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Vanessa Fogg

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Vanessa Fogg dreams of dragons, selkies, and gritty cyberpunk futures from her home in western Michigan. She is a lapsed scientist and now works as a freelance medical writer. Her short stories have appeared in a number of science fiction and fantasy magazines, as well as in a few non-genre outlets. She is fueled by green tea.

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Vanessa Fogg Read. Write. Finish what you write, even if you think it's terrible. Revise in response to smart, honest feedback and your own judgement. Repeat the…moreRead. Write. Finish what you write, even if you think it's terrible. Revise in response to smart, honest feedback and your own judgement. Repeat the process. Every once in a while, go for a walk. (less)
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The Lilies of Dawn

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Traces of Us

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Between Sea and Shore

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The Future Fire is an online magazine of speculative fiction and poetry. I've published a few stories there. And today, as part of their blog series, I join five other writers in discussing literary places we love. You can check out the discussion here. 

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