Lyn C.A. Gardner
He stood in the doorway. That shock of dark hair, the thick beard. That robust frame. A high, broad forehead, large eyes, wide nose: I had seen that image most often in my friends' artistic caricatures, though the youthful face looked utterly serious now. He proffered his hand. I took his in a firm clasp that jolted me to the core. His eyes never left mine as I shook hands with myself. "I wondered if you would ever come," he murmured. "Let's get out of here, before the Delegate arrives." Mystified, I followed the dark-haired young man, myself. © 2007 by Lyn C. A. Gardnerfrom "Kelmscott Manor: In the Attics" by Lyn C. A. Gardner, first published in Challenging Destiny, No. 25, Dec. 2007; scheduled for reprint in Best New Tales of the Apocalypse (Permuted Press) and Timelines (Northern Frights Publishing)
Catalog librarian by day, Lyn C. A. Gardner coedits the journal Virginia Libraries. She's had over two hundred poems, stories, and articles published in Strange Horizons, the Green Knight Press anthologies Legends of the Pendragon and The Doom of Camelot, Challenging Destiny, Talebones, The Leading Edge, and more. Two stories and a poem earned honorable mention in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror (Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling); three poems were nominated for the Rhysling Award (SFPA). Gardner is an associate member of SFWA and MWA and a graduate of the Clarion West Writers Workshop.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gardnercastle/http://gardnercastle.com/LynCAGardner.htmMost recent:"At Reading Station, Changing Trains," Time Well Bent, edited by Connie Wilkins, Lethe Press, 2009. "[we didn't know]," Scifaikuest, Feb. 2010."Messenger Bike," Paper Crow, Vol. 1, Iss. 1, Spring/Summer 2010."Waking Beauty," Cabinet des Fees: A Journal of Fairy Tales, Scheherezade's Bequest, Issue 9, January 2010"Calendar of Cats," MindFlights, Iss. 25, Jan. 18, 2010
Getting better all the time. Often involves cats.
Commitment: minimum 25 hours of writing new fiction drafts, actual narrative (not brainstorming), per weekDesired: 35 hours if possibleHoped for: 150 pages of draft for my fantasy novel; one new story draft; three new poem draftsWishful thinking: One existing story significantly rewritten & revised, polished & sent out