An interview about my story, Visiting Hours, with Rhonda Parrish and Magnus E. Magpie
No, Rey is not a Mary Sue.
Consider this your final warning for Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoilers!!!
Jorie of Jorie Loves A Story reviewed Corvidae from World Weaver Press. Here’s the section on my story, “Visiting Hours”
Sorrow and hospitals walk in-hand together, which is why “Visiting Hours” by Michael S. Pack truly tucked a stitching into my heartstrings. It’s not for the faint of heart because of how gruelingly realistic the ending is – it’s a story of solemn truths and heartache reality. It’s about letting go and realising a fate that you cannot stop nor fully understand. It’s not fused on hope but on acceptance of what cannot be changed but has to happen for a reason we don’t want to fathom being true.
To read the full review go here.
Corvidae, edited by Rhonda Parrish, is published by World Weaver Press.
Fantastic cover for the upcoming anthology Corvidae from editor Rhonda Parrish and World Weaver Press. It includes my short story, Visiting Hours.
Coming soon! July 7, 2015
Associated with life and death, disease and luck, corvids have long captured mankind’s attention, showing up in mythology as the companions or manifestations of deities, and starring in stories from Aesop to Poe and beyond.
In Corvidae birds are born of blood and pain, trickster ravens live up to their names, magpies take human form, blue jays battle evil forces, and choughs become prisoners of war. These stories will take you to the Great War, research facilities, frozen mountaintops, steam-powered worlds, remote forest homes, and deep into fairy tales. One thing is for certain, after reading this anthology, you’ll never look the same way at the corvid outside your window.
Featuring works by Jane Yolen, Mike Allen, C.S.E. Cooney, M.L.D. Curelas, Tim Deal, Megan Engelhardt, Megan Fennell, Adria Laycraft, Kat Otis, Michael S. Pack, Sara Puls, Michael M. Rader, Mark Rapacz, Angela Slatter, Laura VanArendonk Baugh, and Leslie Van Zwol.
I need to find a topic to blog about regularly.
For now, I’ve updated the My Works page with a list of my published (and upcoming) short stories.
WolfSinger Publications is pleased to announce the upcoming release of
METASTASIS: An Anthology to Support Cancer Research.
“Walk with us.” –Jay Lake
Walk with us as we explore the world of cancer as seen through a speculative fiction lens. Hold our hands while we venture into the world of what-ifs. Take a journey at our side as we experience the full spectrum of what cancer has to offer. The light, the darkness.
Within these pages you’ll meet a woman who adores her cancer as a lover, another who sees it as her ticket to immortality. We’ll meet a boy willing to do anything to save his mother and another with superpowers. There’s a witch who uses magic to fight against the beast ravaging her friend’s body, a cat whose capacity for love is unparalleled, a damaged musician, aliens, a goddess butterfly and so much more.
These are not easy stories to read. This is not a comforting collection that will wipe your fears away and make everything all right. It’s not that kind of book. These stories will make you cry, but they’ll also make you laugh. They’ll touch you and stir emotions. These stories aren’t all fun, but they are important. All of them.
Edited by Rhonda Parrish, this extraordinary collection of speculative fiction revolves around the theme of cancer. Including work by award-winning and bestselling authors including Jay Lake and Kevin J. Anderson, these 26 stories and poems tell tales of pain and hope, love and loss, fear and strength.
Cancer scares us. There is so much we don’t know about it, but it’s out there, waiting to strike. This anthology attempts to strike back by supporting research that will develop new treatments and, eventually, find a cure.
WolfSinger Publications, the editor and contributors combined are donating a total of 62.5% of all proceeds to the American Cancer Society.
Metastasis is scheduled for release on Oct 15th, 2013. It will be available through Amazon.com and other online retailers, and can also be ordered through local bookstores.
Edited by Rhonda Parrish
Print ISBN: 978-1-936099-54-2
Print Price: $14.95
eBook Price: $6.95
For more information please contact the publisher at firstname.lastname@example.org