Ripley Patton is an American short story writer living happily on the South Island of New Zealand. Being much more concerned with truth than fact, she happily spends her days (and nights) writing mostly science fiction and fantasy. She is a staunch supporter of "the woman's voice" and strong female characters in speculative fiction. Her work has appeared in AlienSkin, Quantum Muse, Lorelei Signal, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Flash Fiction Online, Reflection's Edge, Semaphore Magazine, Prima Storia, A Fly in Amber, and Flash Me Magazine, as well as several Best of Anthologies. Her fantasy story "Sister of the Benevolent Gods" placed in the quarter finals of the Writer's of the Future contest and her sci-fi story "The Derby" was a finalist for The Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2009 in the Best Short Story category. Her novelette,"Over the Rim" was a finalist for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2010, and her short story "Corrigan's Exchange" won a Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Short Story 2010.
Ripley is currently working on her first novel, a YA dark fantasy.
She is also the founder of SpecFicNZ, the national association for writers of speculative fiction in and from New Zealand.
Links to Ripley's fiction can be found on her LJ at http://rippatton.livejournal.com
Or on her website.
Speculative Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Gardening, and fainting at the sight of blood.
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