It’s currently 6.15pm on Christmas Eve here in Melbourne. Dinner is in the oven, I’m contemplating opening a bottle of bubbly, and if I’m missing anything for the Big Day tomorrow, it’s too late now.

I hope it’s not too late to announce the release of Christmas Lites IX, a charity anthology of 36 Christmas-themed short stories in its ninth year of publication, with proceeds going to support the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to contribute this year with my reprint story “Lapp Dancing”.

If you have an e-reader, you’re in luck – you can purchase the e-book from Amazon and read it in front of a roaring fire (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere) or poolside (if you’re Down Under) in time for Christmas.

 

Cover Reveal!

Posted: November 22, 2019 in Shameless self-promotion

So I now have a release month and a cover to reveal for my forthcoming short story collection, “Drive, She Said”.

The date is March 2020. And the cover looks like this –

 

You read all about it from the publisher here: https://ifwgaustralia.com/2019/11/21/cover-reveal-drive-she-said-by-tracie-mcbride/


There’s a new Kickstarter campaign to fund the publishing of two new Steampunk short story anthologies, and I’m proud to be an author contributing to one of them.

 

My story, “The Mechanist’s Daughter”, appears in Gears, Ghouls and Gauges. The story will also be included in the audio collection. Pledges with rewards start at a mere US$4 for an e-book, and rewards will be available in a couple of months. Since the campaign launched a couple of days ago, it’s hit its goal already, so stretch goals and rewards are now on offer – and you can pledge secure in the knowledge that this is definitely a happening thing!

My story, “The Mechanist’s Daughter”, appears in Gears, Ghouls and Gauges. The story will also be included in the audio collection. It shows a deviation from my customary horror fare, while staying faithful to my love of all shades of speculative fiction. I could give you a hint as to the story’s content, but the editors have been doing an outstanding job producing these gorgeous graphics to do that for us.

So what are you waiting for? Get on over there and back these beauties!