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B.U.G

Penguin 2013 If you’re a middle-grader who’s made a golem, what do you do with him? Well, if you’re Sammy, you make him the drummer in your klezmer band! Buy B.U.G. from a local indie bookstore. A magical coming-of-age story that addresses the themes of bullying, friendship, good versus evil, first crushes, and making good […]

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The Tsar’s Dragons

Edited by Jack Dann and Gardner DozoisAndersen Press Ltd 2009 The Russian revolution, but with dragons. Years later we turned this into the well-received novella, The Last Tsar’s Dragons. Vivid, gripping and actually riveting as the Red Danger takes a whole new meaning here. Loved it. —The Book Smugglers

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The Hostage Prince (The Seelie Wars Book 1)

with Jane Yolen Viking 2013 The first in a middle grade trilogy in which a young elven prince is traded as a hostage to keep the two opposing fey kingdoms from war, and a midwife’s apprentice helps him escape. Buy The Hostage Prince from an independent bookstore. “An entertaining, thrilling fantasy with a host of […]

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Little Red

with Jane YolenFirebird 2009Edited by Sharyn November The single creepiest story I have ever written—and I like to think that’s a pretty high bar. An edgy YA story that touches on abuse, insanity, and the thin line between the dream state and the waking world. I imagined the ending while in that strange place we […]

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Steward of Song (Sequel to SINGER OF SOULS)

Tor 2008 The sequel to Singer of Souls follows Douglas’s siblings as they deal with the fallout from magic, murder, and Faery prophecy. BUy Steward of Song from your local indie bookstore. “Stemple riffs off Native American and Celtic myths with ease while skillfully depicting a world where any move can have dire consequences.” —Publishers […]

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Kitsune

Paradox Magazine 2006 Kitsune was the second story I wrote in the series about Master Shichiro and his servant Ken’ichi. I started this one with no idea of a plot, I just wanted to keep writing about Master Shichiro and Ken’ichi, two characters I had a great deal of fun with. So I put Keni’chi […]

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Troll Bridge (Rock ‘n Roll Fairy Tales Book 2)

Starscape 2006 with Jane Yolen In the second Rock ‘n Roll Fairy Tale, young musicians and Dairy Princesses are dragged into Trollholm and trust the help of a mysterious fox-spirit to help them escape. Buy Troll Bridge from your local indie bookstore. “Drawing elements from ‘The Twelve Dancing Princesses’ and ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff,’ […]

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Singer of Souls

Tor 2005 A street musician with a drug problem tries to escape to Edinburgh and get clean, but runs into trouble with the Faery court. Buy Singer of Souls from your local indie bookstore. *STARRED REVIEW* “A dour, nihilistic, absolutely marvelous grunge fantasy.” Ray Olsen, Booklist “He writes with an assurance that belies the fact […]

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