What is Tremontaine, you ask? Well, the short version is that it's a series fiction written by multiple authors, much in the same way television episodes are written by a roomful of writers. Yes? The first season has just wrapped up, thirteen episodes, and I'll be coming on board to write three episodes of season 2.
I'm exciting to be collaborating on this project. I've really enjoyed the work I've done on George R. R. Martin's Wild Cards (I have two stories in that universe, in _Fort Freak_ and _Lowball_), and it was really fun developing my poly threesome story and my South Asian super heroine who creates forcefields when she dances bharata natyam. It's been really fun figuring out how she fits into George's world, and while collaboration is always complex, it's also a lot of fun. Writing can be a lonely business.
But what really got me excited about this project was that it's the world of Swordspoint. Do you know Ellen Kushner's Swordspoint? You should know Swordspoint, intimately. I first found this novel when I was a baby bisexual, heading off to my first conventions, and I fell head over heels for the swordsman and his lover at the center of that book.
I'm still a little in love with them both, decades later. I've read and loved the other novels set in Riverside, and also grabbed up every short story in the world that Ellen grants us. I was super-excited when I saw that she was returning to the world with this Tremontaine serial fiction, so you can just imagine how much fun I'm going to have writing in this world.
Have I intrigued you? I hope so. If you want more, I would recommend you either a) go back to the beginning and start with Swordspoint, or b) dive right into Tremontaine.
You'll be hearing a lot more from me on the subject soon. :-)