Cate Macabe, KL Wagoner
Memoir, Fantasy, Science Fiction
I love creating my own worlds in short stories, novellas, and novel-length works of fantasy and science fiction. As a child I wrote because it took me away to places and times not my own, without thought of a future career. After a long detour called life—serving in the military, raising four children, studying computer programming and accounting—I returned to my first love of writing. I’m currently working on the dark fantasy trilogy The Last Bonekeeper, as well as a short story collection in the same universe. In a departure from the speculative fiction genre, I took on the pen name of Cate Macabe and authored This New Mountain (Casa de Snapdragon Publishing, 2012), the memoir of private investigator and repo-mama AJ Jackson.
Title: This New Mountain
Sub-title: A memoir of AJ Jackson as told to Cate Macabe
Publisher: Casa de Snapdragon Publishing (2012)
Like most private investigators, AJ Jackson has more than one foot in the fire to make ends meet—driving a tow truck and serving legal documents for local law firms. But not every PI is a mother of four, a grandmother of ten, an ex-gun dealer and former mental patient, or a descendant of a great Choctaw chief. This New Mountain is a memoir of Vinnie Ann “AJ” Jackson, a country girl with a go-to-hell attitude who must face her fears to keep her sanity and make a future for herself.
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Title: Woven Pathways: The 2023 SouthWest Writers Winners Anthology
Publisher: Independently published (September 6, 2023)
♦ 2nd Place: Opening Pages of a Novel, Unpublished, Science Fiction/Fantasy
SouthWest Writers has released a new collection of award winning prose and poetry highlighting the talents of both experienced and novice wordsmiths. This delightful anthology weaves together diverse genres and viewpoints to bring you an eclectic mix of humor, pathos, and intrigue. These pieces were all winners in the 2023 SWW annual writing contest. This year’s contest includes writing categories in both prose and poetry, fiction and nonfiction, spanning the gamut from opening pages of novels to flash fiction to memoirs. The Annual Writing Contest allows both new and seasoned writers to sharpen their skills by taking them out of their comfort zone. We the members of SouthWest Writers hope you enjoy this year’s anthology of contest finalists — after all, you the reader are the reason we write!
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Title: Holes in Our Hearts: An Anthology of New Mexican Military Related Stories and Poetry
Publisher: Independently published (May 29, 2023)
“Dressing the Dead”
This collection of prose and poetry was gathered and created by SouthWest Writers and funded through a grant from the State of New Mexico Arts Agency. These stories were written and contributed by New Mexican Veterans, their family members and caregivers including: Rosa Armijo-Pemble, Joseph Badal, Rebecca Black, Steve Borbas, E. Joe Brown, Laurel Burnett, Sherri Burr, Ivan Calhoun, John J. Candelaria, Judy Castleberry, Brenda Cole, Brinn Colenda, Joshua Colenda, Mark Fleisher, Paul David Gonzales, Linda G. Harris, M. Elder Hays, A. Michael Hibner, Carl Hitchens, KE Hopkins, James Houston and Molly Houston, Carol Kreis, Caroline A. LeBlanc, Jacqueline Murray Loring, Butch Maki, Elaine Carson Montague, Sam Moorman, Evelyn Neil, Thomas Neiman, C.L. Nemeth, Paula Nixon, Harper O’Connor, Jeffrey Otis, Donna Pedace, W. Howard Plunkett, Léonie Rosenstiel, Earl W. Rugen, Lynne Sebastian, Barb Simmons, Ted Spitzmiller, Dale Swetnam, Jasmine Tritten, Jim Tritten, Lawrence Trujillo, Vicki Turpen, KL Wagoner, Regina Washington, Dan Wetmore, Ben White, Josephine White, J. Allen Whitt, Circe Olson Woessner, Norbert Wood, Kay Yoest.
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Anthology: The Storyteller’s Anthology
Publisher: CreateSpace (2013)
Genre: Science Fiction
Dozens of SWW members (aided by best-selling authors) donated prose, poetry and photos to produce this first-class anthology. Inside you will find a hard-hitting introduction by Anne Hillerman, daughter of beloved southwestern mystery master, the late Tony Hillerman; a killer short story by the thriller king himself, David Morrell; a short story that’s southwestern to the bone by Chuck Greaves; and a tale with a southern twist by SWW member Sarah Storme/Baker. Eleven short stories follow, along with five book excerpts, three memoirs, eight essays and nonfiction offerings, and nine poems—recommended for those not into poetry—complete this fine collection. The Land of Enchantment will come to life before your eyes in the original prose, poetry and photos presented in The Storyteller’s Anthology.