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, AKA CZP. She’s an award winning poet, a short story writer, and an editor.
If all of those credentials aren’t enough, she’s also a friend.
Sandra and I met years ago, but I can’t recall exactly where or when. If held at gunpoint, I’d probably guess we met at Ad Astra, a convention in Toronto.
When my publisher at EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing requested a short list of people who might write the introduction, Sandra was the first person I emailed. She’s pretty much the first person I email whenever I have any complex questions about publishing.
As I mention in the Acknowledgements, she is a member of my girl-posse. If you’ve had the opportunity to read the final story “Soul-Hungry” from ELEMENTS then you might have a greater appreciation of the status of such a designation.
Sandra is a force of nature. Her poems have been collected in several volumes including:
The Animal Bridegroom with an introduction by Neil Gaiman.
I cannot thank Sandra enough for her wisdom, advice, and friendship. Most of all, I am grateful that she has shared so many poignant and truthful words with the world.
More ways to connect with Sandra Kasturi: