Abbot of Kiyomizudera, Dr. Harrington must go back to the early days of his career as a physician and right a wrong that has haunted him for ten long years.
Best wishes for 2019. May it bring us all much happiness and success!
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by Lillian Csernica on March 17, 2017
Michael Willis is a lovely man who treats writers with respect. I’ve sold three short stories to DFP so far, and I look forward to submitting more work there in the future.
David Tallerman, another DFP writer, has encouraged me to share his excellent blog post on the merits of working with DFP.
10 Reasons You Should Be Submitting to Digital Fiction Publishing
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by Lillian Csernica on July 9, 2016
Happy News Item #1:
I’ve sold another story! Details will be forthcoming upon completion of the usual paperwork. I am happy to sell this story, and I’m even happier about the market.
Happy News Item #2:
My Christmas ghost story “The Family Spirit” is now available as part of Digital Fiction Publishing’s Uncommon Senses anthology.
Grab it now and savor all twelve of the marvelous stories it contains!
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by Lillian Csernica on March 24, 2016
Hi there! I come to you from Seattle, Washington, home of Norwescon, the finest science fiction convention in the Pacific Northwest. We’re here at the DoubleTree Inn by Hilton at SeaTac. Lovely hotel, somewhat confusing at first, given that there are 7 wings and plenty of event spaces. Yes, the hotel does still give out chocolate chip cookies when you check in. That’s my kind of welcome!
This adventure began on Tuesday at 1 p.m. when I hit the road for Stockton. That’s a two hour drive from my house over the Altamont Pass. I haven’t driven that far all at once in almost 30 years. Neither have I driven on Interstate 5 North since late August of 1987 when I was in the car accident that left me for dead on I-5 South. Was I jittery? Oh yeah.
Pat and I have made many a road trip together. Stockton to Eugene, 6 hours’ sleep, then Eugene to Seattle saw us arrive here at the hotel an hour or so before Pat’s first Programming item. There was joyful chaos all over the place as people checked in, other conventions passed out ribbons and promo materials, plenty of folks were already in costume, and we were clearly ready to party like the book-loving fan boys and girls that we all are.
Lots of fun on the Alien Communication panel. Did you know giraffes can hum?
Crossed paths with Dean Wells, one of my favorite people. I met him many years ago when I was a pro in his section of a writer’s workshop. He’s gone on to publish in markets such as Beneath Ceaseless Skies. I am very proud of him.
The Art Show reception was a total blast. Gorgeous paintings and sculpture and jewelry and housewares. Pat and I went nuts over the Tarot of Brass & Steam. Oh my stars and garters! I would LOVE to have those artists illustrate my steampunk stories from Twelve Hours Later and Thirty Days Later!
Now it’s after midnight. I’ve been up for 18 hours and I haven’t gotten a whole lot of sleep in the past few days, so it’s time to take advantage of my queen size bed and call it a night.
Tomorrow: More adventures from Norwescon 39!
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