An Update (and the A Kind of Death anthology!)

October 20, 2019

It's been a hot minute, hasn't it, my friends? xD

"I come back to you now at the turn of the tide" with a post in two parts! An update, and then some exciting news (which I really should have shared WELL before now ... but better late than never, yes?).

Let the show begin.

The Update: 

If you follow me on Instagram (@savannahgraceauthor), you'll probably have seen most of this update already - but! The reason for my absence (and the fact that I will probably continue to be pretty absent, at least on my blog) is attributed to these few things:

1) College! I started college in September, and MY WORD. While it isn't as totally overwhelming as I'd worried it would be, there's still quite a heavy workload. I've had to push a lot of things to the side (even things I really love) in order to protect my sanity, ha!

2) Since college has stolen so much of my free time, I'm trying to spend what free time I have /away/ from the computer, and preferably with people, which is another reason why I haven't been around as much.

3) TONS of out-of-the-house activities going on. I can't even begin to list all the gazillion things I've done and have had to do over the last few months. This introvert has built up a grand armor that makes her look an awful lot like an extrovert. If I had a dime for every time this conversation -- Me: "I'm an introvert" Them: ", you're not." -- has happened, I'd be a rich woman xD.

So that's where I've disappeared to. And the fact that I disappeared is why you've yet to get this news ...

The A Kind of Death anthology: 

My first short story is being published in THREE DAYS!!

"The Swan Women of Skye", one of my favorite stories that I've written thus far, was selected to be published in Uncommon Universes' Press first anthology, A Kind of Death. I'm so excited, I could burst - and even more so because the anthology is going to be available in both paperback AND hardcover! (it's always been a huge goal of mine to have something published in hardcover)

And since I'm TERRIBLY late to tell you this news, I feel like I owe you a little bit of information about the story, yes?

Some Details:
- it's a fantasy story
- it's set in Skye, Scotland
- it's the longest story I will have ever had published (by a L O N G shot) 
- thematically, it's about letting go and finding your strength

The Blurb: 
A princess who makes dangerous bargains with the afterlife. A man desperate to save his wife, no matter the cost. An uber driver for the undead.

Death, whether real or metaphorical, comes for us all. Yet it is not always the end. And in the depths of grieving can be the promise of hope and redemption. 
The tales and poems in this anthology explore the depths of love, loss, and transformation. Whether in a reimagined folktale or a modern urban fantasy, A Kind of Death features a fine balance of tragedy and comedy, but always with a hint of wonder and hope.
As this anthology concerns matters of loss (all handled tastefully and without graphic depiction), certain stories might prove challenging for sensitive readers. Recommend reading with a hot beverage and/or a packet of tissues.

Aaaaall the rest of the info (including  purchase links and pre-order info) that I needn't recount here can be found on Uncommon Universes Press' website (specifically in this blog post) - and there's also a great giveaway going on for it over at this post, so make sure to check them both out! I'm beyond excited that I get to share The Swan Women of Skye with you all - it's a story that I really love, and I can't wait for it to be out in the world <333.

*deep breath* Alright! That's all I have for y'all today. I can't promise that I'll be any more active on my blog than I have been lately, but I do post life updates a little more often on my Facebook page, and writing-things on my Instagram now and again if you're wanting to know I'm still alive ;).

And with all that out of the way - how are all of you? I've missed the blogging community!

~ Savannah Grace 

how are you all? 


  1. Ahhh! SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!! And so unbelievably proud!
    I can't wait to read it! I'm also stupidly excited that it's set in Skye for reasons.

    1. AAAAAAH THANK YOU SO MUCH, SKYE! *HUGS* Your support means the literal world! (hahaha, "reasons" XD)


    I have missed hearing from you but goodness, it definitely sounds like you've had a lot on your plate! There is no shame in taking a step back from certain things when lifely stuff is going on. It's necessary and a GOOD thing. But it was still great getting to hear from you! I'm so happy college is going well. Been praying for you! <3

    AND CONGRATS AGAIN ON THE PUBLISHING. EEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! *shoots Gandalf fireworks*

    1. LAURI *TACKLE HUGS*. THANK YOU so much, girlie!! I CANNOT BELIEVE I didn't tell you before now??? But I'm SO HAPPY to be able to tell you now!! :D

      Ehehe, "a lot" is an understatement XD. But YES, everything has been going super well! I'll have to message you about it soon, because this definitely barely touched the surface, but life has been really great. Thank you so much for praying! <3


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