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About Michael D. Nadeau
Born in the usual way, I started roleplaying Dungeons and Dragons at the age of 8. I stopped playing it for awhile but soon plunged back into this world of fantasy and magic once more. I discovered a world of imagination and loved the myriad of possibilities that it offered. For years I designed worlds and cities, even races, and just as quickly I brought them tumbling down in ruin. I could create pantheons of Gods, and heroes to battle against their evil plots. I also started reading avidly, thanks to a teacher in high school, and this opened up more worlds for me to peruse and dissect for my own purposes. For the last 30+ years I have been coming up with whole functioning societies......but what was next?
Well I was already writing short bio's for characters in our game, and elaborate back stories for interesting people that we would interact with, so how was that very different than writing a book? So in 2011 I started putting my brain to use on developing a new world, except this time I would have to fill in everything. Lythinall was born. I published The Darkness Returns (A Lythinall Novel) Book 1 in June 2017, and The Darkness Within (A Lythinall Novel) Book 2 in 2018. Then it happened. A publisher read my story and wanted me. In 2018 I was signed by Kyanite Publishing and will be releasing a title sometime in 2019. Other than all of this I still play the game that started it all, and I still design places, people and items when I'm not hanging out with my family or working my ass off at my day job
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Table of Contents
| Pipe Dream by Cliff Jones Jr.
| Happy Birthday, Tinkerbell by Elizabeth Roderick
| Chrome, Reflected by Ragnar Martinson
| The Future Is Milk by Courtney LoCicero
| Sleepwalker by Jeb R. Sherrill
| Angel in the Cave by Cliff Jones Jr.
| Martian Spirit Quest by Steven R. Brandt
| The End of Michael Clement by J.R.R.R. (Jim) Hardison
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| Transmigration by David Pierre, translated by Laura Bailo
| A Bottle of Jinn by Cliff Jones Jr.
| Hidden Features by Alex Pilalis
| Kiss of Fire by Anna Tizard
| Flight of the Universe by Stephen Coghlan
| Teacup Koi by Courtney LoCicero
| Two Roads by M. Crane Hana
| Alice Under Marmalade Skies by Catherine Dufour
| Dorothy in the Land of Poppies by Cliff Jones Jr.
| Domestic Animals I Have Known by Charles C. Mitchell
| The Mirror Cracked by Tessa B. Dick
| Walking in Dreams by Michael D. Nadeau
| Drifters by David Michael Williams
| Buffering by Shaun Allan
| Thatcher Maugden and the Dream Witch by Dez Schwartz
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| Somnium by Jeb R. Sherrill
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| Nightmare’s End by Alex Pilalis
| So Long by Cliff Jones Jr.
Cliff Jones Jr. has several irons in the fire and more than a few bees in his
bonnet. He can’t be satisfied with just one life, as evidenced by
his degrees in linguistics, career in software development, and
obsession with dreampunk fiction. Therefore, he places a high
value on dreams and other alternative modes of experience.
He’s been happily married his entire adult life and is the father
of both a toddler and a teenager. Someday, he hopes to own a
cat. Find him online at CliffJonesJr.com
Elizabeth Roderick is the author of Love and Money, Hoodlum
Army, the Other Place series, and the Tales from Purgatory
series, as well as many short stories in various anthologies.
She is a musician and runs a small, diversified farm in eastern
Washington State, where she lives with her daughter and far too
many animals. You can find her at TalesFromPurgatory.com.
Ragnar Martinson was born 1,000 years too late to be a proper viking
and 1,000 years too early to command the Galactic Space Fleet.
Instead he lives in the south of Germany, where he writes code
by day and stories by night. His various creative endeavors can
be found at Advantarium.com.
Courtney LoCicero writes, teaches, and dreams up scenarios for
her carousel of colorful muses. She publishes works of young
and new adult fantasy across digital storytelling platforms. Find
her on Wattpad and Patreon as @CocoNichole.