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Jay Ridler's Biography

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Lansdowne
Apr 2009

Jason S. Ridler’s fiction, poetry and non-fiction has appeared in ChiZine, Nossa Morte, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Dark Recesses, Clarkesworld Magazine, The Internet Review of Science Fiction, and Fearzone.com. A former punk rock musician and cemetery groundskeeper, Mr. Ridler is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop and a Ph.D. in War Studies. He is also a founding member of the Homeless Moon writing community. Visit him there (http://homelessmoon.joskinandlob.com), or at his writing blog, Ridlerville, (http://jsridler.livejournal.com/).

Influences

History/Non Fiction: DC Watt, John Lewis Gaddis, AJP Taylor, CP Stacey, David McCullough, MA Hennessy, BJC McKercher, Sean Maloney, Michael Bliss, Michael Hogan, Michael Howard, Gerard Jones,

Fiction: Joe Lansdale, Gary Braunbeck, Herman Hesse, Annie Proulx, Steve and Melanie Tem, Harlan Ellison, Flannery O'Connor, Philip K. Dick, Robert E. Howard, Joyce Carol Oates, David Morrell, Stan Lee, George Lucas, Vince McMahon.

Upcoming Works

Published Fiction

“Billy and the Mountain,” in Tesseracts Thirteen, Nancy Kilpatrick and David Morrell, eds., (Calgary: Edge Press, 2009). Forthcoming

“Salvation,” New Myths.

“The Last” Nossa Morte (2009) Forthcoming. http://www.nossamorte.com/feb09_issue/thelast.html

“The Desert Island Fifty,” Fantastical Visions IV, William Horner, ed. (Wilmington: Fantasist Enterprises). Forthcoming

“Virgin Troubadour” Back Alley (December 2008)
http://www.backalleywebzine.com

“Retreat into Victory, Dark Recesses vol. 3, issue 13 (2008); 15-22.

“Blue Harvest,” Nossa Morte Anniversary Issue (November 2008).
http://nossamorte.com/nov08_issue/blueharvest.html

“Kew and Sympathy” Chiaroscuro (July 2008).
http://www.chizine.com/kew_and_sympathy.htm

“Engine of Desolation,” Tales of Moreuvia issue one (Spring 2008), 47-51.

“A Different Shade of Night,” Bash Down the Door and Slice Open the Badguy, William Horner, ed., (Wilmington: Fantasist Enterprises, 2007): 9-18.

“Blood and Sawdust,” Dark Recesses vol. 2, no. 7 (2007): 44-50. Available at http://www.darkrecesses.com.

“Alone with the Dead at Kakebaka Falls,” in Dead in the Water, Theresa Greenwood and Violette Malan, eds., (Rendezvous Press, 2006); 58-72

“A Whisper in the Scream,” The Harrow: Original Works of Fantasy and Horror, vol. 8, no. 10 (December 2005) ISSN: 1528-4271’s http://www.theharrow.com.

“Disposable Heroes,” Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine no. 21 (October/November, 2005): 36-47.

“The Night Ol’ Jack Came Back,” Serialized Short Story in the Kingston Whig Standard (October 25-30, 2004), p .A5 in each issue.

“Reflections” Ten Stories High: Short Story Anthology Volume 5 (Canadian Author’s Associations-Niagara Branch: St. Catherines, ON, 2004).

“Fresh Flowers for Rachel,” Eyes, 23 (2002): 27-33.

“Treasure Chamber,” The Lamp Post of the Southern California C. S. Lewis Society, Vol. 25 no. 1, (Spring 2001): 29-33.

NON FICTION PUBLICATIONS
Non Fiction Writing Publications

Column: By Any Other Name: Horror outside the Genre Boundary. Fearzone magazine.
http://www.fearzone.com/

“Founding Fathers: The Origins of the HWA” Internet Review of Science Fiction (December 2008). http://www.irosf.com/q/zine/article/10501

"Work Like Hell: Lessons from the Pulp Jungle" Fearzone.com (1 December 2008). http://www.fearzone.com/blog/pulp-jungle

"Gary Braunbeck: Storyteller Unbound," Polu Texni http://www.polutexni.com/. Forthcoming;

"Escape, Resonance and Recovery: Traversing the Values of Fantasy," Internet Review of Science Fiction (November 2008). http://www.irosf.com/q/zine/article/10482;

“Writing with One Hand Tied to the Deathstar: Award-Winning Writers and Media Tie in Fiction” Clarkesworld (December 2008).
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/ridler_11_08/

With Justin Howe, “Of Dice and Men: Modern Fantasists and the Influence of Role Playing Games,” Clarkesworld (May 2008), http://www.clarkesworldmagazine.com/ridler_howe_05_08.html

“Steel Chair Through the Looking Glass: The Fractured Fantasy World of Professional Wrestling” Clarkesworld (December 2007), http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/ridler_12_07.html

“The Price of Empathy: Thirteen Questions for Gary Braunbeck,” Fearzone.com, http://www.fearzone.com/blog/gary-braunbeck-interview

"Danger, Norm Partridge! An Alternative View on the Value of Workshops for the Young Fantasist." Internet Review of Science Fiction (April 2007) www.irosf.com.

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