Sue Lange is your typical multi-tasking author. She tweets, facebooks, and blogs so much she has no time to write. The minute she sits down to do so, somebody somewhere posts another cute cat photo, or an update on the fertility rites of the Royal Family. You know, something that simply must be investigated. Somehow in the distant past before humanity discovered the Internet, she did write. Now she just provides content. Some of it is here at Book View Café.
She has published twenty-one novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation, and has received many awards: Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, PEN-Malamud, etc. Her recent publications include the novel Lavinia, an essay collection, Cheek by Jowl, and The Wild Girls, and Finding My Elegy, New and Selected Poems. Small Beer Press published her two-volume story collection, The Real and the Unreal, in 2013.
She lives in Portland, Oregon.
At twelve I began to write for fun, which I think is the only real reason to write fiction. Daydreaming with a purpose, and gradually I realized I could gain approval for the very thing teachers used to criticize me for in class. When I was thirty I decided to write for money and bought a copy of Writer’s Digest.
Twelve years, twelve completed novel manuscripts, and eight proposals for uncompleted novels after buying that Writer’s Digest, I sold a novel. Son of the Sword was my thirteenth completed manuscript. Lucky thirteen. Since then Berkley has published two time travel series set in historical Scotland, and two straight historicals set in Tudor England. I also write historical mysteries set in Restoration London, under the pseudonym Anne Rutherford.
David D. Levine’s short stories have appeared in Asimov’s, F&SF, Analog, Realms of Fantasy, and numerous other magazines, websites, and anthologies, including four Year’s Best volumes (two SF, two Fantasy). He’s won a Hugo (Best Short Story, for “Tk’Tk’Tk”) and has received many other awards and nominations. David likes to think of himself as a writer who takes the classic ideas of Golden Age SF and gives them a fresh, up-to-date presentation… the SF equivalent of a New Beetle or Mini Cooper.
David lives in Portland, Oregon, where he’s spent more than half his life, and is now happily retired after working for 24 years at Tektronix, Intel, and McAfee. He co-edits the fanzine Bento with his wife, Kate Yule, and his website is at daviddlevine.com.
Kelly McClymer fell in love with Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White as a child. Her most prized possession is her copy of The Complete Tales of the Brothers Grimm. These are the stories which gripped our ancestors as they huddled around the fire at night, which taught countless children to persevere through hardship and succeed against the odds. Her favorite fairytale remains “The Six Swans” — where a young sister must not speak a word for six years in order to save her brothers from their stepmother’s evil spell.
Kelly started out writing short science fiction, moved on to historical romance for a series of seven Victorian set romance novels following the unconventional Fenster siblings, and now writes Young Adult fantasy novels… and whatever else takes her authorial fancy.
Her most recent book is Flashes of Illumination, a collection of short-short stories published as a weekly project during the initial year of Book View Cafe. An earlier collection, PS Showcase #2: Conscientious Inconsistencies, is available from PS Publishing and her novella, Changeling, first published as part of Aqueduct Press’s Conversation Pieces series, is also available as a BVC ebook.
Nancy Jane has trained in martial arts for over thirty years and holds a fourth-degree black belt in Aikido. After many years in Washington, D.C., she now lives in Austin where she reports on Texas developments for a national legal publisher. She is a member of SFWA and Broad Universe.
grew up in a rented beach house on the north shore of Oahu. She graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in zoology and worked for a time at Haleakala National Park on the island of Maui, where she continues to live with her husband in their long-time home. She’s been a writer, a mom, a programmer of database-driven websites, and lately a publisher and book designer. She is the author of nine novels, all available at Book View Café. Her work includes The Bohr Maker, Locus Award winner for best first novel, and the novella “Goddesses,” winner of the Nebula award for best novella and available in the collection Goddesses & Other Stories. Her most recent work is the don’t-miss, dark fantasy duology, Stories of the Puzzle Lands.
was born and raised in the mountains of northern New Mexico. An avid student of music, history, and humans in general, she has a special love of the outdoors, particularly New Mexico’s wilds, which inspire many of her stories. Her fiction has appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Cricket, Cicada, and in anthologies honoring New Mexico writers Jack Williamson and Roger Zelazny. Her fantasy short story ”Coyote Ugly“ was honored as a finalist for the Theodore Sturgeon Award. She has also written a series of historical novels as P.G. Nagle and writes mysteries as Patrice Greenwood. She is a founding member of Book View Café.
Blood of the Kindred series: The Betrayal, Heart of the Exiled, Swords over Fireshore
Immortal series: Immortal, Eternal (April 2012)
Far Western Civil War series: Glorieta Pass, The Guns of Valverde, Galveston, Red River
Shannon Page was born on Halloween night and spent her early years on a commune in northern California’s backwoods. A childhood without television gave her a great love of books and the worlds she found in them. She wrote her first book, an illustrated adventure starring her cat, at the age of seven. Sadly, that story is currently out of print. Shannon is a longtime yoga practitioner, has no tattoos, and is an avid gardener.
…grew up in many American regions: California, the desert Southwest, the Pacific Northwest, the Deep South. He now lives in Massachusetts. His first love was biology and he earned his MS in Neurophysiology at the University of Missouri. Times being what they were, he became a software engineer. In recent years he has built avionics for planes and rockets.
It supports the writing habit.
He is best known for his short stories. “The Color Winter” was a finalist for the Nebula Award. “The Secret Lives of Fairy Tales,” reprinted here at BVC, was first published by The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.