I’ve sold my novel Breaking the Ice to WestSide Books! Breaking the Ice is a Young Adult sports novel set in 1968. Although it’s technically in the Young Adult category, it’s really age appropriate for anyone. And though it’s also technically in the sports category, it’s even more about the tumultuous American society of 1968. Even people who don’t care that much for sports will like the story of Jessie Stackhouse.
Am I biased? Well, duh!
But I’m really proud of this book and those who have read it also believe in it.
Details to follow.
The reviews have been coming in and they’ve been strong.
In Interzone #231, Andy Hedgecock writes:
One of the most exciting and original [anthologies] I’ve read in years…. The collection offers a host of absorbing, entertaining and thought provoking stories…. An exceptional anthology. Ten of the nineteen stories are astonishing; eight are simply impressive.
Meredith Wiggins writes in The Future Fire Reviews:
It is possibly a testament to the interesting mixture of authors that the themes explored in the collection themselves are diverse: loss, obsession, desire, solitude and redemption, among others…. I found in its pages new ways to hear, see, and experience music, and a new appreciation for why it is such a powerful art form.
Author Jaine Fenn writes:
The unifying theme of music has resulted in a delightfully wide range of styles and genres (slipstream, ghost stories, alternate history, fantasy and science fiction to name but a few), settings (ranging from deep space through gritty suburban streets to the Christian heaven) and emotional effects.