After Elton, forthcoming Lethe title.

After Elton mentioned Sea, Swallow Me in a brief round up of current fiction, here. (It’s at the very end.)

I just finished editing the text of a forthcoming romantic fantasy for Lethe Press, Dan Stone’s The Rest of Our Lives.  I think people will like this mix of romance, magic and mayhem.  The potential cover is below.

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New hat

I am now the managing editor at Lethe Press.  One of my goals is to get the Tincture imprint–which focuses on writing by g/l/t/b of color — off the ground.  I’ve been doing it for a little under month, and I’m enjoying helping other authors and bring books to life immensely.

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2009 Lammie Finalist!

Sea, Swallow Me has just been announced as a finalist in  the Sci-Fi/ Fantasy/ Horror category for the Lambda Literary Awards.    I feel honored to be nomimated along with such stiff competition:

  • The Archer’s Heart, Astrid Amara, Blind Eye Books
  • The Magician and the Fool, Barth Anderson, Bantam Del Rey
  • Wilde Stories 2008, Steve Berman, Lethe Press
  • Sea, Swallow Me and Other Stories, Craig Gidney, Lethe Press
  • Turnskin, Nicole Kimberling, Blind Eye Books

Review in Chroma

The UK-based online literary and arts journal Chroma reviewed Sea, Swallow Me:

Each story in the collection is uniquely structured and laden with rich informed details showing that the writer has a strong sense of craft while being able to explore variations on his central themes of identity, alienation and the interplay of the supernatural with the real world. The intriguing set of characters’ flirtations with what is divine lead to surprising discoveries. These stories are engrossing, each confidently and imaginatively narrated while incorporating elements of mythology with a modern sensibility.

You can read the rest of the review here.

Reading at the DC Center

craig-readingAround 40 people showed up for my reading/signing.  I thank them all for their support.  My publisher, Steve Berman of Lethe Press, sent me the beautiful lilies that are next to me.  I read portions of The Safety of Thorns and Her Spirit Hovering, and I read Magpie Sisters in it’s entirety.

I am completely overjoyed.

Sea, Swallow Me February 2009 Events

On February 19 @ 7 PM, I will be reading from and signing copies of my debut collection of short stories, “Sea, Swallow Me” at the DC Center (The DC Center, 1111 14th Street NW Suite 350) as a part of the Outwrite Author Series.

Information and reviews of the book may be found here:
https://craiglaurancegidney.wordpress.com

Also, my publisher, Lethe Press, is selling the eBook for the special price of $3.25 in celebration of African American History Month for the month of February 2009.  eBooks are available here:

http://allromanceebooks.com/product-seaswallowmeandotherstories-13601-178.html

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