Charles Payseur has reviewed Lackington’s sixth issue over at his Quick Sips blog . . . insightful comments as always.
Archives for April 2015
So the cover for B is for Broken is out, which I can now reveal (cue drumroll):
This is the second in Rhonda Parrish’s Alphabet Anthologies series, and inside each anthology is, you guessed it, twenty-six stories. I missed out on the first, but I am signed on for the series now . . . at least until we hit a letter that completely stymies me. 😉 This time I am the “V” story, and I will go so far as to say it’s set in 18th century France (surprise!) and there may well be a couple different kinds of breaking in it.
Here are the first few lines:
There was a time when Arianne could not see over the rows of her father’s grapevines. At the height of the summer the vineyard became a vast maze and she would follow her mother, watching her taste the grapes, her skirts swaying as she walked, a fine haze of dirt collecting on their hems. The world then was black soil and green life and her mother striding ahead, head held high, lips and fingers stained crimson from the juices.
B is for Broken comes out on May 26, though I believe there are some ARC kinds of things happening now, so you should check out Rhonda’s website at www.rhondaparrish.com.
as soon as I started cutting the tape on the parcel I knew. that smell. fresh ink and paper, glue and varnish. it is as beautiful and as glorious as I hoped. if the paper’s not Finch then it’s something damn close and equally delicious. embossed cover, ribbon, the works.
I love the places I’ve been published, I feel fortunate in the editors and venues that I’ve worked with. but there’s something about a hardcover book. I’ve loved them from when I was small, I prized my childhood volumes along with my favorite toys; it was the one joy of my old job that never soured, right up to the end I loved to feel that finished product in my hands, the heft of it, the textures of paper and binding.
and that smell. nothing like it in the world.