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Honored in the Rainbow Awards, Dusk Peterson writes historical adventure tales that are speculative fiction: alternate history, historical fantasy, and retrofuture science fiction, including lgbtq novels and young adult fiction. Friendship, family affection, faithful service, and romance often occur in the stories.

Mx. Peterson is the author of Turn-of-the-Century Toughs, a cycle of alternate history series (Young Toughs, Waterman, Life Prison, Commando, Michael's House, The Eternal Dungeon, and Dark Light) about adults and youths on the margins of society, and the people who love them. Set in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the novels and stories take place in an alternative version of America that was settled by inhabitants of the
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Most of the story ideas I've had over the years have simply leapt into my head. Sometimes…more
Thank you so much for the generous wording of your question.

Most of the story ideas I've had over the years have simply leapt into my head. Sometimes they came from dreams, sometimes they arose in response to another story I'd read, sometimes they were sparked by something I witnessed, and sometimes a bit of history tantalized me. I've also written stories in response to challenges, such as the 50 Darkfics challenge, where I've been writing stories prompted by single words related to dark settings.

Writing about vulnerable characters seems to be something inborn in me; I used to play out such stories when I was little, along with the other neighborhood kids. But I've certainly had experiences of being vulnerable in my own life that I was able to draw upon to help shape my stories. I imagine most of us have. When I realized I was going to be writing a lot of stories about turn-of-the-century people in vulnerable situations, I began seeking out accounts and memoirs of such people; what I read in those books helped to give me new ideas for scenes in my stories.

Transformation of character: I think that partly comes from the sorts of stories I like reading and partly from nonfiction reading I've done over the years (philosophy, theology, ethics, social policy, self-help - that sort of thing). And I suppose there might be something inborn there too, but it's hard for me to tell, because this goes back so far in my life. From an early age, I was having to struggle with issues of self-transformation, so it's a topic that's long been on my mind. From a writer's point of view, inner struggles make for terrific drama. And since I write a lot of friendship fiction and romance and other tales of close relationships, there's usually at least one other person involved in the transformation. But in the end, it's up to the transforming person to make the decision to transform.(less)
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Publication date: May 9, 2016 (reissue).

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Having said this, Bat tossed another shovelful of dirt to the side and paused to wipe his brow free of sweat. The midsummer morning was clear, with not a cloud in the sky to provide them with shade. The tre
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