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About Leah R. Cutter
Leah Cutter writes page-turning fiction in exotic locations, such as a magical New Orleans, the ancient Orient, Hungary, the Oregon coast, rural Kentucky, Seattle, Minneapolis, and many others.
She writes literary, fantasy, mystery, science fiction, and horror fiction. Her short fiction has been published in magazines like Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and Talebones, anthologies like Fiction River, and on the web. Her long fiction has been published both by New York publishers as well as small presses.
Read more books by Leah Cutter at www.KnottedRoadPress.com.
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Once upon a time, all our cherished dreams began with the words once upon a time. This is the phrase that opened our favorite tales of princes and spells and magical adventures. World Fantasy Award–winning editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling understand the power of beloved stories—and in Black Heart, Ivory Bones, their sixth anthology of reimagined fairy tales, they have gathered together stories and poetry from some of the most acclaimed writers of our time, including Neil Gaiman, Tanith Lee, Charles de Lint, and Joyce Carol Oates. But be forewarned: These fairy tales are not for children.
A prideful Texas dancer is cursed by a pair of lustrous red boots . . . Goldilocks tells all about her brutal and wildly dysfunctional foster family, the Bears . . . An archaeologist in Victorian England is enchanted by a newly exhumed Sleeping Beauty . . . A prince of tabloid journalism is smitten by a trailer-park Rapunzel . . . A clockwork amusement park troll becomes sentient and sets out to foment an automaton revolution. These are but a few examples of the marvels that await within these pages—tales that range from the humorous to the sensuous to the haunting and horrifying, each one a treasure with a distinctly adult edge.
In this third Fiction River Special Edition, award-winning editor Kristine Kathryn Rusch proves a master of intrigue with a wide variety of spy stories. Ranging in tone from satire to serious, from touching to brutal, from light to oh-so-very-dark, these fifteen stories illuminate the secret world of espionage. Despite their different tones, different cultures, even different time periods, these diverse stories form a powerful anthology that reveals the world in all its messiness.
“…high quality throughout.” —Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine on Fiction River Special Edition: Crime
Table of Contents
“Spy in the Sky” by Tonya D. Price
“Meeting at the Rise and Shine” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
“Highpoint” by Michael Kingswood
“Through the Eyes of a Dog” by Angela Penrose
“Cat and Mice” by Jamie McNabb
“Our Man in Basingstoke” by Sabrina Chase
“Night Flight” by Jonathan Kort
“End of the Line” by David H. Hendrickson
“The Florentine Exchange” by Dayle A. Dermatis
“The Message” by C.A. Rowland
“Not What You’d Expect” by Leah Cutter
“Turkish Coffee” by Johanna Rothman
“The Path” by David Stier
“Trafficking Stops” by Lisa Silverthorne
“The Spy Who Walked into the Cold” by Ron Collins
"[Fiction River] is one of the best and most exciting publications in the field today. Check out an issue and see why I say that."
-Keith West, Adventures Fantastic
"Fiction River is off to an auspicious start. It's a worthy heir to the original anthology series of the 60s and 70s. ... It's certainly the top anthology of the year to date."
-Amazing Stories on Fiction River: Unnatural Worlds
"Editor Dean Wesley Smith has compiled an outstanding volume of time travel stories, no two alike. I highly recommend it."
-Adventures Fantastic on Fiction River: Time Streams
"A sugary Christmas treat for those who love romance."
-Publishers Weekly on Fiction River: Christmas Ghosts
"The beloved Victorian Christmas ghost storytelling tradition continues to thrive in modern day, and this multi-genre anthology of short stories is proof. Cuddle up next to a crackling fire with some holiday music playing softly in the background, and lose yourself in eight amazing Christmas stories by a gang of super-talented, cross-genre authors. Not only are they heartwarming, but they incorporate mystery, science fiction, romance and ghosts! A few tend to be more animated than others, but each one is special, and guaranteed to jingle someone's bells."
-RT Book Reviews on Fiction River: Christmas Ghosts
"In this latest volume of an anthology series from WMG's Fiction River imprint, best-selling authors (Mary Jo Putney and Carole Nelson Douglas) and rising stars (M.L. Buchman, Anthea Lawson, and others) present a wide selection of romantic stories, from Regency to romantic suspense to paranormal, all set during the Christmas season and featuring some form of a ghost. VERDICT This title offers eight original love stories that will give romance readers several satisfying happy endings."
