Tiffani Angus, PhD, is the author of Threading the Labyrinth, a finalist for the British Science Fiction Association Best Novel award and the British Fantasy Society awards for Best Novel and Best Newcomer. A Clarion 2009 graduate, she's published short fiction in a variety of genres, and in early 2023 her writing guide on SFF/H for beginners, Spec Fic for Newbies, co-written with author Val Nolan, will be out with Luna Press. Her current fiction WIP is about an apocalypse (it's an unlucky coincidence), and she's working on a short-story collection that will include more tales set Threading's haunted garden. She grew up in the American Southwest but has called the UK home for a dozen years. She lives in Bury St Edmunds with her partner.
Books By Tiffani Angus
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Summary: From the back cover: Tiffani Angus (Ph.D.) and Val Nolan (Ph.D.) met at the 2009 Clarion Writers’ Workshop in California and since then have collaborated many times as fans and scholars on panels for SFF conventions and writing retreats. Working together on this book and combining their experience as SFF writers and as university lecturers in Creative Writing and Literature made perfect sense! Every year they see new students who want to write SFF/Horror but have never tried the genres, have tried but found themselves floundering, or, worse, have been discouraged by those who tell them Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror are somehow not “real” literature. This book is for all those future Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror writers. Tiffani and Val are approaching these three exciting fields by breaking them down into bite-sized subgenres with a fun, open, and contemporary approach. Each chapter contains 10 subgenres or tropes, with a quick and nerdy history of each derived from classroom teaching practices, along with a list of potential pitfalls, a description of why it’s fun to write in these subgenres, as well as activities for new writers to try out and to get them started!
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Summary: American owner of a failing gallery, Toni, is unexpectedly called to England when she inherits a manor house in Hertfordshire from a mysterious lost relative. What she really needs is something valuable to sell, so she can save her business. But, leaving the New Mexico desert behind, all she finds is a crumbling building, overgrown gardens, and a wealth of historical paperwork that needs cataloguing. Soon she is immersed in the history of the house, and all the people who tended the gardens over the centuries: the gardens that seem to change in the twilight; the ghost of a fighter plane from World War Two; the figures she sees in the corner of her eye. A beautiful testament to the power of memory and space, Threading the Labyrinth tells the stories of those who loved this garden across the centuries, and how those lives still touch us today. “A poignant and elegant meditation on time and identity”– M. R. Carey, author of The Girl With All the Gifts “absolute garden of delights, full of sensual mystery, strange dreams, and haunting and peculiar magic. A beautiful debut.”– Alison Littlewood, author of The Hidden People and Mistletoe “If Robert Macfarlane wrote a ghost story this would be it. Haunting, delicate and multilayered, Angus channels her own humane understanding of our relationship with the quiet places of the world, the places hidden away, neglected, but always eager to blossom with the right kind of attention.”– Helen Marshall, award-winning author of The Migration and Gifts for the One Who Comes After “Tiffani Angus has achieved a masterwork of mystery. Angus’ changeling tale, woven throughout, creates the perfect air of supernatural mystery, which is enhanced by her refusal to reveal the truth. We are allowed only hints and second hand, sometimes even third-hand, whisperings. In fact the entire novel thrives on myth, rumour and gossip in the most delightful way.”– British Fantasy Society
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Summary: Maze running executioners, menopausal super heroes, psychic scientists, precog nuns, sentient crows . . . These are just a sampling of the diverse ladies that will enthrall, excite, and entertain you in this anthology of science fiction and fantasy stories written by women. With an introduction by Erin Gray.