Well, dearest readers, I have a grin on my face that won't go away. I received an email this week from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand (SFFANZ) informing me that "Babylon's Song" has been nominated for the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novella. If you recall, three of my stories … Continue reading Babylon’s Song Nominated for Sir Julius Vogel Award!
As you've noticed I did not post my usual "Art of Fantasy" this week. With work and family obligations and getting the new anthology ready for release, I ran out of time. We also missed our deadline for December 30, so Armistice will now come out early in January. Maybe that is a good thing, … Continue reading Good Riddance 2016! Welcome 2017!
This is my new Tower of Books for the next month or so. I'm getting slow and soft. I had a similar heap previously for two months and only read two books. This time I'm doing much better. I have already finished Traitor's Blade by Sebastien de Castell and loved it. Think The Three Musketeers during the … Continue reading A New Tower of Books
One of the reasons why Interspecies is so special to me, and specifically my novella "Babylon's Song," is that this is the first time I've ever written a female protagonist where I looked past the femaleness and focused solely on the character's mental and emotional development. This tale, heart-wrenching at times, explores heartache, determination, hope, … Continue reading Writing Babylon’s Song
A quick post to share a recent review of Interspecies (The Inlari Sagas). We were fortunate enough to receive a glowing review from the multi-award winning author, Lee Murray for SQ Mag. Lee had this to say of my novella, Babylon's Song: "The final story in the collection is Babylon’s Song by Woelf Dietrich. Ironically, the only … Continue reading SQ Mag Review of Interspecies
For the moment, anyway. These lists get updated hourly, I'm told. I woke this morning with a message that Interspecies reached the top 10 in both "Science Fiction Anthologies" and "Science Fiction Anthologies & Short Stories." Then Someone told me we were in the top five of the "Hot New Releases" on Amazon. I'm on my … Continue reading Interspecies is a Best Seller in Science Fiction Anthologies
“These are generally hard-hitting stories about a grim future world. . . . I found the exploration mind-stretching . . ." ~Piers Anthony, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Xanth Series “Interspecies is a solid science fiction anthology that provides entertaining reading for a thinking person and sets a high bar. . . . … Continue reading Interspecies, Volume 1, The Inlari Sagas Available Now!