Katie Conrad

Fantasy and Science Fiction Writer

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About Me

I am a fantasy and science fiction writer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where I live with my partner and two adorable cats. I write a monthly fiction newsletter, Saffron and Bear, about the adventures of a witch and her cat. I have had short fiction published in a variety of venues. You can find links to all of these below.

I am currently querying my first novel, a portal fantasy about a wizard whose magic costs her memories.

Saffron and Bear

A serial fiction newsletter about the adventures of a witch and her cat. I release a  new chapter on the third Sunday of every month. You can catch up on the story by reading the previous posts, and subscribe below.

Short Stories

Science Fiction
  • “The Protector of the Forest”. Read for free on Proton Reader.
  • “Soar Away and Never Sigh”, published in Mosaic from TL;DR Press.
  • “Your Hero Can’t Save You Now”. Read for free on Daily Science Fiction.
  • “Something to Run From”, published in NonBinary Review.
  • “The Genealogy of Rebellion”, published in Hope from TL;DR Press.
  • “To Go With You”, published in Endless Pictures from TL;DR Press. Nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
  • “Do We Build a House to Stand Forever?”, published in Beneath Strange Stars from TL;DR Press.
  • “How to Lie in Martian”. Winner of the 2019 Songs From Luna 48-hour flash fiction contest. Read for free on their website.
  • “Flesh Unknown”. Read for free on Trembling With Fear.
  • “Too Hungry, Too Bloody”, published in NOPE from TL;DR Press.

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