But it's time to spill the beans. I've been working with a talented group of authors to publish Femmes Fae-Tales, an anthology of nine fantasy stories in which females, fae among them, take center stage as the main characters. Contributors include Amazon best-sellers, a successful writer in the Rainbow Awards, a professional copy writer, a cover designer, and a BSFA shortlisted editor. This anthology has not only been conceived and written by women/non-binary individuals, but has been edited, managed and produced by us and our female friends on SFFChronicles.
My story in the anthology, entitled As I Wish, was a joy to write, especially since it's a different style than I normally write. The anthology is available on Amazon here. Check out the trailer below:
Check out my Disability Awareness Month post on the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators blog where I briefly discuss "scary" chronic illness representation in children's literature.
Here's the cover of Unicycle Dad! I love the retro style of the title graphics and the fun illustration by Alicia Schwab. You can read more about the book and enter a giveaway over at Vivian Kirkfield's blog: https://viviankirkfield.com/2023/10/09/cover-reveal-unicycle-dad-plus-incredible-giveaways/
And, for fun, here's a pic of the real Unicycle Dad! That's my son, his grandson, on his shoulders. I used to ride like that too but unfortunately we have no pictures of it from back in the 80s.
I got to say, it was much scarier watching my son up there then it was when I was up there. Oh, to be a kid again! What fond memories do you have of your dad or male caregiver? Feel free to share in the comments.