Sandra Ulbrich Almazan
Sandra Ulbrich Almazan started reading at the age of three and only stops when absolutely required to. Although she hasn’t been writing quite that long, she did compose a very simple play in German during middle school. Her science fiction novella Move Over Ms. L. (an early version of Lyon’s Legacy) earned an Honorable Mention in the 2001 UPC Science Fiction Awards, and her short story “A Reptile at the Reunion” was published in the anthology Firestorm of Dragons. She is a founding member of BroadUniverse and a long-time member of the Online Writing Workshop for Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror. Her undergraduate degree is in molecular biology/English, and she has a Master of Technical and Scientific Communication degree. Her current day job is in the laboratory of an enzyme company; she’s also been a technical writer and a part-time copyeditor for a local newspaper. Some of her other accomplishments are losing on Jeopardy! and taking a stuffed orca to three continents. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband, Eugene; and son, Alex. In her rare moments of free time, she enjoys crocheting, listening to classic rock (particularly the Beatles), and watching improv comedy.
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Life at Seventeen Syllables a Day: A Journal in Haiku
A collection of haiku written from March 18, 2013, to March 18, 2014. One poem was written every day and inspired by something the author saw or experienced that day. Some poems are literal while others are symbolic. Almazan hopes this collection will inspire you to find more poetry in your daily life.
Letters to Psyche
A fantasy short story of about 5,000 words.
The Greek god Cupid learns that uniting the Montague and Capulet families in love is more challenging than he expected. Cursed with being parted from his wife, Cupid sends her letters. Can the two of them save another generation of lovers, or will Cupid and Psyche be forever parted?
Twinned Universes (Catalyst Chronicles, Book Two)
After Paul's mother is killed in his own universe, he learns he's the clone of Sean Lyon, a TwenCen musician. The best way for Paul to unmask the killer is to impersonate Sean. Paul must make his way to Sean while evading time travelers who fear he’ll change the history of the TwenCen universe. If Paul is to achieve justice, he must risk his own life and the wormhole connecting the universes.
The Mommy Clone
A Catalyst Chronicles short story, set in the same universe as Lyon's Legacy.
All Joanna wants to do is entertain her children for a couple of hours while her husband is busy. The multi-story bouncy house promises to be fun, but someone else stalks them, someone wearing Joanna's face. Will Joanna escape with both children, or will her son fall prey to the Mommy Clone?
Every spring, Marthe's town is covered with illusions by silver rain, but she's the only one who can't see them. When a handsome poet shares his verses with her, she learns to appreciate the beauty of the visions. But will the ugliness of others tear the lovers apart?
A fantasy short story about 3,800 words long.
The Book of Beasts
Jonur, a biology student, doesn't believe in demons or magic. On a field trip to Lake Forsaken to determine why there's no life, he encounters a girl with night-black eyes. She claims the rocks emit poison and that he's affected now too. Can they work together to heal the area, or will the man-shy girl let him die?
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This science fiction novella tells the story of Joanna Lyon, descendant of TwenCen rock star Sean Lyon. Assigned by her uncle to obtain a sample of Sean's DNA by traveling to another universe where he still lives, Joanna must figure out how to thwart her uncle's plan to clone their ancestor while dealing with her own family issues.
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