Sword & Sorceress XXVII, an annual anthology based on writer Marion Zimmer Bradley’s concept of fantasy with a female protagonist, is now released and available. My story “Grave Gold” on page 36 is the third story in the book. My sister calls this story dark, and I suppose it is, considering the plot revolves around negotiating with the dead. But the ending is upbeat, so not so terribly dark. This series is notable for its use of Roman numerals in the title. On the lower numbers, that was probably not so unusual, but since the success of the series has now taken it to five-digit Roman numerals with more volumes to come, some people may find it increasingly problematic to read. The editor has hinted that after volume XXX, they may switch to Arabic numbers.