by Dayle A. Dermatis, Leah R. Cutter, Michele Lang, Leslie Claire Walker, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Annie Reed
The Uncollected Anthology series sprang from the minds of six fabulous authors who love fantasy, short stories, and each other’s writing.
Every three months, the authors pick a theme and write a short story for that theme.
Now, for the first time, you can buy the “collected” uncollected and get all the stories written for an issue in single place!
In this issue, Heartspells:
“Track 61” – Kristine Kathryn Rusch
“Heartfire” – Leslie Claire Walker
“The Midnight Gardener” – Leah R Cutter
“This is the World Calling” – Dayle A. Dermatis
“Love Stinks, Inc.” – Annie Reed
“Lovebirds” – Michele Lang
About the Authors
Dayle A. Dermatis
Dayle A. Dermatis has been called “one of the best writers working” by USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith. Under various pseudonyms (and sometimes with coauthors), she’s sold several novels and more than a hundred short stories in multiple genres. Her latest novel is Ghosted, an urban fantasy. She is a founding member of the Uncollected Anthology project.
To learn more and to sign up for her mailing list (and get free fiction!), visit www.DayleDermatis.com.
Leah R. Cutter
Leah Cutter writes page-turning, wildly imaginative fiction set 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.
Michele Lang writes supernatural tales: the stories of witches lawyers, goddesses, bankers, demons, and other magical creatures hidden in plain sight. She also writes tales of the future, including the apocalyptic adventure Netherworld and other stories in the Netherwood universe. Author of Lady Lazarus historical urban fantasy series, Michele's most recent book in the series, Rebel Angels, released March 2013.
Michele is a lawyer who has practiced the unholy craft of litigation in both New York and Connecticut. She returned to her native New York shortly before 9/11, and now lives in a small town on the North Shore of Long Island with her husband, her sons, and a rotating menagerie of cats, hermit crabs, and butterflies.
Visit her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/michelelang.
Leslie Claire Walker
Leslie Claire Walker grew up among the lush bayous of southeast Texas and currently lives in the spectacularly green Pacific Northwest with ornery cats, two harps, and too many fantasy novels to count. She takes her inspiration from the dark beauty of the city, the power of myth, and music ranging from Celtic harp to heavy metal. Even in the darkest of her tales, a spark lights the way.
Leslie is the author of The Faery Chronicles young adult contemporary fantasy series, including the novels Hunt, Demon, and Faery. Her Soul Forge urban fantasy series launches in summer of 2016.
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
USA Today bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch writes in almost every genre. Generally, she uses her real name (Rusch) for most of her writing. Under that name, she publishes bestselling science fiction and fantasy (including the Fey series, the Retrieval Artist series and the Diving series), award-winning mysteries, acclaimed mainstream fiction, controversial nonfiction, and the occasional romance.
Her novels have made bestseller lists around the world and her short fiction has appeared in eighteen best of the year collections. She has won more than twenty-five awards for her fiction, including the Hugo, Le Prix Imaginales, the Asimov’s Readers Choice award, and the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Readers Choice Award.
Publications from The Chicago Tribune to Booklist have included her Kris Nelscott mystery novels in their top-ten-best mystery novels of the year. The Nelscott books have received nominations for almost every award in the mystery field, including the best novel Edgar Award, and the Shamus Award. She writes goofy romance novels as award-winner Kristine Grayson, romantic suspense as Kristine Dexter, and futuristic sf as Kris DeLake.
She also edits. Beginning with work at the innovative publishing company, Pulphouse, followed by her award-winning tenure at The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, she took fifteen years off before returning to editing with the original anthology series Fiction River, published by WMG Publishing. She acts as series editor with her husband, writer Dean Wesley Smith, and edits at least two anthologies in the series per year on her own.
She lives and occasionally sleeps in Oregon.
Award-winning author Annie Reed describes herself as a desert rat who longs to live by the ocean. Since she hasn’t yet convinced her family to relocate to a nice chunk of beachfront property, she’s done the next best thing—written a series of stories set in a contemporary Pacific Northwest city where magic and reality go hand in hand.
Private investigators Diz and Dee populate Annie’s more lighthearted stories, while denizens of a much rougher neighborhood lurk in her Tales From the Shadows.
A talented and versatile writer whose fantasy, science fiction, and mystery stories have sold to a wide variety of publications, including five of the first seven volumes of Fiction River’s inaugural year.