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Who can find the funny in vampires, witches and werewolves? Esther can, especially if the supes are confined to the suburbs. The final entry in the hilarious Supernatural Suburbia trilogy, Fangs for the Mammaries, will be out from Baen in 2010.

On the YA front in 2010 is Sphinx's Queen, the sequel to Sphinx's Princess from Random House, and Threads and Flames from Penguin.

Coming Soon:

Threads and Flames
Viking Juvenile
ISBN: 0-670-01245-9
Available November 24, 2010 — Pre-order now

It's 1910, and thirteen-year-old Raisa has just traveled alone from a small Polish shtetl to New York City. It's overwhelming, awe-inspiring, and even dangerous, especially when she discovers that her sister has disappeared and she must now fend for herself, finding work in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. Raisa makes friends and even — dare she admit it? — falls in love. But then 1911 dawns, and one of the city's most harrowing tragedies unfolds....

Now in Bookstores:

Fangs For The Mammaries
Baen Books
ISBN: 1-439-13392-1

Vampires and the suburbs are a match made in heaven, or maybe Levittown. But in the suburbs, everyone is polite and respectful of their neighbors’ right to privacy. And if your neighbors happen to have kids selling gift-wrap, magazine subscriptions, cookies, or other school fundraising ploys, and little Emily or Jason happen to come peddling their wares after sundown... Who says you have to stay in the city if you want good take-out meals delivered right to your door?

Sphinx's Queen
Random House
ISBN: 0-375-85657-9

Ancient Egypt springs to life in this enthralling sequel to Sphinx’s Princess. As she did in Nobody’s Princess and Nobody’s Prize, author Esther Friesner offers readers a fresh look at the iconic figure of Queen Nefertiti, blending historical fiction and mythology in a heady concoction.


Esther Friesner named one of the GOHs at World Fantasy 2010

Esther is delighted to announce that she has been named one of the Guests of Honor at the 2010 World Fantasy Convention in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus is noted for O. Henry and James Thurber, brooding gargoyles, "unicorns in gardens", and is home to a global community of authors, editors, publishers, artists, agents, and others who share a serious interest in fantastic literature and art.

The convention will take place on October 28 - 31, 2010. For membership and hotel information, please contact the con at:

WFC 2010
3824 Patricia Dr.
Upper Arlington, OH 43220



October 28 - 31, 2010, Columbus, OH

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