I met my favorite mystery author Lee Child at the Vinoy in downtown St. Pete this past weekend. He was there for the World Mystery Convention, Bouchercon 2018. I wasn’t attending the conference, but I was meeting a couple of my pals for lunch, and I spotted him in the lobby just hanging around. I turned into a total fanboy and told him how much my dad and I loved his books. He was incredibly gracious. He even agreed to this photo. What a great guy! Thank you, Lee Child. : )
I’m excited to be included with about 80 other authors in a new W.W. Norton anthology of super shorty-short stories titled New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction. No story in this collection exceeds 300 words. This is a fabulous book. A tasty gathering of microbrews!
I’m very happy to announce that another of my Italian folktales, “The Baron and His Floating Daughter,” will appear in the November/December issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Special thank you to F&SF editor C.c. Finlay for liking the story. (Prosecco not shown in photo!)
My short story “Of Love and Olives” is in the January 2018 Galaxy’s Edge (issue 30), available online, as an e-book, or in print. It’s another in my series of modern Italian folktales. Happy New Year!
A Winter’s Night of Italian Folktales: Reading and Publication Party
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Thursday, December 28, 2017
Orders for VIA: Voices in Italian Americana, Volume 28, Number 2 are now open.
To order, visit the Bordighera Press website. Please share the link, and encourage your friends and family to purchase a copy.
Enjoy the new voices in Italian-American folktales!
I’d like to congratulate the authors in the upcoming special issue of Voices in Italia Americana (VIA) dedicated to new Italian and Italian-American folktales. These writers have dared to experiment with the folktale form, and I look forward to sharing their stories!
Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli
Lisa Lanser Rose