The holidays seemed to fly past, and January's almost over. I hope
you're all staying warm!
It's been a busy few months for me. The first bit of news is that
my collection Sparks and Shadows is on the preliminary ballot
for the Bram Stoker Award. The book's also been nominated for a
Black Quill Award.
In December I signed with the Professional Media Services literary
agency; agent Robert Fleck is representing my new urban fantasy
novel Spellbent and its sequels.
You can read the first chapter Spellbent online:
Several magazines have posted reviews of my collections.
Hellnotes gave 5 stars to Sparks and Shadows. Nickolas Cook writes:
"(T)his has to be, hands down, the best collection I've read since Joe
Hill's 20th Century Ghosts. ... Lucy Snyder means business, people.
She is here to kick ass and take names."
SFReader.com gave my humor collection Installing Linux on a Dead
Badger a top 5-star rating as well. Reviewer Adrienne Jones writes:
"The humor in this collection is understated and the theme progression
is perfectly paced. It's rare to find a writer who can combine social
commentary, popular culture, and science fiction without cheapening
the laughs, but this author's balanced the act to perfection. With smart,
well-crafted writing, and humor to tickle readers of varying tastes and
genre preference, Lucy A. Snyder could be one of the funniest new
writers on the planet."
Dread Central also gave ILDB their top 5-star rating:
Horror Reader writes: "Sparks and Shadows is a delightful collection
and book length introduction to an author to watch."
The Jan. 2008 issue of Beyond Centauri contains my poem
"The Evil Overlord's Lament". My poem "Subtlety" is in the new
issue of Greatest Uncommon Denominator Magazine, and they
also posted an interview with me on their site:
And finally, my sonnet "Uncanny Valley Girl" has been posted
at Raven Electrick:
That's all for now. Happy reading!