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Zandra Renwick is the author of “Flaming Marshmallow and Other Deaths” and over a hundred more stories in journals, zines, anthologies, and podcasts. Her genre-elastic fiction draws from a mixed Caribbean/Scandinavian heritage, a free range childhood, and the extensive pulp paperback collection of one feisty redheaded grandma. Born Canadian in Los Angeles and raised in Philadelphia, Yorkshire, Austin, Copenhagen, and Toronto, she currently splits time between a midtown swamp in Austin, Texas, and a crumbling heritage manor in the heart of Canada’s capital city of Ottawa.

“… impressive debut collection covers a wide variety of subgenres, among which she switches with ease … a welcome new addition to genre fiction.” – Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW of Push of the Sky

“Sits in the middle of a Venn Diagram of Margaret Atwood and Harlan Ellison. My only regret is that the story ends. ” – SFSignal on “And All Its Truths

“I loved everything from the tone to the tale. Well done.” — Kristine Kathryn Rusch on Ellis Award shortlist story “The Dead Man’s Dog

“Loved the unlikely mixture of the young adult genre and hard sci-fi in FLAMING MARSHMALLOW.” – Tor.com

“… a must read for fans of speculative and literary fiction alike.” – Tangent Online

“… tumbles between fantasy, romance, and science fiction with remarkable grace and style, and her ability to effortlessly create worlds and characters we’ve never seen before is nothing short of jaw-dropping. She is, above all, a first-rate storyteller with an imagination that is off the charts.” –  John Chandler of Portland Monthly

“Creepy and atmospheric with a narrative style that’s rich and strong… Fans of Saki and Lovecraft and William Hope Hodgson will enjoy.” – Tangent Online

“The rhymes! Love the rhymes!” – Jane Espenson on “Lunar Farming Takes Real Gumption” in SpaceWesterns.com

“Not only funny but, in our age of novelty item mania (iPad! iPhone! Ideath?) resonant” – Strange Horizons on “Flaming Marshmallow and Other Deaths

“More Bradbury than Bova or Burroughs.” –  BooksOnMars

“Depth and complexity … beautiful turns of phrase and well-placed metaphors” –  The Fix

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email: zandrarenwick@ gmail . com

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