Just out: The Book of the Red King, a collection of poems about the mysterious Red King, the lunar Precious Wentletrap, and the transforming Fool (Phoenicia Publishing.) Illuminated by Clive-Hicks-Jenkins. "A must-read and a distinctive, evocative voice. There is no one like Marly Youmans" -Kim Bridgford. Please check out the link above for news, review clips, and more!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Two weeks from pub date

A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage
Winner of The Ferrol Sams Award for Fiction
Mercer University Press, 2012

I have updated the page for A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage. (The Events page has also been updated.) Since pub date is now two weeks away, pre-pub discounts at the big online venues will be ending soon as books begin to arrive at the indies and chains. More interviews (by multi-media artist and writer Beth Adams of Phoenicia Publishing, artist Laura Frankstone, writer Rebecca Kuder, artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins, and other interesting artists and bloggers) will be up on various sites in the coming weeks.

On abundance:
Kristine Kathryn Rusch has a first-rate discussion of the changes in the publishing industry and how publishers and many writers (i.e. those who began with traditional publishers) are caught between the old world of scarcity and the new world of abundance. Found via Nick Tramdack on Twitter.


  1. Really interesting! Thanks Marly.

  2. It seemed a solid statement of what I've seen elsewhere laid out in a less clear way.


Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.