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Announcing our dark YA anthology, THE HITHERTO SECRET EXPERIMENTS OF MARIE CURIE

I am pleased to announce that Blackstone Publishing has bought a young adult project edited by me and Bryan Thomas Schmidt, The Hitherto Secret Experiments Of Marie Curie. The anthology will comprise 18 dark stories of science fiction, fantasy, and/or horror set during Marie Curie’s high school years in Poland. What might she have done had she applied her genius in darker directions? The rockstar cast of award-winning and bestselling authors is: Scott Westerfeld, Jane Yolen, Mylo Carbia, Alethea Kontis, Jonathan Maberry, Scott Sigler, Stacia Deutsch, Seanan McGuire, Sarah Beth Durst, Lissa Price, Christine Taylor-Butler, Jo Whittemore, Dee Leone, Susanne Lambdin, Emily McCosh, Steve Pantazis, myself, and Bryan Thomas Schmidt & GP Charles.

The project is scheduled for 2022 release simultaneously in print and audio. We hope to include real science and history, while also having fun with the subject matter and the fascinating character of one of the most important and well-known female scientists in world history, a double Nobel Prize winner. The art below is NOT part of the project, but it conveys a sense of the tone.


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BEYOND THE PALE fantasy anthology now available in audiobook!

I am SUPER excited to announce that the audiobook version of the dark fantasy anthology, BEYOND THE PALE, is now available. The voice actor did a phenomenal job bringing to life short stories from NY Times bestsellers.

>>> Best of all, I have some FREE promo codes for fantasy readers willing to give an honest review. Contact me if interested. Must live in the US or UK. Please indicate which applies.<<<

  • “Hooves and the Hovel of Abdel Jameela” by Saladin Ahmed
  • “The Children of the Shark God” by Peter S. Beagle
  • “Misery” and “Shadow Children” by Heather (Zac) Brewer
  • “Even Hand” by Jim Butcher
  • “Death Warmed Over” by Rachel Caine
  • “Red Run” by Kami Garcia
  • “Pale Rider” and “The Adventures of Lightning Merriemouse-Jones” by Nancy Holder
  • “Frost Child” and “South” by Gillian Philip
  • “A Knot of Toads” by Jane Yolen

https://tinyurl.com/BeyondThePaleAntho

But don’t just take my word for it!

“Beyond the Pale features a stellar, diverse line-up, brimming with talent and imagination.”
-NY Times bestseller Jason Hough, author of The Darwin Elevator series

“Beyond the edge of fear and dread, shadows tell each other beautiful and frightening stories. Crack open this book and listen to the voices.”
-NY Times bestseller Richard Kadrey, author of Sandman Slim series

“Magic truly exists in Beyond the Pale. These tales are at times elegant, witty, romantic, frightening, exciting and always entertaining. Highly recommended.”
-NY Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry, author of Joe Ledger series and V-Wars

“Light a black candle and crack open this collection of short stories from writers who are more than mere wordsmiths. A thrill runs up my spine as I wonder, could these scribes be messengers from in-between worlds sent here to prepare us for our own crossings? The veil thins and the candle flickers. Fiction? I’m not so sure.”
-NY Times bestseller Frank Beddor, author of The Looking Glass Wars