About the author

Douglas Smith

Douglas Smith is a multi-award-winning Canadian author described by <em>Library Journal </em>as "one of Canada's most original writers of speculative fiction." His fiction has been published in twenty-seven languages and thirty-five countries.<br><br>​​​​​​​His work includes the urban fantasy novel, <em>The Wolf at the End of the World</em>, and the collections <em>Chimerascope</em>, <em>Impossibilia</em>, and <em>La Danse des Esprits</em>. His non-fiction guide for writers, <em>Playing the Short Game: How to Market &amp; Sell Short Fiction</em>, is a must read for any short story writer. <em>The Hollow Boys</em>, the first book in his new urban fantasy trilogy, <em>The Dream Rider Saga</em>, will be published in 2022.<br><br>Doug is a three-time winner of Canada's Aurora Award, and has been a finalist for the Astounding Award, CBC's Bookies Award, Canada's juried Sunburst Award, and France's juried Prix Masterton and Prix Bob Morane.&nbsp;<br><br>"A great storyteller with a gifted and individual voice." —<em>Charles de Lint, World Fantasy Award winner</em><br><br>​​​​​​​"The man is Sturgeon good. Zelazny good. I don't give those up easy." —<em>Spider Robinson, Hugo and Nebula Awards winner</em><br><br>"His stories are a treasure trove of riches that will touch your heart while making you think." —<em>Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo and Nebula Awards winner</em><br>