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Jane Lindskold

Jane Lindskold

Guest of Honor

Jane Lindskold is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling, internationally published author of some twenty-five novels, including the six volume Firekeeper Saga, the three volume Breaking the Wall series, the two volume Novels of the Athanor (Changer and Changer’s Daughter;  aka Legends Walking) and, most recently, Artemis Awakening and Artemis Invaded.

Standalone novels include Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls; Marks of Our Brothers; Pipes of Orpheus; Smoke and Mirrors; Chronomaster; The Buried Pyramid, and Child of a Rainless Year.

While Lindskold mostly writes solo, she has collaborated with David Weber on the novels Fire Season and Treecat Wars, as well has having written several novellas for his Honorverse anthologies.  At his request, she completed Roger Zelazny’s novels Donnerjack and Lord Demon.  With Fred Saberhagen, she co-wrote the last “Berserker” story: “Servant of Death.”

Lindskold has also had published something like seventy short stories, nineteen of which are reprinted in her collection Curiosities, which also includes short essays on how each story came to be written.  Another recent project is a non-fiction book on writing called, appropriately, Wanderings on Writing.  The two books are intended as companion pieces, although they can be enjoyed separately.

She holds a PhD in English Lit from Fordham University, but don’t worry.  She won’t grade your grammar if you talk to her.

Lindskold is an avid role-playing gamer.  She took up the hobby at eighteen, and hasn’t quit yet. She is also a dedicated manga/anime fan, having started back in the days when you had to explain to people what these were.  She probably still has some fan-subbed VHS tapes in her collection.

As if making a living by writing isn’t enough of an impossibility, Lindskold also gardens in the desert.  When time permits she, does various crafts.  Her secret superpower is getting medication into cats.  She lives in Albuquerque with her husband, archeologist Jim Moore. 

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