On March 11, the first (and hopefully not the last) In Fabula-divino anthology will be released.

Today, I announce the cover and the Table of Contents (ToC).

The cover was created by Canberra artist and writer Shauna O’Meara.


Beautiful, isn’t it? The cover features words and images from each of the eight In Fabula-divino stories, which I think is a really nice touch.

Then there’s the Table of Contents. Four friends agreed to give me wonderful stories to publish in the anthology alongside the In Fabula-divino stories, and they all work beautifully together.

Kevin J Anderson and Rebecca Moesta – Sea Dreams
Lily Ariser – A New Ever After
Trudi Canavan – A Good Yarn
A E Decker – In The Woods
Janett L Grady – Stay Out of the Park
Holly Kench – The Secret Life of a Zombie Fan
P J Keuning – Crossroads
S G Larner – Regret
Tony Owens – Digging Out the Ribs of Gold
Joseph W Patterson – Franklin’s Rainbow
Angela Slatter – Dresses, Three
Kaaron Warren – White Bed

A bit about the added stories:

Kevin J Anderson and Rebecca Moesta became friends when they were guests at the convention I ran in 2007.  ‘Sea Dreams’ is a collaboration between the two of them that was first published in ‘The Immortal Unicorn’ in 1995. It’s a beautiful story.

Trudi Canavan has been a great friend for a number years. She’s a member of my writing group ‘Fantasy Writer’s on Retreat’ and has been a great guide for me during the journey of publication. ‘A Good Yarn’ is a brand new story that combines her two great passions – writing fantasy and knitting.

Angela Slatter this year became the first Australian writer to win a British Fantasy Award. She’s one of the biggest, brightest lights in the short story scene, best known for her work with fairytales (which makes her fit PERFECTLY with some of the stories for In Fabula-divino). Her story ‘Dresses, Three’ was commissioned in 2008 and was shortlisted for the Aurealis Award for best short story that year.

Kaaron Warren is a fellow Canberran and friend who balances being one of the freakiest, most talented writers you’re ever going to meet with also being cool and funny and lovely. ‘White Bed’ was her first published short story, way back in 1993 and even then, the beautiful, lyrical, haunting style of her later works was already present.

And hopefully you’ve been reading the eight In Fabula-divino stories as they’ve been published, so you know how great they all are.

I’m really looking forward to bringing this great anthology to you all.