Spec Fic Writers Summer Newsletter. Follow along with our members who publish in many of the speculative fiction sub-genres including: science fiction, fantasy, horror, dystopian, weird west, fairy tales and more. Get to know our writers and our works. Visit to read the Summer 2022 issue and sign up to get it regularly. Highlights include:

  •    A Word with SpecFic Writer Kayelle Allen,”,” Genre-hopping, super-productive author, publisher, and marketer.
  • Two new anthologies released in winter: Second Law and Joy to the Worlds.
  • Book review of White Trash Warlock, by David R Slayton, an hysterical, yet thoughtful, romp through a fantasy world
  • Why We Create Monsters: Horror writer, editor, and social media guide for the critique group Winnie Jean Howard conducts us through the attraction of horror stories.
  • Live Well and Prosper: SpecFic in the News

READERS’ CORNER, June 2022 Magic realism has a realistic setting but includes fantastic elements. For example, The Ocean At the End of the Lane (Neil Gaiman) boasts terrific characters and enigmas. A middle-aged man returns to England, his childhood home, to attend a funeral and remembers an extraordinary, supernatural girl, who helped him escape an evil spirit and a dangerous alternative world. Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstances, Ruth Emmie Lang’s delightful debut novel, chronicles the life of Weylan Grey, an eccentric young boy raised by wolves, who begins an uneasy transition into mainstream society. The Velveteen Rabbit, Margery Williams’ classic children’s book tells of a plush toy rabbit who longs to become real and the transformational power of love. See #womenreaders  #womenfiction  #bookreview  #seniors  #Coauthor #readerscorner

NEW SHORT STORY PUBLICATION: “The Girl Who Loves the Boy Who Loves the Girl Who Plays the Cello,” describing the circuitous path romance can take, has been published by The Sunlight Press. Feel free to enjoy and leave comments.

SHORT STORY PUBLICATION: My speculative fiction short story, “Final Report from the Land of Red-Headed Children,” was published late last year by a new local publishing house, Third Flatiron. The anthology, Things With Feathers: Stories of Hope, features 24 stories that range from future science fiction to ancient myth to mysterious bird lore, all demonstrating different speculative takes on hope. See

ANTHOLOGIES RELEASED: The Speculative Fiction Writers have released several anthologies recently. Joy to the Worlds, a holiday anthology, lets you take your pick of maniacal Christmas bots, unexpected visitors from other worlds, omnipotent in-laws over for dinner, or a time travel mission gone terribly wrong. Buy one to pass the time this winter or store for next holiday season. Second Law Anthology features those laws less important than primary decrees but often imperative for social stability, morality, or survival. Ten original speculative fiction stories in several subgenres. For information on these and other specfiction news, visit the website for the fourth quarter newsletter.

COLORADO WOMEN IN HISTORIC SPOTLIGHT: Mary Coyle Chase, whose Harvey became a raving success when first performed, then translated for the screen with Jimmie Stewart, was a Denverite. Her life story has been produced for Rocky Mountain PBS, Mary Chase, From Housewife to Pulitzer Prize, available at various times and on DVD. Other films in the series include Josie Heath, A Voice for the Voiceless; Rachel Noel, Champion for Equal Education Opportunity; Joy Burns, A True Pioneer for Excellence; Frances Wisebart Jacobs – Mother of Charities. Denver Woman’s Press Club supported production of the Chase program. Member Mimi Pockross wrote the book, Pulling Harvey Out of Her Hat: The Amazing Story of Mary Coyle Chase, from which the video developed.

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