Sandra Ulbrich Almazan
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Cozy Mystery Author
A sense of wonder, a sense of fellowship.
SHORT STORIES (Collections and Anthologies)
ORDINARY WONDERS: A FANTASY SHORT STORY COLLECTION
The God of Love is bound by a mortal’s curse. A baker’s daughter learns the value of illusion. A pet detective receives unexpected help to solve a supernatural crime. A plant magician attracts the wrong person when she grows the tallest rosebush in the country. These stories and more are included in Ordinary Wonders, a fantasy short story collection of reprints and new works by Sandra Ulbrich Almazan. These eleven stories include seven stories with unique settings and the four short stories from Young Seasons, tales of the four heroines from Almazan’s fantasy Season Avatars series. Put a little magic into an ordinary day with these stories!
GLASS AND GARDENS: SOLARPUNK WINTERS
My short story "A Shawl for Janice" is included in this optimistic anthology. A weaver joins a Christmas bird count to revisit the site of an ancient family tragedy. Will she be healed, or will the past replay in the present?
This anthology from Third Flatiron press includes my short story "Specimen 1842." In it, a geneticist is excited to obtain her first postdoc job at The Institute, but after studying a strange skull, she realizes both the past and present hold secrets. This story will also appear in Third Flatiron's Best of 2019 collection.
MCSI: MAGICAL CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION
Detective stories with a supernatural twist. Check out my short story, "Henry's Harness," about a ghost bloodhound and his handler, who have to work together to solve a spiritnapping. Lots of other great stories too! Currently available as an eBook.
Firestorm of Dragons
This anthology contains my first published short story: "A Reptile at the Reunion."
Once, Sybil was a promising student at the University of Magic--until she lost her magic while attempting to evict a dragon from a pear orchard. Now exiled to the magicless world of Earth, the last thing she expects is an invitation to a class reunion. Can Sybil solve the mystery of what really happened during her university days and recover her magic?