Someone I went out of my way to see if they had something of theirs I could publish, by asking editors of a magazine I saw some fiction of hers in, just won the World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story.
To know that you’re kinda responsible for someone starting a career after helping to put them on the map is, um, hm… a LOT to fucking take in.
I get a bit intimidated by the implications and importance of this occurrence, when it hits me in waves.
And I also secretly want to it to happen again, i.e. to do this again with someone else…
Tell Us What’s In The Box interviewed me, and we talked vampires, Caribbean or no; my fiction, especially the one over at Fantasy Magazine (“10 Steps To A Whole New You”); and mental health. I had a great time. Go listen:
Someone I LITERALLY broke into the industry is nominated for a WORLD FANTASY AWARD…!!! CELESTE RITA BAKER!
Someone banned me from their stream earlier because they thought I was advertising my going to stream on their channel, and now this… all in one day. I had a shrink appointment. Oh my gooodddd… I can’t. What a WAY to shock you out of a depressive FUNK…!
Holy… SH*T… “’10 Steps to a Whole New You’ by Tonya Liburd “This story left me breathless. Broken into ten parts, it progresses through the arrival of a suspicious new neighbour to an intense rebirth. It’s as sharp as a wolf’s bite and as unforgiving as death. I don’t even know how else to explain it other than to say it must be read.” *faints* https://www.tor.com/2021/03/09/must-read-speculative-short-fiction-february-2021/