Thursday, February 10, 2011

More Reviews!

I'm happy to report that there are more reviews for both Boondocks Fantasy and Love and Rockets! In no particular order of wonderfulness, here are the latest.

DAW Books Reviews for Love and Rockets

Book Noise for Boondocks Fantasy

Night Owl Sci-Fi for Boondocks Fantasy -- we earned a Top Pick from Night Owl!

A Buckeye Girl Reads for Love and Rockets

Fresh Fiction for Love and Rockets

Night Owl Sci-Fi for Love and Rockets -- we earned a Top Pick from Night Owl!

That's 6 great reviews, 2 of which are Top Picks! Yes, I'm quite excited, and hope you'll pick up these two anthologies and enjoy them as much as these reviewers have!

Yours doing the Happy Dance,

Anita Ensal

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Anthology Alert!

I'm pleased to announce that Boondocks Fantasy is now on the shelves along with Love and Rockets! And, the first review for Boondocks Fantasy is at Errant Dreams Reviews.

I'm extremely pleased to point out that the reviewer quite enjoyed "Being Neighborly". I hope you will, too.

You can find both anthologies anywhere fine books are sold, both in stores and online.

Later this month (Jan. 28th) I'll be talking "author talk" with fellow DAW author Benjamin Tate, also known as Joshua Palmatier over at DAW Books Community. It's a lively chat I hope you'll share with us!

Yours in excited wonder,

Anita Ensal

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happiest of Holidays

Another year draws to a close. A year where I've been very busy and very remiss in blogging. However, my holidays are bright -- two short stories in two DAW anthologies, a host of friends and family, and much more on the horizon.

Wishing all of you the happiest of holidays, whatever holidays you celebrate, and a safe, happy, healthy and successful 2011!

Yours in holiday wonder,

Anita Ensal

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Back, Better Than Ever!

Hello, Lovely Readers!

I know, I know, I've been remiss. AGAIN. But as before, I've had good reason. Much has been going on.

How much, you ask?

I have two new short stories coming out in two anthologies from Penguin/DAW Books!

"Wanted" is in LOVE AND ROCKETS, a science fiction romance anthology, which releases next week, on Tuesday, December 7, 2010.

"Being Neighborly" is in BOONDOCKS FANTASY, a rural/urban fiction anthology, which releases next month, on Tuesday, January 4, 2011.

LOVE AND ROCKETS, edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Kerrie Hughes, features an introduction by Lois McMaster Bujold, and stories from other authors such as Jay Lake and Jody Lynn Nye.

BOONDOCKS FANTASY, edited by Jean Rabe and Martin H. Greenberg, features stories from other authors such as Gene Wolfe and Timothy Zahn.

Both books are available in mass market and all ebook formats.

So, hurry out and get these two excellent anthologies and enjoy the reading!

Yours in anthological wonder,
Anita Ensal

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Monday, February 8, 2010

A New Interview

Don't faint, lovely readers, but I'm still here. I know, I know, you can't prove it by the blog.

But things have been busy and life has intruded and while the writing has continued unabated, the blogging has been, well, clearly, sketchy.

I won't insist that's all in the past, but I did want to share that Eposic (my publisher for The Book of Exodi where my short story, "The Last Day on Earth" was published) has an interview up with yours truly on their site blog!

Also, for those who don't have a copy yet, The Book of Exodi is still available at (The Book of Exodi, ISBN 978-1-936075-00-3, 6"x9" trade paperback. Edited by Michael K. Eidson. Introduction by Harry Turtledove.) Did I mention that Harry Turtledove mentioned my story in his introduction? I haven't mentioned that yet? Let me do so now. Yes, it was a thrill for me to read.

Now, back to the writing. And I do promise to try to blog with more frequency. Yes, I know, it wouldn't be difficult...

Yours in interview wonder,
Anita Ensal

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Getting Closer

"The Book of Exodi" is getting closer and closer to publication, and therefore, my short story "The Last Day on Earth" is also getting closer to publication in this intriguing anthology. (The Book of Exodi, ISBN 978-1-936075-00-3, 6"x9" trade paperback. Edited by Michael K. Eidson. Introduction by Harry Turtledove. Hardcover edition will also be made available. )

You can read all about it on Eposic's website ( You can also pre-order the book, if you so desire (you do, you do, you DO desire!); pre-order instructions are also on the website.

I have it on good authority these books will make excellent Father's Day gifts. And Holiday gifts. Any holiday. Of course, my opinion might be a tad biased. But there's 19 great stories in this collection, all of which are fascinating speculative fiction takes on the theme of mass exodus. I know you'll enjoy every story, so hurry and pre-order your copies now.

Yours in speculative wonder,
Anita Ensal

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Wishes For a Fantastic Day

I'm posting late today because I've been having a wonderful Mother's Day. My family has treated me well, as always, and I've just had time to get to my beloved keyboard and write.

I didn't want to let the day go, however, without sending wishes out to all the other mothers out there, for a fantastical day, and night, and, we can hope, year. May you enjoy all that makes you happy and nothing that makes you too sad -- a little sadness, of course, is fine and makes the joys all the better. But I hope your mother's day is filled with contentment and your heart is filled with love.

Yours in well wishes,
Anita Ensal

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