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I'm a speculative fiction author who tends to write dark science fiction, cheerful horror, and modern fairy tales.

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- Abra Staffin-Wiebe*

* Pronounced "AWE-bruh STAFF-Inn WEE-bee," in case you were wondering!

What's New for 2017?

Upcoming Events and Appearances
New Releases
Recent Events and Appearances

Upcoming Events and Appearances

I'll be at 4th Street Fantasy Convention and CONvergence this summer. Panel info coming soon!

4th Street Fantasy Convention
June 16, 2017
Panel: Even in Byerly’s, You’re Not Out of the Woods
Fantasy fixed itself up a nice place in the city a few generations ago — is it still a comfortable tenant?

Class: Stealth Characterization via Setting
The Loft Literary Center
June 24, 2017

Explore advanced techniques for creating characters through how you portray their surroundings.
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Class: Writer ... With Kids: Finding Time to Create
The Loft Literary Center
July 29, 2017

Creative people with too much stress or not enough time will benefit from this class designed for parents and parents-to-be.
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New Releases

Coming Soon...


"Miracle Material," (reprint) will appear in Scary Dairy's Mother's Revenge anthology, a collection of eco-horror.

When manufacturers think they've found the perfect material, it soon becomes more common than plastic. That's when the troubles start.


ETA October 2017

"Belongings," (reprint) will appear in Digital Fiction Publishing Corp's Killing It Softly 2 anthology, a collection of horror by female authors.


Long ago and far away, the alabaster knife had held pride of place in a sunlit kitchen. Then came the death of the knife's owner, the inheritance, and the abusive neglect that scarred the alabaster handle and pitted the steel blade with speckles of rust. The knife endured, only to be passed along to the second-hand shop and the pawn shops. Then came the rubbish and the rag-picker and the bum and--finally!--the girl with small, cool hands who handed a couple of dollars to a bum, plucked the alabaster knife from his grimy hands, and carried it inside.


Publication Date TBD

"Butterfly, Modified," will appear in Ghosts on Drugs, an anthology put together by Hy Bender and Will Paoletto.

All the tales in Ghosts on Drugs include some version of at least one ghost who's on some version of at least one drug. Both key terms are broadly defined—e.g., a ghostwriter hooked on cough syrup could fit, and a dead ancient god with an inhumanly intense craving to be worshiped again could too.

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Recent Events and Appearances

O'Leary/Zero Book Release Party
Big V's Saloon, 1567 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN
June 4, 2017

I'll be performing here, along with other readers, musicians, and artists. It's gonna be awesome. For the full lineup, see the Facebook event:

Not-So-Silent-Planet: A Speculative Storytelling Show
Kieran's Irish Pub, Minneapolis, MN
May 16, 2017, 8 PM

Featured performer at the country's ONLY recurring open-mic dedicated to speculative fiction. $5-$10 sliding scale.
Facebook event:

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