ABOUT

Photo of Lif StrandHere’s the thing:  I am interested in a lot of stuff.  I do a lot of stuff.  So what, exactly, would I say about me that would be useful to you?  Heck if I know.  Below you’ll find the professional me in a nutshell.  Okay, not exactly a nutshell, but a brief bio that a literary agent or publisher might find useful.

If you want more, I’ve got that, too.


Lif Strand Author Bio

  1. Currently I’m writing in two fiction genres:  fantasy (magic realism, paranormal, and/or dragons — no elves, fairies, or swords); also contemporary southwestern mystery.
  2. I’ve completed a novel in each of the above genres.  I’m wrapping up the edits for the mystery now and will be seeking a literary agent for it.  The other… see below. 
  3. I’ve had two fantasy stories published (Sallya On Fire, The Arcanist, November 28, 2018, and Being Me, DreamForge, May 2019.  I have self-published two dragon-based chapbooks that are not on the market at this time (see nifty photo at bottom of this page). And more…
  4. In 2003 I received the E. H. Shaffer Award (second place, news writing) from New Mexico Press Association in the Weekly Newspapers, Class 1 category.
  5. Work experience, education, and other credentials (resume)
  6. I’ve done the artwork for several books and have illustrated one.  
  7. I’m a roadie & beta reader for author Steven F Havill.
  8. My magic realism genre novel, Evolution Device, was published under the Positronic Publications imprint, with a release date of July 28 2020 (more below!).   
  9. I worked with the perfect voice actor, Naomi Rose-Mock, to create the Audible version of Evolution Device, published December 17, 2020
  10. More… 

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