Amy Sterling Casil
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Amy Sterling Casil
|Born||1962 (age 58–59)|
Los Angeles, California, United States
Amy Sterling Casil (born 1962) is a science fiction writer from Los Angeles, California, now living in Florida. Her writing has often included Southern California themes. Her mother, Sterling Sturtevant, was an Academy Award-winning art director for animated films who worked for Walt Disney, Playhouse Pictures, UPA and Charles Schulz.
Background, education and employment
A four-year National Merit Scholar, she graduated from Scripps College in 1983 with bachelor's degrees in British and American Literature and Studio Art. She was the first female editor and publisher of the Claremont Colleges' newsmagazine. She twice received the Crombie Allen Award for fiction writing at the Claremont Colleges. During her time at Scripps, she was raped and tortured. She has written at length about why she did not pursue prosecution of her rapist (a professor at Pomona College, whom she has named repeatedly).
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. From 2005, she was Director of Development for the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization Beyond Shelter.
Science fiction writing
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?]. She has served three terms as treasurer of the Science Fiction Writers of America.
- Casil, Amy Sterling (2001). Imago.
- Without Absolution (2000)
- To Kiss the Star and Other Stories
|Mad for the mints||2000||Casil, Amy Sterling (Jul 2000). "Mad for the mints". F&SF. 99 (1): 4–26.|
|To kiss the star||2001||Casil, Amy Sterling (Feb 2001). "To kiss the star". F&SF. 100 (2): 138–160.|
|Shakespeare in Hell||2002|
- "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)
- switch.blade "School's Out" Fictionwise original anthology (2002)
- Buzz Aldrin: Pilot of the First Moon Landing (2004)
- Coping With Terrorism (2005)
- John Dewey: Founder of American Liberalism (2006)
- Casil, Amy Sterling. "Gifts From the Sea" August 2, 2020; amysterlingcasil.com
- Cassil, Amy Sterling. "He Was Going to Strangle Me and Dump My Body in the Desert" medium.com February 6, 2021
- Casil, Amy Sterling. "How Many Alligators Are There in Florida? 1.25 Million!" amysterlingcasil.com
- HOMer Award nominations