Summoning the Phoenix features 13 child musicians preparing for performance as well as historical and mythological stories related to Chinese music. It is “a lively medley that will expand the musical boundaries of most young.” (Kirkus Reviews
Vylar Kaftan has published about 40 short stories in places such as Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, and Lightspeed. She was nominated for a Nebula in 2011. She’s the founder of FOGcon, a new sf/f literary convention in the San Francisco Bay Area.