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Announcing: Returning My Sister's Face - Book Launch Virtual Party

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Date: Sunday, March 1, 2009
Location: Facebook and LiveJournal


My debut short story collection, RETURNING MY SISTER’S FACE: AND OTHER FAR EASTERN TALES OF WHIMSY AND MALICE, with an introduction by Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Vonda N. McIntyre, premiers in trade hardcover from Norilana Books on March 1, 2009:


Enchantment, peril, and romance pervade the shadowy Far East, from the elegant throne room of the emperor’s palace to the humble teahouse of a peasant village. In these dozen stories of adventure and magic from the Orient, a maiden encounters an oni demon in the forest, a bride discovers her mother-in-law is a fox woman, a samurai must appease his sister’s angry ghost, strange luck is found in a jade locket, and dark and light are two sides of harmony.


Join me in raising a virtual flute of the bubbly to celebrate!


Cover art by Ahyicodae


Praise for RETURNING MY SISTER’S FACE:


"Whimsy and malice—yes—also mystery, a very female sensuality, and wit. An elegant and entertaining book."
Ursula K. Le Guin, Hugo, Nebula, Pushcart, and Newbery Award-winning author.


"The tales are beautifully written, elegant, passionate, funny and moving. The entire collection is a delightful, magical bridge across cultures. I hope many readers find their way to it."
Patricia A. McKillip, Locus, World Fantasy Best Novel, and World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award-winning author.


"Noted short story author Foster offers a dozen enchanting and sometimes chilling tales alive with elegantly sketched characters and sensibilities drawn from Asian folklore…Readers who long for a break from European medieval fantasy will be charmed and entertained by Foster’s tales."
Publishers Weekly


212 pages
Hardcover (March 2009)
ISBN-10: 1-60762-010-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-60762-010-5


Trade paperback (July 2009)
ISBN-10: 1-60762-011-1
ISBN-13: 978-1-60762-011-2

I'm feeling:
excited excited
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On February 14th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC), sandykidd commented:
Read your story in Interzone and loved it!
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On February 14th, 2009 03:36 am (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks so much! I'm delighted you enjoyed it .
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On February 14th, 2009 03:35 am (UTC), ericreynolds commented:
Congratulations! Great blurbs and reviewers, too.
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On February 14th, 2009 03:36 am (UTC), eugie replied:
Thank you!
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On February 14th, 2009 03:46 am (UTC), norilana commented:
Yaaaaaay!!!!!!! Very soon now! :-)
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On February 14th, 2009 03:49 am (UTC), eugie replied:
So excited! Eee!
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On February 14th, 2009 03:59 am (UTC), marshall_payne commented:
Congrats, Eugie!!
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On February 14th, 2009 04:00 am (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks, Marshall!
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On February 14th, 2009 04:13 am (UTC), melindadansky commented:
You should be excited! Go you!
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On February 14th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks!
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On February 14th, 2009 04:25 am (UTC), utsusemia commented:
Wow! Super huge congratulations, Eugie! It looks beautiful and the blurbs are even more amazing. You must be very proud :) I can't wait to read it!
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On February 14th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks, sweetie! I'm excited-thrilled-delighted beyond expression .
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On February 14th, 2009 05:01 am (UTC), time_shark commented:
Congrats, Eugie! I look forward to this.
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On February 14th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thank you! I'm fit to popping from excitement .
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On February 14th, 2009 06:19 am (UTC), pleroma commented:
Tada!

Grats, Eugie!
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On February 14th, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks, sweetie!
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On February 14th, 2009 08:33 am (UTC), dream_wind commented:
BRAVO!!
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On February 14th, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
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On February 14th, 2009 11:49 am (UTC), rcloenen_ruiz commented:
Congratulations. I'll note down the date in my calendar and break out a virtual bottle of bubbly for the occassion. Oh, and I loved your story in Interzone. It is on my list of best reads for 2009.
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On February 14th, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Yay! And I'm delighted you enjoyed "Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest" in Interzone! Thank you!
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On February 14th, 2009 12:18 pm (UTC), feed_your_muse commented:
This is a gorgeous cover! I'll look forward to reading the collection.

Merry
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On February 14th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thank you! And yah I'm absolutely thrilled that we could use Ahyicodae's marvelous artwork for the cover!
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On February 14th, 2009 01:13 pm (UTC), faerie_writer commented:
God, I really love the cover on your book!! :D
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On February 14th, 2009 09:51 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Isn't it gorgeous? Ahyicodae absolutely rawks!
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On February 14th, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC), alladinsane commented:
Congrats Eugie! Quite high praise indeed!
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On February 14th, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks, sweetie .
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On February 14th, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC), adsistla commented:
yay!
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On February 14th, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
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On February 14th, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC), melissajm commented:
Congratulations! I love that illustration, too.
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On February 14th, 2009 09:47 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks! And yah, I absolutely LOVE Ahyicodae's cover art. I'm so thrilled we were able to use it.
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