Thursday, February 25, 2016

Appearance: AnachroCon: Atlanta, GA

I'll be a guest at AnachroCon in Atlanta this weekend! 

My panel schedule:

12:00—The Weird in the West: Contemporary Treatments
1:00—Once Upon a Time in the Weird West: Myths, Legends, and Fairy Tales Reimagined
6:00—Guns, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Trains: The Technology of the Weird Wild West
7:00—Beyond Schoolmarms and Saloon Girls: Women of Steampunk and the Weird West 
10:00—Small Presses and Independent Publishing: What They Offer to Readers and WritersI will post my notes from these and other panels I attend as soon as I'm able to clean them up for you!
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Margaret S. McGraw

Friday, February 5, 2016

Weird Wild West is...well, out in the wild!

I'm allowed to be pretty excited about my first book release, right? I mean, I hope I will be this excited about every one!

I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed working on this project. My deepest appreciation goes to my two wonderful co-editors, Misty Massey and Emily Lavin Leverett, and all the authors and writers who gave us such wonderful stories--even those we could unfortunately not include.

When I started reading through the original "slush" pile, I read the first nine stories, thinking, "meh, okay..." Then I read Frances Rowat's "Abishag Mary" and I leaped up, shouting "Yes!" and doing my dorky happy dance in front of the computer.

The rest of the Weird Wild West are the other stories that made me--and my co-editors--jump up and say "Yes!" They're really terrific tales! You're welcome. 

So what's all the hubbub about? 

The back cover blurb:
The untamed frontier is a challenge, a test of character, a proving ground for the soul. It's a place where pioneers rewrite their future, or end their days…for better or worse. In the spirit of Bret Maverick, Cat Ballou, Kwai Chang Caine, and James West, The Weird Wild West blends western grit with the magical and mysterious unknown that waits beyond the next horizon.
With thrilling stories by Jonathan Maberry, Gail Z. Martin and Larry N. Martin, John G. Hartness, RS Belcher, Diana Pharaoh Francis, Misty Massey, James R. Tuck, Robert E. Waters, David Sherman, Tonia Brown, Liz Colter, Scott Hungerford, Frances Rowat, Ken Schrader, Bryan C.P. Steele, Wendy N. Wagner, and a bonus story by New York Times bestselling-author Faith Hunter, you've hit the Mother Lode!
If you weren't part of the KickStarter, how can you get your hands on all this Weird Wild West juicy goodness?

Amazon has Weird Wild West available in paperback and Kindle.
B&N has it available in paperback and Nook.
Goodreads has reviews and links to lots of online stores.

Please let me know what you think of the collection! Better yet, you can really help out with a review on any one or more of these sites!

Get ready to ride into the Weird Wild West!