Wendy N. Wagner

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Wendy N. Wagner grew up in a town so tiny it didn’t even have a post office. With no television reception, she became a rabid reader, waiting impatiently for the bookmobile’s fortnightly visit to her tiny hometown. Today, her family struggles to find room for her expanding book collection in their Portland, Oregon, home. She buys books about history, weird animals, martial arts, gardening, and zombies.

Ms. Wagner’s poetry and short fiction has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, The Lovecraft eZine, and the anthologies Heiresses of Russ 2013, Armored, and The Way of the Wizard. Her first novel, Skinwalkers, a Pathfinder Tales adventure, is forthcoming 2014 from Paizo Press. She is the Managing/Associate Editor of both Lightspeed Magazine an
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Looking for a new short read? I have a short story in the recently released By the Light of Camelot, edited by J. R. Campbell and Shannon Allen. I wasn’t expecting this book to come out for another month or so, but it looks like Amazon has it already.


I really enjoyed working on my story for this one. The piece is called “Loyalty of a Thousand Years,” and it’s inspired by the story of the Fisher...

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Nightmare Magazine 37: Octo...

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An Oath of Dogs

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Skinwalkers

3.68 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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Mother Bears

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Winter's Wolves

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An extremely charming story set in a super-cool world! I did feel this could have been about twice as long to better get to know the cool characters, who are squashed a bit flat to fit into a very slim novella.
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"I really loved the idea, but for me, the text was too thin; I wanted more depth because this is an interesting world! I knew it was a novella going in, but this must be on the super short side."
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I have a hunch that I would have liked this book one star more if I had read more books in Newford, as there are a lot of little touches that I think enhance our understanding of these fun characters. There's also a lot of really interesting thoughts ...more
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"THIS IS THE BEST BOOK.

Elliot is so stupid in some ways, so freaking oblivious, but holy gosh do I relate to him on deep levels. Sarah Rees Brennan is always hilarious and heartfelt and this might be one of her best.

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