Leona R. Wisoker Press Kit:
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Leona R. Wisoker writes, edits, & drinks lots of coffee. Having grown up with DOS, she is often giddy re: the marvels of modern technology.
Leona = writer, editor, drinker-of-coffee-in-mass-quantities, reader, researcher, madwoman-in-training. What else do you really need to know?
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Leona R. Wisoker writes a variety of speculative fiction, from experimental to horror, from fantasy to science fiction. She also loves to teach, edit (her own and other people’s work), read (mostly non fiction these days), and drinks (recently decreasing) quantities of coffee. In her less-than abundant spare time, she is a wild garden warrior, an adventurous cook, and a champion catnapper, especially if sunbeams are available.
Leona R. Wisoker grew up reading about dragons and demons, much to the dismay of her science-fiction and mainstream-mystery loving parents. Thankfully, she’s (mostly) stopped writing about elves and ents at this point in her life in favor of figuring out how to build a better demon, fit dragons onto spaceships, and just what Charon would do on vacation.
Leona R. Wisoker writes a variety of speculative fiction, from experimental to horror, from fantasy to science fiction. Her science-fantasy series, Children of the Desert, follows several characters through a world slowly coming apart as dangerous secrets are revealed and centuries-long plots move into their final stages. Shorter works, such as Silver and Iron in the Sha’Daa: PAWNS anthology and Dragon Child in the Galactic Creatures anthology, reflect Leona’s early love of stories that involve demons and elves.
Leona’s work is fueled by coffee, chocolate, and home made bread. She often contemplates exercise, decides it’s too much time away from working on really important things, then returns to creating bizarrities, researching random subjects, scouring Pinterest, or planning her next garden project.
Leona R. Wisoker writes horror, fantasy, science fiction, experimental; long fiction, short fiction, and occasionally poetry. She has been traditionally published by Mercury Retrograde Press; re-published by ReAnimus Press; she is self-published; she is a small business owner; she is a fiend for coffee and chocolate; she loves reading, researching, gardening, cooking, and dogs.
Her writing ranges from the bizarre and quirky to the serious and horrific. She makes a point of aiming for moments of humor throughout her writing, regardless of the current theme, in part because she grew up believing herself completely bereft of a sense of humor.
All of this tells you absolutely nothing useful about the really important stuff, so follow the invisible lines painted on your computer screen and read her writing.
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Leona R. Wisoker made a big mistake when she was young. She learned to read. It was all downhill from there. Now she has a home office, a double-monitor setup, a brag shelf, and a dog snoring on the floor at her feet.
She writes speculative fiction, teaches writing classes, and edits (her own and other people’s work). She researches random subjects, which often send her searching through museums, on impromptu road trips, and into liquor stores.
Leona’s science-fantasy series, Children of the Desert, follows several characters through a world slowly coming apart as dangerous secrets are revealed and centuries-long plots move into their final stages. The series was first published through Mercury Retrograde Press, and more recently has been republished through ReAnimus Press. There are also a handful of supplementary side-stories to this series, the first of which (Fallen City) was released through The Scribbling Lion in late 2014/early 2015.
Shorter works, such as Silver and Iron in the Sha’Daa: PAWNS anthology and Dragon Child in the Galactic Creatures anthology, reflect Leona’s early love of stories that involve demons and elves. More of her short stories may be found in Futures: Fire to Fly magazine, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, the Society for the Preservation of C.J. Henderson Anthology, and diverse other spots.
Leona’s current focus is on bringing multiple back-burnered writing projects back to life, bushwhacking heavily overgrown woodlands in a way that benefits the local ecology, baking everything possible to use up the neverending sourdough discard, reducing her reliance on store bought products, scouring Pinterest, and playing (probably too much) World of Warcraft.
She can be found on Twitter: @leonawisoker (caution: often political).
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Snail mail goes to:
Leona Wisoker, P.O. Box 494, Sandston, VA 23150
Email goes to:
writer at leonawisoker dot com
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