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According to Wikipedia, speculative fiction is a fiction genre speculating about worlds that are unlike the real world in various important ways. In these contexts, it generally overlaps one or more of the following: science fiction, fantasy fiction, horror fiction, supernatural fiction, superhero fiction, utopian and dystopian fiction, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, and alternate history.

 

I read - a lot! There is no specific author or genre, but I do tend to read more science fiction and fantasy than anything else. I also love movies of these genres. So naturally, when I decided to try my hand at writing, this was the type of writing I produced. I've been told by some great authors that I have potential and that I should be submitting to the print magazines like Asimov's and the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Unfortunately, the editors at the aforementioned magazines have yet to agree with this assessment and I have accrued several rejection letters!

 

As I mentioned on the front page, I have played around with writing. I've taken a couple of writing classes at Wayne State College, and have several short stories written and the start of a book (or two). I've won a local writing contest (associated with WillyCon) a couple of times and actually sold a couple of stories, one that is still online. My first book, Jeweled Fragments: A Collection of Short Stories, was published by the WSC Press and became available in April of 2010! If you want to know more about me, follow this link to read a brief biography...

 

If you are so inclined, you can read the "Strange New Beginnings" story I have online at the WSC SF & F Club's WillyCon E-Zine. For Love of Humanity Not used to be archived on AfterburnSF.com, but a few years ago they updated, or changed ownership, or whatever and and my archived story has disappeard. Both of these stories are in my book.

 

I am also the advisor for the SF & F Club of Wayne State College. The Club puts on a Con every spring semester called WillyCon. It is a good convention, and if you are interested in science fiction and fantasy, you should plan on attending! As I briefly mentioned earlier, there is a writing contest associated with WillyCon. You can find the details on submitting your writing here...