Sorry about that. I need to make my own graphic for Head-Bee Day. I like bees, generally. I just don't like the faux bees that sometimes nest in my head. The nice thing is, we know the cause. There is a preventative treatment that doesn't involve brain-altering drugs. It's just expensive. (Of course.) So, it's taking some time to arrange. But soon, I won't have to worry about head-bees for six months to a year. Yay!
Enough about that.
So, here's the big news: I've signed a new contract for a new novel with Saga Press/Simon and Schuster. It's a Feminist SF and the working title is Persephone Station. The genre influences will be Space Opera, Westerns, Heist, and a touch of Northern Irish Crime. All the main characters will be women--mostly women of color. It's a new direction for me, but I definitely wanted to do something different. I enjoy fresh challenges. I know I can write interesting male characters. It's past time for me to get equally comfortable with interesting female characters. Also, I've always wanted to write SF. I just didn't feel I was ready to try. Well, I'm ready now, damn it.
So...here goes. Wish me luck. :)