Catherine Lundoff is an award-winning author, editor and publisher from Minneapolis where she lives with her talented wife and cats. She toils in IT by day and writes all the things by night, including a series for SF Signal and Queer Sci-Fi on LGBTQ science fiction and fantasy and lots of tales about things going bump in the night. Her recent stories have or will appear in Respectable Horror, The Cainite Conspiracies: A Vampire the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Anthology, Tales of the Unanticipated, The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Tales and The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Moriarty. Her current titles Silver Moon: A Wolves of Wolf's Point Novel, Out of This World: Queer Speculative Fiction Stories and Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space) are all available through Queen of Swords Press.
Unfinished Business: Tales of the Dark Fantastic by Catherine Lundoff. Queen of Swords Press, 2019. Single author horror collection.
Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space) edited by Catherine Lundoff. Queen of Swords Press, 2018. Multi-genre anthology of pirate stories.
Silver Moon: A Wolves of Wolf's Point Novel. Queen of Swords Press, 2017. Novel.
Out of This World: Queer Speculative Fiction Stories. Queen of Swords Press, 2017. Single author short fiction collection.
"A Cry in the Night," World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters edited by Matt McElroy. Onyx Path Publishing, 2018.
"The Mask and the Amontillado," Tales of the Unanticipated #32, 2018.
"A Splash of Crimson," Respectable Horror, Fox Spirit Books 2016.
"Creatures of the Night" in Nightmare Magazine: Queers Destroy Horror. October, 2015.
A Day at the Inn, A Night at the Palace and Other Stories (short fiction collection). Lethe Press, 2011.
Hellebore and Rue: Tales of Queer Women and Magic, edited by Catherine Lundoff and JoSelle Vanderhooft.
Haunted Hearths and Sapphic Shades: Lesbian Ghost Stories edited by Catherine Lundoff. Lethe Press, 2010.
Selected speaking engagements:
So You Want to be a Publisher? WisCon, Madison, Wisconsin, 2019.
Starting a Small Press. UntitledTown Book Festival, Green Bay, Wisconsin. 2019.
Author Talk: Rachel Gold and Catherine Lundoff. Great River Regional Library, St. Cloud, MN 2018. Discussion on writing queer and trans YA and speculative fiction.
"It's Not Just a Job, It's an Adventure!" – prepared talk on starting a small press and indie publishing. Originally delivered at DreamHaven Books, 2017.
"Aging in Speculative Fiction," prepared talk, University of MN, 2016 and WisCon 2017. PowerPoint presentation with discussion.
MNSpec Koffee Klatch with Catherine Lundoff, June 14, 2015. Author talk on writing and editing.
Awards and Memberships
Memberships: SFWA (Active), Broad Universe (former Mother Board member), Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS).
Awards: 2010 and 2008 Goldie Awards (GCLS), 2013 Gaylactic Spectrum Award Best Other Work, Rainbow Award for Lesbian Speculative Fiction 2011. Rainbow Award Honorable Mention for Lesbian Speculative Fiction 2017.
I speak and write on depictions of aging in speculative fiction, including a prepared talk originally given at the University of MN in 2016, as well on on small press publishing (see bibliography for prepared talks). I have taught writing workshops at the Loft Literary Center, as well as appearing at a number of conventions, writing festivals and other writing-related events. My talks include a presentation on aging and accessibility in IT which has been co-presented at several technical conferences, including AlterConf and GoogleDev 2016. I have also appeared as a guest at numerous conventions, including as Editor Guest of Honor at Arcana: A Conference of the Dark Fantastic (2015) and Special Guest at Diversicon 23 (2013).
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