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For writers of Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror/Dark Fantasy, Magical Realism and all the genres that ask "What if?" and then challenge you to suspend your disbelief by way of answering that question.
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Olga Godim commented on the group 'Speculative Fiction Writers'
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For writers of Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror/Dark Fantasy, Magical Realism and all the genres that ask "What if?" and then challenge you to suspend your disbelief by way of answering that question.
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Liz Gelb-O'Connor commented on the group 'Speculative Fiction Writers'
"Kathryn, definitely a recipe for success. Good luck!"
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Kathryn Meyer Griffith commented on the group 'Speculative Fiction Writers'
"Getting rights back on all my backlist...I've just begun. I own three of them now and will take back the other fifteen between 2015-2017 and self-publish each one.. Yeah!"
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Liz Gelb-O'Connor commented on the group 'Speculative Fiction Writers'
"Congrats, Kathryn! There's been a ton of talk lately on authors finally getting back their rights on their backlist - something newer publishing contracts are starting to limit. Good luck with it!"
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Olga Godim commented on the group 'Speculative Fiction Writers'
"Congrats, Kathryn. And nice new cover."
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Profile Information

Who I am:
Website: http://www.ripleypatton.com/
Livejournal: http://rippatton.livejournal.com
Twitter handle; rippatton
Media outlets that I currently write for:
I mostly write short speculative fiction for print and on-line magazines.
My writing is:
Fiction
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Wily Writers
My professional associations:
Wily Writer
Critters Member
SpecFicNZ founder
I found out about She Writes from:
the web
I am an American writer of Speculative Fiction currently living on the South Island of New Zealand. I write short stories and flash mostly, though I am hoping to work on my first fantasy novel this year (2009).

My publications include:

August 2005 - "A Speck in the Universe" in AlienSkin
April 2006 - "The Werehouse" in Quantum Muse
Jan-March 2006 - "Sister of the Benevolent Gods" quarter finals of the Writers of the Future Contest
March 2008 - "The Derby" in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine
July-Sept. 2008 - "Sister of the Benevolent Gods" in The Lorelei Signal
October 2008 - "Traveling by Petroglyph" in Flash Fiction Online
Jan-March 2009 - "The House that Dirk Built" in The Lorelei Signal
February 2009 - "Sheep Women and Dog Boys" in Reflection's Edge
February 2009 - "The Derby" to Wily Writers Website for Downloadable Speculative Fiction
March 2009 - "The Derby" short listed for a Sir Julius Vogel Award for best short story
March 2009 - "A Speck in the Universe" to Wily Writers Website for Downloadable Speculative Fiction
April 2009 - "For Want of a Woodpecker" in Coming Together Al Fresco
June 2009 - "Corrigan's Exchange" in Semaphore Magazine
July 2009 - Sister of the Benevolent Gods in A Time To..Volume 3: The Best of the Lorelei Signal 2008
July 2009 - "Rites of Passage" in A Fly in Amber
August 2009 "Traveling by Petroglyph" reprinted in Flash Me Magazine
August 2009 "The Moth Collector's Daughter" in Reflection's Edge
December 2009 "Over the Rim" in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #42

Ripley Patton's Blog

I got a book deal with MYSELF - and not a bad advance either.

Posted on August 15, 2012 at 5:30pm 1 Comment

Want to be part of launching the next new Young Adult Paranormal Thriller series by an award-winning author? Get in on the ground floor and pre-order Ghost Hand on my Kickstarter Project. With only three days left, I have already reached my $2500 goal and I am now working toward a stretch goal to fund travel to the location of Ghost Hand book 2, exotic…

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Dip Your Toe in the Cool Pool of Kickstarter

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 4:32pm 0 Comments

Want to be part of launching the next new Young Adult Paranormal Thriller series by an award-winning author? Get in on the ground floor and pre-order my novel Ghost Hand on my Kikstarter Project HERE. With only five days left, I am almost to my goal and I only need a few more backers to make it happen.

 

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Ghost Hand: A Kickstarter Project

Posted on August 2, 2012 at 11:16am 0 Comments

Having done research on Crowdfunding for the last several months, I've decided to put my money where my mouth is (or hopefully your money:) and try Kickstarter out for myself. 

I am currently almost half-way through my…

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Crowdfunding: What It Is and Why It Matters

Posted on July 24, 2012 at 2:00pm 2 Comments

Art and artists have always struggled with the issue of funding. 

 

You can't create something out of nothing, and the supplies and time needed to create good art don't come free. When you are an unknown artist, no one will pay much money or attention to your art. But in order to get better, to hone your skills and develop your art to…

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At 9:13am on January 2, 2013, Becky Povich said…

Hi Ripley. I'm sorry I just now noticed your friend request, and since you know Tricia, I accepted! Thank you!

At 11:59am on January 19, 2010, Jill Williamson said…
Yes. I am way in the boonies. I don't mind, since I sit at the computer all day. My husband really misses the movie theater, though. He is still having withdrawls. :-)
At 12:53pm on October 15, 2009, Danielle Meitiv said…
No problem - I know how that feels! Thanks so much for letting me join.

Looking forward to chatting with you online

Danielle
At 11:35am on October 15, 2009, Danielle Meitiv said…
Hi Ripley

I sent a request to join the speculative fiction group but haven't heard back - are you accepting new members? Would love to join you!

Danielle
At 7:00pm on July 19, 2009, Ripley Patton said…
My new fantasy flash piece, Rites of Passage, is now up at A Fly in Amber www.aflyinamber.net/

Here's an excerpt to make you run over and read it.

"This was what the village boys called “Wooing Mother”. If the earth is Our Mother, the hills that rise around us her breasts, her hips, her thighs, then this deep valley is her inner passage. Boys had been plummeting into it for generations. If they fell in a bloody heap at the bottom, they weren’t yet men. If they ran into the Great Mother without spilling themselves, they’d proved themselves worthy of a more material woman.

What it meant for me was something different. My first womb blood had come when I was ten. I’d gotten to paint it onto the carved door of the Wharenui, onto the tongues of my ancestors. I was already a woman. I had nothing to prove. Except that I was as good as any boy."

The other fiction at A Fly in Amber, most of it Speculative, is all quality. I'm very proud to be up there. If you go read Rites of Passage, be sure to comment at the website.

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