Friday, November 23, 2007

Black Thorn, White Rose reissued

A rare piece of my writing for the adult market, a Regency reimagining of Sleeping Beauty, is now back in print. "Somnus’ Fair Maid,” appears in the new edition of Black Thorn, White Rose, edited by Terri Windling and Ellen Datlow. First published in 1994 by Avon/Morrow, the anthology has just been re-released by the Prime Books imprint of Wildside Press, based in Rockville, Maryland. For you teachers and librarians out there, my entry is G, but others in the collection range up to mature territory. Not for tweens, and for older teens only, probably. In "Somnus's Fair Maid," the spinning wheel is a roulette wheel upon which the heroine's father loses his fortune, and it's the hero, Hippolyte, not the heroine, Pesephone, who's awakened by a kiss. And you just have to love the new jacket art, don't you?

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