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I'm a science fiction and fantasy author who loves dark science fiction, cheerful horror, and modern fairy tales.

My stories appear places including, Escape Pod, and Odyssey Magazine.

New! Pre-order my novella, The Unkindness of Ravens, a story of trickster gods, favors owed, and a royal heir desperate to protect his House from a plague-driven war, now available for pre-order at all major ebook retailers.

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Have fun, and thanks for stopping by.

- Abra Staffin-Wiebe*

* Pronounced "AWE-bruh STAFF-Inn WEE-bee," in case you were wondering!

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New Releases

Coming Soon...

ETA March 2019

"Taxonomy," (reprint) will appear in Changelings and Fairy Rings, an anthology of tiny fairy tales.


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ETA late 2018

"Road of Dreams" will appear in the Transcendent (Dreams, Nightmares, Visions, and Hallucinations) anthology.


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ETA Nov 2018

"Overwintering Habits of the North American River Mermaid" will appear in the Nov/Dec 2018 issue of F&SF, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.


Publication Date TBD, likely 2019

"Butterfly, Modified," will appear in Ghosts on Drugs, an anthology put together by Hy Bender and Will Paoletto.

Meanwhile, you can listen to some of the stories in the Ghosts on Drugs podcast!

All the tales in Ghosts on Drugs include some version of at least one ghost who's on some version of at least one drug. Both key terms are broadly defined—e.g., a ghostwriter hooked on cough syrup could fit, and a dead ancient god with an inhumanly intense craving to be worshiped again could too.

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Recent Events and Appearances

I am at 4th Street Fantasy Convention and CONvergence this summer.

Here's the link to my schedule at CON:

Download full CV (PDF)

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