About Me & My Writing

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.

City of Hope and Ruin ebook cover

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.

AHtR11-A New Year-SP4x6

My work (as both writer and editor) can also be found in the following Turtleduck Press anthologies (click for more info):

Under Her Protection edited by Siri Paulson

Best of Turtleduck Press, Vol. 1

Seasons Eternal

Winter's Night anthology cover

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

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/siripaulson/

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/siripaulson/

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/siripaulson

QueeRomance Ink: https://www.queeromanceink.com/mbm-book-author/siri-paulson/

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3 responses to “About Me & My Writing

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  2. Hello,
    We saw your blog on WordPress and we are very interested in working with you!
    We are trying to launch an online newspaper (think HelloGiggles meets the Huffington Post). We are looking for writers around the world to contribute to our site. Whether it be one time, two months, or one year. The Coffee Courier is really run by journalists who have a passion for writing. For the most part, we really let you write what you want. However… For the first year, we want as little expenses as possible. Unfortunately that means we cannot pay any of our contributors right away. We understand that writing without pay kinda sucks, especially when you already are an established writer, but we would love you on our team. If you would like to be a guest writer or are interested in working with us, please email us at thecoffeecourier@gmail.com
    Thank you

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