Story spotlight: “Abby Crumb: Bad Luck, Good Fortune” by Louisa Swann

Melting noses, withering limbs—growing up the daughter of a necromancer prepares one for almost anything…except a voyage around the Horn on a vessel that feels as if it has been cobbled together expressly for this trip…

Creaking decks, smoky furnaces, torn sails, violent weather, the S.S. Raven seems to be attracting bad luck. Could it simply be fate? Or could it be…her mother?

Abby Crumb suffers misery after misery on her trip to San Francisco. The weather finally clears, only to reveal an even more sinister twist of Fate: The captain’s brought the bad luck with him.

Abby and her friends must discover the source of bad luck and turn the tide before the tide turns them in this rollicking high seas adventure.
“Abby Crumb: Bad Luck, Good Fortune” is in the Beneath the Waves collection. You can learn more on BundleRabbit, Goodreads, and the collection’s Facebook page.

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Growing up in the wilds of the Sierra Nevada mountains, surrounded by deer and beaver, muskrat and bear, Louisa Swann found ample fodder for her equally wild imagination. As an adult, she interweaves her experiences with that imagination, creating tales of fantasy and science fiction, mystery and thrillers, steampunk and historical fiction. Her short stories have appeared in Fiction River anthologies, including Reader’s Choice; Mercedes Lackey’s Elementary Magic and Valdemar anthologies; and Esther Friesner’s Chicks and Balances. Novels include light-hearted mysteries (It Ain’t No Bull, The Trouble with Bulldogs) and her new steampunk/weird west series, Abby Crumb and Myrtle Creek (with Brandon Swann).

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