December hiatus and AWESOME NEWS.

Hey, all!

The Merry Fates are taking the rest of 2010 off to recoup and party for the holidays, but we wanted to leave you with our awesome 2011 plans and also our favorite stories of the past few months to tide you over.

First of all, starting in January 2011 we’ll be offering FOUR stories instead of just three. The cool part though, is that story number four will always be written by a guest YA writer. It’ll go:

Week one: Brenna
Week two: Tessa
Week three: Maggie
Week four: incredi-guest!

(if there’s a week five in any given month, we’ll run a contest!)

Here’s the exciting line-up:

January – Beth Revis
February – Janni Lee Simner
March – Victoria Schwab
April – Carrie Ryan
May – Leah Cypess
June – Myra McEntire
July – Lucy Christopher
August – Elizabeth Scott
September – Jackson Pearce
October – Lauren DeStefano
November – Swati Avasthi

So that’s what we all have to look forward to! More stories, more authors, more fun!

And to get you through to January, here are six of our favorite recent stories:

JUDGEMENT by Brenna. “The first thing that happened wasn’t even that strange. It started to rain.”

THE BONE TENDER by Brenna. “When Brandon Rowe was eight years old, he hit a squirrel with a rock and broke its back.”

THE VAMPIRE BOX by Tessa. “We have a vampire living in our basement.”

DATE WITH A DRAGON SLAYER by Tessa. “Sean Hardy was a dragon slayer. It was a small dragon, only about the size of a barn, but still. He killed it.”

THE ABSENCE OF LIGHT by Maggie. “Yesterday, Mr. Colquitt knocked on our door and told my parents they were blowing up the moon.”

NON QUIS, SED QUID by Maggie. “She’d been dating the demon for about a year.”

Enjoy, and thanks as ever for reading!

13 thoughts on “December hiatus and AWESOME NEWS.

  1. Ooh, exciting! Can’t wait to see all you return–with more awesomeness to boot!–in January. πŸ™‚

  2. What an exciting plan for next year! I’m already excited to see what the guest authors will contribute, especially Carrie Ryan, Jackson Pearce, and Swati Avasthi.

    And I also second the selections for best recent stories from 2010, though I would put Maggie’s “The Wind Hears Our Cries” and “Under Wraps” up there instead. “The Bone Tender” and “The Vampire Box” were definitely my faves from Brenna and Tessa, respectively, this year.

    Here’s to a great 2011!

  3. Haha, well, we really only looked back about 6 months or so when pulling out popular stories. Also, I love that you know your favorites. πŸ˜€

  4. I was once told that I have a mind like a crisper drawer (no kidding – my friend uses odd similes) that keeps things fresh and ready. I guess that’s why I remember, though I did take the time to look up this year’s list of contributions by each of you (Fiction by…) to make sure I had the titles correct.

  5. That is awesome news! Some of those names are new to me. I’ll have to check them out. Merry Christmas πŸ™‚

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