About the author

Douglas Smith

<br>Douglas Smith is a multi-award-winning author described by <em>Library Journal</em> as “one of Canada's most original writers of speculative fiction.”<br><br>His latest work is the multi-award-winning YA urban fantasy trilogy, <em>The Dream Rider Saga</em> (<em>The Hollow Boys</em>, <em>The Crystal Key</em>, and <em>The Lost Expedition</em>). Other books include the urban fantasy novel, <em>The Wolf at the End of the World</em>; the collections, <em>Chimerascope</em>, <em>Impossibilia</em>, and <em>La Danse des Esprits </em>(translated); and the writer's guide <em>Playing the Short Game: How to Market &amp; Sell Short Fiction</em>.<br>His short fiction has appeared in the top markets in the field, including <em>The Magazine of Fantasy &amp; Science Fiction</em>, <em>Amazing Stories</em>, <em>InterZone</em>, and <em>Weird Tales</em><em>.</em><br><br>Published in 27 languages, Doug is a 4-time winner of Canada's Aurora Award, most recently in 2023 for <em>The Hollow Boys</em>, as well as the juried IAP Award for the same book. He's been a finalist for the Astounding Award, CBC's Bookies Award, Canada's juried Sunburst Award, the juried Alberta Magazine Award for Fiction, and France's juried Prix Masterton and Prix Bob Morane. <br><br>His website is https://smithwriter.com.<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>"A great storyteller with a gifted and individual voice." —<em>Charles de Lint, World Fantasy Award 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><br>"Stories you can't forget, even years later." —<em>Julie Czerneda, multi-award-winning author and editor</em><br><br>