Welcome to the online home of Siri Paulson!
I write all over the fantasy and science fiction spectrum, including (so far) secondary-world fantasy, urban fantasy, steampunk, Gothic, historical paranormal, spaceships, LGBTQIA romance, and various unholy mashups of these.
I write and blog for Turtleduck Press, a co-op press for indie writers of science fiction, fantasy, and poetry. I also wear the hats of non-fiction editor by day and chief editor of Turtleduck Press by night. My other passion is contra (folk) dancing. Thankfully, my long-suffering husband is good at keeping himself occupied. After growing up in Alberta, Canada, I moved to Toronto and achieved my lifelong dream of buying an old house, dubbed the TARDIS because it’s bigger on the inside. Other lifelong dreams include publishing novels (one and counting), travelling the world (so far, so good), and becoming an astronaut (still waiting on that one).
To contact me, please email s_l_paulson at yahoo dot ca (not dot com).
All posts and photos on this blog are © Siri Paulson, unless otherwise noted.
Works for Sale
My first novel, an F/F fantasy co-written with Kit Campbell, was released in 2016. Click through to Turtleduck Press for details, see the book’s page on this blog, or read a free side story set in the same world.
In 2018 I published an SF holiday romance story, “A New Year on Vega III”, featuring an M/NB (male/nonbinary) romance between the shy Anil and the flamboyant Beck. Click for details.
My work (as both writer and editor) can also be found in the following Turtleduck Press anthologies (click for more info):
Short Stories in Other Anthologies
“When the World Stopped” was published in Timeshift, edited by Eric S. Fomley (2018)
“Urban Renewal” was published in Queer Sci Fi’s Renewal, edited by Ryane Chatman (2017)
Free Short Stories
The following short stories are available for free on the Turtleduck Press website:
“Coat of Scarlet: A Clockpunk Tale” (serial): Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 (to be continued) — M/M (gay) steampunk. Niko the airship pirate walks into Marius’s tailor shop and upends his tidy little life by posing a challenge he can’t resist.
“Still Waters Run Deep” (serial): Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5 — Fantasy. An itinerant salesman plying jungle waterways learns that a malevolent force is destroying balance in the world…and if there is a solution, it lies in a city he fled years ago.
The Haunting of Heatherbrae Station – Is there a ghost aboard Heatherbrae Station?
Man’s Best Friend – Man’s best friend…or is it?
Other online haunts
QueeRomance Ink: https://www.queeromanceink.com/mbm-book-author/siri-paulson/