On the first of this month, I got a email from WMG Publishing. My first published SF story in Fiction River 21, (Tavern Tales, not so far back) Closing the Big Bang, has been re-published (hurray for the reprints!) in Fiction River presents: Writers without Borders.
Then I looked at the cover… Houla!
What a wonderful surprise to have such wonderful writers as Jane Yolen and Mark Leslie as cover neighbors!
Each contributor from outside the USA got their first published story in this special edition. To find more about the book and all the contributors, go here. Kudos to the fine crew of WMG Publishing, especially Allyson, Dean and Kris!
Go grab the ebook on this universal link to all platforms!
To my fantastic fans,
You’re invited to step aboard my Patreon galleon
and sail to new uncharted territories!
I came to Patreon at first to support my fellow artists friends. And I am still supporting them via this fantastic system.
But now a flurry of new projects are claiming for existence:
- Windmistress, YA SF, 43 finished pages on 50.
- Honor Road, manga, 200 pages, 22 finished
- Joys of the Signing Table, 100 gags published on my blog, meaning a 250-page album in manga format. I need at least thirty hours to convert the graphic files to the publication format.
I am currently working on two SF novels ( Azuras and Grasshoppers), and planning for more.
Your kind support on Patreon will make a difference for my writing and drawing fiction, especially as I write in both English and French. It will allow me to hire help for translation and design, and to get the formation I need to hone my craft. Because I am always learning.
It will make a difference for you, as your pledge will reap rewards: free reading, behind-the-scene sketches, ex-libris, ebooks…
(Honor Road, sketch)
Some of my recent English titles (ebooks and comic books) can be found below.
Ma Patreon page contains a short and funny video presentation. Enjoy its nice musical score and share it among potentials fans !
The rest will come along!
A new generation of raspberries
A promise of summer abundance
My hard-SF short-story has just been published in Issue 7 of Compelling Science Fiction, edited by Joe Stech. I am grateful for the occasion as this is my third publication in the English SF market.
Compelling SF has a very accommodating subscription system, as you can give what you want to sustain the mag. All five stories are available, and you can purchase the back issus on the Kindle Store.
Cover of the Fiction River 21, this issue edited by Kerrie L. Hugues, with my funny SF story Closing the Big Bang. The Fiction River collection is directed by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
Still basking in the thrill of reading my name on the cover and the warm and glowing introduction that Kristine wrote for the story.
Get your copy on Amazon.com, Amazon Canada or Kobo!
A quick pencil sketch for the new year, as the three-page long installments of my comics took more time.
This October is such a busy month that I am lagging behing my posts.
So here is a placeholder post while I organize the mailing of my SF novels overseas, make frenetic preparations for my depart for the Utopiales festival, and put up new e-books, tinker with websites, recuperate from my Oakville half marathon race… and run to a scout camp this week-end!
So the next Signing table comics will have to wait a little!
What is trendy today… will have cooled down tomorrow! Don’t lose time chasing the latest fads!
As for the publishing delays, the new realities of the writing world have reduced them. Nevertheless, that advice stays: better write/draw what you love!
Running at daybreak on August 11, I had the occasion to observe a strange meteorological phenomenon.
I was running on a small side road, making 3 km circuits. The morning mist floated above the hay fields, a large open space. Then the sun rose, and I had the wonderful surprise! Continue reading
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