This is the part where I hype up my work and give a bunch of fun little backstory details about it, right? Right.
Anyway! If you're coming from my Twitter (@nessapples), you probably noticed that "The Infestation of Clary Moon" has been published in Not Deer Magazine's online edition, which means I can officially celebrate more of my horrible children entering the world. I get attached to every single character I write, and I can't help sprinkling them through different stories and novels. Both "The Mountain Under Vickwood" and "Clary Moon" have characters who pop up in my novels too because I find it so hard to let go of the weird, morally corrupt women I make up. (Sidenote: If any agents happen to stumble across "Clary Moon" and find themselves beguiled by Milliot, hit me up. I've got a cockroach book.)
It's been really exciting for me to see "Clary Moon" published, not just because it's one of the weirdest things I've written (and definitely the one with the grossest descriptions of a chicken dinner), but because it puts one of the characters who's existed in my head for the longest out there in view of the world. Milliot has existed for much longer than Clary, and she has the terrifying honor of being the first character I conceived and named once I decided to start writing original fiction.
And now she's here. Seducing women with her cockroachy wiles and offering up looks of disgust. I couldn't be prouder of her, really. I hope you like her, too.