Ripley Patton is the founder and first President of SpecFicNZ,though she has now turned the organization over to very capable Kiwis. She is an American by birth but lived a wonderful 5-year-long adventure in Christchurch, New Zealand before returning to her city of choice, Portland, Oregon. Ripley writes short speculative fiction and flash and recently finished and published her first novel, a YA paranormal thriller titled Ghost Hand, which was released in November 2012. Ghost Hand is the first book in The PSS Chronicles, with the second book of the series coming out in 2013.
Olivia Black can pickpocket the soul. What will she find in yours?
Winner of the Au Contraire Short Story Contest Judged by Sean Williams.
The Derby, Shortlisted for the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Short Story 2008
Traveling by Petroglyph, Nominated for The Micro Awards 2009
Over the Rim, Shortlisted for the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novelette 2009
Corrigan’s Exchange, Winner of the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Short Story 2009
The Future of the Sky, Winner of the Au Contraire Short Story Contest 2010
Received the Sir Julius Vogel Award 2011 for Services to Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror for founding SpecFicNZ
Portland, Oregon, USA