-Library Journal on Fiction River: Christmas Ghosts
Fiction River is an original fiction anthology series. Modeled on successful anthology series of the past, from Orbit to Universe to Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine, the goal of Fiction River is to provide a forum for "original ground-breaking fiction of all genres."
Each Fiction River volume will have electronic and trade paperback issues published by WMG Publishing, and will feature some of the best new and established fiction writers in publishing.
Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch are award-winning editors, as well as award-winning writers, and will act as series editors for the anthologies.
For more information about the authors or Fiction River, go to www.wmgpublishing.com.
No matter what humanity tries, Death always wins. Or does it?
Discover the answer in The Death of All Things, where twenty-two writers take their shot at the Grim Reaper with explorations of the mythical, fantastical, and futuristic bonds between life and death. Learn the cost of mortality, the perils—and joys—of the afterlife, and the potential pitfalls of immortality …
Featuring stories from: K. M. Laney, Andrea Mullen, Faith Hunter, Kendra Leigh Speedling, Jason M. Hough, Julie Pitzel, Shaun Avery, Christie Golden, Leah Cutter, Aliette de Bodard, Andrew Dunlop, Juliet E. McKenna, A. Merc Rustad, Ville Meriläinen, Amanda Kespohl, Mack Moyer, Fran Wilde, Kathryn McBride, Andrija Popovic, Jim C. Hines, Stephen Blackmoore, and Kiya Nicoll.
The shrinks call her neurodivergent. Heather prefers "different" instead.
She lives in a second-hand bunker outside Seattle - fewer distractions that way. Maybe she enjoys the work. Maybe not. People pay her good money for her brains.
But her current case presents an impeccable foe.
Heather has never seen books this clean.
They can't be real.
But how does she prove the lie when everything seems so right?
A short mystery, from Leah R Cutter, part of the year of mystery!
This volume contains 35 stories, including two previously uncollected Kristine Kathryn Rusch stories, presented as they first appeared in a newsletter that went to subscribers every single day for 35 days.
The first volume in a series that will appear annually, The Holiday Spectacular #1, will fulfill all your seasonal story needs.
Negotiate a convention of funeral directors and order a grilled cheese sandwich. Discover how walking upstairs can change your life or a watch can end it. Park your car out of the rain and unpack your suitcase. Just don't piss off the kitchen staff.
Explore the Uncollected Anthology with the Crossroads Hotel!
Table of Contents
1. "The Bolt Hole: Coin from a Dead Man's Eyes" by Louisa Swann
2. "A Different Turn" by Jamie Ferguson
3. "Gap Years" by Dayle A. Dermatis
4. "The Language of Cats" by Stefon Mears
5. "Memento Temporis" by DeAnna Knippling
6. "Room 308" by Annie Reed
7. "Room Service" by Rebecca M. Senese
8. "The Talent Show" by Leah Cutter
She hates the bar scene—the noise, the music, the people. Until the impossible happens. Christine meets her identical twin. A twin she never knew about. A meeting that will make her question all she ever knew about herself and her family, as well as what it means to be human.
The first book in a new-adult, urban fantasy trilogy, "The Changeling Troll" puts a delightful new twist on the ugly duckling story.
Be sure to read the other books in the Seattle Trolls series!
For the first time ever! Here are FIVE fantasy novels by Leah Cutter!
First, the very first novel that Leah Cutter published - Paper Mage. Historic fantasy set in China during the Tang dynasty.
Then, A Sword's Poem, historic fantasy set in Heian era, Japan.
When the Moon Over Kualina Mountain Comes is epic fantasy heavily influenced by South Pacific myths.
The Harps of the Six Kingdoms is another epic fantasy, with myths created by Leah Cutter.
Then finally, The Jaguar and the Wolf, historic fantasy set in the Yucatan Peninsula around the year 1000, if Vikings had met Mayans.
Come someplace new, enjoy different worlds as only Leah Cutter could imagine them.
Twelve authors explore what these words mean to them in stories ranging from the silly to the sublime.
Join us for the first exciting issue in a new quarterly speculative fiction magazine.
Welcome to Boundary Shock Quarterly, Issue 001: Captain’s Log.
Be sure to look for Issue 002: Tuesday After Next, coming soon!
But who discovered the intersection between magic and physics? How and when are the first portals created? What happens when the world finally discovers the existence of magic?
Come explore the very beginnings of the exploration of space in Huli Intergalactic: Origins.