Market News: The Place Where Two Eagles Meet

Pleased to say that I have sold my short story, The Place Where Two Eagles Meet, to Cover of Darkness magazine. This is a good result for two reasons – firstly, the story is very cross genre (semi steampunk, historical and contemporary, scifi, fantasy, horror) and it was difficult to find the right market – Cover of Darkness is horror, but they recognized the chilling aspects to it and snapped it up fairly quickly. Secondly, I gave myself a personal target of 15 sales this year, and this is number 15! A good result, and in the nick of time.
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Editing Progress: Ian Hall’s Opportunities: Jamie Leith in DariĆ©n

In my role as editor in IFWG Publishing, I have the pleasure of working with new titles coming through our pipeline. I certainly can add Ian Hall’s Opportunities: Jamie Leith in Darién, as one of them. I’m at just over 80% through the copy editing phase, and then we turn it over to the proofing cycles.

IFWGP is a speculative fiction specialist publisher, but we don’t mind delving into other genres, on occasion. Ian’s work is quite long – around 200k, but this is not uncommon for historical fiction.  There is a tendency for historical titles to have a bit more meat to it, and oh, what a delightful repast it is! I have to say it is difficult indeed to refrain from divulging what happens in detail – but let may say this: it has it all. "All in what way?" you may ask. My response is simple – "what do you expect to happen in an adventure set in 1699 with a heck of a lot of sea voyaging?" In the Caribbean. *smirky grin*
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