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The Rampant Has a Release Date & Cover!

The fabulous Aqueduct Press will be publishing my 140 page novella, The Rampant, as a standalone paperback and ebook on October 1st!

It even has a Goodreads page...

And guess what? The darn thing has been officially blurbed! BTW, it's heading out to reviewers at the end of this month. I wish it safe travels...

 “I loved the epic journey of our two teenaged lesbian he­roes, Gillian and Emelia, through the sprawling horrors of the Sumerian afterworld. The clash of their modern feminist sensibilities with the cruel and rigid theocracy of the very oldest gods out-weirds much of the New Weird. In The Rampant, Julie Day calls us to visit a fan­tastical landscape in a voice that is hers alone.”
James Patrick Kelly, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards
 
The Rampant was so much fun to read! Is that the right way to blurb a horror novel? I don’t know, but it’s the truth. Julie Day’s novel is smart, playful, sly and, yes, hor­rifying too. A short gem of a book.”
Victor LaValle, author of The Changeling. Winner of the World Fantasy, Shirley Jackson, and British Fantasy awards.
 
“The girl-powered post-apocalyptic Sumerian under­world quest I didn’t know I needed.”
Sarah Pinsker, winner of the Nebula and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award
 
The Rampant is one of the most original Apocalypse tales I’ve read in ages. Julie C. Day avoids cliché and gives the reader the end-times by way of Sumerian myth—except this particular end-of-the-world stalls when one of its principal players decides not to show up. What unfolds is a journey into the underworld filled with joy and hor­ror, hope and loss. It’s a wise and lovely story—exactly what I’ve come to expect from Day.”
Nathan Ballingrud, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award; shortlisted for the World Fan­tasy, British Fantasy, and Bram Stoker Awards.
 

Bonus Flash Fiction!


How much time should someone spending trying to place a piece of flash fiction? Well, it turns out that when you decide to just publish it on your blog it doesn't take very long at all.
 

A Violin Etude for Girls with Careful Braids

by Julie C. Day

A toothed headband held down the wisps of Bethany Carrel’s tightly braided hair. Disorder, Bethany knew, wasn’t for violin girls, especially ones who accompanied their mother to Sherri’s Beauty Salon...Continue reading


 
Can you believe this monkey?! I tried to smile, but the monkey, man, he just wouldn't let up...

 

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This Month's Art Offering


Over the last few months, I've come across a number of artists and pieces I just adore. Cameron Gray's piece "Though We Fade Away" (above) is just about perfect.  I discovered David Ho's work while browsing old covers of Apex Magazine. And then there's the art of Zdzislaw Beksinski...I'm not sure why evocative art--emotionally-dark evocative art--both engages and also soothes me, but it does. There are definitely art works that just disturb me, but this work, by these artists? No. They make me happy.
 

Upcoming Appearances

WorldCon
August 15-19, 2019
Dublin, Ireland

Necronomicon
August 22-25, 2019
Providence, RI

World Fantasy Convention
October 31-November 3, 2019
Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel
Los Angeles, CA

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