Someone I discovered (this feels so weird to say!), and whose career I kicked off, just won the World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story.
To know that you’re kinda responsible for someone starting a career after putting 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…
Here’s the link to the official announcement:
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…!
Behold the cover:
My article will be called “Dialog, Patois: If It’s Good Enough For Anthony Burgess, It’s Good Enough For You”.
All in a Day show with Alan Neal interviews me and bestselling author Waubgeshig Rice!
We did a Can-Con virtual convention panel titled “Tales from Home” afterwards. Check out the CBC interview: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-92-all-in-a-day/clip/15836290-tales-home-tonya-liburd-waubgeshig-rice
Nightlight Podcast podcasted my story that made Richard Thomas’ and Tonia Thompson’s (publisher and narrator), SKIN CRAWL…
(trigger warning: self-harm, suicide): https://t.co/ug0EgnkjZx
NIGHTLIGHT Podcast said:
“NEW EPISODE – ‘The Drunken Tree’ A story of an obsessed dead twin and a magical tree from @somesillywowzer”
Canadian Authors – Toronto branch had an open mic on Friday that I ALMOST didn’t attend…
imagine if I didn’t go…?
Then I got invited to talk in the Women In Horror Month episode of their podcast!
You can find the podcast episode at:
PODBEAN: Episode # 10: The Women in Horror Show (podbean.com) GOOGLE PODCAST: Words with Writers Podcast – Episode # 10: The Women in Horror Show (google.com) APPLE PODCAST: Episode #10 : The Women In Horror Show
So, um, Apex Magazine had this to say about my reprint, unlocked on Feb. 16th and free-to-read online:
Here’s the story: https://apex-magazine.com/the-ace-of-knives/
Guys! My story, about someone turning into a Soucouyant, published today!
I also narrate it in Patois! https://www.fantasy-magazine.com/new/new-fiction/10-steps-to-a-whole-new-you/