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Craig Laurance Gidney

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My first collection, SEA, SWALLOW ME & OTHER STORIES (Lethe Press) was released in November 2008. My first YA novel BEREFT (Tiny Satchel Press), was released in February 2013. A new collection of short dark/horror/magical realist fiction, SKIN DEEP MAGIC,, is forthcoming June 2014 from Rebel Satori Press.
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Fur & Gold: A Variation
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Skin Deep Magic
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Liturgy of Ice
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Catherine Hi Craig! Thanks for the add - I enjoyed your story in "So Fey." :-)


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