Tuesday, January 21, 2014

"The Skin Stealer" sold to Penumbra

I'm pleased to announce that I've sold this short story for Penumbra's March issue. More about the story when it comes out, but here's a bit of trivia that I learned while working on the story:

Dr. John Polidori was a companion of Lord Byron and the Shelleys and wrote the first vampire story in English, Vampyre. That's background. The trivia is that Polidori was the uncle of the Rossettis--Dante Gabriel, Christina, etc. I was a big fan of the PreRaphaelite Brotherhood back in college, so it was this was a cool tidbit to learn.

The story loosely involves that circle of the Romantics, as you'll see in March.

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