Jamie Lackey

River Dragon's Curse, flash fiction, Issue 22, March 1, 2013

The Blood of Four Gods, fiction, Issue 29, December 1, 2014

Song of Rotting Plants, Dances of Wilting Leaves, flash fiction, Issue 33, December 1, 2015

Birthdate? April 26, 1984

When did you start writing? About first grade or so.  My very first story was a straight-up ripoff of The Little Mermaid, written by hand. I think I might still have it somewhere.  

When and what and where did you first get published? My first published story was called "Boy Meets Girl," and it appeared in the Winter 2007 issue of Trail of Indiscretion.  

What themes do you like to write about? Innocence, the nature of love, free will, and mortality.

What books and/or stories have most resonated with you as an author? Why? How do these stories and their characters find expression in your work? Bloodchild by Octavia Butler deals with many of the themes that most interest me, and I love the characters in Peter S. Beagle's The Last Unicorn.  They all have a quiet depth that I'd love to be able to emulate.  

Jamie Lackey lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and cat. Her fiction has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and the Stoker Award-winning After Death... She's a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Her short story collection, One Revolution, is available on Amazon.com, and her debut novel, Left Hand Gods, is forthcoming from Hadley Rille Books. Find her online at www.jamielackey.com.