I am pleased to announce Tide of Shadows and Other Stories—a collection of five science fiction and fantasy stories spanning adventure, comic whimsy, and powerful drama—from a star-faring military science fiction tale of love and sacrifice, to a romp through the dragon-infested Kingdom of Copperkettle Vale. Tide of Shadows and Other Stories will be published by A Dribble of Ink as an eBook on May 4, 2015.
Table of Contents
- “A Night for Spirits and Snowflakes”
- “The Girl with Wings of Iron and Down”
- “Of Parnassus and Princes, Damsels and Dragons”
- “The Colour of the Sky on the Day the World Ended”
- “Tide of Shadows”
In addition to the five stories (four originals and one reprint), Tide of Shadows and Other Stories also includes story notes for each tale. These give readers insight into the origins of the story and explore some of the ways they’ve impacted me as a writer.
The gorgeous cover illustration is by Kuldar Leement, a wonderfully talented digital illustrator and graphic designer based in Estonia. As my longtime readers know, I’m passionate about cover art, so I knew I had to get it right when it came time to choosing an illustrator and designing my first cover. As soon as I saw Leement’s artwork (which you may remember from a post on A Dribble of Ink last year), I knew immediately that he was the artist I wanted to represent “Tide of Shadows,” the collection’s lead story. Leement’s artwork is powerful and ethereal, and has the ability to transport you to the furthest edges of the universe-where boundless imagination lives.
A print of the original illustration is available through Kuldar Leement’s online store.
Design and typography was handled by me.
The publication of Tide of Shadows and Other Stories is the culmination of several years of hard work, and a desire to expand A Dribble of Ink into other publishing mediums. With the rise of self publishing, and A Dribble of Ink’s continued evolution, the time is finally right to launch this project start on this new journey. The stories in this collection reflect highlights from my library of short fiction from 2010-2014, and each piece illustrates a particular lens to my explorations as a writer. I hope you enjoy Tide of Shadows and Other Stories.
Release Date & Pre-order
Tide of Shadows and Other Stories will be published by A Dribble of Ink on May 4, 2015, and is available now for pre-order for $2.99.