JoSelle Vanderhooft is the critically acclaimed author of poetry collections The Minotaur’s Last Letter To His Mother (Ash Phoenix, to be released by Sam’s Dot Publishing in 2009 or 2010), the 2008 Stoker Award-nominated Ossuary (Sam’s Dot Publishing), Desert Songs (Cross-Cultural Communications, forthcoming), The Handless Maiden and Other Tales Twice Told (Sam’s Dot Publishing, 2008), Fathers, Daughters, Ghosts & Monsters (VanZeno Press, 2009), The Memory Palace (Norilana Books, 2009) and Death Masks (Papaveria Press, 2009), the novels The Tale Of The Miller’s Daughter (Papaveria Press) and Owl Skin (Papaveria Press, forthcoming) and Ugly Things, a collection of short stories from Drollerie Press to be released in 2009. She is currently at work on a series of novels for Drollerie Press as well.
Her poetry and fiction has appeared online and in print in a number of publications, including Cabinet des Fees, Star*Line, Mythic Delirium, MYTHIC, Jabberwocky, Helix, The Seventh Quarry and several others. An assistant editor of a gay and lesbian newspaper by day, she lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her family and four cats
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Hellebore & Rue: Tales of Queer Women and Magic
The essence of fantasy is magic and the folklore of women has often dwelt on the innumerable powers they possess. Magic that heals, magic that destroys, magic that saves their community. All these elements and more can be found in the queer women of Hellebore & Rue.
Heiresses of Russ 2011: The Year’s Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction
Heiresses of Russ offers readers in one volume the best lesbian-themed tales of the fantastical and otherworldly published during the prior year. Editors JoSelle Vanderhooft and Steve Berman have chosen stories that celebrate the spirit of the fiction of beloved author, the late Joanna Russ: stories of sorceresses and spectral women, lost daughters and sisters of myth.
Sleeping Beauty, Indeed & Other Lesbian Fairytales
Fairy tales have long intrigued readers. They’re the first stories we remember, and they resonate within us as adults. In Sleeping Beauty, Indeed, editor JoSelle Vanderhooft offers us a new take on an ancient theme: fairy tales from a lesbian perspective. The tales run from Cinderella to Sleeping Beauty, from original myths by talented authors to classics retold with a deft hand.
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