1. COVER ART FOR 2 DIGITAL EPs and 1 CD is a THING!!!
1a. GRANT JEFFERY IS AMAZING!!!
1b. AREN’T THEY PRETTY! I DIIIIIEEEE!!!
1d. RECORDING IS GOING REALLY WELL. All eight songs from ALECTO! ALECTO! should be finished by the end of June! Then we start work on the HEADLESS BRIDE!!!
1e. And VERY SOON, I’m gonna try to set me up some BANDCAMP!!!
2. MY BOOK BONE SWANS IS COMING OUT NEXT MONTH!!! AT READERCON!!!
2a. AND PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY GAVE IT A STARRED REVIEW!!!
“Cooney’s brilliantly executed collection of five stories is a delicious stew of science fiction, horror, and fantasy, marked by unforgettable characters who plumb the depths of pathos and triumph. In ‘Life on the Sun,’ sacrifice and rebirth are explored in a fantastical desert where future tech and wizardry mingle, as a mystical pharaoh-like figure forces a young rebel fighter to stoically embrace her fate. Children bravely battle to survive an adult-free, post-apocalyptic Earth in ‘The Big Ba-Ha,’ even though they know their demise—hungrily anticipated by the ghoulish creatures that now share their world—is inevitable. In the title story, a macabre fairy tale told by a wisecracking lovesick rat, the Pied Piper exacts revenge on an ogre-enthralled village that’s guilty of the grisly extermination of shape-shifting swans. Cooney’s magical prose elicits laughter even as gruesome scenes induce shudders, and her expert pacing breathlessly buoys the reader to each story’s conclusion. All of these stories could easily serve as the foundation for novels while also working beautifully at their current length. These well-crafted narratives defiantly refuse to fade from memory long after the last word has been read.”
2b. AND LOCUS MAGAZINE LIKED IT TOO!
“Writing without ostentation and featuring characters who may be flippant, terse, or even tongue-tied, Cooney produces memorable prose propelled by extraordinary ideas…Faced with such twisted genius, I’ll say no more!”
2c. The book launch is at READERCON! I asked for a reading! I hope to see you there.
(But if you’re not, I’ll try to have an AWESOME BOOK RELEASE PARTY LATER IN JULY SOMEWHERE IN THE VICINITY OF MY HABITATION!)
THAT’S ALL FOR NOW!