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Lazette Gifford, Editor

Good News From Forward Motion

Latest publishing news from our members.

Holly's latest book, Gods Old and Dark, is in the bookstores!  If you can't find it order it from your local book stores!  (This is better for authors than ordering on-line -- it keeps their numbers up where they count!)


Holly Lisle's Talyn and Romantic Fantasy #2 have sold to Tor!

S.L. Viehl (A.K.A. Gena Hale, Jessica Hall, Rebecca Kelly) has several sales to announce (and all of them were made within about one week-- wow!):

Sold to Guideposts Book and Media Division, untitled book #5 in the Grace Chapel Inn series.

Sold to Science Fiction Book Club, rights to Bio Rescue as a featured alternate selection. Release date pending but probably in the early fall.

Sold: the first three books of my new vampire series to NAL. The first book will hit the shelves in June 2005, with follow-ups every six months thereafter.

We're working on creating a new pseudonym for the series. Yeah, another one. At this point I have more aliases that the average serial killer....

Sold: Four devotionals to Guideposts Book & Media, to be published in Daily Guideposts (these are annual, beautiful hardcover editions), with the theme of "Rejoicing in Hope."

Sold: StarDoc book six and book seven, to Ace Science Fiction. Details forthcoming. Option for my next SF standalone in hardcover.

The rest of Sheila's 2004 releases are:

  • February -- Home for the Holidays (RK) HC

  • March -- Into the Fire (JH) PB

  • May -- Midsummer Melody (RK) HC

  • July -- Blade Dancer (SLV) PB; Bio Rescue (SLV) HC

  • August -- Untitled book #5 GCI (RK) HC

  • October -- Heat of the Moment (JH) PB
    HC=Hardcover PB=paperback

Wen Spencer -- SF Romance Online voted TINKER (hardcover from Baen) the 2003 Sapphire Award.

Justin Stanchfield placed a story with Albedo One, a really nifty Irish SF magazine.

Be sure to check out hardbound book The Burning Land by Victoria Strauss!

Gisele. L. Sold A poem titled Spider's New Home to the  May/June 2005 issue of Wee Ones online magazine!

Violet announced the sale of her short story Spider Queen which should appear on in May.

Lazette Gifford's If You Dream of Forests Green will appear in the summer issue at She will also be in Fable's 'Best of' print anthology (coming out sometime later this year) with Would That It Were.

The new print anthology version of From within the Mist is now released.  It includes The Price of the Song and a second bonus story, Beloved of Mother in it.



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A talented writer with a gift for worldbuilding...
C.J. Cherryh

Blood, bullets, knives, explosives and a genderbender twist---with a healthy dose of heart. Works for me.
Jane Fancher

Lazette Gifford writes edgy, make-you-think tales -- tough people in hard, strange places facing big trouble. And these two stories are some of her best -- excellent through and through --
Holly Lisle


In 2039 Los Angeles, half ruined by devastating quakes, is in the hands of three policing forces -- the National Feds, the State Militia and the city's own Local force, all of them squabbling over jurisdiction.  Religious intolerance grows under the watchful eye of the CCP, and survival is a precarious game of chance and cunning.

And in this maelstrom of disaster, two Local detectives working on their first case together, try to find a drug dealer with a secret he's willing to sell -- if he lives long enough.

Unfortunately, Elias Singer is about to learn that his new partner has a dangerous secret all his own...

Singer and St. Jude:
The Lost Cause

Eons ago powerful mages cursed all magical beings to walk the land only in the dead of the night. The people of Dodano hide behind their shuttered windows and locked doors, never looking upon the creatures in the moon light. Gradually growing to despise all magic, they have even turned against the mages and outlawed their powerful art.

However, now an evil that will not be stopped by mere locked doors is stalking the humans.

A shame that in their righteous zeal the people murdered the last true mage, leaving only Dacey, the apprentice, to stand between them and destruction -- that is if they don't capture and kill him as well.

Dacey's Dream