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Jess Faraday

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Jess Faraday is the author of the award-winning Ira Adler historical mysteries, the standalone steampunk adventure The Left Hand of Justice and a number of historical adventures in short story and novella form.

Her novella, The Strange Case of the Big Sur Benefactor, won a Rainbow Award for Lesbian Historical. Fool's Gold won a Rainbow Award for Best Gay Historical, and was a runner-up for Best Gay Novel. Turnbull House was a runner-up for Best Gay Historical, and The Affair of the Porcelain Dog was both a Lambda Awards finalist, and won Honorable Mention for Best Novel of the Year from Speak Its Name.

She has edited several award-winning short story collections for Elm Books, including Death and a Cup of Tea (one of Foreword Review's top In
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After leaving my last job, I noticed a pattern--that at every job I'd ever had, I'd rushed to get the actual work done early so I'd have time at the end of the day to write stories. I figured maybe that's what I should have been doing all along =)(less)
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Surprise! My friends at Blind Eye Books have decided to release my four-volume short fiction cycle early! You can now enjoy them on Amazon, while you wait for the release of the omnibus in the Spring.

What will you get?


A Study in Spectres Two tales of Mystery and intrigue: The Ghost of St. Sebastian and Slough Dog

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Vladimir Nabokov
“Let all of life be an unfettered howl.”
Vladimir Nabokov

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“God made mud.
God got lonesome.
So God said to some of the mud, "Sit up!"
"See all I've made," said God, "the hills, the sea, the
sky, the stars."
And I was some of the mud that got to sit up and look
around.
Lucky me, lucky mud.
I, mud, sat up and saw what a nice job God had done.
Nice going, God.
Nobody but you could have done it, God! I certainly
couldn't have.
I feel very unimportant compared to You.
The only way I can feel the least bit important is to
think of all the mud that didn't even get to sit up and
look around.
I got so much, and most mud got so little.
Thank you for the honor!
Now mud lies down again and goes to sleep.
What memories for mud to have!
What interesting other kinds of sitting-up mud I met!
I loved everything I saw!
Good night.
I will go to heaven now.
I can hardly wait...
To find out for certain what my wampeter was...
And who was in my karass...
And all the good things our karass did for you.
Amen.”
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