Elisabeth Waters

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Elisabeth Waters sold her first short story in 1980 to Marion Zimmer Bradley for The Keeper's Price, the first of the Darkover anthologies. She then went on to sell dozens of short stories to a variety of anthologies. Her first novel, a fantasy called Changing Fate, was awarded the 1989 Gryphon Award. Its sequel is Mending Fate, published in 2016.

She currently writes short stories and edits the anthology series Sword and Sorceress.

She has also worked as a supernumerary with the San Francisco Opera, where she appeared in La Gioconda, Manon Lescaut, Madama Butterfly, Khovanschina, Das Rheingold, Werther, and Idomeneo.

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Elisabeth Waters There are quite a few books coming out this summer that I'm looking forward to. Silver Silence by Nalini Singh is at the top of my list, followed by…moreThere are quite a few books coming out this summer that I'm looking forward to. Silver Silence by Nalini Singh is at the top of my list, followed by Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire, Defender by S.T. Bende, The Painted Queen (sadly, the last Amelia Peabody book), You Say It First by Susan Mallery, and in early September, Apex by Mercedes Lackey and Secrets in Death by J.D. Robb.(less)
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It's September and I'm pretty much finished with the pre-orders for Sword and Sorceress 32 . When it's published on November 2, 2017, it will be available in trade paperback and possibly a few more eBook formats, but at the moment it's available for iBook, Kindle, Kobo, and Nook.

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