Amy Sterling Casil

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Amy Sterling Casil
Born 1962 (age 54–55)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Period 1996–present
Genre Science Fiction

Amy Sterling Casil (born 1962 in Los Angeles, California) is a Southern California science fiction writer. Her writing has often included Southern California themes. Her mother, Sterling Sturtevant, was an Academy Award-winning[citation needed] art director for animated films who worked for Playhouse Pictures, UPA and Charles Schulz.

Background, education and employment[edit]

A four-year National Merit Scholar, she graduated from Scripps College in 1983 with bachelor's degrees in British/American Literature and Studio Art. She was the first female editor and publisher of the Claremont Colleges' newsmagazine[citation needed]. She twice received the Crombie Allen Award for fiction writing at the Claremont Colleges.

Casil was the director of Family Service Association in Redlands, California from 1987 to 1997. In 1999, she received her MFA in Creative Writing from Chapman University with full honors, under committee chair James P. Blaylock. From 1998 to 2005, she taught English and creative writing at several Southern California colleges, including Chapman University and Saddleback College. Since 2005, she has been Director of Development for the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization Beyond Shelter.

SF writing[edit]

Casil attended the Clarion Science Fiction Writer's Workshop at Michigan State University in 1984. "Jonny Punkinhead," which appeared in the July 1996 New Writers issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, was her first published genre story.

"To Kiss the Star" was a 2002 nominee for science fiction's Nebula Award. "Chromosome Circus" was a nominee for a HOMer Award on the CompuServe SF and Fantasy Forum[when?].[1]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Imago (2001)

Novellas[edit]

  • Shakespeare in Hell (2002)

Short story collections[edit]

  • Without Absolution (2000)

Notable Stories[edit]

  • "Jonny Punkinhead" (1996)
  • "Jenny, With the Stars in Her Hair" (Writers of the Future Volume XIV) (1998)
  • "My Son, My Self" (Writers of the Future Volume XV) (1999)
  • "The Color of Time" (Zoetrope All-Story) (1999)
  • "Chromosome Circus" (Fantasy & Science Fiction–January) (2000)
  • "Mad for the Mints" (Fantasy & Science Fiction[when?]July)
  • "To Kiss the Star" (Fantasy & Science Fiction–February[when?])
  • Perfect Stranger (Fantasy & Science Fiction) (2006)

Nonfiction[edit]

  • Buzz Aldrin: Pilot of the First Moon Landing (2004)
  • Coping With Terrorism (2005)
  • John Dewey: Founder of American Liberalism (2006)

As editor[edit]

  • switch.blade "School's Out" Fictionwise original anthology (2002)

Upcoming[citation needed][edit]

  • To Kiss the Star and Other Stories–short fiction collection with introduction by David Brin

Art[edit]

Covers of Bone Music[who?], Pandora[who?] and Balak[who?]

References[edit]

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