“What Becomes a Legend Most” – Introduction by Sandra Kasturi

Below, dear reader, please find bonus content for Suzanne’s book: ELEMENTS: A Collection of Speculative Fiction. This series of posts provides stories-behind-the-stories for each tale in ELEMENTS. The “Introduction” for a book sets up the reader for the prose that follows. In this post, I thank Sandra Kasturi for writing the Introduction: “What Becomes a Legend Most” I am honoured that Sandra Kasturi wrote the introduction What Becomes a Legend Most  for ELEMENTS. Sandra Kasturi is Co-Publisher at ChiZine Publications,…

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Interview: Steve Vernon

Growing up in Northern Ontario, Steve Vernon learned the storytelling tradition from his grandfather. Steve’s regional books include The Lunenburg Werewolf, Maritime Murder, Haunted Harbors, Wicked Woods, the children’s picture book Maritime Monsters, and the YA novel Sinking Deeper – or my questionable (possibly heroic) decision to invent a sea monster – a novel which begins with a jailbreak, seguing into an impromptu Main Street midnight caber toss leading to the invention of a sea monster, a gumbooted dragon dance,…

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Courting Ice – Canadian Style

Below, dear reader, please find bonus content for Suzanne’s book: ELEMENTS: A Collection of Speculative Fiction. This series of posts provides stories-behind-the-stories for each tale in ELEMENTS. Sitting in the 5th slot in the Table of Contents is: “Courting Ice” I live in Canada and my writing can’t help but be affected by our seasons, particularly winter. “Courting Ice” takes place in the fictional Daslak. When I wrote the story, I imagined Daslak  as a remote area of Newfoundland. I’ve…

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