Craig Laurance Gidney

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November 11

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Author of SEA, SWALLOW ME & OTHER STORIES (Lethe Press) ;BEREFT (Tiny Satchel Press), . SKIN DEEP MAGIC (Rebel Satori Press), THE NECTAR OF NIGHTMARES (Dim Shores Publications); A SPECTRAL HUE (Word Horde). Plus numerous short stories. 3-Time Lambda Literary Award Finalist. NPR’s recommended books of 2019. Current novel, HAIRSBREADTH, is being serialized.

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Flash Sale for A SPECTRAL HUE

Word Horde, the publisher of my novel, is having a flash sale celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the publication.

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Catherine Hi Craig! Thanks for the add - I enjoyed your story in "So Fey." :-)


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