Profile: Catherine Lundoff

Catherine Lundoff is an award-winning writer, editor, and publisher from Minneapolis where she lives with her wife, bookbinder Jana Pullman, and the cats who own them. She is the author of over 100 published short stories and essays, which have appeared or are forthcoming in such venues as Fireside Fiction, Nightmare Magazine, American Monsters 2, World of Darkness: Ghosthunters, Tales of the Unanticipated Magazine, My Wandering Uterus: Tales of Traveling While Female, Respectable Horror, The Cainite Conspiracies: A Vampire the Masquerade V20 Anthology, the LHM Podcast, the SFWA Blog, and SF Signal.

Her books include Silver Moon, Out of This World: Queer Speculative Fiction Stories, and Unfinished Business: Tales of the Dark Fantastic. She is also the editor of the fantastical pirate fiction anthology, Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space), and two other anthologies.

In addition, she is the publisher at Queen of Swords Press, a genre fiction publisher specializing in fiction from out of this world, and she teaches online writing classes at the Rambo Academy and Hidden Timber Books.

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  • 2013 — Finalist, Bisexual Book Awards for Silver Moon
  • 2010 — Gaylactic Spectrum Award for Haunted Hearths and Sapphic Shades: Lesbian Ghost Stories
  • 2010 — Goldie Award for Night’s Kiss
  • 2008 — Goldie Award for Crave

Most Recently Published Work (as of November 2019)

Haunted houses. Vengeful spirits. Wronged women. A glimpse of a grim future and a visit to a terrifying past. Step inside for a taste of nightmare, a bit of the unexpected and a touch of the weird. 12 stories by award-winning author Catherine Lundoff including:

The Mask and the Amontillado
A Splash of Crimson
Bluebeard’s Wife
Medium Méchanique
Miss Lucy’s Glass
Home Staging, with Phantasm
The Temporary

Unfinished Business marks the launch of Queen of Swords Press “Mini” series. These books will be shorter books that feature single author short story collections or novella length works, each grouped around a single theme or shared set of characters. Essentially, they will function like a tasting menu to introduce authors to new audiences. This particular volume represents a sample of award-winning author Catherine Lundoff’s short horror, dark fantasy and weird stories in a mix of reprint and new work.

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Other Work:

Silver Wolf Goodreads | Amazon

Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space) Goodreads | Amazon

Haunted Hearths & Sapphic Shades: Lesbian Ghost Stories Goodreads | Amazon

Out of the World: Queer Speculative Fiction Stories Goodreads | Amazon

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