New UF Illustrated Webstory

Shayara is an urban-fantasy illuminated manuscript by Shira Lipkin. (As it’s not 100% illustrated, I don’t know that you can call it a webcomic.) It will start in earnest on March 2, and be published thereafter on Tuesdays and Thursdays; you’ll always get at least one page, but generally, you’ll get as much as the story demands.

Tor to expand to new features

Simon Owens reports that Tor will be offering social networking. Patrick Neilson-Hayden, senior editor at Tor says, “Yes, it will involve lightweight ’social networking’ features, although I don’t think those will be the core value proposition of the site,” he said. “We’re not going into competition with Facebook.” Get Owens’s full story here.

It’s Jeanne C. Stein month over at B&N bookclub boards

watcher.jpgAuthor of the Anna Strong books, The Becoming, Blood Drive, and The Watcher, Jeanne C. Stein is hanging out at the B&N bookclub board, Paranormal & Urban Fantasy. Pop over, ask her some questions and find out what she has to say about her UF series, world-building and the “tense” she prefers.