Ripley Patton

SpecFicNZ is the national association for creators, writers and editors of speculative fiction in or from New Zealand. It was founded in March 2009 by Ripley Patton and eleven other humans passionate about promoting and encouraging the speculative fiction genre in their own country. SpecFicNZ officially launched in Wellington on August 28th, 2010 at Au […]

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Ripley Patton lives in Portland, Oregon with one cat, two teenagers, and a man who wants to live on a boat. She is an award-winning short story writer and author of The PSS Chronicles, a young adult paranormal thriller series. Her first book of the series, GHOST HAND, has received rave reviews on Amazon and […]

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Audio version now available! Homer, Alaska will always have its rumors about what happened to Paul and Jimbo that fateful night. – Nominated for the 2009 Sir Julius Vogel award for New Zealanders. (27 min)

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Freshmen are notorious for chasing alien tail, and I was no exception. (13min) WARNING: Adult themes. … ….

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J.R.R. “Tollers” Tolkien and C.S. “Jack” Lewis used to hang out with their literary buddies every Thursday night in Lewis’ dorm room. They had no rules for these meetings, no officers, agendas or formal elections, but they did have a name, The Inklings. And what did they do? They sat around listening to first drafts […]

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