So those of you on Twitter know that I signed a contract today. I’m so excited about it — especially since this is something that’s been in the works for so long. Here’s the skinny: next year, I’ll be participating in a short story collection entitled ZOMBIES VERSUS UNICORNS, edited by Justine Larbalestier and Holly Black and headlined by some pretty serious heavyweights in the YA and fantasy world. My story’s called “The Care and Feeding of Your Baby Killer Unicorn” and, in case you can’t guess from the title, it takes place in the world of RAMPANT. It’s a stand-alone story, though, so you don’t need to have read Rampant to enjoy it.
Seriously, how exciting is that? We can finally duke it out. Team Zombie vs. Team Unicorn. Go, unicorns!
I’ve read one other story in the collection (one on the zombie side. boo!) and let me tell you, you do not want to miss out on this book. I cannot wait to read the rest! Mark your calendars for fall of 2010, folks. Which, coincidentally, is also the release date for the second full-length killer unicorn book. It’s going to be chock a block with unicorns next fall.
And next spring, since I’m also going to be in another anthology of short stories coming out then. I’m not sure if the title of the anthology is final yet, but I’ll let you know when it is. Also, not entirely sure if the title of my story shall stick. Lots of info for you, right? I can tell you this: this killer unicorn story, also set in the world of Rampant, is about another unicorn hunter, from a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away. Well, except not that galaxy part.
Soooooo excited y’all. After doing the secret stories earlier this year, I realized I’d been bit by the short story bug. I’m thrilled that my first two professional short stories will be released next year, and that they’re about killer unicorns. That should be a little something to keep you Rampant fans satisfied until the second book comes out.