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Ripley Patton

purveyor of myth

Birthdate:
16 December 1968
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External Services:
  • rippatton@livejournal.com
I write speculative fiction of all sorts including, but not limited to, soft sci-fi, sword and sorcery, fantasy, fairy tale redactions, magical realism, and erotica. I am also a member and co-founder of Wily Writers Group, and a Core founder of SpecFicNZ, a writer's association for New Zealand Writers of Speculative Fiction, which was launched in August 2010 (when I lived in Christchurch). I am currently living in Portland, Oregon and working on my first novel, a YA urban fantasy.

My publications include:

August 2005 - "A Speck in the Universe" to AlienSkin
April 2006 - "The Werehouse" to Quantum Muse
Jan-March 2006 - "Sister of the Benevolent Gods" quarter finals of the Writers of the Future Contest
March 2008 - "The Derby" in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine
July-Sept. 2008 - "Sister of the Benevolent Gods" to The Lorelei Signal
October 2008 - "Traveling by Petroglyph" to Flash Fiction Online
Jan-March 2009 - "The House that Dirk Built" to The Lorelei Signal
February 2009 - "Sheep Women and Dog Boys" to Reflection's Edge
February 2009 - "The Derby" to Wily Writers Website for Downloadable Speculative Fiction
March 2009 - "A Speck in the Universe" to Wily Writers Website for Downloadable Speculative Fiction
April 2009 - "For Want of a Woodpecker" to Coming Together Al Fresco
June 2009 - "Corrigan's Exchange" to Semaphore Magazine
July 2009 - Sister of the Benevolent Gods in A Time To..Volume 3: The Best of the Lorelei Signal 2008
July 2009 - "Rites of Passage" to A Fly in Amber
August 2009 - "Traveling by Petroglyph" in Flash Me Magazine
August 2009 - "The Moth Collector's Daughter" in Reflection's Edge
October 2009 - "The Comfort of Cabbages" in Prima Storia
December 2009 - "Over the Rim" in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine
December 2009 - "Corrigan's Exchange" in Semaphore's best of 2009 print anthology
June 2010 - "The House that Dirk Built" in Semaphore Magazine
July 2010 - "Heart of the Salamander" in The Lorelei Signal online
August 2010 - "Heart of the Salamander" in Mystic Signals, print
August 2010 - "Sister of the Benevolent Gods" as an audio podcast with Cossmass Infinities.
August 2010 - "The Future of the Sky" in the print Anthology, A Foreign Country, New Zealand Speculative Fiction.
January 2011 - "Broken Water" in the premiere issue of State of Imagination magazine.
February 2011 - "A Speck in the Universe" in Night-Mantled: The Best of Wily Writers, Volume 1
April 2011 - "The Bus to Nostalgia" in Tales for Canterbury: an anthology to raise funds for Canterbury Earthquake relief.


Award Nominations

2009
"The Derby" nominated and short-listed for the Sir Julius Vogel Award for best short story 2008.
"Traveling by Petroglyph" nominated for the Mirco Awards by the editors of Flash Me Magazine.

2010
"Corrigan's Exchange" short-listed for a Sir Julius Vogel Award 2009, best short story
"Over the Rim" short-listed for a Sir Julius Vogel Award 2009, best novelette

Awards

2010
"Corrigan's Exchange" Sir Julius Vogel Award, best short story 2009.

Editing

June 2010- Acquisitions Editor for the Flash Issue of Wily Writers Website

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