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John M. Olsen

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John M Olsen reads and writes fantasy, science-fiction, steampunk, and horror as the mood strikes, and his short fiction is part of several anthologies. He devoured his father’s library in his teen years and has since inherited that formidable collection and merged it with his own growing library in order to pass a love of learning on to the next generation.

He loves to create things, whether writing novels or short stories or working in his secret lair equipped with dangerous power tools. In either case, he applies engineering principles and processes to the task at hand, often in unpredictable ways.

He lives near the Oquirrh Mountains in Utah with his lovely wife and a variable number of mostly grown children and a constantly changing
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Out with the old, in with the new

Another year in the books. (books! Get it?) Let's see what the master story submission spreadsheet shows.

In 2019 I had seven short story acceptances and one novel on twenty-onesubmissions, which is oneless winon the same number of submissions from 2018. My acceptance rate is still prettygood at about 33%, so I'm prettyhappy with how things went.

I also had a novel, Crystal Empire, come out this... Read more of this blog post »
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