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About Myth & Moor

About me

I'm a writer, editor, painter, folklorist, and life-long wanderer of mythic woods. I've worked in the fantasy literature field for 30+ years, and published more than 40 books for children, teenagers, and adults. I also write articles, essays, and give talks on fantasy, folklore, and mythic subjects. I've received nine World Fantasy Awards, the Mythopoeic Award (for my novel The Wood Wife), the Bram Stoker Award, and the SFWA's Solstice Award for "outstanding contributions to the speculative fiction field as a writer, editor, artist, educator, and mentor." I've been short-listed twice for the Shirley Jackson Award and once for the Tiptree.

I was born on an American army base, raised in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and studied literature, folklore, and art history in Ohio, London, and Dublin. I then worked as a fiction editor in New York City; created a Mythic Arts organization in Boston; co-founded an Arts Retreat in the Arizona desert; and now live with my British husband (a theatre director and puppeteer) in a small Dartmoor village full of artists. We have one grown daughter, an elderly dog, and a tiny house crowded with books and puppets.

If you'd like to know more, please see the Author Biography on my Books website.

My literary agent is Christopher Schelling at Selectic Artists in New York.

Contact information is here.

There is no "tip jar" for Myth & Moor -- it is a nonprofit endeavor offered in the spirit of gift exchange for all who create, study, and love Mythic Arts. If you'd like to support my other writing and art projects, however, please visit my Patreon page.


A spring day at the studio  2020

Photograph: A coffee break in spring sunshine. 

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