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Friday, April 15, 2016

I AM SOMEWHAT BEHIND in posting this (mostly because I've had my nose deep into The Tattooed Queen edits and also because I'm recovering from foot surgery). Therefore, I'm posting it now. My friend and fellow writer, Douglas Smith, is curating the StoryBundle I've featured opposite. Each book, including my own The Tattooed Witch, has been a Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association's Aurora winner or short-listed nominee.

On Doug Smith's blog, he writes about his inspiration for putting the bundle together: 

"One of my goals when putting this bundle together, aside from offering the best books possible, was to have a gender balance in the selected authors. Mission accomplished. The bundle includes five female and five male authors. You'll also get a great mix of SF and fantasy, adult and YA novels, as well as a selection of short fiction. The bundle also reflects the long history of the Auroras, with titles spanning over twenty years of Canadian speculative fiction."

If you'd like to read a bit more about each book in particular, you can link to Doug's post here

For me, the stand-outs (so far) have been Sean Stewart's Nobody's Son, Caitlin Sweet's The Pattern Scars, Dave Duncan's West of January, and Candas Jane Dorsey's Black Wine. I know the other works will be as good. I will enjoy them as I find the time to read.

Doug is offering this Story Bundle at an incredible deal. For only $15.00 Canadian, you can have all ten e-books. But here's the thing - this offer is only available until April 21st (2016). If you'd like more details on how to purchase this Aurora Bundle, follow this link: Aurora Award Bundle.

Thanks for your support, and happy reading!

- Susan.


  1. Anonymous2:49 PM

    What a steal! Thanks for the hot tip.

    Are you also reading short stories for the next issue of On Spec? If so, will you be writing more Letters to the Slush Pile? They were very enjoyable.

  2. Hi there, Anonymous. Glad you think the book bundle is a good deal. (It is.) As for On Spec, I've been on a lengthy hiatus (excused from editorial duty for over a year) so I might finish The Tattooed Queen, the final book in my trilogy. I've been told by Lorina Stephens, my publisher, that we're hoping to have it out this December. (Fingers crossed.) I'm glad you enjoyed my Letters to the Slush Pile. I enjoyed writing them. It would be fun to get back to those. I'll let you know when I know what's happening On Spec-wise. I may expand 'Letters' into something that addresses novels instead of short stories in the future, but no guarantees on anything at the moment, except to get my trilogy finished. Thanks for your comment.

    1. Anonymous1:44 PM

      Ah, thank you for your reply - that's good to know. Good luck with your novel. :)