If you’re reading works for different awards this year, my story, “Of Ambergris, Blood, and Brandy” is eligible in the novelette category. Published in Abyss & Apex, Q1 2011, it’s somewhere between Fantasy, Mystery, and Romance.
“…J. Kathleen Cheney’s “Of Ambergris, Blood, and Brandy”, which combines fantasy, mystery, and romance quite well in telling of a a mermaid-like spy who falls for a surface man as both investigate the disappearance of a number of people from the Golden City.”
(Rich Horton, Locus Magazine, March 2011)
If you’re reading for nominations and you’d like a copy (in .doc, .rtf, .epub, or .mobi format), please e-mail me at jkcheney (at) earthlink.net, and I’ll be happy to e-mail you a copy.