That was the subject of the email that I got from Sean Wallace last night, which I read on my phone while out to dinner with John and the kids. Huh, I thought, how’d I end up on Sean’s mailing list? So I read it, and promptly dropped my phone like it was on fire. I couldn’t speak well enough to explain to the kids what had just happened, so John handed the phone over for them so they could read it themselves.
“The Magician and the Maid and Other Stories” (which you can read here) has been selected for inclusion in Rich Horton’s Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Color me grateful, and gobsmacked. Thanks so much to those who helped me with that story, particularly Danni (best non-writer beta reader in the world), Wendy, my other fellow Inkpunks, and of course my then-editor, John.