My short story, 'The Fortune-Teller Makes Her Will', is to appear in the forthcoming anthology After Hours: Tales from the Ur Bar, edited by Patricia Bray and Joshua Palmatier, and due from DAW books in March 2011. Here's part of the press release:
"The first bar, created
by the Sumerians after they were given the gift of beer by the gods,
was known as the Ur-Bar. Although it has since been destroyed, its
spirit lives on--in each age there is one bar that captures the essence
of the original Ur-Bar, where drinks are mixed with magic and served
with a side of destiny and intrigue."
There's a great line up of writers, and I'm really looking forward to seeing the whole thing when it comes outs. My story is set in late seventeenth century France, in a Paris caught
up in the intrigues and scandals of the 'Poison's Affair'. A young
woman has to choose between herself and her principles in an atmosphere
of danger and betrayal. I had a lot of fun writing it: it's a period
that fascinates me. And I gained a huge piece of inspiration from the
work of artist jeweller Elise Matheson. The title of my story comes from
a beautiful pair of named earrings that I bought from her last autumn.
Look out for me wearing them at a con sometime soon.