Author Archives: tansyrr

Girl Reporter – cover reveal today!

I’m in the Mary Sue!! How awesome is that? My piece on the queer YA “revolution” (you know, that thing that’s been happening in YA fiction for quite a while now) and my brand new superhero novella Girl Reporter went up today along with a first look at the gorgeous cover art by Emma Glaze:

The Queer YA Revolution Continues: Girl Reporter Cover Reveal

I’m so excited for everyone to read this book about modern day superhero myths and Millennial media!!!! You can’t read it yet, but Girl Reporter is available for pre-order on Amazon. And if you simply can’t wait until December 19, you can fill in a bit of the time by checking out my first two superhero stories in the same series: “Cookie Cutter Superhero” in the fabulous YA anthology Kaleidoscope, and “Kid Dark Against the Machine” as a standalone ebook.

You don’t have to have read either of those stories to enjoy Girl Reporter, but both Joey of CCS and Griff/Kid Dark of KDAtM have significant roles in Girl Reporter along with other fan favourites like The Dark and Astra. So as Alisa said (will say) on the next episode of Galactic Suburbia, why wouldn’t you read those stories too?

Sheep Might Fly: Let Sleeping Princes Lie – Part 2, The First Rule of Spinning Wheels

You can download/stream the episode here today.

If you missed it, listen to Part 1, Charming Dreaming

Let Sleeping Princes Lie is the third novella in the Castle Charming series. If you want to catch up on the previous adventures of Kai, Dennis, Ziggy and the Royals, check out Glass Slipper Scandal and Dance, Princes, Dance, right here on the podcast.

(Here’s the Master List of all podcast serials on Sheep Might Fly so far…)

You can also read Glass Slipper Scandal & Dance, Princes, Dance as ebooks available across many formats and platforms, or download them as part of the story bundle you receive when you become a financial supporter of my Patreon.

Sign up to my author newsletter for updates, follow me on Twitter at @tansyrr or @sheepmightfly, find me on Facebook at TansyRRBooks, and if you like this podcast consider supporting me at Patreon where you can receive all kinds of cool rewards, early ebooks and exclusive stories for a small monthly pledge.

See you next week!

Sheep Might Fly: Let Sleeping Princes Lie – Part 1, Charming Dreaming

New serial this week! This is Let Sleeping Princes Lie, the third novella in the Castle Charming series. Download or stream the first episode here.

If you want to catch up on the previous adventures of Kai, Dennis, Ziggy and the Royals, check out Glass Slipper Scandal and Dance, Princes, Dance, right here on the podcast.

(Here’s the Master List of all podcast serials on Sheep Might Fly so far…)

You can also read Glass Slipper Scandal & Dance, Princes, Dance as ebooks available across many formats and platforms, or download them as part of the story bundle you receive when you become a financial supporter of my Patreon.

Sign up to my author newsletter for updates, follow me on Twitter at @tansyrr or @sheepmightfly, find me on Facebook at TansyRRBooks, and if you like this podcast consider supporting me at Patreon where you can receive all kinds of cool rewards, early ebooks and exclusive stories for a small monthly pledge.

See you next week!

New Books! With and without wings.

New Tansy books for sale!!

My tiny short story collection, Please Look After This Angel and other winged stories, is now available in a print edition, only from Amazon. So cute! So tiny and giftable!

Also this week — THE BROMANCERS! The latest Belladonna University novella is now available for sale on Kindle, Kobo, iBooks & Smashwords.

The fabulous Narrelle M Harris interviewed me here about the Belladonna U series.

There’s one more book release on the horizon… a certain beautiful hardback of a certain novel involving Musketeers and spaceships… hopefully an announcement on this will be coming soon!!

In the mean time, there’s a new installment of a Tansy!story every week on the Sheep Might Fly podcast. New serial starting next week!

Sheep Might Fly: Did We Break The End of the World Part 6

The final episode of this serial! Come back next week for Part 1 of a new Castle Charming serial, “Let Sleeping Princes Lie.”

“Did We Break the End of the World” was first published in the excellent anthology of disability & apocalypse: Defying Doomsday, edited by Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench.

Check out the Sheep Might Fly Master List: we’re up to 9 complete story serials on this podcast!

Also check out my new podcast, Frankentastic, a regendered reading of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

If you missed it:

Did We Break The End of the World Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

You can sign up to my author newsletter for updates, follow me on Twitter at @tansyrr or @sheepmightfly, find me on Facebook at TansyRRBooks, and if you like this podcast consider supporting me at Patreon where you can receive all kinds of cool rewards and exclusive stories.

