I have right now in my hot little hands a copy of the Year’s Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction, 2013.
This book includes my story, “Random Play All and the League of Awesome”.
Seriously, you guys, I’m only about half-way through the book, but so far it is amazing. These really are the best stories of 2013. I greatly enjoyed 57 Reasons for the Slate Quarry Suicides by Sam J. Miller and Selkie Stories Are for Losers by Sofia Samatar the first time around, but they were even better than I remember. Additionally, I’ve discovered excellent stories that are new to me, such as The Minotaur Girls by Tansy Rayner Roberts.
The more I read, the more honored and humbled I am to be included among such amazing stories.
I would especially like to draw your attention to the back cover, where I am only a comma and a space away from Neil Gaiman.
I think I will use that as my new cover blub: “Shane Halbach is on par with Neil Gaiman! (alphabetically)”
You can chose print, e-book, heck, why not choose both?