It’s gratifying that two of the three readers who’ve reviewed Hero’s Best Friend over at Goodreads have cited “The Masterless” as a favourite/stand out story.
My flash fiction story “Final Wave” received an Honorable Mention by the judges of the second Flashmasters contest (100-word stories in this case) run by Grey Matter Press.
Writing flash fiction is great fun and really gets the grey matter working, especially (as is the case with the Flashmasters contests) when certain words are prescribed and have to be used in the tale.
All the contest entries can be found here: http://greymatterpress.com/flash-masters-2-july-2014/#comment-1207
I’m Susan H. Roddey. I write various forms of speculative fiction as S.H. Roddey, and I also write romance as Siobhan Kinkade. Most days I can be found lurking on Facebook both as Susan H. Roddey and also on my author page at www.fb.com/AuthorSHRoddey. I’m on Twitter as @draickinphoenix and @SiobhanKinkade, and can always be found at www.SHRoddey.com, creepyauthorgirl.wordpress.com, and siobhankinkade.wordpress.com.
I’m Steven S. Long, a writer and game designer. I’ve worked primarily in the tabletop roleplaying game field for the past twenty years, during which time I’ve written or co-written nearly 200 books. I’m probably best known for my work with Champions and the HERO System, but I’ve worked for many other RPG companies including Last Unicorn Games, Pinnacle Entertainment Group, Decipher, and White Wolf.
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Editor: Scott Sandridge
Featured Book Release: Hero’s Best Friend: An Anthology of Animal Companions
June 16 to June 25 , 2014
About the editor: Scott M. Sandridge is a writer, editor, freedom fighter, and all-around trouble-maker. His latest works as an editor include the Seventh Star Press anthologies Hero’s Best Friend: An Anthology of Animal Companions, and the two volumes of A Chimerical World, Tales of the Seelie Court and Tales of the Unseelie Court.
Book Synopsis for Hero’s Best Friend: How far would Gandalf have gotten without Shadowfax? Where would the Vault Dweller be without Dogmeat? And could the Beastmaster been the Beastmaster without his fuzzy allies? Animal companions are more than just sidekicks. Animals can be heroes, too!
Found within are twenty stories of heroic action that focuses on the furries and scalies who have long been the unsung heroes pulling their foolish human…
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Here‘s a link to a short author interview of yours truly by Strange Musings Press, publisher of Alternate Hilarities Vol. 1.
My short story “Small Change” is one of several chuckle-a-minute tales collected together in Alternate Hilarities Vol. 1 from Strange Musings Press.
Here is an interview of Scott M. Sandridge done by HeroicFantasyWriters.com. The editor of Hero’s Best Friend (which features my tale “The Masterless”) talks about the ‘animal companions’ anthology, its publisher, and a little bit about his good self…