Okay, so this is super duper in advance, but it segues nicely into some news I've been meaning to tell ya'll.
I'm eagerly awaiting SHADES OF MILK AND HONEY by Mary Robinette Kowal which releases from TOR . . . sometime in 2010. Kowal announced the sell a little over a week ago and refers to it as her "Jane Austen with magic novel." She explains in the comments, "It aims to be the novel that Jane Austen would write if she lived in a world where magic actually worked. I would read a chapter of Persuasion and then write a chapter of this."
Does that not sound wicked awesome?
(This fab picture of her was taken by Patrick Nielsen Hayden.)
So, ya'll are thinking, what does that have to do with you? Just that I have no clue what will happen to this blog in July since I'll be in ENGLAND studying JANE AUSTEN and SHAKESPEARE. That's right. ENGLAND. I'm so excited. I've never left the country before and I cannot wait. I'm already planning to explore some of the rest of Europe too. (Did I mention I'm going to England?)
*I should also mention she has a collection of stories, SCENTING THE DARK, coming out from the quality folks at Subterranean Press this November.