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About E.E. King
E.E. King is the award winning author of, Dirk Quigby's Guide to the Afterlife. "Impish and delightful, a hilarious Zagat's guide to heaven!" - Ray Bradbury
" A fantastical, profound, hilarious and rollicking good ride through the heavens and hells of the
Afterlife! A wonderful book."--Margaret Cho
"This is the most delightful book this reviewer has read in a while.... a mixture of fact and fiction, faith and mysticism at its best."- The New York Journal of Books.
And Real Conversations With Imaginary Friends, an anthology of short fiction, "These tales are marvelously inventive, wildly funny and deeply thought provoking. I cannot recommend them highly enough." - Ray Bradbury She has been a speaker and teacher at the Ojai Writer's workshop and The San Miguel Writer's Conference, performing "literary stand-up."
Her newest novel,is Her second anthology of Shorts, Another Happy Ending and novella The Card Game is due for release December 2013.
She has contributed to Now Write! ,(with Piers Anthony, Ramsey Campbell, William Nolan, Ursula K. LeGuin, Larry Niven, Jack Ketchum and Harlan Ellison.)
She has published widely.
She is the recipient of various international writing, biology and painting grants. Her murals can be seen in Downtown Los Angeles and Spain.
She's worked with children in Bosnia, crocodiles in Mexico, frogs in Puerto Rico, egrets in Bali, mushrooms in Montana, archaeologists in Spain and planted butterfly gardens in South Central Los Angeles.
For interview footage, watch the Connie Martinson Show
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The fifth volume in the acclaimed Now Write! writing-guide series offers a full toolbox of advice and exercises for speculative fiction writers hoping to craft an engaging alternate reality, flesh out an enthralling fantasy quest, or dream up a bloodcurdling plot twist, including:
-Harlan Ellison (R), on crafting the perfect story title
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A Grave Mistake by Elizabeth Shaffer : Loki isn't a good guy, but sometimes, even he gets the chance to be a hero. (So what if he was in the middle of pulling a prank when the chance came along?)
Queen of Nightmares by Ronel Janse van Vuuren: When Queen Mab tries to take a well-deserved break, all hell breaks loose...literally.
A Deal's a Deal by Vanessa Finaughty: When the younger gods decide to throw a Halloween bash, the lord of Samhain is less than pleased. As usual, It's up to Isis to fix the resulting mess.
Riding the Storm by Lyssa Medana: Even a retired God needs to get out occasionally; Taranis should have chosen a different night.
The Boy Who Became a God by Aletha Wade: Sometimes it takes a lot to become what you will be, and death isn't always an ending.
Fingertips of Blood and Oil by K. A. Masters: On an epic trip across the sea, a Captain meets a Goddess, and finds out that they have more in common than one would expect.
Oracle by Mark Bruce: Beware what you bring with you when you enter the Oracle.
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Night of the Living Diva by Greg Nagler: Lilly and Mable face off with the Goddess Hecate. It's not going to be pretty.
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