By Katherine Villyard
a short fiction collection
What is love? What can love drive us to do?
In these stories, love pushes us to revenge, to reach beyond the boundaries of life and death. To rescue a family member. To fight the good fight without even knowing it, or to risk everyone and everything to save someone who may or may not be worthy. To make the wrong decisions and walk into hell. To transcend who we are.
Love can make us both the best and worst versions of ourselves.
When she’s not writing, she’s playing The Sims and spoiling cats. Her greatest ambition is to rule the world.
Published Short Stories
years in SFWA
Broad Spectrum; The 2012 Broad Universe Fiction Sampler
Twenty-nine excerpts and complete short stories from members of Broad Universe, an organization promoting women in genre fiction: fantasy, horror and science fiction.
Fantastic Stories of the Imagination,January 2015 #224
Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, edited by Hugo and Wold Fantasy Award nominated editor Warren Lapine, brings you the very best in science fiction and fantasy. Join us as we explore strange new worlds.
Alien Abduction; Collected Short Fiction
Herein you’ll find thought-provoking, wondrous, hopeful, frightening, and deeply human tales on the themes of alien and abduction. Such stories have been with us far longer than most realize, perhaps for thousands of years, challenging humankind’s very position in the cosmos.
Katherine Villyard’s LOVE STORIES blazes across space and time and includes an array of futuristic short stories linked by the theme of love and the drama it can provoke. The stories, populated by mortals, Gods, wizards and androids, vary in time and their fantastical settings. Each blends plot and character into an imaginative array that will dazzle readers.
May 26-29, 2023
WisCon • Madison, WI
We hope you’ll join us for WisCon 46 during U.S. Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-29, 2023! We are planning both an in-person and a virtual convention to maximize accessibility. See the WisCon blog for the latest plans.
August 31 – September 4, 2023
Dragoncon • Atlanta, GA
Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe. Call us a phenomenon, call us one of the most well attended pop-culture conventions in the country, call us the most fan fun you can have in five days:
Dragon Con is where you want to be on Labor Day Weekend.
In this short fiction prequel to my novel in progress, an innocent young man must face an ancient evil—including an evil that has taken root inside him—and learn who he really is.
My Writing Blog
"An imaginative collection that puts a modern spin on beloved fairy tales and myths." — Kirkus Reviews You can see more of the review here.
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I'm listed in the Best Reviewed Books for December and, because they gave me 4+ stars, they interviewed me for their site. An excerpt: What inspired you to write the book? A particular person? An event? Oh, it’s hard to answer this question because it’s a short...