Saturday, October 6, 2018

New Story from Kate Marshall

Fairwood alum Kate Marshall is on a roll these days!  Fresh off the publication of her YA thriller and inclusion in a Year's Best anthology, Kate now offers up a new story in Beneath Ceaseless Skies' Tenth Anniversary issue.

"We Ragged Few" is Kate's third appearance in Beneath Ceaseless Skies.  Check them all out!

Monday, September 10, 2018

End of an Era

We regret to announce that after many years, the Fairwood Writers will not be running the writers' workshop at Norwescon 42.  The convention will be taking the workshops in a new direction in 2019, and we wish them every success.

It's been an honor and a privilege to work with so many hard-working writers from the Northwest and beyond over the years.  We hope to see you all soon at conventions and other events.

Stay tuned for updates on our own new directions and other news.

So long, and thanks for all the fish!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

One of 2017's Best

The editors of The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 have selected Fairwood alum Kate Marshall's story, "Destroy the City with Me Tonight," to appear in the latest anthology showcasing the country's best short fiction.

Due out in October, this anthology features N.K. Jemisin's picks of the top 10 fantasy and top 10 science fiction short stories published in 2017.

Kate's story first appeared in the superhero anthology, Behind the Mask.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

New Story from Dean Wells

"Cold Ink," the latest installment in Fairwood member Dean Wells' ongoing "Clockwork Millennials" series, is now available at Beneath Ceaseless Skies.  A tale of love gone horribly wrong, "Cold Ink" examines what it still means to be human in a world of gods and sentient machines.

You can read more of Dean's stories in this series here.  Several are also available there as podcasts.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Book Launch

Come celebrate the launch of Fairwood alum Kate Marshall's new YA thriller, I Am Still Alive, with a signing on July 29 at University Bookstore.

In a starred review, Kirkus describes Kate's latest book as "A taut, gripping page-turner with a strong female hero to root for."

Kate's short sf and fantasy stories have appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Crossed Genres and other publications. And, writing as Kathleen Kimmel, she's published several historical romances.

  Details: Sunday, July 29
                 2 p.m.
                 University Bookstore, Seattle

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Wrapping Up a Series

Fairwood alum and professional archaeologist Rhiannon Held celebrates the release of the fifth and final book in her urban fantasy series with an added musical treat.

Death-Touched, now available in print and e-book, wraps up the Silver series about the Roanoke Pack of werewolves that began in 2010 with Silver.  Throughout the series Rhiannon explores the concept of werewolves with their own religion and folk songs.

To accompany this final volume, Rhiannon has also released an in-world folk song, "The Lady's Light," with her lyrics from the series and music by Seattle composer Mitchell Fund.

You can find out more about the Silver series and Rhiannon's other upcoming books and short stories at

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Join Us at Norwescon 41 (Part 2)

We're all getting ready for Norwescon March 29 through April 1, and we hope you'll be there too!

While you're there, check out these Fairwood Writers and Fairwood alums reading our work:

Fairwood Writers:

Erin Wagner Tidwell reads "She Falls Into Darkness" (G)
Friday, 7:30 p.m., in Cascade 4

Kim Ritchie reads "Stick" (G), a post-apocalyptic tale
Saturday, 8 p.m., in Cascade 4

Renee Stern reads "Stolen (PG), a dark story of a lost soul trying to find its way home
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., in Cascade 4

Dean Wells reads "All Whirlpools Lead to Atlantis" (R): When Special Agent Romulus Caul investigates a series of unexplained deaths, he learns that the motive hits much closer to heart than he'd ever suspected. A work in progress from The Clockwork Millennials
Sunday, 11 a.m., in Cascade 4

 Fairwood alums:

Brenda Cooper reads from Wilders (G): In a future where climate change is even more real than today, Seattle has a far more dramatic seawall, and the land between Seattle and Spokane has mostly been emptied.
Friday, 3 p.m., in Cascade 4

Spencer Ellsworth reads a new work (PG)
Friday, 4 p.m., in Cascade 4

Patrick Swenson reads a new work (PG)
Saturday, 2 p.m., in Cascade 4

You can also find us signing our work:

John (J.A.) Pitts: Autograph Session 1
Saturday, 2 p.m., in Grand 2

Brenda Cooper: Autograph Session 1
Saturday, 2 p.m., in Grand 2

Spencer Ellsworth: Autograph Session 1
Saturday, 2 p.m., in Grand 2

Dean Wells: Autograph Session 2
Saturday, 3 p.m., in Grand 2

Rhiannon Held: Autograph Session 2
Saturday, 3 p.m., in Grand 2

Patrick Swenson: Autograph Session 2
Saturday, 3 p.m., in Grand 2