Well, pre-orders are going better than we expected – it’s wonderful to see the buzz across the internet with people blogging and tweeting about the anthology. Thanks so much! Did you see we cracked our first $1,000? Excellent stuff!
I thought it was time to get back to some introductions, so next on the list we have two lovely ladies:
Ripley Patton is an American speculative fiction writer living smack in the middle of earthquake-torn Christchurch. Ripley’s short fiction has appeared in numerous on-line and print magazines. Her story “Corrigan’s Exchange” tied for the Sir Julius Vogel Award for best short story, 2009. Her story “The Future of the Sky” won the 2010 Au Contraire Short Story contest. She is also one of the founder and President of SpecFicNZ, the national association for New Zealand writers of spec-fic. Currently, Ripley is working on her first novel, a YA urban fantasy, the first in a three book series. You can find out more at her website, or her blog.
Angel Leigh McCoy writes speculative fiction. her stories fall primarily within horror, dark fantasy, and steam-punk. Her fiction has appears in numerous media, and in 2011, she has stories in the anthologies: Beast Within 2, Fear of the Dark, Growing Dread: Biopunk Visions, and Clockwork Chaos, among others. During the day, she is a writer/game designer at ArenaNet, where she is part of the vast team effort to make the coolest MMORPG ever: Guild Wars 2. At night, she’s the head editor at WilyWriters.com and recently edited Night Mantled: the Best of Wily Writers, Vol. 1. SFWA & HWA active member.