My novelette, Swords Like Lightning, Hooves Like Thunder will appear in Writers of the Future Volume 32 which is now available for preorder! The book has twelve other original short stories from up-and-coming authors as well as a full-color illustration for each story. No, I haven’t seen my illustration yet, but I’m eager to see it.
Why should you get this? Well, if you liked my “Golden Knight” story, Swords Like Lightning contains a lot of the same elements, only more of them. Two bear warriors. Multiple fights. A brand-new landscape and a culture I didn’t show in “Golden Knight”: the plainsriding Methlan, who have their own unique magic and legends
“I hope you haven’t sold Swords Like Lightning, Hooves Like Thunder elsewhere, because we want to publish it in this year’s Writers of the Future anthology!” the voice at the other end of the line said.
After peeling myself back off the ceiling I assured her that I had held it back in case they wanted it and would be delighted to have it included. And to come to LA for the Writers of the Future gala. And all the other perks that come with being a winner. But mostly, to have this story published.
It’s set in the same world as my “Golden Knight” story. There’s a bear warrior – two, in fact! There’s combat, and adventure, and romance. At 15,000 words I think it feels like a very satisfying length. And sometime later this spring – May, I believe – it will be available in Writers of the Future Volume 32 from Amazon or a bookstore near you.
In December, I was honored to be a Finalist once again at Writers of the Future. Again, I did not place. That makes my third finalist nomination, and my second in the last year. All three finalists have been set in the same universe as the story I wrote for the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award, “The Golden Knight”.
I have some extremely exciting news about one of those stories that I will be able to share very soon!
I have also begun to search for an agent for my most recently finished novel. It is not set in the same universe as the stories above. I may traditionally publish or eventually self-publish it. The road ahead is long, but ultimately rewarding.
Meanwhile, it’s off to Superstars Writers Seminar for us. Really looking forward to a long weekend of learning, interacting with other writers, and challenging ourselves. 2016 is going to be an amazing year.
I am honored to have been one of the finalists for Writers of the Future for the second quarter of 2015. This is the second time I have been a finalist and the second time I have, ultimately, not won.
My finalist story is in the same universe as my “Golden Knight” story for Baen. I’m pursuing different options for getting this story published. Rest assured it will be available within the next year, one way or another. I’m very proud of this story and can’t wait to share it with the world.
Meanwhile, making finalist a second time has helped shift my goals. I spent some time in the last year or so working on short stories and submitting them with little luck. I’ve decided to stop that. I’m a novelist at heart anyway. So I’ll keep writing short works for Writers of the Future, but return my focus to the novel length stories I love.
This blog has been neglected, which I intend to remedy. But you haven’t heard the last from me.
Read my short story, “The Golden Knight” (direct link), for free at Baen.com!
I absolutely love this story. It was a blast to write and hopefully, fun to read as well. We were thrilled and honored to receive the inaugural Baen Fantasy Adventure Award for this piece.
This is the author webpage for K. D. Julicher. Further content coming soon.
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