More Happy Things


The finished copy of the book came today!


Me acting like a grade school boy with his spelling bee award or something to that effect.

And second:

guardian3.jpgThe Endicott Studio’s Journal of the Mythic Arts has its Summer YA issue live now. They’ve got fantastic stories, poetry, art and essays over there, so go take a look. My story “The Guardian of the Egg” is reprinted in the issue. It originally appeared in Salon Fantastique. Now it has artist Greg Spalenka’s work illustrating it, and it’s really fantastic. I love it. The girl with the tree growing out of her head has only been visually represented by one other artist, and that artist doesn’t actually know it. I took inspiration for the story from Leonora Carrington’s painting, “The Giantess” along with the story of Daisy Head Maisy by Dr. Suess. In any case, go take a look at the issue. It has work by Gwenda Bond, Jeffrey Ford, Holly Black, Steve Berman, Terri Windling, Midori Snyder, Will Shetterly and Catherynne Valente, among others. You can’t get a quarterly publication for free that’s better than this one, I think. So take advantage of it.

Lastly, pictures from mine and Tony’s trip to NYC this month are in my Flickr box in the sidebar. We did a lot of sightseeing. Some of the pictures are really nice, thanks to the sights we were seeing. My favorites are the ones at the Cloisters, but I love the memories of the dark piano bar we visited called Marie’s Crisis.




7 responses to “More Happy Things”

  1. Haddayr Avatar

    Lookit you with your first book! Awwwwwwwwwww!

  2. Robert Avatar

    Congrats, Chris!!! Can’t wait to read it.

    Fun to see your photos from NYC– I’m so glad you made it to Marie’s! I’m sorry I missed you, but you’ll just have to come back soon, okay?

  3. Dave Schwartz Avatar


  4. Christopher Barzak Avatar

    Sorry we missed you too, Robert. Next time for sure!

    And definitely, yay book! I spent most of the past twenty-four hours sort of just paging through it and looking at it. It’s actually real!

  5. La Gringa Avatar

    A friend of mine at work gave me a copy of ONE FOR SORROW (I work for one of the imprints where you’re published) and am about halfway through it – really wonderful story. Congratulations!

  6. Christopher Barzak Avatar

    Oh wow, I’m so glad you’re liking it! I’ll keep my fingers crossed that the second half doesn’t disappoint! 🙂

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