Galactic Suburbia Episode 176 Show Notes

In which we read books, make books and regender books. Get the episode here!

WHAT’S NEW ON THE INTERNET?

The D Franklin Defying Doomsday Award

Luminescent Threads shout-out in Den of Geek’s Holiday Book Guide

Tansy’s regendered Frankenstein podcast: Frankentastic!

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: makes the books for Twelfth Planet Press
Alex: Nexus; Blacklist on netflix; Provenance, Ann Leckie; Terra Nullius, Claire G Coleman
Tansy: Send your recs for farm/small town family themed romance novels to @tansyrr on Twitter. Fandom for Robots by Vina Jie-Min Prasad on Uncanny Magazine, the great rereading/regendering of Frankenstein, the Creature Court project

GENERAL CHATTER:
Patreon! How it works for authors, and what they do differently.

… Patreon discussion…
Sandstone @quartzen discussed why she supports an author’s Patreon and what she likes to get in return.

Check out Tansy’s Patreon!
We also recommend the Patreon pages of Seanan McGuire & Kameron Hurley

Please send feedback to us at galacticsuburbia@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter at @galacticsuburbs, check out Galactic Suburbia Podcast on Facebook, support us at Patreon – which now includes access to the ever so exclusive GS Slack – and don’t forget to leave a review on iTunes if you love us!

Sheep Might Fly: Did We Break The End of the World Part 5

It’s the penultimate episode!

“Did We Break the End of the World” was first published in the excellent anthology of disability & apocalypse: Defying Doomsday, edited by Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench.

Check out the Sheep Might Fly Master List: we’re up to 9 complete story serials on this podcast!

Also check out my new podcast, Frankentastic, a regendered reading of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

If you missed it:

Did We Break The End of the World Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

You can sign up to my author newsletter for updates, follow me on Twitter at @tansyrr or @sheepmightfly, find me on Facebook at TansyRRBooks, and if you like this podcast consider supporting me at Patreon where you can receive all kinds of cool rewards and exclusive stories.

Favourite Read: Tam Lin (and The Piper)

Over and over I tell people that one of my favourite books to read and reread is Tam Lin by Pamela Dean. This gorgeous story of book reading, faerie lore, haunted buildings and crunchy autumn leaves, is the book that basically ruined university for me before I even got there, because the real experience could never compete with the haze of nostalgic Shakespeare-adoration.

[Reader: I became a Classics student. I regret nothing.]

Tam Lin is a historical novel about being a liberal arts student in the 1970’s, falling in love with your university, first boyfriends, best friends, theatre, birth control, and oh, fairies. The magical elements of this novel is such a slow boil that the you get past the middle of the story before the frog is even warmed up, but oh it’s worth the wait.

I read it in my teens and over and over through adulthood. It must be a good 13 years since I read it last (my big rereading binge when I was pregnant with my eldest) but I’m starting to feel that it’s time again… even if I basically know every word and scene and character by heart.

Continue reading →

Sheep Might Fly: Did We Break The End of the World Part 4

Get the new episode here!

“Did We Break the End of the World” was first published in the excellent anthology of disability & apocalypse: Defying Doomsday, edited by Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench.

Check out the Sheep Might Fly Master List: we’re up to 9 complete story serials on this podcast!

Also check out my new podcast, Frankentastic, a regendered reading of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

If you missed it:

Did We Break The End of the World Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

You can sign up to my author newsletter for updates, follow me on Twitter at @tansyrr or @sheepmightfly, find me on Facebook at TansyRRBooks, and if you like this podcast consider supporting me at Patreon where you can receive all kinds of cool rewards and exclusive stories.

Sheep Might Fly: Did We Break The End of the World Part 3

Stream or download the new episode here!

“Did We Break the End of the World” was first published in the excellent anthology of disability & apocalypse: Defying Doomsday, edited by Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench.

You can sign up to my author newsletter for updates, follow me on Twitter at @tansyrr or @sheepmightfly, find me on Facebook at TansyRRBooks, and if you like this podcast consider supporting me at Patreon where you can receive all kinds of cool rewards and exclusive stories.

Check out the Sheep Might Fly Master List: we’re up to 9 complete story serials on this podcast!

Also check out my new podcast, Frankentastic, a regendered reading of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

If you missed it:

Did We Break The End of the World Part 1
Part 2