Michael H. Payne

4kv13ou69bc2svh943pbm9nnf._US230_My first story, “Rat’s Reputation,” appeared in an issue of Fur Version in 1989. It eventually grew into a novel released by Sofawolf Press in 2015 and served as a precursor to “Crow’s Curse,” a 3rd place winner in the 1990 Writers of the Future contest, and the novel The Blood Jaguar, both the original 1998 edition from Tor Books and the 2012 illustrated edition from Sofawolf. I’ve kept on writing short stories since then, too, including “Familiars” which won the Ursa Major in 2002.