Thursday, September 13, 2012

News: Anthology Announcement

We've been sitting on this news for a few months now, and it's finally time to spill the beans!

From Publisher's Marketplace:

Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy: CARNIEPUNK, an anthology which combines the carnival setting and the world of urban fantasy, a place of deception, where monsters wait silently in the dark, featuring short stories by authors Rachel Caine, Jennifer Estep, Seanan McGuire, Rob Thurman, Delilah Dawson, Kelly Gay, Kevin Hearne, Mark Henry, Hillary Jacques, Jackie Kessler, Kelly Meding, Allison Pang, Nicole Peeler and Jaye Wells, to Adam Wilson at Pocket, for publication in August 2013, by Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary & Media.

I'm so excited to be part of this anthology with so many other amazing authors.  And the concept was a lot of fun to work with.  My story is called "Freak House" and is set in a completely new world, unrelated to my Dreg City and MetaWars books.

This is the story I pitched (and the final product was pretty spot-on):

Sheltered and raised by her gypsy mother, Shiloh Harrison has never explored the djinn heritage of her absentee father—until she learns he's been captured by a man whose underground paranormal freak show is the latest rage among the rich and elite.  Determined to embrace her djinn half and to prove herself to her gypsy Clan, Shiloh enlists the aid of a US Marshal on the verge of retiring and a lone werewolf with no Pack loyalties to help free her father and the other imprisoned Paras from the nightmare of this traveling Freak House.

The anthology is coming out in August 2013 from Pocket.  I'll keep y'all updated as I learn more!


SBiglow said...

Sounds interesting,Kelly. Do you know if it will be print or e-release? I'm definitely going to check it out.

Kelly Meding/Kelly Meade said...

Awesome! It will release in both e-book and mass-market paperback.

Miss Bliss said...

I am SO excited about this Anthology! Great collection of writers involved and I love the theme. Should be brilliant and now I just have survive waiting for it...sigh. :-)