The Nixies of Spa Creek

A quick doodle done the other day in my big moleskin, while waiting on the IT folks to install Snow Leopard on my work box.

Spa Creek Nixie

I love the creepy, duckweed-trailing river faeries of myth vastly more than the singing, sunbathing merfolk of most people's imaginations. Jenny Greenteeth for the win.

Based the setting on the grass-choked estuary near our house. There are nutria there, we discovered.


The other day I got Awesome News(TM):

Broken Time Blues has officially launched! The great, great anthology of set-in-the-Prohibition Era SF/F stories. This is full of superb authors & will be available in ebook formats soon, but is now available as a print edition on Amazon. If you're one of the lucky folks to be at WorldCon in Reno this week, the official launch party is @ 2pm on Saturday, August 20th.

Authors & stories what might be in this book:

The Sharing by James L. Sutter
Chickadee by Frank Ard
Semele’s Daughter by John Nakamura Remy
The Automatic City By Morgan Dempsey
Button Up Your Overcoat by Barbara Krasnoff
Nor the Moonlight by Andrew Penn Romine
Jack and the Wise Birds by Lucia Starkey
Madonna and Child, In Jade by Amanda C. Davis
Der Graue Engel by Jack Graham
The Purloined Ledger by Ari Marmell
Fight Night by Ryan McFadden
A Drink for Teddy Ford by Robert Jackson Bennett

And my personal delight are the illustrations I did for stories by Robert Jackson Bennett, Jack Graham, Lucia Starkey, Morgan Dempsey, Frank Ard, and James L. Sutter. Pen and ink deliciousness, just for you wonderful readers. ...and we hope the authors like their pictures, too.

The cover by Galen Dara is pret-ty snazzy; your bookshelf with undoubtedly seem bare and backwoods without it. Don't be that dude.