The Never-Ending Story

The Never-Ending Story

Once upon a time, I wrote a short story, and it grew up to become a book. It was called “The Darkbeast”, and it was published in the anthology Fantastic Companions, which was edited by Julie Czerneda. Every story in the anthology involved a human boy or girl and an animal companion.  (I originally wanted to write a story about a griffin or a dragon, but Julie already had those stories. I “reserved” a raven, and then I...

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FANTASTIC COMPANIONS Wins Award!

FANTASTIC COMPANIONS, the anthology that contains my story “The Darkbeast”, recently won the “Silver Medal for Science Fiction & Fantasy Book of the Year” as awarded by ForeWord Magazine, a literary magazine that looks for excellence within independent and small publishers. FANTASTIC COMPANIONS was edited by Julie Czerneda and published by Canadian publisher Fitzhenry and Whiteside.  The anthology is appropriate...

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Award Nomination News

FANTASTIC COMPANIONS, the fantasy anthology that contains my story “The Darkbeast”, has been nominated for the Prix Aurora Award, in the category “Best Other (English).” For those unfamiliar with the Aurora, it’s Canada’s version of the Hugo, where Canadian readers nominate and vote on Canadian work.  (FANTASTIC COMPANIONS is eligible because the editor, Julie Czerneda, is Canadian.)    The...

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Award Nomination – Fantastic Companions

Great news! This morning, I found out that the anthology, FANTASTIC COMPANIONS, has been nominated for a “best SF” award by Foreward Magazine, a publication that specializes in book reviews. My short story, “The Darkbeast” is in FANTASTIC COMPANIONS, along with many other incredible short stories and an introduction by Kristen Britain, all edited by Julie Czerneda.The award will be presented at Book Expo America –...

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