Friday, August 30, 2013

"Mouths to Speak, Voices to Sing"

Just a bit of self-promotion: I have a collection of my own short stories out, "Mouths to Speak, Voices to Sing" Stories by Kenneth Yu. It's an ebook available at:

Barnes & Noble
Weightless Books
Wizards Tower Books

For those in the Philippines, I recommend using Flipreads to get the book (but those outside the Philippines can still use the Flipreads website).

I can't thank enough the people who have helped me come through with this first collection, in spite of my being sometimes recalcitrant. Needless to say, thanks very much to all the publishers and editors who at one time or another accepted my stories for their publications, both online and in print. Thanks for encouraging this introverted writer with your acceptances, and I have emailed each of you the collection and my personal thanks.

Thank you as well to Flipside Digital Content, to the team of Honey de Peralta, Katz Navarro, Charles Tan, and surely many others in the company whom I do not know but who have had to deal with this old-fashioned dinosaur who came from the traditional offset production process and who is such a newbie to the ebook development process. Your patience with me is appreciated.

Last but not least, thank you very much to the multi-talented Andrew Drilon. It is safe to say that without him, this collection wouldn't have come into existence. It is he who not just designed and made the wonderful cover above, but who helped me with his advice and with a myriad of so many other issues and matters that I did not have the full focus for, given how full my plate is with work and personal obligations. Andrew, thank you very, very much.

My first collection! Didn't think I would ever reach this stage, but now that it has come to pass, I'm actually quite proud. :D

Table of Contents:

"Mouths to Speak, Voices to Sing", first published in Usok
 "The Sparrows of Climaco Avenue", first published in Ruin and Resolve, Philippine Speculative Fiction 5, Pakinggan Pilipinas (podcast), The Best of Philippine Speculative Fiction 2005-2010
"The Kiddie Pool", first published in Philippine Speculative Fiction 6, cited by Ellen Datlow in Best Horror of the Year Vol. 4 Honorable Mentions
"When You Let It Go", first published in The Philippines Free Press
"House 1.0", first published in The Town Drunk
"Cricket", first published in Lauriat: A Filipino-Chinese Speculative Fiction Anthology
"Oplan: Bleach", first published in Philippines Graphic
"Cherry Clubbing", co-3rd place at the Fully Booked and Neil Gaiman-sponsored 3rd Philippine Graphic Fiction Awards, first published in Revelations, then in D.O.A. Extreme Horror Collection
"The Concierto of Senor Lorenzo", first published in Innsmouth Free Press
"Spider Hunt", first published in Aurora Wolf: Aurora of the Sun, Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine (podcast)
"Little Hands, Little Feet", first published in AlienSkin Magazine
"Controller 13", first published in Rogue
"All That We May See", first published in Philippine Speculative Fiction 7
"One Morning at the Bank", first published in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8
"Lost for Words", first published in Fantasy Magazine, 2009 Halloween flash fiction contest winner
"Beats", first published in Philippine Speculative Fiction 4, Best of Philippine Speculative Fiction 2009