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Sparks [Kindle Edition]

Lucy A. Snyder
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Book Description

Publisher's Note: This is a short version of Lucy Snyder's award-winning collection Sparks and Shadows. 

This sampler edition contains the stories "Boxlunch", "The Sheets Were Clean and Dry", "Burning Bright", "Roses of Gomorrah", "Flesh and Blood", and four humor essays.

The fiction, poetry, and humor in these pages will appeal to any reader of the dark fantastic. By turns touching, chilling, surreal, wryly satiric, seductive, thrilling and laugh-out-loud funny, this collection will take you from adventures in the far reaches of outer space to the dark magic hidden beneath the surface of modern America. Sparks and Shadows won the 2008 Editors' Choice Black Quill Award for Best Dark Genre Collection. The award is sponsored by Dark Scribe Magazine.
If you enjoy these stories, we hope you will consider purchasing the full collection, which is available both as an ebook and as a trade paperback.

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  • File Size: 182 KB
  • Print Length: 97 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Creative Guy Publishing (December 10, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004FV572G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,279,435 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Schizophrenic Delight January 14, 2012
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In just the first few pieces in Sparks, Snyder takes the reader from a white-knuckle dystopian race to save a loved one's "soul," to a humorous essay on the horrid inequity of "chick pants" vs. "guy pants," and somehow manages to maintain the feeling of a cohesive (delightful) authorial voice in the process. I was hooked quickly and stayed hooked. Plus, I really doubt that I've had many reading experience in which I felt less prepared to guess what was coming next (in a good way). I'm amazed at the speed and skill with which Snyder can take me from laughing aloud, to being totally engrossed in a story, to being totally freaked out. Great fiction. Great insight. Great humor. Check it out. You'll like it.
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More About the Author

Lucy A. Snyder is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of the novels Spellbent, Shotgun Sorceress, and Switchblade Goddess. She also authored the collections Sparks and Shadows, Soft Apocalypses, Orchid Carousals, Chimeric Machines, and Installing Linux on a Dead Badger.

Over 70 of her short stories have appeared in various magazines and anthologies. Her writing has been translated into French, Russian, and Japanese editions and has appeared in publications such as Apex Magazine, Nightmare Magazine, Jamais Vu, Pseudopod, Strange Horizons, Weird Tales, Dark Faith, Masques V, Doctor Who Short Trips: Destination Prague, Chiaroscuro, GUD, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, and Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 5.

She currently lives in Ohio with her husband and occasional co-author Gary A. Braunbeck.

Lucy has a BS in biology and an MA in journalism and is a graduate of the 1995 Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers' Workshop. She mentors students in Seton Hill University's MFA program and coordinates the writing workshops at the annual Context conference.

You can learn more at her website: www.lucysnyder.com

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