Last week I had the pleasant surprise of royalty at my door . . . well, in my mailbox, actually. No, it wasn’t a grand duke stuck in the letterbox, but a royalty check. It seems that Sword and Sorceress 27 has paid out its expenses and is now distributing a percentage of sales back to the contributing authors of the anthology. This has always been a good thing in the writing universe but is even better now in this age of ebooks that never go out of print. I can look forward to royalties on every copy of vol. 27 that sells from now until eternity. There’s also a intriguing footnote. I not only contributed to volume 27 of Sword and Sorceress, but also to volumes 25, 26, 28, and 29. Sounds like more grand duke in the letterbox to me.