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Leslie What
Leslie What is an Oregon writer, writing teacher, and editor. She received a Nebula Award for short story and is the author of the story collection, "Crazy Love" (Wordcraft of Oregon), a finalist for the 2009 Oregon Book Award for fiction. Her writing has been published in numerous anthologies,... show more

Leslie What is an Oregon writer, writing teacher, and editor. She received a Nebula Award for short story and is the author of the story collection, "Crazy Love" (Wordcraft of Oregon), a finalist for the 2009 Oregon Book Award for fiction. Her writing has been published in numerous anthologies, including "Witpunk", "Bending the Landscape", "Logorrhea", "Interfictions", "The Mammoth book of Tales from the Road", "Best New Horror", and in journals, including "Lilith", "Calyx", "The Los Angeles Review", "Asimov's", "Parabola", "Midstream", "Utne Reader", and "True Love". "Crazy Love" received PW and Booklist starred reviews, and was listed by Booklist as one of the Top Ten SF Books of 2008. The story collection also won a gold medal in the Next Generation Indie Awards. Leslie is the fiction editor of the journal "Phantom Drift: New Fabulism" and nonfiction co-editor with R.A. Rycraft of "Winter Tales: Women on the Art of Aging" from Servinghouse Books. She has been a nurse and caregiver and has sat on the boards of directors for Hadassah, The Clarion Foundation, and the Young Writers Association. She admires transgressive characters in literature and admits to feeling wrongful pride that her Parson Russel Terrier was banished from doggy daycare for tyrannizing the Rotties.
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From Lea Silhol's library
From Lea Silhol's library rated it 3 years ago
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Miss Clark
Miss Clark rated it 6 years ago
As it is with so many anthologies, there is good, enjoyable, bad and those oh-so-special "Where is the bleach so I can get this story out of my mind?" stories. This was an "adult" fairytale anthology and it most certainly is not all about the HEA ending. Most of them are dark and depressing, with an...
Books etc.
Books etc. rated it 6 years ago
The stories are better than those collected in the similarly themed My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales , it has more edge and overall there's this grey and dark tone surrounding it. which leads me to say that the title doesn't fit it at all. Nor the cover. Probably b...
EricaO
EricaO rated it 6 years ago
As with most anthologies, there were some stories I enjoyed a great deal, some I couldn't really stomach, and most of the rest fell somewhere in between.I'd read stuff by many of the featured authors but some of the ones I didn't know intrigued me so I have made a note to look into the works of Elle...
Danielle's Reading Adventures
Danielle's Reading Adventures rated it 7 years ago
Overall, I found this anthology disappointing. The ratio of stories I didn't like or was indifferent about was higher than the ones I liked or loved. I really, really hated the Peter Straub story. I don't usually have that severe a negative reaction to stories/books, but this is one of them. On th...
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