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in A Quiet Shelter There
Hadley Rille Books

The stories and poems included in this collection are all speculative fiction about companion and service animals, and were written by authors and poets dedicated to the cause of homeless animals. A large percentage of the profits will benefit the Friends of Homeless Animals rescue in Virginia, and other shelters/rescues may use the book for fundraising as well. By buying this book, you will help a lonely animal find his forever home, a sick animal get well, or a scared animal sleep in a safe place while she learns to trust. Thank you!

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 "Summon the Sun"
in Tesseracts 18: Wrestling With Gods
Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing 

 In "Summon the Sun", an irresponsible novice witch summons unusual help to warm up winter.

The 24 science fiction and fantasy stories and poems included in Wrestling with Gods (Tesseracts Eighteen) take their faith and religion into the future, into the weird and comic and thought-provoking spaces where science fiction and fantasy has really always gone, struggling with higher powers, gods, the limits of technology, the limits of spiritual experience. 

Available at  Chapters  McNally Robinson



"Save Pinkeye" 

In the anthology Ocean Stories
Elektrik Milk Bath Press

"Save Pinkeye" is the story of a mermaid lawyer defending a shark accused of over-feeding. The story received an Honorable Mention in the Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards.

Ocean Stories offers 22 tales of the deep ranging from fantasy to horror to humor. Filled with selkies and mermaids, sirens and sea monsters, myth and magic, these tales explore both the immeasurable beauty and the danger found lurking below the surface of the sea.
Available at:   Barnes & Noble   Elektrik Milk Bath Press