The print edition of FUTUREDAZE: an Anthology of YA Science Fiction launches tomorrow (Feb 12) and I am over the moon to be included in this book. Seriously, the whole experience has been a treat.
The ebooks have already been internationally launched and may be purchased HERE.
You can read the reviewer praise for the creative work HERE, but I would like to “big up” the editors themselves.
Erin Underwood was my main contact, but I’m sure co-editor Hannah Strom-Martin is just as professional and personable as Erin. Futuredaze is the first of an annual anthology series of YA Science Fiction (I will keep you posted on future deadlines), and I think this series will garner respect from the sci fi community.
The Underwords Press folks were timely, communicative, professional, and enthusiastic to deal with. I appreciated how they kept all the authors informed along the way, from sending advance reviews to sharing the cover with us before it went public. They are also distribution savvy, something a lot of small presses struggle with. They sent out copies of the books and checks when they said they would, and then emailed to confirm.
Really, every small press should be as pleasant to deal with. I’m hoping to post an interview with Erin Underwood this week, but she’s a bit busy.
I have no Middle Grade Monday post of my own today, but please do visit the folks below who do:
(MGM list from author Shannon Messenger’s blog)
– Mark Baker joins the MMGM fun with two features: THE BRONZE BOW, click HERE
. And to see his review on THE DEAD MAN’S MINE, click HERE
– Andrea Mack has chills for MAKING BOMBS FOR HITLER. Click HERE
– Flash, the Feline Extraordinaire, (and Professional Mews to Cindy Strandvold) recommends THE ELLIE MCDOODLE series. Click HERE
to see what that’s all about.
– Brennan and Meyrick Murphy are cheering for BUNNICULA. Click HERE
to see what these two middle grade readers thought of it.
– Janet Smart is spotlighting THe WHIPPING BOY. Click HERE
to see why.
– Katie Fitzgerald sings praises for A SONG FOR BIJOU. Click HERE
– Dorine White is raves about THE MAGICIAN’S TOWER. Click HERE
– Michael Gettel-Gilmarten reminds us of FROM THE MIXED-UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER. Click HERE
to see why he thinks this classic still holds up.
– Laurisa White Reyes is taking her turn at WONDER. Click HERE
for her review.
– Barbara Watson highlights SUMMER AT FORSAKEN LAKE. Click HERE
– Rosi Hollinbeck is featuring DESTINY, REWRITTEN–plus an ARC GIVEAWAY. Click HERE
– Pam Torres: Click HERE.
– Michelle Isenhoff: Click HERE.
– Joanne Fritz: Click HERE
– Karen Yingling: Click HERE
to which ones she picked this week .
– The Mundie Moms are always part of the MMGM fun (YAY!). Click HERE
to see their newest recommendations.