Randy Henderson

Randy Henderson

Randy Henderson is the author of the darkly humorous contemporary fantasy series from Tor (US) and Titan (UK) including Finn Fancy Necromancy, and Bigfootloose and Finn Fancy Free. He is a grand prize winner of Writers of the Future, and his short fiction has appeared in numerous professional publications. Randy graduated from the Clarion West writing workshop in 2009.

Randy has experience as a workshop lecturer and panel participant on the subject of writing at events such as Cascade Writers Workshop, Norwescon, WorldCon, World Fantasy Convention, Foolscap Writing Workshop, and Rainforest Writers Retreats, as well as a number of independent workshops presented in cooperation with writer groups.




FINN FANCY NECROMANCYa dark and quirky contemporary fantasy novel – Published by TOR (US) and Titan (UK).

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For related reviews and articles, click here.


BIGFOOTLOOSE AND FINN FANCY FREE, book 2 in the Familia Arcana series.

Read about the book on Goodreads.



“Memories Bleed Beneath the Mask” –  Writers of the Future Anthology volume 30.  


“The Beloved Changeling who was Neither” in Penumbra (September 2013 Issue)


“Needs of a Half-Dead Heart” in the anthology Roms, Bombs, and Zoms by Evil Girlfriend Media (November 2013).


“Surviving the eBookalypse” in Escape Pod


“The Most Epicly Awesomest Story! Ever!!” in Every Day Fiction


“A Witch’s Heart” in Realms of Fantasy, April 2011 issue.


“A Shelter for Living Things” in the M-Brane anthology 2020 Visions, edited by Rick Novy



SFWA Blog: How to Be a Happy Writer


Penumbra Magazine: The Juggling Act (Balancing Action vs Dialogue)


FANTASY MAGAZINE: The following is a sampling of my non-fiction articles in Fantasy Magazine.

The Future of Speculative Fiction Magazines


Why We Need Scientist Heroes Again


Is It Science Fiction or Science Fantasy?


Augmented Reality: Now You Can See Like a Cyborg


Awards and Memberships

  • Golden Pen grand prize winner 2014, for Writers of the Future.  
  • Active member of SFWA.
  • Member of Codex.

Related Experience

Experience as a workshop lecturer and panel participant on the subject of writing at events such as:

  • Cascade Writers Workshop
  • Norwescon
  • WorldCon
  • World Fantasy Convention
  • Foolscap Writing Workshop
  • Rainforest Writers Retreats
  • Independent workshops presented in cooperation with writer groups.

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