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The biggest news first: Patrick has expanded his design business and is now offering ebook cover design! You can read his blog entry about it or you can go straight to his portfolio. His cover designs are gorgeous (and very reasonably priced), and he's also offering ebook conversion services for authors who'd rather not fight with that themselves.

I really love being married to someone who has these kinds of skills! So of course I leaped on the opportunity. I have a lot of friends who've reissued their previously-published short stories as ebooks, and I always thought that sounded like a great idea - but I hated the idea of trying to design a cover myself, since I have NO visual skills whatsoever. Once Patrick offered to do it for me, though, I was thrilled!

So my first short story ebook is up now on Amazon.com (for 99 cents) and Amazon.co.uk (for 77p). ETA: It's also available (in all e-formats) on Smashwords now!

"Some Girlfriends Can" is a chick lit fantasy story for adults, and it was first published in Strange Horizons.

It's hard enough trying to be the perfect girlfriend. But how is Lauren supposed to compete when her boyfriend's ex is a literal goddess?

I had so much fun writing this story! I love that it gets another release into the world this way, long after its first publication.

And I really love this new branch of Patrick's business. Whether you're a writer or a reader, do check out his beautiful covers. He's just opened for business today, so the gallery will be growing!


( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 18th, 2012 01:00 pm (UTC)
He does beautiful work!
Apr. 18th, 2012 01:12 pm (UTC)
He really does! :)
Apr. 18th, 2012 01:18 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful cover! I'm thrilled to see your story in such a lovely format.
Apr. 18th, 2012 01:26 pm (UTC)
Isn't it great? I let out an actual gasp when he showed me that image, it was so perfect for the story. :) (And btw, the process of putting it up gave me such lovely flashbacks to the wonderful email you sent me when you guys bought the story in the first place! It came while Patrick and I were on honeymoon, my first pro story sale, and it was just the perfect icing on the post-wedding cake. :) )
Apr. 18th, 2012 01:23 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's great! I loved that story at SH. Glad that you're getting it out in this format. :)
Apr. 18th, 2012 01:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, Rene!
Apr. 18th, 2012 02:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love his work!!! So amazing. And I love that story. :)

(Also, I keep seeing all these amazing things being offered as e-books. I am going to have to cave and buy a reader one of these days. :D)
Apr. 18th, 2012 05:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, Jen, from both of us. :)
Apr. 18th, 2012 03:34 pm (UTC)
What a beautiful cover! I'll be looking out for the ePub version on Smashwords.
Apr. 18th, 2012 05:11 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you like the cover! And I'm really hoping to get it up on Smashwords within the next couple of days - I just need to devote an hour to figuring out how to do the Smashwords formatting first. (Sadly, I told Patrick I would do that part myself. Theoretically, this should not be a problem! Practically speaking...we'll see. ;p )
Apr. 18th, 2012 04:23 pm (UTC)
That cover is GORGEOUS!! So cute! <3

I just bought it. I am so weak... heh.
Apr. 18th, 2012 05:12 pm (UTC)
Hee. I like that kind of "weak"! ;p And I really hope you enjoy the story.
Apr. 19th, 2012 01:48 am (UTC)
Man, I still remember listening to that story on Escape Pod years ago while I was shelving tapes in the tape library at Lifetime. I loved it so much, and the reader was amazing; I didn't realize you wrote it--we hadn't met yet when I heard it. That sure takes me back... My life was completely different back then.

I don't believe I've seen the story in print, so I'm going to buy this and let nostalgia sweep me away. And Patrick has wowed me again with his incredible talent.
Apr. 19th, 2012 08:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow. I love hearing about that first time you heard it, Eugene, and that you still remembered it! Thank you so much for telling me that. I hope you enjoy the story again this time 'round!
Apr. 19th, 2012 07:29 am (UTC)
Fantastic cover - I love it!
Apr. 19th, 2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
Isn't it great? I love Patrick's work!
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