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Norilana Books Acquires Debut Collection by Eugie Foster


Norilana Books has acquired the exciting debut short fiction collection Returning My Sister's Face and Other Far Eastern Tales of Whimsy and Malice by award-winning author Eugie Foster (eugie). The title is scheduled for a trade hardcover release from Norilana Books Fantasy in March, 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.

Eugie Foster received the Phobos Award and has been nominated for the British Fantasy, Bram Stoker, and Pushcart awards. Her publication credits number over 100 and include stories in Realms of Fantasy, The 3rd Alternative, Interzone, Cricket, Cicada, Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show, Jim Baen's Universe, and anthologies Best New Fantasy (Prime Books), Heroes in Training (DAW Books), Magic in the Mirrorstone (Wizards of the Coast/Mirrorstone Books), and Best New Romantic Fantasy 2 (Juno Books). Her articles and interviews have appeared in Strange Horizons, Fantasy Magazine, the Internet Review of Science Fiction, Writing-World, and Absolute Write. Her fiction has been translated into Greek, Hungarian, Polish, and French. She is also the editor of the short fiction and poetry review magazine, The Fix, published by TTA Press.

After receiving her master's degree in Psychology, Foster retired from academia and became a corporate computer drone. When her company asked her to leave the phantoms and fairies in the South and return to the dead-cold lands of the Midwest, she said "no" and retreated to her library to pen flights of fancy. She now lives in a mildly haunted, fey-infested house in Metro Atlanta that she shares with her husband, Matthew, and her pet skunk, Hobkin.

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