I’m delighted to announce that Anna M. Branscome has joined the Mercury Retrograde Press editorial team. Anna brings us a wealth of experience in SF/F and game fiction editing and collection development–and the sort of editorial eye most houses can only dream of. While editor of White Wolf’s late lamented original fiction line, Anna worked with such luminaries as Harlan Ellison, Michael Moorcock, Barry Longyear, and James Gunn. But it was the work on vampire game fiction that made her tough. Possibly immortal. We’re not sure.
Anna will be assuming editorial responsibility for Leona Wisoker‘s acclaimed Children of the Desert series, and will assuredly leave her stamp on various other projects as well. I’ll miss working at the detail level on Leona’s fantastic fiction, but I know her work is in the best possible hands.
In her bio on the Mercury Retrograde site, Anna says she “will never, ever edit another book about vampires, however, no matter what wiles Barbara Friend Ish employs”.
I’m having a hard time not seeing that as a challenge.