J. Dianne Dotson, in conversation with Jim Pascoe
An In-Store & Virtual Hybrid Event
This is an IN-STORE EVENT that will also be broadcasted live through Crowdcast for those unable to attend in person. This event will consist of a 30 minute discussion with J. Dianne Dotson and conversation partner Jim Pascoe, followed by the book signing.
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About the Authors
J. DIANNE DOTSON is the science fiction, fantasy, and horror author of THE SHADOW GALAXY: A Collection of Short Stories and Poetry (March 3, 2023, from Trepidatio Publishing), THE INN AT THE AMETHYST LANTERN (YA SFF Lunarpunk, Autumn 2023 from Android Press), and the four-book space opera series The Questrison Saga®.
Dianne’s short fiction is featured in anthologies and magazines. She holds a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and spent several years working in both ecological and clinical research. Dianne is also a science writer and an artist.
Dianne is represented by Laura Bennett of Liverpool Literary Agency.
JIM PASCOE is a writer, designer, and an award-winning creative director. For the past 20 years, he has been generating, collaborating on, and executing creative ideas. His most recently published work is the graphic novel series Cottons, done in collaboration with artist Heidi Arnhold. Both COTTONS: THE SECRET OF THE WIND and COTTONS: THE WHITE CARROT are out now. His other comics credits include BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, HELLBOY ANIMATED, and the original series UNDERTOWN.
About THE SHADOW GALAXY
A mesmerizing first collection from the cross-genre author, science writer, and artist J. Dianne Dotson, THE SHADOW GALAXY features short stories and poetry spanning magical realism, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and Appalachian tales. With stories and poetry spanning three decades of work, the author taps into journeys both fantastical and deeply personal. Categories include Shadow Shores: Tales from the Sea; Other Futures: Tales of the Galaxy and a Place Called Earth; Into the Darkest Hollow: Tales of Horror; Love and Other Moments: Traces of the Heart; Far Appalachia: Tales from the Ancient Mountains; and Resonant Thoughts: Some Poetry.
Among these pages, Dotson captures the longing, regrets, and dreams of those living by the sea, such as in "One Evening in Fogvale." In "RODER," a young woman risks her life to help find a robot who captured her heart. "Topaz Sundered" explores an exoplanet mining expedition gone horribly wrong. In "The Queen and the Mountain Laurel," a young Appalachian girl teaches her father an important lesson with the help of mountain spirits. The poem "Obsidian" eviscerates with raw pain from betrayal. Dotson weaves these and many other tales and poems of mysticism, exploration, horror, pain, nostalgia, and wonder, for no shadow can exist without light.